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Qualicum Beach council wants dogs on a leash when at the town’s cemetery. (Google Map)

Qualicum Beach council wants dogs leashed if owners are visiting town cemetery

Signage to be posted at entrance after dog spotted chewing decorations at children’s grave

Qualicum Beach council wants dogs on a leash when at the town’s cemetery. (Google Map)
A Christmas tree and light damaged by an unleashed dog at the Qualicum Beach cemetery. (Submitted photo)
A Christmas tree and light damaged by an unleashed dog at the Qualicum Beach cemetery. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
Jack Giroux, right, is disappointed not to play football in his last year in high school at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary. (PQB News file photo)

Island football players missing out on final season of high school career

Parksville Ballenas Whalers pair hope to play the game at another level in the future

Jack Giroux, right, is disappointed not to play football in his last year in high school at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary. (PQB News file photo)
The Snaw-Naw-As First Nation’s Tim Hortons store reported on Jan. 6, 2021, that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. (Snaw-Naw-As Photo)

Worker at mid-Island highway Tim Hortons store tests positive for COVID-19

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation in Lantzville reports contact tracing initiated, store disinfected

The Snaw-Naw-As First Nation’s Tim Hortons store reported on Jan. 6, 2021, that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. (Snaw-Naw-As Photo)
(PQB News photo file)

RCMP arrest suspect after reports of naked man running through Qualicum Beach forest

Police say 23-year-old suspect appeared intoxicated

(PQB News photo file)
Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys building, home in Coombs

Nine fire departments called to battle the flames

Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

UPDATE: Rescue crews evacuate residents stranded due to Parksville flooding

Flood waters breach banks of the Englishman River

Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Jacob Stockton and Brett Wildeman, owners of JB Everything At Your Service, display donations they received from family, friends and employers. (Facebook photo)

Young Parksville entrepreneurs help create a special Christmas for area family

Workers donate portion of earnings to good cause

Jacob Stockton and Brett Wildeman, owners of JB Everything At Your Service, display donations they received from family, friends and employers. (Facebook photo)
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)

NDP MLA Walker to have office in Qualicum Beach

Downtown location still to be finalized

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)
Sandy Shores Skating Club is looking for new members. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Pandemic poses problems for Parksville skating club

Enrolment numbers sag at Sandy Shores

Sandy Shores Skating Club is looking for new members. (PQB News file photo)
A goat on the roof at Coombs Old Country Market. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has begun a process working toward possible incorporation. (Black Press file photo)

Coombs-Errington area looking at becoming its own municipality

Regional District of Nanaimo board supports official request, asks for more information

A goat on the roof at Coombs Old Country Market. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has begun a process working toward possible incorporation. (Black Press file photo)
The traditional New Year Polar Bear swim will not take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
The traditional New Year Polar Bear swim will not take place in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman helps create special messages of Christmas cheer for seniors

Hand-written letters designed to help lonely residents during holiday season

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)
Some residents near the Qualicum Beach Airport have complained about helicopter noise. (PQB News file photo)

Residents living near Qualicum Beach airport complain about noise from choppers

Council members say staff do a good job of informing public about training sessions

Some residents near the Qualicum Beach Airport have complained about helicopter noise. (PQB News file photo)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: Parksville photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)

Retirement dream home turns into 16-inch nightmare for Vancouver Island woman

Qualicum Beach council: ‘hardline is totally warranted’ in denying occupancy over house height

A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)
The historic St. Andrews Lodge was saved for demolition. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach lays out requirements for renovation of historic St. Andrews Lodge

Council defers matter until society has been established

The historic St. Andrews Lodge was saved for demolition. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach will temporarily allow RVs to be used as place to stay for frontline workers. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach will temporarily allow RVs to be used as place to stay for frontline workers. (PQB News file photo)