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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)
Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach visited the PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Pro hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach

Listen: Netminder talks BCHL, college, pros and training during a pandemic

  • May 25, 2020
Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach visited the PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Canadian broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall

Listen: Olympics, Canada Cup, Flin Flon and more

  • May 18, 2020
Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?

PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?

Listen: Mix tapes, crooners, rap, country and more

  • May 8, 2020
PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?
SOS executive director Susanna Newton. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: SOS executive director Susanna Newton

Listen: Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, Grateful Hearts campaign and more

  • May 2, 2020
SOS executive director Susanna Newton. (Peter McCully photo)
Bobby Orr, left, and Mario Lemieux are near the of most lists when discussing the best NHL players of all-time. (File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill)

PQBeat Podcast: Who is the best NHL player of all-time?

Listen: Hockey talk includes Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux and Mr. Hockey

  • Apr 26, 2020
Bobby Orr, left, and Mario Lemieux are near the of most lists when discussing the best NHL players of all-time. (File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill)
What is your favourite chocolate bar? (Philip Wolf photo)

PQBeat Podcast: What’s your favourite chocolate bar?

Listen: The merits of minis, the divisive powers of a Cherry Blossom and more

  • Apr 19, 2020
What is your favourite chocolate bar? (Philip Wolf photo)
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, sporting an impressive 1970s hairdo, and his old 240Z. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat Podcast: Talking cars with Philip Wolf and Peter McCully

Listen: Chat includes best and worst vehicles, dream rides and more

  • Mar 29, 2020
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, sporting an impressive 1970s hairdo, and his old 240Z. (Photo submitted)
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns (Photo submitted)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with Gord Johns, MP for Courtenay-Alberni

Listen: Talk includes COVID-19, fisheries, Indigenous issues and more

  • Mar 22, 2020
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns (Photo submitted)
Keven Elder, SD69 superintendent of schools, visits the PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Keven Elder, SD69 superintendent of schools

Listen: Podcast talk includes life in Parksville, learning environments, international students

  • Mar 15, 2020
Keven Elder, SD69 superintendent of schools, visits the PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Qualicum Beach Museum manager Netanja Waddell visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Qualicum Beach Museum manager Netanja Waddell

Listen: Podcast talk includes history, fossils, new exhibits and more

  • Feb 28, 2020
Qualicum Beach Museum manager Netanja Waddell visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)