Parksville

Central Vancouver Island Rage show off the bronze medals they won at the Women’s D Softball BC Provincial Championships. (CVI Rage photo)
Central Vancouver Island Rage show off the bronze medals they won at the Women’s D Softball BC Provincial Championships. (CVI Rage photo)
Keira Gilbeirt, Jenna Hohnstein, Tyson Hohnstein, Teesha Hohnstein and Zachary Hohnstein are selling lemonade on 435 Morison Avenue to raise funds for their brother who has cancer. (Michael Briones photo)
Keira Gilbeirt, Jenna Hohnstein, Tyson Hohnstein, Teesha Hohnstein and Zachary Hohnstein are selling lemonade on 435 Morison Avenue to raise funds for their brother who has cancer. (Michael Briones photo)
Residents can drop off recyclables at the popup recycling depot at St. Columba Presbyterian Church Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents can drop off recyclables at popup depot on Aug. 14

Event to take place at St. Columba Church on Saturday

Residents can drop off recyclables at the popup recycling depot at St. Columba Presbyterian Church Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)
Youngsters enjoying the rain shower effects created by a Parksville Volunteer Fire Department ladder truck. Two more popup water parks are planned for late August 2021 in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department challenges residents to a fun water fight

Two more popup water parks planned for Aug. 20 and 27

Youngsters enjoying the rain shower effects created by a Parksville Volunteer Fire Department ladder truck. Two more popup water parks are planned for late August 2021 in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)

Lawyer: Reckless actions of impaired driver led to fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run

Crown requests six-year jail sentence for Ryan John Grob, 36

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)
A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada and is urging the public to find ways to stay cool. (Michael Briones photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offers places in PQB to cool off during latest heat wave

Among facilities being made available are Oceanside Place, libraries

A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada and is urging the public to find ways to stay cool. (Michael Briones photo)
(Canadian Press file photo)
(Canadian Press file photo)
Parksville Royals, from left, Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Ryan Deagle were presented with awards in recognition of their outstanding performance this season. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Royals dole out awards for top players during 2021 baseball season

Trio recognized for performance, contributions to the team

Parksville Royals, from left, Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Ryan Deagle were presented with awards in recognition of their outstanding performance this season. (Submitted photo)
The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Thrifty Foods helps Salvation Army replenish food bank shelves

Summer Food Drive set to take place Saturday, Aug. 14

The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s popup water park returns on Aug. 13. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Fire Department’s popup water park offers children a chance to cool off

Youngsters can run through misting spray from aerial ladder track on Aug. 13

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s popup water park returns on Aug. 13. (Michael Briones photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas the Log House restaurant in Parksville, has started the ‘Meals for More’ initiative where, until Aug. 31, restaurant diners who donate to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign can enjoy a free sweet treat from his restaurant’s dessert menu. (Submitted photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas the Log House restaurant in Parksville, has started the ‘Meals for More’ initiative where, until Aug. 31, restaurant diners who donate to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign can enjoy a free sweet treat from his restaurant’s dessert menu. (Submitted photo)
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Alzheimer Society of B.C to hold webinars for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Aim is to aid people with transition to longterm care homes

(Submitted photo)
Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)

Quality Foods supports annual AutismBC’s fundraising raffle once again in 2021

Island-based grocery chain helps raise funds for autism services

Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Porch pirate pilfers package in Nanoose Bay

Other weekly RCMP incident reports include a portable toilet being set ablaze

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The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, and the Oceanside Model Railroaders will hold a Railway Day on Aug. 21, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Museum joins forces with model railroaders to stage Railway Day

Event takes place Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, and the Oceanside Model Railroaders will hold a Railway Day on Aug. 21, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)
A graph showing the numbers of individuals who identified as experiencing homelessness on April 26 and April 27, 2021, in a survey conducted by the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness. (Submitted photo)

Task force conducts point-in-time homelessness count for Parksville Qualicum Beach

April 2021 count more than doubles, when compared to 2018 data

A graph showing the numbers of individuals who identified as experiencing homelessness on April 26 and April 27, 2021, in a survey conducted by the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness. (Submitted photo)
Morningstar Golf Club is once again being highly regarded as a place golfers want to play. (Michael Briones photo)
Morningstar Golf Club is once again being highly regarded as a place golfers want to play. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Anson McGorman shut out Victoria Mariners 2-0 at the B.C. Premier League Baseball Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Anson McGorman shut out Victoria Mariners 2-0 at the B.C. Premier League Baseball Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon shares joy, love in Parksville

VIDEO: Bhangra dancer spreads special brand of happiness on Vancouver Island

Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)
An injured biker is secured to a stretcher on the back of a utility task vehicle after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue from the HammerFest mountain biking trails near the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews act quickly to find injured mountain biker

Rescue took place along HammerFest mountain biking trails

An injured biker is secured to a stretcher on the back of a utility task vehicle after being rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue from the HammerFest mountain biking trails near the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)