Parksville

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The Central Vancouver Island Rage U12 celebrate after winning the U12C Regional Softball Tournament held in Sooke July 9 to July 11. (Submitted photo)
The Central Vancouver Island Rage U12 celebrate after winning the U12C Regional Softball Tournament held in Sooke July 9 to July 11. (Submitted photo)
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Aviation Day at the Parksville Museum on July 17

Event to be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., admission by donation

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243 Corfield St., as depicted in a release by the city. (Submitted photo)

Parksville to hold public hearing on bylaw amendment for 243 Corfield St. property

Amendment would change zoning from medium density residential to comprehensive development

243 Corfield St., as depicted in a release by the city. (Submitted photo)
Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)

RDN: $70K given to fund zero waste education program in mid-Island schools

Parksville Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo-Ladysmith students involved

Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)
Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).

UPDATE: Downed Parksville powerlines trap 2 drivers inside their trucks

No injuries reported, BC Hydro crews called in to ensure safe exits

Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).
Mary Ann Arsenault will be one of the instructors of the Academy of Curling, coming to the Parskville Curling Club this September. (Michael Briones photo)

Some of Canada’s top curlers bringing on-ice talents to Parksville

Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault among Academy of Curling stars visiting in September

Mary Ann Arsenault will be one of the instructors of the Academy of Curling, coming to the Parskville Curling Club this September. (Michael Briones photo)
An SOS client receives groceries dropped off by SOS Volunteers. The SOS Biz for Good initiative for small businesses local to District 69 is part of the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign, focused on supporting seniors, helping children thrive and reducing poverty in the area. (Submitted photo)

New charitable ‘Biz for Good’ program part of $1M SOS initiative

Project part of Project Rebuild Campaign in PQB region

An SOS client receives groceries dropped off by SOS Volunteers. The SOS Biz for Good initiative for small businesses local to District 69 is part of the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign, focused on supporting seniors, helping children thrive and reducing poverty in the area. (Submitted photo)
Susette Cote of the Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society gets ready to smash the ball during a game at the lacrosse box at the Parksville Community Park on July 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Susette Cote of the Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society gets ready to smash the ball during a game at the lacrosse box at the Parksville Community Park on July 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville pitcher Seth Gurr struck out 11 to earn a 7-2 win over the Whalley Chiefs on July 10. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Royals split 2 double dips in BCPBL action

Royals sit in fifth place in league standings

Parksville pitcher Seth Gurr struck out 11 to earn a 7-2 win over the Whalley Chiefs on July 10. (Michael Briones photo)
The Shell gas station on the Island Highway in Parksville on July 7, 2021, showing the price of 165.9 cents per litre for regular fuel. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Gas prices in Parksville, Qualicum Beach hover near 165.9 cents per litre

Canadian national average rose from 131.4 on June 13 to 131.7 as of July 13

The Shell gas station on the Island Highway in Parksville on July 7, 2021, showing the price of 165.9 cents per litre for regular fuel. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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PQB crime report: Prowlers patrol Parksville, thieves spirit away with traffic barrels

Oceanside RCMP receive 294 complaints in one-week period

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Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were out searching for a man reported missing in the Dashwood area on July 10, 2021. (ASAR Twitter photo)

Happy ending as 67-year-old man reported missing near Dashwood returns home safe

Search and rescue crews said family, neighbours reported concerns

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews were out searching for a man reported missing in the Dashwood area on July 10, 2021. (ASAR Twitter photo)
Gina Adams next to her prize-winning submission to the Oceanside Benchmark Project. (Submitted photo)

‘Benchmark Project’ prize winner donates winnings to Port Alberni veterinary fund

Wood sculptor Gina Adams encourages other prizes winners to follow suit

Gina Adams next to her prize-winning submission to the Oceanside Benchmark Project. (Submitted photo)
Mid-Island Co-op presents a giant $13,785 cheque to the Errington Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Mid-Island Co-Op donates more than $13,000 to Errington Fire Department

Funds to be used to purchase tablets for frontline engines

Mid-Island Co-op presents a giant $13,785 cheque to the Errington Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
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Jeanine Siemens and Paul Trudeau are offering tours on e-bikes in Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
Jeanine Siemens and Paul Trudeau are offering tours on e-bikes in Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Civic and Technology Centre located at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council defers $50K grant for B.C. Culture Days until 2022

Decision based on concerns over time constraints and city staff workload

Parksville Civic and Technology Centre located at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
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Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee had a close race at the Harry Jerome Classic where she finished second and was 1.7 second shy of the Olympic qualifying time. (Mark Janzen photo)

Parksville athlete Butterworth thrilled to be headed to Tokyo Olympics

Consistent results earn former Ballenas standout a spot on Canadian team

Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee had a close race at the Harry Jerome Classic where she finished second and was 1.7 second shy of the Olympic qualifying time. (Mark Janzen photo)