Parksville

Nurse Doreen Littlejohn takes a longterm approach in her outreach work with homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach, but says more needs to be done now. (Auren Ruvinsky photo)

‘Women face a much different experience on the street’

Vancouver Island nurse says community needs to be part of solution to homelessness

 

The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Development application delayed for high-profile Parksville property

Council refers application to staff for further improvements

 

Adam Walker visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcaast: Adam Walker eager to get to work as Parksville-Qualicum MLA

Longtime Qualicum Beach resident discusses politics, much more

 

The Ballenas Secondary cinder track. (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas Secondary cinder track. (PQB News file photo)
Mark’s Nature Park in Parksville has been closed following a fire on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville nature park closed following ‘extensive’ blaze

City crews conducting hazard assessment

Mark’s Nature Park in Parksville has been closed following a fire on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (PQB News file photo)
The aftermath of a fire that occurred early morning Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Mark's Nature Park in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The aftermath of a fire that occurred early morning Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Mark's Nature Park in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Parksville’s French Creek Harbour experienced a diesel spill on Nov. 23 after a barge and fishing vessel collided. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Coast Guard cleans up diesel spill in Parksville’s French Creek Harbour

Barge carrying fuel truck collides with fishing vessel

Parksville’s French Creek Harbour experienced a diesel spill on Nov. 23 after a barge and fishing vessel collided. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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

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

Adam Walker has resigned as councillor for Town of Qualicum Beach and will serve as the new MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. (Submitted photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
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)
(File photo)
(File photo)