Parksville

The tree trunk of a fallen tree at Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach. (Lindsey Genoe photo)

WATCH: High winds uproot large tree along Qualicum Beach forest trail

More than 14,000 BC Hydro customers affected by recent power outage

The tree trunk of a fallen tree at Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach. (Lindsey Genoe photo)
From left: Paxton Gilmour and Keana Hugh, circa 2015. (Photo submitted)

Parksville woman, 22, mourned following suspected hit-and-run incident on Highway 19

‘She was very kind and bright and was always that person laughing’

From left: Paxton Gilmour and Keana Hugh, circa 2015. (Photo submitted)
Steve at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Parksville, which played an important role in his accessing other services in the area. (Auren Ruvinsky photo)
Steve at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Parksville, which played an important role in his accessing other services in the area. (Auren Ruvinsky photo)
Parksville city hall sign. (PQB News file photo)

Panhandling in Parksville could come at a cost

Council votes on amendment to add $50 fine for solicitation in certain areas

Parksville city hall sign. (PQB News file photo)
Tallie Hazelman, 5, jumped into the ocean with her father for 100 consective days, finishing on Oct. 7, at the Parksville Community Park. She was cheered on by her mother and two younger siblings. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville youngster makes 100 consecutive jumps into the Pacific

Tallie Hazelman, 5, reached personal mark last week

Tallie Hazelman, 5, jumped into the ocean with her father for 100 consective days, finishing on Oct. 7, at the Parksville Community Park. She was cheered on by her mother and two younger siblings. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Police identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)

UPDATE: Police locate vehicle of interest following reported hit-and-run death of Parksville woman

Man turns himself in to RCMP in Kelowna after seeing news reports

Police identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)
Police have identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, B.C. licence plate, PD929F, with damage to the driver’s side headlight and bug screen, as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)

UPDATE: RCMP identify vehicle of interest following ‘suspicious’ death of woman in Parksville

Police say early indications are she was the victim of a hit-and-run

Police have identified a 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, B.C. licence plate, PD929F, with damage to the driver’s side headlight and bug screen, as a vehicle of interest following the death of a woman Oct. 10 near Parksville. (Submitted/RCMP)
A traffic camera at the junction of Highway 4 and Highway 4A (to Coombs) shows the congestion of vehicles turning left to detour a portion of Highway 19 on Saturday, Oct. 10. (Drive B.C. photo)
A traffic camera at the junction of Highway 4 and Highway 4A (to Coombs) shows the congestion of vehicles turning left to detour a portion of Highway 19 on Saturday, Oct. 10. (Drive B.C. photo)
St. Mary Anglican Rev. Selinde Krayenhoff holds a ceremony to dedicate the St. Francis Pet Memorial Garden in Nanoose Bay. (Onnig Cavoukian/photo submitted)

Vancouver Island church opens special pet cemetery

St. Mary in Nanoose Bay offers garden for ashes to be buried, memorialized

St. Mary Anglican Rev. Selinde Krayenhoff holds a ceremony to dedicate the St. Francis Pet Memorial Garden in Nanoose Bay. (Onnig Cavoukian/photo submitted)
Rob Lyon will be the BC Green Party’s candidate in the Parksville Qualicum Beach riding. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Votes 2020: Businessman Rob Lyon to run in Parkville-Qualicum Beach riding for Green Party

Retired naval officer aims to focus on issues important to the community

Rob Lyon will be the BC Green Party’s candidate in the Parksville Qualicum Beach riding. (Submitted photo)
Monica Hofer leads the Drums Alive fitness program at the Errington Hall. (Submitted photo)

Bucket list: Mid-Island set to come alive with special drumming

Pair of programs scheduled to take place starting October

Monica Hofer leads the Drums Alive fitness program at the Errington Hall. (Submitted photo)
A convoy of trucks drove through Parksville to Coombs on Saturday (Sept. 26) in memory of Chuck Pratt. (Photo submitted)

Convoy of trucks rolls through Parksville to Coombs to honour Chuck Pratt

‘It was both his families: his trucker family and his family’

A convoy of trucks drove through Parksville to Coombs on Saturday (Sept. 26) in memory of Chuck Pratt. (Photo submitted)
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Parksville pedestrian airlifted to hospital in Vancouver after nighttime collision

Police report man’s injuries were ‘significant’ but not life-threatening

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The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock head back on the road after stopping at Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)

WATCH: Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock pedals into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Volunteer LeMoine doesn’t get locks shaved but still finds a way to raise funds

The team of riders of 2020 the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock head back on the road after stopping at Save-On-Foods in Parksville on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Fred Buott had his electric tricycle stolen on Monday, Sept. 14 from his Alberni Highway Parksville home. The trailer has been recovered but not the tricycle. (PQB New file photo)

Parksville senior has new electric tricycle stolen

Trike had been replaced last year after man was run off the side of the road

Fred Buott had his electric tricycle stolen on Monday, Sept. 14 from his Alberni Highway Parksville home. The trailer has been recovered but not the tricycle. (PQB New file photo)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, bottom row, left, in Southdale Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: Food fights, favourite teachers, the back of the bus and more

Sharing memories as school returns for another year

PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, bottom row, left, in Southdale Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. (Photo submitted)
Scott Fraser, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim, stands with his family. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser won’t seek re-election

Fraser one of two MLAs to announce intentions as election rumours swirl in B.C.

Scott Fraser, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim, stands with his family. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
PQB News reader David Kaube’s latest project involves 4,800 time lapse photos of life in Parksville Bay. (David Kaube/screen cap)

Life by the bay in Parksville: 4,800 time lapse photos

David Kaube shares his latest project with VI Free Daily readers

PQB News reader David Kaube’s latest project involves 4,800 time lapse photos of life in Parksville Bay. (David Kaube/screen cap)
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Sun’s out, guns out: RCMP arrest man following disturbance in Errington

Search warrant yields illicit drugs, cash and several replica firearms

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