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Listen to a special performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by the ECHO Players. (Photo submitted)
Listen to a special performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by the ECHO Players. (Photo submitted)
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

Podcast: City has variety of initiatives on the go

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Kerry Campbell of ECHO Players shares details of a special production

Podcast: Listen to a performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’

Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)
Dr. Sandra Allison. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: Dr. Sandra Allison provides an update on COVID-19 conditions

Podcast: The importance of masks, a message for parents and more

Dr. Sandra Allison. (Photo submitted)
Mick Sherlock visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Talking music with Billy Shakespeare’s Mick Sherlock

Podcast: Qualicum Beach musician came to area from Calgary

Mick Sherlock visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Adam Walker visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Adam Walker eager to get to work as Parksville-Qualicum MLA

Podcast: Longtime Qualicum Beach resident discusses politics, much more

Adam Walker visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Bernie Pascall, right, with Howie Meeker. (Photo courtesy Bernie Pascall)

PQBeat: Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall remembers his longtime friend, Howie Meeker

Podcast: Pair worked together on Vancouver Canucks telecasts

Bernie Pascall, right, with Howie Meeker. (Photo courtesy Bernie Pascall)
Ballenas Whalers football coach Dan Smith visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with UBC football legend and Ballenas Whalers head coach Dan Smith

Podcast: Talk includes today’s quarterbacks, methods of coaching, Warren Moon and more

Ballenas Whalers football coach Dan Smith visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Oceanside RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Oceanside RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose

Podcast: Talk includes policing in PQB, cows on the road, Ukraine and more

Oceanside RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Halloween candies ready for trick-or-treaters. (Philip Wolf photo)

PQBeat: Ghouls, goblins, candy, costumes, COVID-19 restrictions and all things Halloween

Podcast: 2020 version of the spooky night promises to be much different

Halloween candies ready for trick-or-treaters. (Philip Wolf photo)
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)