Parksville

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce sign along the Island Highway. (PQB News file photo)

Mayor of Parksville proclaims Feb. 15 to Feb. 21 as Chamber of Commerce Week in city

Move recognizes ‘outstanding contributions’ chambers make to communities across the province

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce sign along the Island Highway. (PQB News file photo)
Anson McGorman gets ready to pitch for Team World at the Future Star Series at Fenway Park, Boston last year. (Inset) He has committed to play for Sacramento State this fall. (Submitted photos)
Anson McGorman gets ready to pitch for Team World at the Future Star Series at Fenway Park, Boston last year. (Inset) He has committed to play for Sacramento State this fall. (Submitted photos)
More than 120 species of birds were observed and recorded during the 30th Annual Parksville Qualicum Beach Christmas Bird Count. (Michael Briones photo)
More than 120 species of birds were observed and recorded during the 30th Annual Parksville Qualicum Beach Christmas Bird Count. (Michael Briones photo)
The Oceanside RCMP detachment, located at 727 Island Highway West in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Ladies gold watch turned in at RCMP detachment in Parksville

Owner can claim by providing correct description to police

The Oceanside RCMP detachment, located at 727 Island Highway West in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
The concession stand at Spingwood Park, 450 Despard Ave. in Parksville, will continue to be rented by the Parksville Royals Baseball Club until, at least Dec. 31, 2023. (Mandy Moraes photo).
The concession stand at Spingwood Park, 450 Despard Ave. in Parksville, will continue to be rented by the Parksville Royals Baseball Club until, at least Dec. 31, 2023. (Mandy Moraes photo).
A map released by the City of Parksville showing option one of a proposed Parksville aquatic and recreation centre. (Submitted)

City of Parksville addresses concerns regarding proposed aquatic and recreation centre

In-person community consultation will continue when safe to do so

A map released by the City of Parksville showing option one of a proposed Parksville aquatic and recreation centre. (Submitted)
Shelly Creek Park in Parksville will see its playground equipment upgraded in 2021. (submitted photo)

Parksville’s Shelly Creek Park will see playground equipment upgrade

City council votes to move $43,493 from 2020 budget to 2021

Shelly Creek Park in Parksville will see its playground equipment upgraded in 2021. (submitted photo)
The Oceanside Community Art Council was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation to offer free art therapy group sessions to members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Photo submitted)
The Oceanside Community Art Council was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation to offer free art therapy group sessions to members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Photo submitted)
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COVID-19: School District 69 issues revised health and safety measures to staff and parents

Students in Grades 5-12 must now wear non-medical facemasks

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The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a sizable donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue gets a $26K boost from 100+ Women Who Care

Community group donates to ASAR’s operation centre fundraiser

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a sizable donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside. (Submitted photo)
The horse crossing ‘share the road’ sign that was vandalized on Jan. 29, 2021 and then again on Jan. 30, along Grafton Avenue in Errington. The Silver Spur Riding Club went out both times to clean the black spray paint off. (Andrina Lindenaar photo)

Twice-vandalized sign in Errington sparks concern among horse riders

‘It’s definitely scary up and down that road’

The horse crossing ‘share the road’ sign that was vandalized on Jan. 29, 2021 and then again on Jan. 30, along Grafton Avenue in Errington. The Silver Spur Riding Club went out both times to clean the black spray paint off. (Andrina Lindenaar photo)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach region saw the number of domestic violence calls rise by 16 per cent in 2020 over the previous year. (FanPop photo)

COVID-19: Domestic violence calls in Parksville Qualicum Beach up 16 per cent in 2020

‘Many are not ready to leave due to COVID-related fears’

The Parksville Qualicum Beach region saw the number of domestic violence calls rise by 16 per cent in 2020 over the previous year. (FanPop photo)
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Alert Qualicum Beach resident, 77, foils ‘grandparent emergency scam’

RCMP receive calls of fraudsters attempting to fool seniors into providing cash

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Molly the corgi is on the mend after getting attacked by a larger dog Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Molly the corgi is on the mend after getting attacked by a larger dog Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Ballenas Whalers football considers spring training as a vital tool their success. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers football players get in off-season workouts

Coach Smith says training key to high school team’s success

Ballenas Whalers football considers spring training as a vital tool their success. (PQB News file photo)
Molly is recovering for punctured wounds she suffered from another dog on Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Molly is recovering for punctured wounds she suffered from another dog on Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
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Parksville city council announces aquatic and recreation centre project

Despard Avenue shown as test site for facility

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Part of a flock of Brant geese flies off the Parksville shore. (PQB News file photo)

Brant geese season means dog restrictions for beaches in Parksville area

Parksville Bay Beach, Rathtrevor to be closed to pooches

Part of a flock of Brant geese flies off the Parksville shore. (PQB News file photo)
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Parksville seeks food vendors for community park

Focus on ‘locally grown and nutritious foods’

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John St John, right, and son Michael have announced the British Bobby Restaurant in Parksville will remain open. (Photo submitted)

Parksville’s British Bobby Restaurant will remain open

Owner says community support key in decision to move forward

John St John, right, and son Michael have announced the British Bobby Restaurant in Parksville will remain open. (Photo submitted)