Crews tend to a fire in downtown Qualicum Beach on Sunday, Aug. 30. (Submitted photo)

Firefighters battle structure blaze in Qualicum Beach

Fire at mixed residential-commercial building quickly extinguished

The Qualicum Beach Fire Department was called to deal with a structure fire on Memorial Avenue on Aug. 30.

The call came at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, from the occupants of the mixed residential-commercial building.

“On arrival, the duty officer did find smoke on the third floor of the structure (the structure is three storeys at the rear and two on the Memorial side. The level access off of memorial is actually what we would call ‘Floor 2’). The duty officer called for some mutual-aid resources from Coombs, Dashwood and Parksville Fire Departments,” said Fire Chief Marc Norris. “When fire crews entered they found smoke and fire in a wall cavity on the third floor.”

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Norris said the origin of the fire was located in the ceiling/floor cavity between the second and third floors. In terms of the origin, investigators are working to confirm the cause.

“This is an old building, with many renovations over the years. It has businesses on the main floor (hair salon and pizza place) and residences above, with storage in the basement. If this fire had gone undetected for much longer or had of occurred undetected during the night, the outcome may have been much worse,” said Norris. “I commend the occupants for calling 911 and reporting the problem immediately and the great work of our fire crews, with support from our neighbouring departments which led to the successful locating and extinguishment of the fire which was burning in concealed floor joist and wall spaces.”

The affected hair salon, Belle Femme Hair Salon, made a Facebook post saying the shop will remain closed for the time being.

“The damage was significant and will force us to shut our doors for the near future while we work on our quick solutions for reopening and relaunching,” read the post. “We remain positive and will be navigating this process as best we can. We appreciate the outpouring of support we have, and will continue to have in the face of this challenge.”

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Embedded Posts
Embedded Posts are a simple way to put public posts – by a Page or a person on Facebook – into the content of your web site or web page. Only public posts from Facebook Pages and profiles can be embedded.

Code Generator
URL of post

Dear Valued Clients and friends, It is with great sadness that we must share with you that yesterday afternoon our…

Posted by Rena Weme on Monday, August 31, 2020

Include full post
The pixel width of the post (between 350 and 750)

Get Code
Setting Description Default

The absolute URL of the post.



true means use the browser’s lazy-loading mechanism by setting the loading=”lazy” iframe attribute. The effect is that the browser does not render the plugin if it’s not close to the viewport and might never be seen. Can be one of true or false (default).



The width of the post. Min. 350 pixel; Max. 750 pixel. Leave empty to use fluid width.

fluid width


Applied to photo post. Set to true to include the text from the Facebook post, if any.


Getting your Code from a Post
1. Navigate to your Post
You can get the embed code directly from the post itself. If the post is public, click on the icon that appears in the top right corner of the post on Facebook.

Choose Embed Post from the drop down menu:

For photo posts select the Embed Post button on the bottom right:

2. Copy and Paste Code
You will see a dialog appear with the code to embed your post in it. Copy and paste this code into your web page in the place where you want it to appear.

For technical details please refer to the section Add Code Manually

Add Code Manually
Besides the Code Generator, you can also embed the code manually.

1. Get Post URL
First you need to get the URL of a post you wish to share. The post must be public, which is indicated by the gray world icon, right next the post’s publishing time:

For testing you can use this example URL:

2. Load JavaScript SDK
To use the Embedded Posts Plugin, or any other Social Plugin, you need to add the Facebook JavaScript SDK to your website. You need to load the SDK only once on a page, ideally right after the opening tag:

You can find more help on implementing the JavaScript SDK in the JavaScript SDK – Quickstart.

3. Place Embedded Post Tag
Next place the Embedded Post tag at any place of your website. Replace {your-post-url} with your posts’ URL.

4. Testing
Once you completed these steps you’re able to test your Embedded Post. A completed integration will look like something like this:

My Website

The result of our test example is shown in the screenshot below.

5. Customizing
Follow the instructions further down this page to adjust size, language and other settings.

Getting a post’s URL
There may be scenarios in which your embed code is created by a CMS and you just need the raw post URL. There are two ways to get a post’s URL:

Copy the URL of the permalink from your browser’s address bar.
Right-click the post’s publishing time and copy the link address.
Both methods are highlighted in red in the screenshot below.

Via Graph API
If you wish to automatically integrate embedded posts into your website, you probably use the Graph API to aggregate posts. For example you may use the Page Feed API endpoint and the fields parameter permalink_url.

The response to your request to /{page-id}/feed?fields=permalink_url will send you a response like this:

“data”: [
“id”: “1234567890_3456789012”,
“permalink_url”: “”
Layout on Desktop
You can adjust the width of Embedded Posts on desktop via the data-width attribute in the Embed Post tag as shown in the example below. Chose a value between 350 and 750 pixels.

Do not use CSS style tags to adjust the size of a plugin. It may result into display errors.

Layout on Mobile Web
On mobile web, Embedded Posts automatically scale to the width of the container.

If you are already using the Facebook SDK for JavaScript in your WordPress site you can use the Embedded Posts plugin by simply adding the fb-post tag to your WordPress post:

If you are not using the Facebook SDK for JavaScript and embed a Post via the copy&paste snippet, which you can get from each Facebook post, the Embedded Posts plugin will most likly not render as WordPress will convert all & chars to #038; and break the plugin.

Instead use the following code to add the plugin:

A new, easy WordPress integration will be released in the near future.

How do I display Social Plugins in different languages?
What do people see in Embedded Posts?
What happens if someone deletes a post or changes a post’s audience selector?

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JavaScript SDK
Step 1: Include the JavaScript SDK on your page once, ideally right after the opening body tag.

Step 2: Place this code wherever you want the plugin to appear on your page.

Dear Valued Clients and friends,

It is with great sadness that we must share with you that yesterday afternoon our…

Posted by Rena Weme on Monday, 31 August 2020

— NEWS staff

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Crews tend to a fire in downtown Qualicum Beach on Sunday, Aug. 30. (Submitted photo)

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