Parksville

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman helps create special messages of Christmas cheer for seniors

Hand-written letters designed to help lonely residents during holiday season

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted 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)
British Bobby Restaurant proprietor, John St John, stands outside his business in Parksville. The restaurant is set to close on Feb. 13 2021, with John preparing a silent auction for the restaurant’s decor and movie memorabilia. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Vancouver Island’s iconic British Bobby Restaurant falls victim to COVID-19

Owner John St John says Parksville business will close on Feb. 13, 2021

British Bobby Restaurant proprietor, John St John, stands outside his business in Parksville. The restaurant is set to close on Feb. 13 2021, with John preparing a silent auction for the restaurant’s decor and movie memorabilia. (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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Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: Parksville photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Crossing guards now stationed to assist youngsters at ‘worrisome’ Parksville intersection

WATCH: Safety concerns heightened after child injured last month at marked crosswalk

Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach high school ‘operating normally’ following exposure

Superintendent: ‘People continue to trust the safety protocols’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (Mandy Moraes 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)
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CEO: Malahat commute could take two hours in 2038, Island rail part of the solution

LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO Stevenson confident in survey results

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A couple wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to deal with roaming cats that are causing damage to gardens and killing wildlife. (Submitted Photo)

Roaming cats pose problem for Parksville Qualicum Beach area couple

Residents upset with felines damaging gardens, want RDN to take action

A couple wants the Regional District of Nanaimo to deal with roaming cats that are causing damage to gardens and killing wildlife. (Submitted Photo)
Parksville pitcher Anson McGorman signs a commitment to Sacramento State. (Submitted photo)
Parksville pitcher Anson McGorman signs a commitment to Sacramento State. (Submitted photo)
371 Alberni Highway, Parksville, where the Quality Foods is currently under construction. In January 2021, 87 new affordable homes will start construction nearby. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Provincial government in support of 87 affordable housing units in Parksville

Construction at Alberni Highway address slated to start in January 2021

371 Alberni Highway, Parksville, where the Quality Foods is currently under construction. In January 2021, 87 new affordable homes will start construction nearby. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Dave Wallace coached the Parksville Royals for 23 years. (PQB News file photo)

B.C. baseball community mourns death of legendary Vancouver Island coach Dave Wallace

‘All who knew Dave and his passion for the game will miss him greatly’

Dave Wallace coached the Parksville Royals for 23 years. (PQB News file photo)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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