Parksville

BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre to host BC Culture Days in Parksville, without city funds

5 public events planned, starting in early September and running through October

 

The green outline is land to be donated by French Creek House Ltd., for an eagle preserve. (FFCS map)

Conservation groups aim to raise $500K for eagle preserve at French Creek Estuary

Biologists host walking tour to illustrate area’s importance

 

Nanoose Bay athlete Michael Mason did not reach the finals in the men’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Submitted photo)

Former Ballenas Secondary athletes compete for Canada at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Langerfeld just misses podium, finals elude Mason and Butterworth still to compete

 

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)

New equipment at Parksville Community Park playground focuses on accessibility

‘Ship and dock’ equipment designed so children of all ability levels can enjoy

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Island Health team, back from left, Carlee Bushell, Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown, Kaylee Gray, front left, Matt Erickson and Mike Munro in front of the health authorities new mobile vaccination clinic, the ‘Vax Van.’ (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

COVID-19: Island Health’s ‘Vax Van’ rolls into Errington’s Mid-Island Co-Op

First dose COVID-19 vaccines provided July 29 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Members of the Island Health team, back from left, Carlee Bushell, Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown, Kaylee Gray, front left, Matt Erickson and Mike Munro in front of the health authorities new mobile vaccination clinic, the ‘Vax Van.’ (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville looks to improve accessibility at Lions Ventureland Playground

Grant application submitted to complete perimeter sidewalk, expand rubber surfacing

The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A screenshot from a presentation by Michael Lonsdale (senior engineering technologist with the City of Parksville) to city council on July 19, 2021, which shows the planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the city’s downtown core. (Submitted photo)

Public plaza, roadway changes in downtown core approved by Parksville city council

$3.5M construction contract for project awarded to Knappett Industries

A screenshot from a presentation by Michael Lonsdale (senior engineering technologist with the City of Parksville) to city council on July 19, 2021, which shows the planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the city’s downtown core. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Place is one options for residents seeking relief from the heat. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Cooling space offered in Parksville for those looking to beat the heat

Oceanside Place one of several options available

Oceanside Place is one options for residents seeking relief from the heat. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Hirschfield a Canadian wheelchair rugby co-captain at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Athlete previously represented country in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro

Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield will co-captain the Canadian wheelchair rugby team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (PQB News file photo)
Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer captures 2nd straight B.C. senior women’s crown

Birdie on first playoff hole against Jackie Little clinched title

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)
The David Wallace Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, was presented to Parksville Royals players Trevor Nicoll, left, and Cody Jackson by David Wallace’s daughter Kim, wife Judy and son Chris at Springwood Park diamond on July 24. (Submitted photo)
The David Wallace Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, was presented to Parksville Royals players Trevor Nicoll, left, and Cody Jackson by David Wallace’s daughter Kim, wife Judy and son Chris at Springwood Park diamond on July 24. (Submitted photo)
A pair of Chinese dragon kites in the ‘Let’s All Go Fly a Kite!’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The exhibit will run until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A pair of Chinese dragon kites in the ‘Let’s All Go Fly a Kite!’ exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. The exhibit will run until Aug. 31, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army food bank seeks fresh produce for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Donations of a wide variety of fruit and veggies will be accepted

The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)
An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan. (Black Press files)

Parksville on track to add extra charging station for electric vehicles

Cost of use to be determined by time spent charging, not amount consumed

An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan. (Black Press files)
Parksville’s Frances Lloyd won $3M in the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (BCLC photo)

Dream comes true as Parksville woman collects $3-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Lloyd plans to purchase a new home, share winnings with family

Parksville’s Frances Lloyd won $3M in the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (BCLC photo)
Students have been training on the dilapidated cinder-track at the Ballenas Secondary. There’s now a plan to upgrade the facility to a six-lane rubberized track. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach council agrees to donate $56K toward Ballenas track upgrade

Lack of data leads staff to recommend town pay 10 per cent of the cost

Students have been training on the dilapidated cinder-track at the Ballenas Secondary. There’s now a plan to upgrade the facility to a six-lane rubberized track. (PQB News file photo)
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Parksville mayor opposes request to assist with costs for ASAR operations centre

Qualicum Beach officials had asked for financial help with DCCs

(PQB News file photo)
When SOS had to put programs for children, youth and families on hold due to the pandemic, they moved to a delivery model in 2020, dropping off food and activities, and checking in on families. Pictured, SOS child, youth and family programs worker Bob Barfoot drops off items for a local family. (Submitted photo)

Challenging year for District 69 SOS revealed in organization’s annual report

Community still managed to band together to support local charity

When SOS had to put programs for children, youth and families on hold due to the pandemic, they moved to a delivery model in 2020, dropping off food and activities, and checking in on families. Pictured, SOS child, youth and family programs worker Bob Barfoot drops off items for a local family. (Submitted photo)
The Oceanside Generals visit the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Sept. 11 to open their VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals visit the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Sept. 11 to open their VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)
A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)

Plan envisions greenway trail connecting Parksville Community Park to Rathtrevor

Environmental impact assessment report requires further study on route

A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)