Parksville

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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)
An illustration was given to the Parksville’s Church of the Ascension by a person, in appreciation for allowing use of its shower facility. (Mike Favero/Submitted photo)

Parksville church makes showers available to the homeless

Pastor receives special illustration from one appreciative person

An illustration was given to the Parksville’s Church of the Ascension by a person, in appreciation for allowing use of its shower facility. (Mike Favero/Submitted photo)
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Province rejects Parksville needle bylaw as counter-productive to health and safety

Mayor says he fails to understand the logic against proposed limits on hypodermic distribution

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Adam Walker. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach voters wait to see if they must return to the polls

Byelection could be required if councillor wins seat as MLA

Adam Walker. (Submitted photo)
Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)

UPDATE: ‘Suspicious’ man seen in Parksville woods not manslaughter suspect

Hikers say he resembled Jordan Jay Ward, wanted Canada-wide

Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)
Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)

UPDATE: ‘Suspicious’ man seen in Parksville woods not manslaughter suspect

Hikers say he resembled Jordan Jay Ward, wanted Canada-wide

Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)
From left: BC NDP candidate Adam Walker; BC Liberal Party candidate Michelle Stilwell. (Submitted/file)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Parksville-Qualicum candidates wait for mail-in ballot count

NDP’s Adam Walker has lead over B.C. Liberal Party’s Michelle Stilwell

From left: BC NDP candidate Adam Walker; BC Liberal Party candidate Michelle Stilwell. (Submitted/file)
BC NDP candidate Adam Walker, right, with wife Karli, mom Karen Flannery and stepdad Steve Shipley on provincial election night, Oct. 24, 2020. Walker holds the lead in the Parksville-Qualicum riding following tabulation of in-person and advance voting. (Photo submitted)
BC NDP candidate Adam Walker, right, with wife Karli, mom Karen Flannery and stepdad Steve Shipley on provincial election night, Oct. 24, 2020. Walker holds the lead in the Parksville-Qualicum riding following tabulation of in-person and advance voting. (Photo submitted)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)

100+ Women Who Care to donate $26K to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

‘100 per cent of that goes directly to the charity’

The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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RCMP: Two men face charges in reported Parksville fatal hit-and-run

Investigation into man’s death began in August of 2019

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