Mandy Moraes

Charlee Woodruff being held by Jonathan Bennett who plays one of her adoptive fathers in the upcoming Hallmark movie ‘The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls’. (Submitted photo)

Doubling their fun: Vancouver Island twins appear in Hallmark Christmas movie

Qualicum Beach babies now signed with Vancouver talent agency

Charlee Woodruff being held by Jonathan Bennett who plays one of her adoptive fathers in the upcoming Hallmark movie ‘The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls’. (Submitted photo)
Students and staff in School District 69 (Qualicum) will still be able to connect wirelessly in district schools, as the board of education has voted down the concept of a WIFI-free school. (AP Photo)

Qualicum district board votes down push to pull the plug on school Wi-Fi service

Presentation made regarding potentially negative effects of wireless radiation

Students and staff in School District 69 (Qualicum) will still be able to connect wirelessly in district schools, as the board of education has voted down the concept of a WIFI-free school. (AP Photo)
Sheldon James Johanson. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island man who flipped stolen pickup sentenced to 16 months in jail

32-year-old pleads guilty to 3 charges related to March 2021 incident

Sheldon James Johanson. (PQB News file photo)
A trail at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. The provincial government has agreed to advance detailed designs of a multi-use trail between Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park with expected completion by the summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Province poised to link two of the mid-Island’s most popular beaches with new path

Multi-use path connecting Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park expected next summer

A trail at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. The provincial government has agreed to advance detailed designs of a multi-use trail between Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park with expected completion by the summer. (News Bulletin file photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) sign at 100 Jensen Ave. in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Students, parents miffed after popular ski patroller program cancelled in SD69

‘Our issue is that no notice was given at all’

School District 69 (Qualicum) sign at 100 Jensen Ave. in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
Milner Gardens and Woodland entrance sign. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Milner Gardens and Woodland entrance sign. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)

UPDATE: Lasqueti Island residents will see mail service resume on Dec. 6

Canada Post says contingency plan has been put in place

Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)
The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Bookkeeper who defrauded Errington mill sees house arrest converted to jail time

Initial sentence was overturned in B.C. Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
Leah Moore, founder of the Flying Fur Animal Rescue and Refuge in Parksville, on Nov. 9, 2021, as she holds one of the many rabbits recently abandoned at her facility. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: As restrictions ease, Parksville animal rescue fills up with pets

Founder concerned with the rising trend and mounting costs

Leah Moore, founder of the Flying Fur Animal Rescue and Refuge in Parksville, on Nov. 9, 2021, as she holds one of the many rabbits recently abandoned at her facility. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Nanaimo courthouse. (File photo)

More than a decade later, Island woman gets jail time for defrauding her boss

Jill Margaret Braun receives 22-month jail sentence for defrauding Parksville employer out of $31K

The Nanaimo courthouse. (File photo)
Colin James, whose new album ‘Open Road’ drops on Nov. 5, 2021, will play the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Nov. 8. (File photo)

Canadian music icon Colin James gets intimate in Vancouver Island return

Musician will perform alongside Steve Marriner and Anders Drerup

Colin James, whose new album ‘Open Road’ drops on Nov. 5, 2021, will play the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Nov. 8. (File photo)
Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Vancouver Island author, 95, shares lifelong love of books with three-year-olds

Foundation hopes to expand delivery of free reading material to children

Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville awards $1.28M outdoor theatre contract to Nanaimo company

Project also includes servicing site with water, storm and sanitary infrastructure

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot of a presentation by Emergency Management Oceanside for Parksville’s city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Structure fires more than double in Parksville-Qualicum area

13 activations in Parksville, 3 in Qualicum Beach, 19 in RDN so far in 2021

A screenshot of a presentation by Emergency Management Oceanside for Parksville’s city council on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Submitted photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue held an open house at its new operations centre at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue held an open house at its new operations centre at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A fire-damaged mattress was passed through the window of a room at the Travelodge in Parksville on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

1 person suffers burns, others evacuated after late-night blaze at hotel in Parksville

Fire chief credits active and inspected sprinkler systems for limiting damage

A fire-damaged mattress was passed through the window of a room at the Travelodge in Parksville on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
The back of a BC Emergency Health Services ground ambulance. (PQB News file photo)
The back of a BC Emergency Health Services ground ambulance. (PQB News file photo)
A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)

Parksville mayor jabs Island Health for needle issue inaction

Mayne tells Island Health officials problem is getting worse

A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)