Summer

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

 

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)

British Columbians willing to pay the price to keep their pets cool, says BC Hydro

75% leave air conditioning on for furry friends even when not home, survey finds

 

The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)

Island children’s camp returns to day sessions after positive COVID-19 tests

Final week at the site of the summer season

 

Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)

RCMP officer escapes the heat, delights youngsters at splash park in Parksville

VIDEO: Cst. Darren Regush joins the fun, cooling off on a hot day

Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Noah Cody, left, and Addy Waldy are 2021’s youth ambassadors for the City of Parksville through the Parksville Downtown Business Association program. (Facebook photo)

Parksville has 2 new youth ambassadors patrolling the streets for summer of 2021

Addy Waldy and Noah Cody will offer helping hand to tourists and residents

Noah Cody, left, and Addy Waldy are 2021’s youth ambassadors for the City of Parksville through the Parksville Downtown Business Association program. (Facebook photo)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. (Submitted illustration)

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society summer schedule released

Trio of live performances to start in July and August in Qualicum Beach

‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. (Submitted illustration)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. ‘Just the Ticket’ and musical ‘Forbidden Broadway’ also scheduled for July and August at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted illustration)

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society confirms summer season good to go in Qualicum Beach

Trio of live performances to start in July and August for small, socially distanced audiences

‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. ‘Just the Ticket’ and musical ‘Forbidden Broadway’ also scheduled for July and August at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted illustration)
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

Feelin’ hot, hot, hot: Qualicum Beach sees record-breaking temperature at 27.7 C

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
(Pixabay photo)

Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

Non-essential travel has largely stopped all over the country

(Pixabay photo)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
‘Roaring ’20s’ will be the Parksville Beach Festival’s theme for 2020. (File photo)

People tab ‘Roaring ’20s’ as theme for Parksville sand sculpting competition

‘Topsy Turvy’ and ‘Celebrate!’ also considered for 2020 beach festival event

  • Feb 20, 2020
‘Roaring ’20s’ will be the Parksville Beach Festival’s theme for 2020. (File photo)
Parksville is planning three events to celebrate the city’s 75th birthday. (NEWS file photo)

Three celebrations this summer in Parksville for city’s big 75th birthday bash

Beach party and street festival to be added to city’s roster of activities

Parksville is planning three events to celebrate the city’s 75th birthday. (NEWS file photo)
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Peaches and other stone fruits are the ideal addition to ice cream

  • Aug 31, 2018
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts
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