Parksville

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Oceanside Initiatives offers regional economic update to Parksville council

Group aims to reduce negative economic impact of COVID-19 in the area

 

There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach running track project plans reduced in scale

Track group to switch to community grassroots level due to lack of support from regional district

 

Pumpkins on the Drive along Resort Drive will be held Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. (PQB News file photo)

Variety of Halloween events set for Parksville Qualicum Beach

Check ahead of time for COVID-19 protocols

 

Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond, left, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton right are prepared for a reinvented Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in 2020. COVID-19 will not spoil the community’s annual day of giving and help for local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Peter McCully photo)

Reinventing Parksville Qualicum Beach’s popular Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive

COVID-19 restrictions won’t spoil community’s annual morning of giving

Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond, left, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton right are prepared for a reinvented Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in 2020. COVID-19 will not spoil the community’s annual day of giving and help for local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Peter McCully photo)
From left: vice principal Brayden Gordon, Indigenous liaison worker Linda Rabideau and principal Lesley LaCouVee stand next to a welcome pole after its “awakening” ceremony, on Oct. 9 at Ecole Oceanside Elementary. (Photo submitted)
From left: vice principal Brayden Gordon, Indigenous liaison worker Linda Rabideau and principal Lesley LaCouVee stand next to a welcome pole after its “awakening” ceremony, on Oct. 9 at Ecole Oceanside Elementary. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo artist Tom Shardlow will be exhibiting his B.C. landscapes at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in November. (Photos courtesy Tom Shardlow)

Nanaimo painter brings B.C. landscapes to Parksville in first solo show

Tom Shardlow presents ‘Wild Places of B.C.’ at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Nanaimo artist Tom Shardlow will be exhibiting his B.C. landscapes at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in November. (Photos courtesy Tom Shardlow)
Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
Subject to successful grant funding, the City of Parksville will enter into an agreement with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island to operate a full complement of child, youth and family community services at the Parksville Community Centre in 2021. (BGCCVI photo)

City of Parksville to work with Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island

Mayor: “There is a critical shortage of childcare spaces in Parksville”

Subject to successful grant funding, the City of Parksville will enter into an agreement with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island to operate a full complement of child, youth and family community services at the Parksville Community Centre in 2021. (BGCCVI photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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Crime report: PQB thieves pilfer licence plates, televisions

Oceanside RCMP received a total of 308 complaints in one-week period

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RCMP: Two men face charges in reported Parksville fatal hit-and-run

Investigation into man’s death began in August of 2019

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Mid-Island Pacific Rim Election 2020 candidates.
Mid-Island Pacific Rim Election 2020 candidates.
From left, Carley Freeman, assistant manager, Fabiano d’Andrea, general manager, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Jeremy Pott, regional operations manager perform an official ribbon-cutting as Cascadia Liquor opened its eighth location, at 389 Alberni Highway in Parksville, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

Cascadia Liquor opens new Parksville location

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 18

From left, Carley Freeman, assistant manager, Fabiano d’Andrea, general manager, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Jeremy Pott, regional operations manager perform an official ribbon-cutting as Cascadia Liquor opened its eighth location, at 389 Alberni Highway in Parksville, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
The regional fire training building project is now in use by fire departments in District 69. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach area has new regional training building for firefighters

Project a collaboration involving multiple fire departments

The regional fire training building project is now in use by fire departments in District 69. (Submitted photo)
The tree trunk of a fallen tree at Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach. (Lindsey Genoe photo)

WATCH: High winds uproot large tree along Qualicum Beach forest trail

More than 14,000 BC Hydro customers affected by recent power outage

The tree trunk of a fallen tree at Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach. (Lindsey Genoe photo)
From left: Paxton Gilmour and Keana Hugh, circa 2015. (Photo submitted)

Parksville woman, 22, mourned following suspected hit-and-run incident on Highway 19

‘She was very kind and bright and was always that person laughing’

From left: Paxton Gilmour and Keana Hugh, circa 2015. (Photo submitted)
Elections BC has been inundated by requests for vote-by-mail packages. (File photo)
Elections BC has been inundated by requests for vote-by-mail packages. (File photo)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)

100+ Women Who Care to donate $26K to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

‘100 per cent of that goes directly to the charity’

The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)