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The new Clean Cart technology makes sure carts are well-sanitized for customer use. (Michael Briones photo)

Quality Foods opens new flagship store in Parksville

Mayor: ‘City is obviously growing out this way so it’s going to be a big help to all the residents’

The new Clean Cart technology makes sure carts are well-sanitized for customer use. (Michael Briones photo)
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Qualicum Beach voters can cast ballots by mail for May 15 byelection

Town will begin accepting nominations starting March 30 to fill vacant council seat

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The PQB News has a number of boxes that serve neighbourhoods within its readership area. (File photo)

PQB News discovers unauthorized flyer stuffed in community box

Parent company Black Press Media does not endorse the flyer or its content

The PQB News has a number of boxes that serve neighbourhoods within its readership area. (File photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo board is worried residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach will add their recycling to garbage collected at the street level. (PQB News file photo)

RDN seeks temporary solution to provide recycling facilities in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Directors agree travelling 45 minutes to nearest depot is unacceptable

The Regional District of Nanaimo board is worried residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach will add their recycling to garbage collected at the street level. (PQB News file photo)
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Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde directed and produced a new series, Stories of Kindness. (Submitted photo)
Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde directed and produced a new series, Stories of Kindness. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne, right, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Quality Foods store March 24, 2021 with QF president Noel Hayward, left, and store manager Darcy Ginter. (Michael Briones photo)

Quality Foods opens new flagship store in Parksville

Mayor: ‘City is obviously growing out this way so it’s going to be a big help to all the residents’

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne, right, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Quality Foods store March 24, 2021 with QF president Noel Hayward, left, and store manager Darcy Ginter. (Michael Briones photo)
The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market is back outdoors and will feature non-food vendors. (PBQ News file photo)

Qualicum Beach, Errington farmers markets to bring back non-food vendors

Organizers pleased with B.C. government’s decision to lift restrictions

The Qualicum Beach Farmers Market is back outdoors and will feature non-food vendors. (PBQ News file photo)
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Crime report: Vehicle stolen in Parksville, recovered by RCMP in Prince George

PQB notes: Canada Post box vandalized; prowler sleeps in trailer

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Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach author tells unique tale of a shared history, decades apart

Two lives connected by a telegraph line along the coast of Vancouver Island

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A bottle drive to raise funds for graduating 2021 students at Kwalikum Secondary School will take place on school grounds at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, March 28 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Mandy Moraes photo)

March 28 bottle drive to raise funds for graduating 2021 Kwalikum Secondary students

Event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach

A bottle drive to raise funds for graduating 2021 students at Kwalikum Secondary School will take place on school grounds at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, March 28 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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Low-income residents can call SOS to register for the free Income Tax Program. Residents will primarily be assisted over the phone this year due to the pandemic. (Submitted photo)
Low-income residents can call SOS to register for the free Income Tax Program. Residents will primarily be assisted over the phone this year due to the pandemic. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers website logo. (Submitted)

Grandmothers to Grandmothers to host Parksville outdoor plant sale in May

Donations of plants, tools, garden arts and crafts are welcome

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers website logo. (Submitted)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue member Paul Nash shows the huge space inside the new hall currently being built opposite the Qualicum Beach Airport. Inset shows the exterior of the new building. (Michael Briones photo)

Coastal Community Credit Union helps finance completion of Arrowsmith SAR’s new hall

Building near Qualicum Beach Airport to be completed in September

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue member Paul Nash shows the huge space inside the new hall currently being built opposite the Qualicum Beach Airport. Inset shows the exterior of the new building. (Michael Briones photo)
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Qualicum Beach imposes five-year tax hikes for water, sewer

Money will be put in reserve to pay for capital projects

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Concept plan illustration of the St. Andrews Waterfront Park. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration)
Concept plan illustration of the St. Andrews Waterfront Park. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration)
People rallied at the office of Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker’s office on Friday, March 19, 2021 as part of the province-wide Forest March BC 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents rally to protect old-growth forests

Forest March BC 2021 staged in variety of B.C. communities

People rallied at the office of Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker’s office on Friday, March 19, 2021 as part of the province-wide Forest March BC 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is renovating the bunkers on the course. (PQB News file photo)
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is renovating the bunkers on the course. (PQB News file photo)
Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty presented a donation cheque of $17,650.50 to the Haven Society, on March 9, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Haven Society receives $17.6K donation from Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

Funds go toward programs and services in central Vancouver Island

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty presented a donation cheque of $17,650.50 to the Haven Society, on March 9, 2021. (Submitted photo)