Parksville

Juliette Desvaux, left, and gym owner Meaghan Orcutt share a joke during a break in a workout session. (Submitted photo)

Parksville sprinter finds much-needed community support during COVID-19 pandemic

Local gym, former coaches lend a hand with Desvaux’s athletic endeavours

 

Adam Walker has resigned as councillor for Town of Qualicum Beach and will serve as the new MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. (Submitted photo)

Adam Walker resigns as Qualicum Beach councillor to focus on new job as MLA

Town preparing a report to call a byelection to fill vacancy

 

Outside City of Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville responds to concerns about intersection where 12-year-old boy struck by vehicle

‘Will monitor area and adjust as appropriate to accommodate conditions’

Outside City of Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

CEO says fundraising goal was met thanks to community support

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle last Friday while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)

12-year-old Parksville boy recovering after being hit by vehicle

RCMP say speed and alcohol not factors; charge still being considered

The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle last Friday while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Ethan Dean has committed to join the Victoria Golden Tide. (PQB News file photo)

Golden Tide makes UVic an easy choice for Nanoose Bay pitcher

Lefthanded hurler commits to new Victoria team for 2021

Parksville Royals pitcher Ethan Dean has committed to join the Victoria Golden Tide. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville water tower saved from demolition by E&N

‘It has heritage status written all over it, which attracts money’

The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army joined forces to help pet owners and their beloved animals. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Groups set up program to help Parksville Qualicum Beach pet owners

SPCA, Salvation Army team up to provide for beloved animals

The Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army joined forces to help pet owners and their beloved animals. (Submitted photo)
A sign posted by the City of Parksville which details the intent to clean Mark’s Nature Park on Nov. 9. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A sign posted by the City of Parksville which details the intent to clean Mark’s Nature Park on Nov. 9. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Howie Meeker, right, and wife Leah. (File photo)

Canadian hockey and broadcasting legend Howie Meeker dies at age 97

Longtime Parksville Qualicum Beach resident starred with Toronto Maple Leafs, HNIC

Howie Meeker, right, and wife Leah. (File photo)
Howie Meeker, right, and wife Leah. (File photo)

Canadian hockey and broadcasting legend Howie Meeker dies at age 97

Longtime B.C. resident starred with Toronto Maple Leafs, HNIC

Howie Meeker, right, and wife Leah. (File photo)
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Adam Walker of the B.C. NDP will be the new MLA for the Parksville-Qualicum riding. (Submitted Photo)

NDP’s Adam Walker will be Parksville-Qualicum’s new MLA

Qualicum Beach councillor unseats B.C. Liberal Party’s Michelle Stilwell

Adam Walker of the B.C. NDP will be the new MLA for the Parksville-Qualicum riding. (Submitted Photo)
Jake Schleier of Cascadia Martial Arts Parksville executes a roundhouse kick at the Cascadia Invitational Poomsae Championships. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville taekwondo school hosts the Island in poomsae competition

Approximately 50 competitors show off fighting patterns

Jake Schleier of Cascadia Martial Arts Parksville executes a roundhouse kick at the Cascadia Invitational Poomsae Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
BC Parks Foundation wants to buy West Ballenas Island. (Submitted photo)

One week left to buy last unplucked gem of proposed Salish Sea marine park at a discount price

Foundation wants to buy West Ballenas Island for $1.7M to complete 4,900-hectare marine dream

BC Parks Foundation wants to buy West Ballenas Island. (Submitted photo)
PQB News publisher Peter McCully shoots a video at Tigh-Na-Mara to share new information about the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond explains how the reinvented event will look this year, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton talks about what a difference the Toy Drive makes to local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Reinventing Parksville Qualicum Beach’s popular Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive

COVID-19 restrictions won’t spoil community’s annual morning of giving

PQB News publisher Peter McCully shoots a video at Tigh-Na-Mara to share new information about the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond explains how the reinvented event will look this year, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton talks about what a difference the Toy Drive makes to local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Jim Cameron receives a plaque of appreciation from Shady Rest Eagles Football Club for serving as manager for over 30 years. (Michael Briones photo)

After 30 years, Parksville soccer icon hangs up cleats

Friends, players honour Shady Rest Eagles FC manager Cameron with plaque of appreciaiton

Jim Cameron receives a plaque of appreciation from Shady Rest Eagles Football Club for serving as manager for over 30 years. (Michael Briones photo)
Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)

Brewery, lounge coming for Island farmers forced to close restaurant due to ALR concerns?

Rusted Rake in Nanoose Bay ready to try again after restaurant forced to close last year

Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)
There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach running track project plans reduced in scale

Track group to switch to community grassroots level due to lack of support from regional district

There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)