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Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)

Podcast: Interview with actor/broadcaster and current Island resident Terry David Mulligan

Podcast: Talk includes TDM’s RCMP career, radio, TV, wine, Janis Joplin and much more

Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)
The owner of 431 College Rd. has proposed a bylaw amendment that would allow for the development of two new multi-residential buildings and the demolition and replication of the Qualicum College as it stands. (PQB News file photo)
The owner of 431 College Rd. has proposed a bylaw amendment that would allow for the development of two new multi-residential buildings and the demolition and replication of the Qualicum College as it stands. (PQB News file photo)
Joan Lemoine, left, with daughter Lise Schulze, reacts during ceremonies awarding her the key to the city on July 6, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

Beloved Parksville volunteer and friend Joan LeMoine dies

‘She touched so many and will be missed, but her memory will live in our hearts forever’

Joan Lemoine, left, with daughter Lise Schulze, reacts during ceremonies awarding her the key to the city on July 6, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
The Christmas lights at the Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach were vandalized. (Submitted photo)

Popular holiday lights display vandalized at Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach

‘This is a blow to us emotionally and financially’

The Christmas lights at the Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach were vandalized. (Submitted photo)
On Jan. 4, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island, with high winds expected to pick up the morning of Jan. 5. (Black Press file photo)

Environment Canada issues wind warning for east coast of Vancouver Island

Gusts of 70-90 km/h expected for Tuesday, Jan. 5

On Jan. 4, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island, with high winds expected to pick up the morning of Jan. 5. (Black Press file photo)
Nick Rivers, right, and Ken Neden of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Arrowsmith SAR’s Nick Rivers and Ken Neden

Podcast: Pair discuss heroic recent rescue, fundraising efforts

Nick Rivers, right, and Ken Neden of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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Man airlifted to hospital after stabbing during Boxing Day fight in Qualicum Beach

46-year-old victim recovering after incident at Riverside Resort

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PQB crime report: Counterfeit bills passed in Parksville, Coombs, Nanoose Bay

RCMP also receive complaint of car stolen while left unattended and warming up

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Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

Podcast: Town has variety of projects on the go for 2021

Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)
Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)
Oceanside RCMP and members of the RCMP Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services tend to a vehicle stalled on Island Highway on Thursday, Dec. 24. (Peter McCully Photo)
Oceanside RCMP and members of the RCMP Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services tend to a vehicle stalled on Island Highway on Thursday, Dec. 24. (Peter McCully Photo)
Locklin, the new K9 partner for Const. Kyle Sharpe of the Oceanside RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Locklin the police dog has a new partner with the Oceanside RCMP

Const. Kyle Sharpe passes Police Dog Services training

Locklin, the new K9 partner for Const. Kyle Sharpe of the Oceanside RCMP. (Submitted photo)
Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Kerry Campbell shares a special holiday production

Podcast: Listen to an ECHO Players performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’

Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)
Island Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach longterm care facility on Dec. 19, 2020. (Facebook photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach longterm care facility

Staff member tested positive and is self-isolating at home, reports Island Health

Island Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach longterm care facility on Dec. 19, 2020. (Facebook photo)
Beginning in January, the District 69 Arena will be owned by the City of Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Curling arena ownership to transfer from RDN to City of Parksville

Administrative efficiencies created with new deal

Beginning in January, the District 69 Arena will be owned by the City of Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
Rupert Road and Jones Street intersection in Qualicum Beach, near to where a fatal head-on vehicle collision claimed the life of a 52-year-old Coombs man on Thursday, Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Coombs man, 52, dies in head-on collision in Qualicum Beach

Driver of second vehicle airlifted to hospital

Rupert Road and Jones Street intersection in Qualicum Beach, near to where a fatal head-on vehicle collision claimed the life of a 52-year-old Coombs man on Thursday, Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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RCMP say ‘prolific nuisance offender’ in Parksville Qualicum Beach area now in custody

Suspect ‘displayed a total disregard for people, their property or their business’

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Milner Gardens and Woodland’s annual Christmas Magic will not be held this year. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Chrismas Magic will be missing at Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach

Popular event cancelled due to provincial health orders

Milner Gardens and Woodland’s annual Christmas Magic will not be held this year. (PQB News file photo)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)

Popular Vancouver Island running series offers virtual challenge for 2021

Participants can complete events on their own time

The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Sandra Allison. (Photo submitted)

AUDIO: Central Island medical health officer talks COVID-19 precautions

Dr. Sandra Allison discusses range of topics with PQBeat podcast

Dr. Sandra Allison. (Photo submitted)