Parksville

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)
The City of Parksville continues to thrive in the development sector. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville No. 2 on list of B.C.’s most resilient cities

Mayor pleased with recognition of city’s efforts

The City of Parksville continues to thrive in the development sector. (PQB News file photo)
Th Parksville Civic and Technology Centre building will turn blue for Guiding Lights campaign on Feb. 22 as part of the Guiding Lights Across BC organized by the BC Girl Guides. (PQB News file photo)
Th Parksville Civic and Technology Centre building will turn blue for Guiding Lights campaign on Feb. 22 as part of the Guiding Lights Across BC organized by the BC Girl Guides. (PQB News file photo)
Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Writer Chris Herbert discusses the burgeoning wine scene on the Island and around B.C.

Podcast: Talk also includes food pairings, tips for beginners and more

Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Oceanside Youth Soccer Society hopes spring soccer will take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside youth soccer opens 2021 spring registration

Society hopes season will get the green light

Oceanside Youth Soccer Society hopes spring soccer will take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
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Stephen Nutt, left, and mom Julia Mewhort. (Submitted photo)

Mom worried about toxic drugs after son’s death in Parksville

Man found dead at Orca Place supportive housing residence

Stephen Nutt, left, and mom Julia Mewhort. (Submitted photo)
A cold-weather camp in St. Anne Church’s parking lot that was set up on Monday, Feb. 15, was disassembled and asked to relocate by the church on Thursday, Feb. 18. (Mandy Moraes photo)

BC Housing announces 8-bed winter shelter now available in Parksville

Makeshift cold-weather camp has been disbanded

A cold-weather camp in St. Anne Church’s parking lot that was set up on Monday, Feb. 15, was disassembled and asked to relocate by the church on Thursday, Feb. 18. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The popular summer Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled again for the second year in a row. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Popular Parksville Beach Festival cancelled for 2nd straight year

Ongoing pandemic concerns force board to plan for 2022

The popular summer Parksville Beach Festival has been cancelled again for the second year in a row. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Parksville’s ‘Coffee with the Mayor’ sessions to be held virtually

One-on-one 15-minute sessions on either March 4 or March 18

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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RCMP: Parksville suspects out of luck in a stolen truck

Police dog helps collar pair after vehicle pilfered from business compound

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School District 69 (Qualicum) crossing guard helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville city council to take further look at safety upgrades for controversial intersection

Staff members present report on review of Despard/Moilliet crosswalk

School District 69 (Qualicum) crossing guard helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Ballenas Secondary outdated cinder track is used by students in School District 69 and is need of a major upgrade. (PQB News File Photo)
The Ballenas Secondary outdated cinder track is used by students in School District 69 and is need of a major upgrade. (PQB News File Photo)
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Regional District of Nanaimo tax hike not as high as earlier anticipated

COVID-19 forced closure of some facilities in 2020

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A makeshift cold-weather camp that popped over Family Day long weekend in Parksville, located in the back parking lot of St. Anne’s church. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Makeshift cold-weather camp pops up in parking lot of Parksville church

‘There’s no doors open and these people are literally freezing’

A makeshift cold-weather camp that popped over Family Day long weekend in Parksville, located in the back parking lot of St. Anne’s church. (Mandy Moraes photo)
PQB News reader Joy Braun shares the familiar scene of sledding at Parksville Community Park. (Submitted photo)

Parksville crews were well-prepared for weekend snowfall

Workers put in long shifts throughout the weekend

PQB News reader Joy Braun shares the familiar scene of sledding at Parksville Community Park. (Submitted photo)
Breandan McLaughlin goes through a weighted ball workout under the watchful eye of coach Bruce Biro. (Parksville Royals photo)

Parksville Royals to form four teams for 2021 baseball season

Approximately 60 players vying spots on senior, junior, bantam teams

Breandan McLaughlin goes through a weighted ball workout under the watchful eye of coach Bruce Biro. (Parksville Royals photo)
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RCMP: Counterfeit bills spotted in Qualicum Beach, Bowser and Nanoose Bay

Fake $50 and $100 Canadian notes reported by businesses

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