Parksville

Linda Wray crossing the finish line during the 1993 Terry Fox Run, featured in Parksville Qualicum Beach News. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island cancer survivor to complete her 40th Terry Fox Run this year

Lisa Wray of Parksville’s run will be ‘virtual’ due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Sep 11, 2020
Linda Wray crossing the finish line during the 1993 Terry Fox Run, featured in Parksville Qualicum Beach News. (Photo submitted)
Tayla Beal of Parksville, reunited with a teddy bear she lost nearly 20 years ago. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman reunited with beloved teddy bear nearly 20 years later

Furry friend discovered at Parksville’s SOS Thrift Shop

  • Sep 11, 2020
Tayla Beal of Parksville, reunited with a teddy bear she lost nearly 20 years ago. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Curling Club is looking forward to a good season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Curling Club is looking forward to a good season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News file photo)
Eagle expert David Hancock, left, and Myles Lamont check the treetop where they would build the eagle’s nest at the French Creek Estuary. (Michael Briones photo)
Eagle expert David Hancock, left, and Myles Lamont check the treetop where they would build the eagle’s nest at the French Creek Estuary. (Michael Briones photo)
Dr. Keven Elder visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: SD69 superintendent of schools Dr. Keven Elder

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19 protocols, plans for returning students and more

Dr. Keven Elder visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Tourism in the PQB area was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (NEWS file photo)

Tourism-based businesses in Parksville Qualicum Beach bouncing back

Industry insiders say initial effects of COVID still being felt

Tourism in the PQB area was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (NEWS file photo)
(Black Press file)

One year later, still no news on 2019 fatal hit-and-run incident in Parksville

RCMP say they gave Crown counsel all information ‘some time ago’

(Black Press file)
Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)

Bald eagle family in French Creek to get a new home

Artificial nest will be a first of its kind on Vancouver Island

Save French Creek Estuary Land has documented eagles nesting on a Douglas Fir tree near the French Creek Marina. (SFCEL photo)
A memorial arch was erected in honour of a man killed in a hit-and-run incident in Parksville last year. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Memorial arch honouring hit-and-run victim in Parksville dismantled

City cites potential liability to people using park and beach

A memorial arch was erected in honour of a man killed in a hit-and-run incident in Parksville last year. (Photo submitted)
Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with Parksville/Qualicum Beach fire chief Marc Norris

LISTEN: Talk includes recruitment, fire safety, COVID-19 and more

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Oceanside Generals defenceman Aleko Karamanis is returning to the squad for the 2020-21 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (Michael Briones photo)

Oceanside Generals begin training for 2020-21 VIJHL season

Parksville-based team makes variety of off-ice moves as plans for season continue to be explored

Oceanside Generals defenceman Aleko Karamanis is returning to the squad for the 2020-21 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (Michael Briones photo)
Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with music promoter and business owner Doug Pickard

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19, future of live performances and more

Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
The owners of Arbutus RV, Rose and Craig Little, will take over the operations of Coast RV in Parksville at the end of August. (Submitted photo)

Arbutus RV expands Island operations with acquisition of Parksville location

New owners Craig and Rose Little acquire Coast RV business from Kelly Tague

The owners of Arbutus RV, Rose and Craig Little, will take over the operations of Coast RV in Parksville at the end of August. (Submitted photo)
Surveillance footage of a pair of men RCMP say are suspects in the theft of a pair of bikes from a Parksville resort on Aug. 17, 2020. (RCMP/photo submitted)

RCMP recover expensive bike stolen from Parksville resort

One suspect arrested; a second $3,000 bike still missing

Surveillance footage of a pair of men RCMP say are suspects in the theft of a pair of bikes from a Parksville resort on Aug. 17, 2020. (RCMP/photo submitted)
Parksville Royals ready to stage Fall Ball in September

Parksville Royals ready to stage Fall Ball in September

Event serves as tryout for bantam, junior and senior baseball teams

Parksville Royals ready to stage Fall Ball in September
An air ambulance prepares to land on the highway near Parksville after an auto accident on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
An air ambulance prepares to land on the highway near Parksville after an auto accident on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)

Lightning fills the Vancouver Island night sky

Reader photos, plus this week’s forecast

An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)
A shot showing the location of a Qualicum Beach hiking group’s most recent trip to Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park. (Submitted photo)

The journey never ends for these ambitious hiking seniors

Qualicum Beach seniors hiking group tackles alpine trails

A shot showing the location of a Qualicum Beach hiking group’s most recent trip to Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park. (Submitted photo)
VIREB released new statistics on home prices accross the Island. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
VIREB released new statistics on home prices accross the Island. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
(File photo)

Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

(File photo)