Parksville

113 and 161 Island Highway in Parksville. City council granted a development permit for Timberlake-Jones Engineering to build a restaurant, outdoor pool and 84-site RV campground during the latest council meeting on Monday, Jan. 18. (Mandy Moraes photo)
113 and 161 Island Highway in Parksville. City council granted a development permit for Timberlake-Jones Engineering to build a restaurant, outdoor pool and 84-site RV campground during the latest council meeting on Monday, Jan. 18. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Parksville city hall sign. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville city council approves 2021 workplan

Public input still sought on municipal budget and financial plan

Parksville city hall sign. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Gord John stands during question period in Ottawa in Sept. 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTIAN DIOTTE, HOUSE OF COMMONS PHOTO SERVICES)

2020: A Year in Review with Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns

NDP MP wants to ‘build back better’ in 2021

Gord John stands during question period in Ottawa in Sept. 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTIAN DIOTTE, HOUSE OF COMMONS PHOTO SERVICES)
Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Nanoose Bay farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)
A 2021 calendar entitled ‘Our Resilient Community’ features images captured by professional photographers in and around the communities during the unusual summer of 2020. (Photo submitted)
A 2021 calendar entitled ‘Our Resilient Community’ features images captured by professional photographers in and around the communities during the unusual summer of 2020. (Photo submitted)
Parksville Fire Department crews attended the scene of a house fire on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at the end of Foster Place in Parksville. No injuries were reported. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Fire crews called to battle house fire in Parksville

No injuries reported, kitty rescued

Parksville Fire Department crews attended the scene of a house fire on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at the end of Foster Place in Parksville. No injuries were reported. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Parksville and Qualicum Beach curling clubs forced to end season

Restrictions impact financial sustainability of both operations

Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)
District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester receives a $3,450 giant replica cheque from Parksville Rotary AM Club president Bashir El-Khalafani, right, which was raised from the Rotary’s bottle drive held every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedy Auto Glass in Parksville. Also on hand to help with the presentation were Rotarians Lynne Pearson and Matt Breedlove. (Michael Briones photo)
District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester receives a $3,450 giant replica cheque from Parksville Rotary AM Club president Bashir El-Khalafani, right, which was raised from the Rotary’s bottle drive held every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedy Auto Glass in Parksville. Also on hand to help with the presentation were Rotarians Lynne Pearson and Matt Breedlove. (Michael Briones photo)
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COVID-19: No public attendance or participation for Jan. 18 Parksville council meeting

Citizens can still offer feedback via email, telephone or written submissions

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A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)

A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits Nanoose Bay property

Experts say interesting look may be result of an injury

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)
Joan LeMoine. (Peter McCully photo)

OPINION: Joan LeMoine represented the very best in all of us

Beloved Parksville area volunteer left an indelible mark on the community

Joan LeMoine. (Peter McCully photo)
Firefighters attended the scene of a house fire early Jan. 14, 2021. The Parksville Fire Department, Coombs/Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department, Errington Fire Department, Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Qualicum Beach Fire Department were all in attendance. (Photo and video submitted by Skylar Gruys)
Firefighters attended the scene of a house fire early Jan. 14, 2021. The Parksville Fire Department, Coombs/Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department, Errington Fire Department, Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Qualicum Beach Fire Department were all in attendance. (Photo and video submitted by Skylar Gruys)
The Meadowood Community Centre will be located on Galvin Place in Electoral Area F. (RDN illustration)
The Meadowood Community Centre will be located on Galvin Place in Electoral Area F. (RDN illustration)
Restoration of the shoreline at Arbutus Point, at the end of the sea walk at Parksville’s Community Park, will be completed later by the end of January. City crews will add large rock fill to ensure the anchored erosion protection logs are stabilized. (City of Parksville photo)

Storm damage leaves its mark on Parksville Community Park

Staff members to add rock fill to Arbutus Point protection logs

Restoration of the shoreline at Arbutus Point, at the end of the sea walk at Parksville’s Community Park, will be completed later by the end of January. City crews will add large rock fill to ensure the anchored erosion protection logs are stabilized. (City of Parksville photo)
The Island Crisis Care Society’s Coldest Night of the Year walk will only be virtual for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘A Place for Everyone’, emphasizes the message that it takes people of all shapes and sizes to make the community complete.(Submitted photo)

Coldest Night of the Year walk in Parksville goes virtual for 2021

Participants have all of February to complete two- or five-kilometre walks

The Island Crisis Care Society’s Coldest Night of the Year walk will only be virtual for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘A Place for Everyone’, emphasizes the message that it takes people of all shapes and sizes to make the community complete.(Submitted photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army exceeded its Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal fundraising campaigns. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army exceeds fundraising goals in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Business manager reports successful kettle and letter appeal campaigns

  • Jan 12, 2021
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army exceeded its Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal fundraising campaigns. (PQB News file photo)
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PQB crime report: Crooks pilfer toque, 3 bonsai trees, patio cushions and more

Oceanside RCMP receive 505 complaints in two-week period

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