Parksville

Natasha Boorman, left, and her mother, right, during last year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach woman walks to raise awareness for unhoused LGBTQ youth

‘You can’t really change things like this unless people know that it’s an issue’

Natasha Boorman, left, and her mother, right, during last year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. (Submitted photo)
This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)

SNOW DAYS: PQB News readers share their photos from a snow-filled weekend

Your photos: Pets, children and interesting snow creatures

This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)
Debbe Patterson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Debbe Patterson, co-founder of area’s ‘100-plus Women Who Care’ chapter

Talk includes charitable organization’s plans for 2021, dealing with COVID-19 and more

Debbe Patterson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Berwick Parksville is taking shape! The seniors residence expects to welcome its first residents in spring 2022.

A sneak peek at Parksville’s spectacular new seniors residence

From pickleball courts to the rooftop patio and lounge, the newest Berwick is distinctly Parksville

  • Feb 15, 2021
Berwick Parksville is taking shape! The seniors residence expects to welcome its first residents in spring 2022.
A memorial set up for Spencer Alexander Moore who died in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2019. (PQB News file photo)
A memorial set up for Spencer Alexander Moore who died in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2019. (PQB News file photo)
Chris Bullock, Parksville artist, stands next to his ‘Mermother’ series, on display at the McMillan Arts Centre until Feb. 29. Bullock himself will be at the MAC from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday until the end of the month. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Chris Bullock, Parksville artist, stands next to his ‘Mermother’ series, on display at the McMillan Arts Centre until Feb. 29. Bullock himself will be at the MAC from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday until the end of the month. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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LETTER: Parksville has missed a big opportunity

Re: ‘Parksville council approves permit for RV campground, pool, restaurant at old…

  • Feb 13, 2021
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People experiencing homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach remain without any full-time cold-weather shelters. (PQB News file photo)

As temperature drops, Parksville Qualicum Beach area remains without a cold-weather shelter

OHEART asks for co-operation from federal, provincial and municipal governments

People experiencing homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach remain without any full-time cold-weather shelters. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
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RCMP: Drugs, stolen property, handgun found in vehicle in Qualicum Beach parkade

Police credit alert observer for making call about ‘suspicious’ pair

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Parksville’s Joy McWhirter celebrates her first hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Parksville woman joins 90-year-old dad in golf’s hole-in-one club

Joy McWhirter records ace at Brigadoon Golf Course

Parksville’s Joy McWhirter celebrates her first hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A rendering of the a proposed multi-residential development on Railway Street and Village Way in Qualicum Beach. (DYS Architecture Illustration)
A rendering of the a proposed multi-residential development on Railway Street and Village Way in Qualicum Beach. (DYS Architecture Illustration)
New courses at VIU will help boost career opportunities and economic recover in the region. (Submitted photo)
New courses at VIU will help boost career opportunities and economic recover in the region. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Fire Department fire engine. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Fire Department moves to upgrade training facilities

City council allocates cash increase for improvements

Parksville Fire Department fire engine. (PQB News file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
The Music Cafe in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s Music Cafe applies to amend existing liquor licence

Business plans to introduce patron participation such as dancing, singing and karaoke

The Music Cafe in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
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4 brass vases stolen from Qualicum Beach cemetery

PQB crime report: RCMP receive 243 complaints in one-week period

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Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Parksville Qualicum Beach actors earn roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)
A resident stumbled upon needles left in a secluded area near Parksville’s recycling depot. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council to meet with Island Health official to talk hypodermic needle regulation

Mayne: Needles being distributed ‘with no accountability’ and discarded without consequence

A resident stumbled upon needles left in a secluded area near Parksville’s recycling depot. (PQB News file photo)