Podcast

SOS executive director Susanna Newton, left, and Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond visit the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive aims to create Christmas joy again for 2021

Listen: Donations benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program

 

Lynne Pearson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Rotary Clubs play an important role in Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Listen: Assistant governor Lynne Pearson discusses efforts locally, globally

 

Rob Daman and Aaron Dawson of Emergency Oceanside visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)

PQBeat: Emergency programs work in unison for Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Listen: Large-scale support and disaster service offered for residents

 

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend

Podcast: Organization has been helping PQB residents for more than 20 years

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)
Vancouver Canucks players Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan

2021-22 NHL preview: Canucks, Lightning, McDavid, award projections and more

Podcast: Black Press takes a look at the coming National Hockey League season

Vancouver Canucks players Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan
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)
Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: A chat with legendary Nanoose Bay musician and author Vince Ditrich

Spirit of the West drummer discusses music, the creative process and his kidney transplant

Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (File photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese

Podcast: Discussion includes development, backyard chickens and more

Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (File photo)
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

A look back at some of the city’s interesting people and tales

THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.
Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Canadian music legend Valdy, still going strong at age 75

Podcast: Talk includes dealing with the pandemic, Winnipeg’s amazing music scene

Canadian music icon Valdy visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon spreads joy, hope through Bhangra dancing

Podcast: Social media sensation brings his special message to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Willow Bloomquist visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Willow Bloomquist discusses B.C.’s wildfires, how people can be Fire Smart

Podcast: Fire official offers tips to help homeowners mitigate risk

Willow Bloomquist visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)

PQBeat: Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic discusses impact of COVID-19 vaccinations

Podcast: Medical health officer shares thoughts on pandemic

Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)
Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim covers the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

PQBeat: Chat with Vancouver Island’s ‘master chef’ Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: How Vancouver Island golfers can beat the heat

Podcast: Instructor Bill Flower shares thoughts on pandemic, area courses and more

  • Jul 12, 2021
Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News file photo)
Mike Garland visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Mike Garland visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Blain Sepos, executive director of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Blain Sepos of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

Podcast: Chat includes COVID-19, tourism’s huge impact on the PQB/Island economy and more

Blain Sepos, executive director of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)