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Jagmeet Singh and Gord Johns meet with a roundtable of experts on seniors health care at at a community centre in Qualicum on Tuesday, Jan. 24. (PHOTO COURTESY RIEL MCGUIRE)

Jagmeet Singh talks health care during central Vancouver Island stop

Singh and Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns talked with experts in Qualicum Beach

 

Art Skipsey on his memorial bench, located at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

Town of Qualicum Beach flags lowered in honour of Art Skipsey

Former mayor, historical society head died Jan. 5 at 95

 

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PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer catalytic converters in Parksville, Nanoose Bay

Oceanside RCMP also deal with online scams, business break-and-enters

 

Sheena McCorquodale with two of her wire sculptures, Allegra and Aviva.(Submitted photo)

Qualicum Bay artist’s wire sculptures commissioned by English palace

Chicken wire creations shaped into likeness of humans, animals and fairies

Sheena McCorquodale with two of her wire sculptures, Allegra and Aviva.(Submitted photo)
Laurie Sieber, co-ordinator of the Qualicum Beach Streetlights Group, took a snap shot of the streetlight trespass onto their front bedroom closet doors. (Laurie Sieber photo)

Bright lights, small town saga continues in Qualicum Beach

Group wants new council to address the issue of invasive streetlights

Laurie Sieber, co-ordinator of the Qualicum Beach Streetlights Group, took a snap shot of the streetlight trespass onto their front bedroom closet doors. (Laurie Sieber photo)
Ronald Laidman has been jumping into the cold water each Jan. 1 since 1981, when he was 16. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach man marks 43rd consecutive polar bear swim

Ronald Laidman has been jumping into the chilly water each Jan. 1 since 1981

Ronald Laidman has been jumping into the cold water each Jan. 1 since 1981, when he was 16. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Resident reports losing $20K via fraud buying cryptocurrency

Oceanside RCMP also deal with more online scams, vehicle theft

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Top 10: A look back at the most-read PQB News stories from 2022

Another unique and interesting year is in the books

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Regional District of Nanaimo board chair Vanessa Craig. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: A look ahead to 2023 with Vanessa Craig, board chair for the RDN

PQBeat: Talk includes importance of working with neighbouring municipal governments

Regional District of Nanaimo board chair Vanessa Craig. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: 3 suspects apprehended after boat break-and-enter in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP also deal with truck theft, stolen ornamental candy canes

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A white truck was captured by a Dashwood Fire Department camera, with occupants setting off fireworks and ripping tents to break in. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

Early morning break-and-enter attempt reported at Dashwood Fire Department

Chief says nothing was stolen but incident a security concern

A white truck was captured by a Dashwood Fire Department camera, with occupants setting off fireworks and ripping tents to break in. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
The SOS Toy Shop welcomes parents, caregivers, grandparents and great-grandparents who need help getting gifts for their young family members. The gifts are donated by the community. (Submitted photo)

Island woman deals with challenges of facing Christmas at age 86 with one income

Access to SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program provides relief

The SOS Toy Shop welcomes parents, caregivers, grandparents and great-grandparents who need help getting gifts for their young family members. The gifts are donated by the community. (Submitted photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: A look ahead to 2023 with Peter Jory, superintendent for School District 69 (Qualicum)

PQBeat: Discussion includes resiliency of students, COVID and more

School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
ASAR was called out Dec. 18 to search for a family that hadn’t returned from a trip from the Horne Lake caves area. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue reports busy start to normally quiet December

ASAR locates family stuck on a logging road on Dec. 18

ASAR was called out Dec. 18 to search for a family that hadn’t returned from a trip from the Horne Lake caves area. (Submitted photo)
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PQB crime report: Trespasser found sleeping after breaking into Parksville business

Oceanside RCMP also deal with fraud, theft, parkade fire

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PQB crime report: 5 crooks pilfer motorhome from property in Parksville

RCMP: Unit recovered three days later in Nanaimo

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Katie Warnock’s non-fiction novel, ‘Sugar Packet Thief: a Chronicle of an Ending’, is based on journal entries from her daily visits to her grandfather during the last two months of his life. (Submitted photo)

Care for grandfather inspires Coombs woman to pen novel chronicling last months of his life

Katie Warnock encourages people to visit elderly loved ones in longterm care

Katie Warnock’s non-fiction novel, ‘Sugar Packet Thief: a Chronicle of an Ending’, is based on journal entries from her daily visits to her grandfather during the last two months of his life. (Submitted photo)
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Benchmark price for single-family home in Parksville Qualicum Beach now at $887K

Numbers up from a year ago but down from a summer high of nearly $1M

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Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
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