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School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory started in the district on Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

New School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent readies for 2021-22 year

Jory anticipates similar COVID-19 protocols as previous year

School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory started in the district on Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ her fiancé Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier, right, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Lighthearted story of pooch wedding delivers some much-needed joy

Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier ‘marries’ Chupacabra, a Dachshund

  • Aug 21, 2021
Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ her fiancé Sammy the Yorkshire Terrier, right, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)
Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)

100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn donate $9,200 to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

SAR representatives say money will go toward new operations centre

Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Promotional poster for the ECHO Players show ‘Yesteryear’, by Joanna McClelland Glass, which will run Oct.7 until Oct. 24, 2021. (Submitted photo)

ECHO Players Community Theatre Society makes return for their 2021-22 season

Passion for the stage inspires resumption after COVID hiatus

Promotional poster for the ECHO Players show ‘Yesteryear’, by Joanna McClelland Glass, which will run Oct.7 until Oct. 24, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A Qualicum Beach firefighter on an aerial ladder as he assesses a roof and attic fire on Rowan Drive, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach Fire Department deals with blazing roof on Rowan Drive home

Aerial ladder truck provided firefighters with a bird’s-eye view

A Qualicum Beach firefighter on an aerial ladder as he assesses a roof and attic fire on Rowan Drive, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members as they pack and prepare a woman for helicopter transport from the top of Mount Schofield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith SAR crews rescue woman injured after ATV rolls over

On same day, ASAR helped find pair of lost hikers

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members as they pack and prepare a woman for helicopter transport from the top of Mount Schofield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, next to tools and equipment purchased with grant money. (Submitted photo)

5 volunteer fire departments in Parksville Qualicum Beach receive grants via RDN

District receives $63,625 to support emergency services

Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, next to tools and equipment purchased with grant money. (Submitted photo)
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(AP file photo)
Iskwew Air will fly from YVR to Qualicum Beach Airport on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (Submitted photo)

Iskwew Air celebrates first arrival at Qualicum Beach Airport with water salute

New route will fly from YVR to XQU 4 days per week

Iskwew Air will fly from YVR to Qualicum Beach Airport on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Nanoose Bay home egged, Parksville thief nabs paper towels

Oceanside RCMP received 294 complaints the week of July 25 to July 31

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Elise Boeur, left, and Adam Iredale-Gray, right, both members of the neo-folk group ‘Aerialists,’ will perform for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Acclaimed duo brings Celtic/Scandinavian musical hybrid to Qualicum Beach

Elise Boeur and Adam Iredale-Gray play Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Aug. 20

Elise Boeur, left, and Adam Iredale-Gray, right, both members of the neo-folk group ‘Aerialists,’ will perform for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The St. Andrews Lodge property bought by the Town of Qualicum Beach in 2018 is now a waterfront park. (PQB News file photo)
The St. Andrews Lodge property bought by the Town of Qualicum Beach in 2018 is now a waterfront park. (PQB News file photo)
Oceanside Youth Soccer hopes to have more girls playing during the fall season. (PQB News file photo)

PQB youth soccer organization sees decline in participation among girls

Drop-in night aims to boost numbers back to pre-COVID levls

Oceanside Youth Soccer hopes to have more girls playing during the fall season. (PQB News file photo)
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)
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)
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)
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(Canadian Press file photo)
A screenshot taken from footage showing a cyclist colliding with two pedestrians along the 3000 block of the Island Highway in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A screenshot taken from footage showing a cyclist colliding with two pedestrians along the 3000 block of the Island Highway in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (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)
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)