Michael Briones

(Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo to look at regulating ownership of exotic animals

Directors surprised to learn of the absence of bylaws across the region

(Submitted photo)
All photos by Michael Briones/PQB News
All photos by Michael Briones/PQB News
(Michael Briones photo)

Fire investigators probe cause of huge Parksville blaze that destroyed several businesses

Iconic British Bobby restaurant among establishments damaged

(Michael Briones photo)
The charred remains of the PQB News/Vancouver Island Free Daily offices. (Michael Briones photo)

Fire investigators probe cause of huge Parksville blaze that destroyed several businesses

Iconic British Bobby restaurant among establishments damaged

The charred remains of the PQB News/Vancouver Island Free Daily offices. (Michael Briones photo)
Albert Walsh served 42 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. (Michael Briones photo)

Walsh’s love for flying led him to serve with Royal Canadian Air Force for 42 years

Errington man recalls extensive travelling, adventures over the years

Albert Walsh served 42 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. (Michael Briones photo)
A poppy display has been created at the Bradley Centre to honour veterans for Remembrance Day. (Submitted photo)
A poppy display has been created at the Bradley Centre to honour veterans for Remembrance Day. (Submitted photo)
Nicholas Bennett competes at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 in Toronto Oct. 30. (Michael P. Hall/Swimming Canada/FINA)
Nicholas Bennett competes at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 in Toronto Oct. 30. (Michael P. Hall/Swimming Canada/FINA)
Parksville Posse founders Joe and Chris Martino. (Submitted photo)

History of football in Parksville reflected in father-son book ‘It Takes a Posse’

Testimonials from former players and coaches are featured

Parksville Posse founders Joe and Chris Martino. (Submitted photo)
Bright lights have been a concern in Electoral Area F. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island residents ask politicians to help them remain in the dark

Preserving dark skies seen as crucial in Coombs/Errington area

Bright lights have been a concern in Electoral Area F. (PQB News file photo)
Teunis Westbroek gives the thumbs up after getting elected as mayor of Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)

Teunis Westbroek returns to mayor’s chair in Qualicum Beach for 2022

Former mayor handily defeats incumbent Brian Wiese

Teunis Westbroek gives the thumbs up after getting elected as mayor of Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

2022 Tour de Rock gets warm welcome in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Kwalikum Secondary raises $8,000 for Canadian Cancer Society

Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Adam Fras leads the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock into Thrifty Foods in Parksville on Sept. 29. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Parksville Fire Department spent close to four hours working to contain a fire at a commercial mixed-use building on Memorial Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Michael Briones photo) (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Fire Department spent close to four hours working to contain a fire at a commercial mixed-use building on Memorial Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Michael Briones photo) (Michael Briones photo)
A fire destroyed a home in Deep Bay and left a father and daughter homeless. (Hugh Todd gofundme photo)

Father, daughter left homeless after fire destroys Vancouver Island home

23 firefighters called out to battle blaze, fund set up for pair who lost everything

A fire destroyed a home in Deep Bay and left a father and daughter homeless. (Hugh Todd gofundme photo)
Grade 3 Arrowview Elementary student Emilie van den Hout is happy to meet Darrell Fox, the brother of Canadian icon Terry Fox. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Grade 3 student aims to keep raising funds for Terry Fox Foundation

Youngster meets Canadian icon’s brother, Darrell Fox

Grade 3 Arrowview Elementary student Emilie van den Hout is happy to meet Darrell Fox, the brother of Canadian icon Terry Fox. (Submitted photo)
Snaw-Naw-As Chief Gordon Edwards tosses the ball to get the children to start playing on its new mini soccer pitch. (Michael Briones photo)

Whitecaps FC members on hand as Snaw-Naw-As First Nation unveils special mini soccer pitch

Hope and Health wants to establish pitches in 6 Indigenous communities.

Snaw-Naw-As Chief Gordon Edwards tosses the ball to get the children to start playing on its new mini soccer pitch. (Michael Briones photo)
The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)

12th-annual Ride to Live set to rev up on Vancouver Island

Westcoast Motorcycle event is a fundraiser for the Island Prostate Centre

The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)
The owners of the Qualicum Beach Bakery, Helena and Peter Schneider, said their farewell to patrons and community on their last day at their place of business on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach Bakery owners sell business after more than 20 years in town

Schneiders say they will miss their customers the most

The owners of the Qualicum Beach Bakery, Helena and Peter Schneider, said their farewell to patrons and community on their last day at their place of business on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Michael Briones photo)
The towering Ballenas Whalers defensive lineman Enzo Agostini will be joining a high school in Massachusetts. (PQB News file photo)

Ballenas Whalers’ top lineman to play for school in Massachusetts

Agostini sad to leave friends, family in his last year of high school

The towering Ballenas Whalers defensive lineman Enzo Agostini will be joining a high school in Massachusetts. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville junior golfer Gavyn Knight continues to hone his skills after just finishing second at the 2022 Canadian Junior Championships. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville golfer finishes tied for 2nd at 2022 Canadian Junior Golf Championships

Knight leaves this week to play for Boise State University in Idaho

Parksville junior golfer Gavyn Knight continues to hone his skills after just finishing second at the 2022 Canadian Junior Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)
Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)