Podcast

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

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Election day in B.C. is Oct. 24, 2020. (File photo)

PQBeat: Talking politics ahead of looming B.C. election

Podcast: Discussion includes Island races, COVID-19 impact and more

Election day in B.C. is Oct. 24, 2020. (File photo)
Rob Jonas, president of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association president Rob Jonas

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, programs offered and more

Rob Jonas, president of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Do you remember your first TV set? (AP file photo)

PQBeat: Do you remember your first television set?

Sharing memories of TV shows past and present

Do you remember your first TV set? (AP file photo)
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, bottom row, left, in Southdale Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: Food fights, favourite teachers, the back of the bus and more

Sharing memories as school returns for another year

PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, bottom row, left, in Southdale Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Keven Elder visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: SD69 superintendent of schools Dr. Keven Elder

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19 protocols, plans for returning students and more

Dr. Keven Elder visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with Parksville/Qualicum Beach fire chief Marc Norris

LISTEN: Talk includes recruitment, fire safety, COVID-19 and more

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with music promoter and business owner Doug Pickard

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19, future of live performances and more

Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Longtime Parksville Qualicum Beach radio personality Dave Graham visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Radio personality Dave Graham looks back on career

Talk includes interesting job locales, interviews and more

Longtime Parksville Qualicum Beach radio personality Dave Graham visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
From left, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell and Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
From left, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell and Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Joan LeMoine. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Beloved Parksville volunteer Joan LeMoine

Discussion includes childhood memories, receiving the key to the city and more

Joan LeMoine. (Peter McCully photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

PQBeat: Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: Brian Wiese talks impacts of COVID-19, future plans for Qualicum Beach

Podcast: Mayor returns to ‘PQB News’ studios for town update

Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese. (Photo submitted)
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Ed Mayne talks COVID-19, potential pool for Parksville

Mayor returns to ‘PQB News’ studios to detail summer plans

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nick Acciavatti. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat Podcast: Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nick Acciavatti

‘We have some of the most amazing volunteer firefighters’

  • Jun 22, 2020
Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nick Acciavatti. (Photo submitted)
Golfer Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Golf course reviewer Bill Flower

Discussing a game for all ages

  • Jun 16, 2020
Golfer Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
VI Free Daily senior writer and content editor John McKinley in the PQB News/VIFD studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: COVID-19 coverage on Vancouver Island

Philip Wolf, John McKinley discuss what’s been learned, what’s to come

  • Jun 9, 2020
VI Free Daily senior writer and content editor John McKinley in the PQB News/VIFD studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Phil Dwyer visited the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Michael Briones photo)

PQBeat: Qualicum Beach musician, lawyer Phil Dwyer

Juno Award winner talks music legends, ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ and more

  • Jun 1, 2020
Phil Dwyer visited the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Michael Briones photo)