Parksville

Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville business owner stumped by theft from childcare centre

6 stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats taken from Munchkinland Exploration Centre

Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)
THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

A look back at some of the city’s interesting people and tales

THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.
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Police seek public’s help in Vancouver Island homicide investigation

Investigators say Black Samsung cellphone may have been discarded in Bowser

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Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)

UPDATE: Man handed 6-year jail term in case of fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and run

Ryan John Grob also banned from driving for eight years

Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Sentencing hearing for man charged in fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run continues Sept. 3

Ryan John Grob to be jailed for death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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UPDATE: Man, 43, charged with second-degree murder after incident in Bowser

Police say 1 person in custody, no ongoing risk to general public

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Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)

Parksville swimmer shatters own Canadian record at 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Nicholas Bennett, 17, is the youngest athlete on Team Canada

Parksville swimmer Nicholas Bennett is competing in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. (Submitted photo)
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Quick-thinking police officer uses cruiser to put brakes on runaway car near Nanoose Bay

Police say 33-year-old woman was prohibited from driving, car had no insurance

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Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews worked for several hours on Tuesday (Aug. 25) to rescue an injured female hiker on the Nile Creek trail. (ASAR Instagram photo)

SAR crews pack injured hiker to safety through rugged terrain near Qualicum Beach

Arrowsmith SAR gets help from Comox Valley, Nanaimo and Alberni Valley personnel for 6-hour rescue

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue crews worked for several hours on Tuesday (Aug. 25) to rescue an injured female hiker on the Nile Creek trail. (ASAR Instagram photo)
Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)

Vancouver Island pitcher inks free agent deal with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Comox-born McKillican to join minor league affiliate in Surprise, Ariz.

Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)
Tagen Marshall. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Young Parksville man works to acquire new vehicle to help open doors

Column: VIU student Tagen Marshall draws closer to fundraising goal

Tagen Marshall. (Submitted photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members as they pack and prepare a woman for helicopter transport from the top of Mount Schofield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith SAR crews rescue woman injured after ATV rolls over

On same day, ASAR helped find pair of lost hikers

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members as they pack and prepare a woman for helicopter transport from the top of Mount Schofield on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Maureen Terrey at Parksville Beach during her August 2021 vacation. (Submitted photo)
Maureen Terrey at Parksville Beach during her August 2021 vacation. (Submitted photo)
Provincial courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sentencing in fatal drunken Parksville hit-and-run case pushed back

Ryan John Grob, 36, pleaded guilty to impaired driving casing death

Provincial courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (Black Press Media file photo)
Courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (PQB News file photo)

Lawyer: Reckless actions of impaired driver led to fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run

Crown requests six-year jail sentence for Ryan John Grob, 36

Courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (PQB News file photo)
Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)

Quality Foods sponsors AutismBC’s annual fundraising raffle

Vancouver Island-based grocery chain helps raise funds for autism services

Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Porch pirate pilfers package in Nanoose Bay

Other weekly RCMP incident reports include a portable toilet being set ablaze

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Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon shares joy, love in Parksville

VIDEO: Bhangra dancer spreads special brand of happiness on Vancouver Island

Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)
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PQB crime report: RCMP nab intoxicated intruder found snoozing in Parksville boat

Other weekly incident reports include prowlers, sock thieves and vandals

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