Parksville

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has a new operations centre located across the Qualicum Beach Airport. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach councillor disappointed with Parksville counterparts over ASAR funding

Town to reimburse Arrowswmith Search and Rescue’s $31K in development cost charges

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has a new operations centre located across the Qualicum Beach Airport. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A screenshot of a presentation by Emergency Management Oceanside for Parksville’s city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Emergency Management Oceanside sees number of structure fires more than double in PQB

13 activations in Parksville, 3 in Qualicum Beach, 19 in RDN so far in 2021

A screenshot of a presentation by Emergency Management Oceanside for Parksville’s city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Pastor Steve Chambers, left, and his wife Brenda Chambers at his installation service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Pastor Steve Chambers, left, and his wife Brenda Chambers at his installation service on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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Parksville Qualicum Beach area to receive up to 8 supportive recovery beds for region

Part of provincial government’s $500-million investment

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The ‘Let’s Talk Parksville’ logo for www.letstalkparksville.ca. (Submitted photo)
The ‘Let’s Talk Parksville’ logo for www.letstalkparksville.ca. (Submitted photo)
The Mayor of the City of Parksville, Ed Mayne, will welcome residents to have ‘coffee with the mayor,’ starting Oct. 27, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville residents invited to join Ed Mayne for ‘Coffee with the Mayor’ sessions

Sessions return to in-person gatherings beginning Oct. 27

The Mayor of the City of Parksville, Ed Mayne, will welcome residents to have ‘coffee with the mayor,’ starting Oct. 27, 2021. (PQB News file photo)
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Virtual meetings set for Oct. 27 re: proposed Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Youth and student engagement also set for later in the fall

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Ballenas Whalers linebacker Enzo Agostini tackles a West Vancouver Highlanders player, leading to a safety during their BC High School Football game on Oct. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Whalers linebacker Enzo Agostini tackles a West Vancouver Highlanders player, leading to a safety during their BC High School Football game on Oct. 1. (Michael Briones photo)
Commemorative banners to honour veterans who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars will be displayed in Parksville through November. (Submitted photo)

Commemorative banners in Parksville honour 60 veterans who gave their lives

Research provides ‘incredible and heartwarming stories’

Commemorative banners to honour veterans who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars will be displayed in Parksville through November. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson

Discussion includes club activities, COVID-19 and more

Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)

LETTER: Lack of access to primary care in Parksville Qualicum Beach is ‘scandalous’

‘High time’ government attracts more GPs and nurse practitioners to Mid-Island area

  • Oct 5, 2021
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New small business fulfillment centre ‘Deliver Vancouver Island’ opening in Parksville

DELVI serves as temporary facility with permanent centre expected in 2023

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As a BC Culture Days event, the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville held an unveiling of 10 canvasses for their Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Art Project on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in the Upstairs Lounge of the Parksville Quality Foods. The art project had three different artists working on separate thirds of a single canvas, who could not see what their collaborators had done, or who they collaborated with. An online auction for the canvasses will be held through the MAC website (mcmillanartscentre.com) until 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021. Pictured at right is ‘Understanding the Distorted Scallwag’ by Rosemary Fontenla, Patricia Duthie and Lynn Page. Pictured left is ‘Squirming Connections That Uplift’ by Liz Roy, Michelle Manke and Natalie Miles. (Mandy Moraes photo)
As a BC Culture Days event, the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville held an unveiling of 10 canvasses for their Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Art Project on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in the Upstairs Lounge of the Parksville Quality Foods. The art project had three different artists working on separate thirds of a single canvas, who could not see what their collaborators had done, or who they collaborated with. An online auction for the canvasses will be held through the MAC website (mcmillanartscentre.com) until 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021. Pictured at right is ‘Understanding the Distorted Scallwag’ by Rosemary Fontenla, Patricia Duthie and Lynn Page. Pictured left is ‘Squirming Connections That Uplift’ by Liz Roy, Michelle Manke and Natalie Miles. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ribbon-cutting on opening day at Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park in 1988. (Submitted photo)

Jiggins family leaves a lasting legacy at ‘Paradise’ in Parksville

Family moving on from iconic city mini golf and fun park business

  • Oct 4, 2021
Ribbon-cutting on opening day at Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park in 1988. (Submitted photo)
The cloakroom gallery at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville will show a digital exhibit of the Society of Canadian Artist’s Juried Exhibition and Competition until Oct. 24, 2021. On the right, first-place winner Michael Griffin’s ‘The Weight of the World’ is displayed on one of the six monitors. On the left, second-place winner Cher Pruys’ ‘The Artist.’ (Mandy Moraes photo)

Special SCA juried exhibition on display at McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Firefighter from Richmond took first place in national competition

The cloakroom gallery at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville will show a digital exhibit of the Society of Canadian Artist’s Juried Exhibition and Competition until Oct. 24, 2021. On the right, first-place winner Michael Griffin’s ‘The Weight of the World’ is displayed on one of the six monitors. On the left, second-place winner Cher Pruys’ ‘The Artist.’ (Mandy Moraes photo)
The junior curling program at the Parksville Curling Club runs Mondays (3:45 to 5:15) and is for youngsters aged 10 to 18. Brooms, shoes and instruction are supplied. (Submitted photo)

Canadian Olympic gold medallist to run Parksville junior curling program

Penny Shantz eager to share her passion for the game

The junior curling program at the Parksville Curling Club runs Mondays (3:45 to 5:15) and is for youngsters aged 10 to 18. Brooms, shoes and instruction are supplied. (Submitted photo)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
Equipment, along with guitar straps belonging to musicians Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, was stolen from Parksville’s Knox United Church on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Shari Ulrich Facebook photo)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue held an open house at its new operations centre at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue held an open house at its new operations centre at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Vancouver Island Regional Library Parksville branch located at 100 Jensen Ave. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library adopts 2022-26 financial plan

Budget decrease of approximately $8 million from 2021 to 2022

The Vancouver Island Regional Library Parksville branch located at 100 Jensen Ave. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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TELUS announces 5G expansion to Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Telecommunications company says expansion part of larger $13-billion investment in B.C.

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