Parksville

The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness and partner agencies at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Parksville on Friday, Oct. 15 taking part in a modified Project Connect Health Fair. From left: Mandy Truman, SOS emergency assistance and advocacy co-ordinator; Natasha Coles-Webb, community outreach worker with Island Crisis Care Society; Robyn Movold, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness co-ordinator and Joan Hasell, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen supervisor. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Project Connect Health fair offers aid to PQB residents experiencing homelessness

Care packages of survival gear, food, personal care items handed out

The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness and partner agencies at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Parksville on Friday, Oct. 15 taking part in a modified Project Connect Health Fair. From left: Mandy Truman, SOS emergency assistance and advocacy co-ordinator; Natasha Coles-Webb, community outreach worker with Island Crisis Care Society; Robyn Movold, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness co-ordinator and Joan Hasell, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen supervisor. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Promotional poster for the Knox United Church show on Oct. 24, 2021, presenting Anela Kahiamoe and The Experimenters. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for the Knox United Church show on Oct. 24, 2021, presenting Anela Kahiamoe and The Experimenters. (Submitted photo)
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RCMP: Male pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in Errington

Police continue to investigate cause of late-night incident

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The Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend

Podcast: Organization has been helping PQB residents for more than 20 years

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)
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Recycle BC organized a series of popup recycling depots during summer at St. Columba Presbyterian church which Parksville Qualicum Beach residents took advantage of. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents still left without own recycling depot

Minister says full-time solution still being sought

Recycle BC organized a series of popup recycling depots during summer at St. Columba Presbyterian church which Parksville Qualicum Beach residents took advantage of. (Michael Briones photo)
The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lamont, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)

Parksville city council formally announces appreciation for $6M donation

Motion made thanking Wilson 5 Foundation for move to preserve ecologically sensitive site

The Wilson Nature Park sign was unveiled at the Englishman River Estuary on Marine Way in Parksville on Sept. 16. Pictured from left, The Nature of BC chair and CEO respectively, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton and Jasper Lamont, and founders of the Wilson 5 Foundation, Summer and Chip Wilson. (Michael Briones Photo)
Port Alberni’s Ken Porteous will demonstrate the art of flint-knapping at the Parksville Rock and Gem Show Oct. 30-31 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. (Submitted photo)

Parksville and District Rock and Gem Club to hold show Oct. 30-31

Event takes place at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

Port Alberni’s Ken Porteous will demonstrate the art of flint-knapping at the Parksville Rock and Gem Show Oct. 30-31 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. (Submitted photo)
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LETTER: People need to remove waste from Qualicum Beach parks

Some people’s cavalier attitude towards our beautiful parks here in Qualicum reveal…

  • Oct 13, 2021
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The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville awards $1.28M outdoor theatre contract to Nanaimo company

Project also includes servicing site with water, storm and sanitary infrastructure

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
An artist’s depiction of the plan for the proposed outdoor theatre in Parksville. (Parksville Beach Festival Society illustration)
An artist’s depiction of the plan for the proposed outdoor theatre in Parksville. (Parksville Beach Festival Society illustration)
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut logo. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach gets ready for annual ShakeOut drill

Province-wide event set for Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m.

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut logo. (PQB News file photo)
Former Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans, who also played for the Victoria Royals in the WHL, signed with the with the Humboldt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals on 3-game VIJHL slide after loss to Lake Cowichan Kraken

Former Generals star Cage joins Humboldt Broncos in SJHL

Former Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans, who also played for the Victoria Royals in the WHL, signed with the with the Humboldt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Curling Club’s Team Penny Shantz that include third Tina Chestnut, second Nicole Guizzo and lead Nancy Betteridge show off the gold medals they won at the B.C. Curling Club Championships in Quesnel. (Submitted photo)

Parksville curling quartet wins gold at B.C. club championships

Team Shantz to compete at the Canadian championships in Ottawa

The Parksville Curling Club’s Team Penny Shantz that include third Tina Chestnut, second Nicole Guizzo and lead Nancy Betteridge show off the gold medals they won at the B.C. Curling Club Championships in Quesnel. (Submitted photo)
Ballenas Whalers player Ryker Sansbury shoves a chasing John Barsby Bulldogs defender as he rushes toward the end zone. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers player Ryker Sansbury shoves a chasing John Barsby Bulldogs defender as he rushes toward the end zone. (Michael Briones photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council awards $2,000 for 2021 fall grant-in-aid

4 Parksville Qualicum Beach organizations each awarded $500

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Coombs artist Joan Larson in her home studio, working on a new piece for her ‘Race Track’ series. (Submitted photo)
Coombs artist Joan Larson in her home studio, working on a new piece for her ‘Race Track’ series. (Submitted photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army volunteer chefs as they prep for Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thanksgiving dinner. (Facebook Photo)

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army feeds 192 during early Thanksgiving dinner

On a typical day, soup kitchen might see approximately 100 people

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army volunteer chefs as they prep for Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thanksgiving dinner. (Facebook Photo)
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