PQB News Staff

The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (PQB News file photo)

Trampolines trashed as vandals cause thousands in damage to Parksville playground

Two in-ground trampolines affected at the Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park.

The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (PQB News file photo)
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RCMP on lookout for man wanted in connection with reported Nanoose Bay sexual assault

Police say suspect provided a false name when arrested July 30

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Shelly Stouffer lifts the trophy after the she won the US Senior Women’s Amateur Championships at Anchorage Golf Course in Alaska. (Steven Gibbons photo, USGA)

Vancouver Island golfer captures US Senior Women’s Amateur crown

Stouffer, from Nanoose Bay, wins title in dominating fashion

Shelly Stouffer lifts the trophy after the she won the US Senior Women’s Amateur Championships at Anchorage Golf Course in Alaska. (Steven Gibbons photo, USGA)
Parksville resident Victoria Tyers won $75,000 after purchasing a ‘Deluxe Crossword’ scratch and win ticket. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman wins $75K via ‘Deluxe Crossword’ scratch and win ticket

Winning ticket purchased at Mid Island Co-op

Parksville resident Victoria Tyers won $75,000 after purchasing a ‘Deluxe Crossword’ scratch and win ticket. (Submitted photo)
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RCMP: Man arrested following complaint of break-and-enter, assault in Nanoose Bay

Police responded to complaint morning of July 30

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Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan, who settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915. (Photo courtesy Katrina Kadoski)

Singer-songwriter tells story of unique Vancouver Island pioneer

One-woman show ‘Cougar Annie’ coming to Bowser Aug. 7

Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan, who settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915. (Photo courtesy Katrina Kadoski)
The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre. (Bill Flower photo)

‘Rock the Park’ music showcase kicks off Aug. 5 in Parksville

Proceeds from 3-day festival will help operate new outdoor stage

The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre. (Bill Flower photo)
Qualicum Beach Airport. (PQB News file photo)

Pilot taken to hospital after emergency landing at Qualicum Beach Airport

Cessna 172 landed just off airport runway

Qualicum Beach Airport. (PQB News file photo)
Former golf instructor Bill Flower has found a new passion, driving a pedicab. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island golf instructor Bill Flower stops driving… and starts driving

Shoulder woes rob former golf pro of one career, strong knees power a new one, Parksville Pedicab

Former golf instructor Bill Flower has found a new passion, driving a pedicab. (Submitted photo)
Snaw-naw-as Chief Gordon Edwards speaks during an announcement of a $500,000 funding commitment by the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to improve Jack Bagley Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Snaw-naw-as Chief Gordon Edwards speaks during an announcement of a $500,000 funding commitment by the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to improve Jack Bagley Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Bruce Waugh, from B.C., works on his masterpiece during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville on July 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

VIDEO: 2022 winners declared at Parksville’s international sand sculpting event

Sculptures remain open for viewing through Aug. 21

Bruce Waugh, from B.C., works on his masterpiece during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville on July 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Catalytic converters seized by police in 2019. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Catalytic converter thefts a challenge for RCMP in Parksville Qualicum Beach

To lessen risk, police suggest avoiding low-traffic parking spots

Catalytic converters seized by police in 2019. (Surrey RCMP photo)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

Health officials confirm 1st case of monkeypox in Vancouver Island region

Risk to general public ‘very low’

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
A catalytic converter. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside RCMP: More than 40 catalytic converters stolen in PQB so far in 2022

Police say devices stolen because of valuable precious metals they contain

A catalytic converter. (Submitted photo)
Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and the venue is set to host the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)

Parksville gets ready to ‘Rock the Park’ with 2022 summer music event

Proceeds from 3-day event will help operate new outdoor stage

Construction of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre is nearly finished and the venue is set to host the inaugural Rock the Park event Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 in the community park. (Parksville Beach Festival photo via Facebook)
A social media post by the City of Parksville, dated March 1, 2022, shows the Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Ave.) lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag. (Facebook photo)

Parksville temporarily changing colour of civic and technology centre lights

Lights will celebrate Pride and Canada, before switch back to Ukraine support

A social media post by the City of Parksville, dated March 1, 2022, shows the Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Ave.) lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag. (Facebook photo)
NIcholas Bennett points to the crowd after finishing second in the 200-metre free S14 and set a new Canadian record at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)

Vancouver Island swimmer Bennett wins silver medal in debut at 2022 worlds

Former Ravensong club member shatters own Canadian record

NIcholas Bennett points to the crowd after finishing second in the 200-metre free S14 and set a new Canadian record at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol photo)
Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is set to compete at 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada photo)

Vancouver Island swimmer set to make debut at world championships in Portugal

Ex-Ravensong member Nicholas Bennett confident heading into competition

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is set to compete at 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Swimming Canada photo)
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PQB crime report: Vandals damage road signs, start fire that chars building

Oceanside RCMP also continue to deal with licence plate thieves

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A vehicle was reported by police travelling at 160 km/h along Rupert Road in Qualicum Beach. (Google Maps)

Vancouver Island driver fined after speed clocked at 160 km/h in a 70 zone

Vehicle impounded for 7 days after Qualicum Beach incident

A vehicle was reported by police travelling at 160 km/h along Rupert Road in Qualicum Beach. (Google Maps)