Podcast

Aaron Dawson, emergency program co-ordinator for the City of Parksville, visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Are you prepared in case of a weather emergency?

Podcast: Parksville emergency program co-ordinator Aaron Dawson discusses recent floods

Aaron Dawson, emergency program co-ordinator for the City of Parksville, visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Darin Brown, the chairman of Ducks Unlimited, Oceanside chapter, visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Talking conservation with Darin Brown of Ducks Unlimited Canada

Podcast: ‘Marshkeepers’ group to monitor and assist with wetlands projects

Darin Brown, the chairman of Ducks Unlimited, Oceanside chapter, visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Mitchel Cook attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Burpees king Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay discusses world record attempt

Podcast: Fitness enthusiast plans another run at Guinness standard

Mitchel Cook attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period. (Submitted photo)
Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay, who attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period, visits the VI Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Burpees king Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay discusses world record attempt

Podcast: Fitness enthusiast plans another run at Guinness standard

Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay, who attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period, visits the VI Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL report: Erin Haluschak breaks down what’s wrong with the Seattle Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes Russell Wilson’s future, predicted Super Bowl winner

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL report: Erin Haluschak breaks down what’s wrong with the Seattle Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes Russell Wilson’s future, predicted Super Bowl winner

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Talking Christmas with Bonnie Brown of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army

Podcast: Fundraising initiatives underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Peter Jory, superintendent for School District 69 (Qualicum)

Podcast: Talk includes COVID-19 challenges, Indigenous learners and more

School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Roy Kregosky of the Arrowsmith Cycling Club visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Roy Kregosky, VP of the Arrowsmith Cycling Club

Listen: Talk includes trail riding, membership, volunteers and more

Roy Kregosky of the Arrowsmith Cycling Club visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Lynne Pearson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Rotary Clubs play an important role in Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Listen: Assistant governor Lynne Pearson discusses efforts locally, globally

Lynne Pearson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Rob Daman and Aaron Dawson of Emergency Oceanside visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)

PQBeat: Emergency programs work in unison for Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Listen: Large-scale support and disaster service offered for residents

Rob Daman and Aaron Dawson of Emergency Oceanside visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend

Podcast: Organization has been helping PQB residents for more than 20 years

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation board chair Len Townsend. (Peter McCully photo)
Vancouver Canucks players Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan

2021-22 NHL preview: Canucks, Lightning, McDavid, award projections and more

Podcast: Black Press takes a look at the coming National Hockey League season

Vancouver Canucks players Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan
Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
Vancouver Canucks players Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan

2021-22 NHL preview: Canucks, Lightning, McDavid, award projections and more

Podcast: Black Press takes a look at the coming National Hockey League season

Vancouver Canucks players Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan
Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: A chat with legendary Nanoose Bay musician and author Vince Ditrich

Spirit of the West drummer discusses music, the creative process and his kidney transplant

Vince Ditrich. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (File photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese

Podcast: Discussion includes development, backyard chickens and more

Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (File photo)
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Mary Ellen Campbell, president of the Parksville Museum, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

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

Mary Ellen Campbell, president of the Parksville Museum, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon spreads joy, hope through Bhangra dancing

Podcast: Social media sensation brings his special message to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)