Parksville

Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Donna Hales still displaying her work at age 94

Current exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre through April 1

Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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WOLF: What’s in a name (2.0)? Parksville offers interesting list of dog monikers

List includes Rembrandt, Swayze, Zorro, Fabio, Fonzie and Yoda

(Philip Wolf photo)
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PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer trailer, camera, tools, cigarettes and cleaning supplies

Parksville, Nanoose Bay feature prominently among 226 complaints to Oceanside RCMP

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Mary Ellen Campbell, president of the Parksville Museum, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

Podcast: Talk includes plans for 2021, dealing with COVID-19 and more

Mary Ellen Campbell, president of the Parksville Museum, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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City of Parkville notes new process for B.C.’s homeowner grant

Applications to be sent directly to provincial government

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Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
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Parksville city council approves spending $235,000 for ERWS water treatment plant

$87K expected as reimbursement via ERWS Joint Ventures Agreement

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Oceanside Minor Softball hopes to play ball again in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside minor softball set for another competitive season

Registration for the 2021 year is open now

Oceanside Minor Softball hopes to play ball again in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Martial arts students in Parksville wearing pink all week

Youngsters participate in initiative advocating against bullying

Youngsters of the Cascadia Martial Arts school in Parksville show their fighting stances while sporting the school’s Pink Shirt Day shirts. The youngsters will wear their shirts throughout the week. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach East Village Revitalization project has received a grant from the B.C. government. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration )

Parksville Qualicum Beach projects receive more than $1M in provincial funds

Chamber of Commerce plans to establish micro-fullfilment centre to aid area businesses

The Town of Qualicum Beach East Village Revitalization project has received a grant from the B.C. government. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration )
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The City of Parksville has announced its dates for the upcoming 2021 open budget meetings. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville announces dates for 2021 open budget deliberation meetings

Residents can submit comments to council before and during meetings

The City of Parksville has announced its dates for the upcoming 2021 open budget meetings. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Parskville Fire Department Fire Engine. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council supports increase in tax credit allowance for volunteer firefighters

Petition for move raised by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns

Parskville Fire Department Fire Engine. (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas Secondary School track in Parksville. — (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas Secondary School track in Parksville. — (PQB News file photo)
Top left: painting by Donna Hales. Top right: painting by Tony Pawlett. Bottom: painting by Gwen Spinks. (Submitted photos)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville to host three exhibits in March

Works of Charles Anthony Pawlett, Donna Hales and Gwen Spinks on display

Top left: painting by Donna Hales. Top right: painting by Tony Pawlett. Bottom: painting by Gwen Spinks. (Submitted photos)
Parksville Civic Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: Parksville council to establish $280K grant-in-aid program for non-profits

Grants to help offset COVID-related expenses incurred since March 2020

Parksville Civic Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (Mandy Moraes photo)
This is ‘Sam’, who said he definitely didn’t know who got into the kitchen garbage can. (Philip Wolf photo)

WOLF: What’s in a (dog’s) name? Naming pets an interesting exercise

Column: Smokey and the Bandit, Aiko, Sam, Dylan Thomas, Oreo, Misty and more

This is ‘Sam’, who said he definitely didn’t know who got into the kitchen garbage can. (Philip Wolf photo)
One of the approximately 1,200 street lights within the city of Parksville that will be changed to 3000 Kelvin LED under BC Hydro’s Streetlight Replacement Project. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville to go ahead with 3000K streetlights for BC Hydro project

Concerns about excessive brightness and resident privacy raised

One of the approximately 1,200 street lights within the city of Parksville that will be changed to 3000 Kelvin LED under BC Hydro’s Streetlight Replacement Project. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Vandals strike vehicles, crooks target businesses

Oceanside RCMP received 270 complaints in one-week period

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Various first-aid and safety kits were at the Oceanside Emergency Preparedness Expo in the Parksville Curling Club building in 2017. (PQB News file photo)

Emergency Management Oceanside to host another online discussion on emergency preparedness

Next available date is March 11; computer with internet connection required

Various first-aid and safety kits were at the Oceanside Emergency Preparedness Expo in the Parksville Curling Club building in 2017. (PQB News file photo)