Mandy Moraes

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews rescued a man from the water on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. (Screencap via tiktok/@quinnteechma)

Rescue crews save man from raging Little Qualicum River waters

Arrowsmith SAR team found man clinging to a log between two waterfalls

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews rescued a man from the water on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. (Screencap via tiktok/@quinnteechma)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Crossing guards now stationed to assist youngsters at ‘worrisome’ Parksville intersection

WATCH: Safety concerns heightened after child injured last month at marked crosswalk

Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach high school ‘operating normally’ following exposure

Superintendent: ‘People continue to trust the safety protocols’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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RCMP call in the dogs after driver bolts scene of road check near Qualicum

Man expected to face charges following incident

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Todd Milligan’s Dodge Challenger that was crumpled Monday morning, Nov. 30, after a windstorm. (Submitted photos)
Todd Milligan’s Dodge Challenger that was crumpled Monday morning, Nov. 30, after a windstorm. (Submitted photos)
On Monday morning (Nov. 30) a tree fell during a windstorm at the Sand Pebbles Inn, damaging a canopy and crushing a vehicle. (Valerie Baker photo)
On Monday morning (Nov. 30) a tree fell during a windstorm at the Sand Pebbles Inn, damaging a canopy and crushing a vehicle. (Valerie Baker photo)
The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Development application delayed for high-profile Parksville property

Council refers application to staff for further improvements

The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Mark’s Nature Park in Parksville has been closed following a fire on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville nature park closed following ‘extensive’ blaze

City crews conducting hazard assessment

Mark’s Nature Park in Parksville has been closed following a fire on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (PQB News file photo)
The aftermath of a fire that occurred early morning Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Mark's Nature Park in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The aftermath of a fire that occurred early morning Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Mark's Nature Park in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)

Schools superintendent says protocols don’t change after COVID-19 exposure at Qualicum Beach high school

Elder: ‘We were assured by the Health Authority that the school is safe’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

CEO says fundraising goal was met thanks to community support

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle last Friday while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)

12-year-old Parksville boy recovering after being hit by vehicle

RCMP say speed and alcohol not factors; charge still being considered

The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle last Friday while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)

13-year-old Qualicum Beach musician nominated for prestigious 2020 Maple Blues Award

Docherty hopes for support from local voters to help bring award to Vancouver Island

Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville water tower saved from demolition by E&N

‘It has heritage status written all over it, which attracts money’

The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A sign posted by the City of Parksville which details the intent to clean Mark’s Nature Park on Nov. 9. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A sign posted by the City of Parksville which details the intent to clean Mark’s Nature Park on Nov. 9. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Dead bodies probe: Did you pick up any hitchhikers near Whiskey Creek recently?

Police say two individuals leaving grisly scene may have flagged down passing motorist for a ride

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Investigators remained on-site along Melrose Road in Whiskey Creek on Wednesday, Nov. 4. One officer was seen heading towards the scene in a white hazmat suit, following a large canopied transport truck. (Mandy Moraes photo)

3 dead bodies drawing eyes to the significant bush population west of Parksville

Official: ‘There are a lot of people living here, you just can’t see them’

Investigators remained on-site along Melrose Road in Whiskey Creek on Wednesday, Nov. 4. One officer was seen heading towards the scene in a white hazmat suit, following a large canopied transport truck. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Mobile Forensic Response Unit on-site along a Whiskey Creek back road on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Three dead bodies and a fourth injured man, were discovered at the site on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Mobile forensic unit remains in Whiskey Creek following discovery of 3 dead bodies

RCMP confirms officers will be processing the scene for a few more days

Mobile Forensic Response Unit on-site along a Whiskey Creek back road on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Three dead bodies and a fourth injured man, were discovered at the site on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)