Mandy Moraes

Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Hidden treasures: Artist encourages people to find his raku pottery pieces across Vancouver Island

Ed Oldfield currently has work on display at Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery

Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Sheri Plummer, right, and Sally Soanes hold a freshly donated bouquet of daises for the ‘Our Hearts Are With You, Lytton’ awareness stand on the corner of Wright Road and Sunray Road in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes)

Parksville woman sets up ‘awareness stand’ for residents devastated by Lytton wildfire

Organizer advises of a GoFundMe page, encourages small gifts of sympathy

Sheri Plummer, right, and Sally Soanes hold a freshly donated bouquet of daises for the ‘Our Hearts Are With You, Lytton’ awareness stand on the corner of Wright Road and Sunray Road in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes)
Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and RCMP members attended the scene where a truck was on fire on Crown land off Crosley Road and Cowland Road in Bowser on July 2, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and RCMP members attended the scene where a truck was on fire on Crown land off Crosley Road and Cowland Road in Bowser on July 2, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Tom Bob, Tyler Bob’s father, speaks at the beginning of the opening ceremony. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Tom Bob, Tyler Bob’s father, speaks at the beginning of the opening ceremony. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A sidewalk along Claymore Road in Qualicum Beach has buckled due to extreme heat. (Ian Morton photo)

Sizzling summer heat too much for Vancouver Island sidewalk

Qualicum Beach official said buckling incident ‘unusual and uncommon’

A sidewalk along Claymore Road in Qualicum Beach has buckled due to extreme heat. (Ian Morton photo)
Nanaimo Law Courts. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville man handed 9-month jail term for harassing women with explicit calls, messages

Information on victims was obtained through his former job at car dealership

Nanaimo Law Courts. (PQB News file photo)
A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)

Parksville could become ‘the beach volleyball hub of Vancouver Island’

City staff members submit grant application to improve community park courts

A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)
The Co-op gas station at Whiskey Creek is burning after a camper van burst into flames just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Exploding camper van torches Highway 4 gas station between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni

Highway traffic blocked after Whiskey Creek gas station erupts into flames

The Co-op gas station at Whiskey Creek is burning after a camper van burst into flames just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
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RCMP: Air ambulance called to Whiskey Creek after crash involving 2 motorbikes

Both riders taken to hospital with serious injuries

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Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)

Vancouver Island man walks away unscathed after lightning strike

VIDEO: ‘We like to think that his dad was watching over him’

Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)
My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary School student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

My Huy Lim is one of only 37 nominees selected from Vancouver Island

My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)
A vehicle collision where the Alberni Highway meets Jensen Avenue in December 2017. (PQB News file photo)

Worst intersections for crashes in Parksville, Qualicum Beach listed by ICBC

Pair of sites in city combined for 23 collisions

A vehicle collision where the Alberni Highway meets Jensen Avenue in December 2017. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot from the May 17, 2021, Parksville city council meeting that shows the proposed location for an overdose memorial kiosk along the Jensen Avenue greenway. At right, a wayfinding sign which was also requested for installation in the greenway, is shown. (Submitted photo)

Parksville turns down proposed overdose memorial kiosk

‘I don’t think it’s going to be something well received by the entire community’

A screenshot from the May 17, 2021, Parksville city council meeting that shows the proposed location for an overdose memorial kiosk along the Jensen Avenue greenway. At right, a wayfinding sign which was also requested for installation in the greenway, is shown. (Submitted photo)
Emergency service workers at the collision scene along Highway 4 in Hilliers on Sunday, May 16. A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital by BC Air Ambulance and later died. (Collin C photo)

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies from injuries sustained in Mid-Island highway collision

BC Highway Patrol says impairment not a contributing factor in crash

Emergency service workers at the collision scene along Highway 4 in Hilliers on Sunday, May 16. A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital by BC Air Ambulance and later died. (Collin C photo)
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RCMP on the hunt for serial Rathtrevor Beach flasher

Two separate incidents noted at provincial park on April 30 and May 14

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Arrowsmith Search and Rescue manager Ken Neden, as he goes over the events of the Qualicum Falls river rescue on Dec. 12, 2020, for a United Kingdom television program “Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UK TV show spreading news of daring Qualicum Falls river rescue across the world

Arrowsmith SAR trio share their accounts for ‘Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue manager Ken Neden, as he goes over the events of the Qualicum Falls river rescue on Dec. 12, 2020, for a United Kingdom television program “Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nanoose Bay volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a bush blaze on Ida Lane on Monday, May 10. (Mandy Moraes/Black Press)

Flames from backyard burn in Nanoose Bay shoot higher than owner’s home

Fire chief reported blaze took more than an hour and a half to suppress

Nanoose Bay volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a bush blaze on Ida Lane on Monday, May 10. (Mandy Moraes/Black Press)
Business founder Jeff Ross stands outside his shop Gold Silver Guy in Qualicum Beach on May 10, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach store owner finds shop in shambles after early morning robbery

RCMP investigating after door smashed, showcases shattered and inventory stolen

Business founder Jeff Ross stands outside his shop Gold Silver Guy in Qualicum Beach on May 10, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artist, Mathew Andreatta, next to several of his ongoing projects, including carvings and illustrations. (Submitted photo)

Island artist considers art a means to reconnect with his Indigenous identity

Andreatta thought of TOSH as a space of learning and creation

Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artist, Mathew Andreatta, next to several of his ongoing projects, including carvings and illustrations. (Submitted photo)
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Dump trucks speeding down city streets raising concerns in Parksville

Residents concerned about heavy-duty vehicles cutting through side roads

(PQB News file photo)