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Remains of the scene off Melrose Road in Whiskey Creek where three bodies were found on Nov. 1, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

RCMP investigation continues into grisly discovery of 3 human bodies, 4 dead dogs near Whiskey Creek

Police still want to speak with motorist who picked up hitchhikers near scene on Nov. 1

 

Nurse Doreen Littlejohn takes a longterm approach in her outreach work with homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach, but says more needs to be done now. (Auren Ruvinsky photo)

‘Women face a much different experience on the street’

Vancouver Island nurse says community needs to be part of solution to homelessness

 

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

 

Adam Walker visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcaast: Adam Walker eager to get to work as Parksville-Qualicum MLA

Longtime Qualicum Beach resident discusses politics, much more

Adam Walker visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
The Ballenas Secondary cinder track. (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas Secondary cinder track. (PQB News file photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)

Schools superintendent says protocols don’t change after COVID-19 exposure at Qualicum Beach high school

Elder: ‘We were assured by the Health Authority that the school is safe’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)
Two fire hydrants in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, painted with creative designs. (Michael Briones photo)
Two fire hydrants in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, painted with creative designs. (Michael Briones photo)
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course. (File photo)

Qualicum Beach golf course notified restaurant patron tests positive for COVID-19

Staff to self-monitor until Nov. 28, can continue with daily duties

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course. (File photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Qualicum Beach high school

Public health staff are completing contact tracing

Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)
The Bowser Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211. (PQB News file photo)
The Bowser Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211. (PQB News file photo)
Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)

Qualicum Beach’s Bard to Broadway group may stage shows outdoors

Theatre society plans smaller productions due to ongoing pandemic

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)
Adam Walker has resigned as councillor for Town of Qualicum Beach and will serve as the new MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. (Submitted photo)

Adam Walker resigns as Qualicum Beach councillor to focus on new job as MLA

Town preparing a report to call a byelection to fill vacancy

Adam Walker has resigned as councillor for Town of Qualicum Beach and will serve as the new MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. (Submitted photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
The Arrowsmith Hall at Coombs Fairgrounds, rented for a gathering on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. (Arrowsmith Agriculture Association Photo)
Dolly’s Home Hardware is now open after closing for day due to COVID-19 exposure. (MIchael Briones Photo)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach hardware store re-opens after complete sanitization

Business voluntarily closed for one day for cleaning

Dolly’s Home Hardware is now open after closing for day due to COVID-19 exposure. (MIchael Briones Photo)
The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach closes until 2021

TOSH takes proactive approach to ‘protect the well-being of the community’

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Jack Coles, a Second World War veteran with the Royal Canadian Air Force, turns 100 on Nov. 16. (Michael Briones photo)

Still up to par at 100: Jack Coles celebrates a century of active living

Qualicum Beach veteran keeps the body moving in the gym and on the golf course

Jack Coles, a Second World War veteran with the Royal Canadian Air Force, turns 100 on Nov. 16. (Michael Briones photo)
Dolly’s Home Hardware closed its doors for a day on Nov. 18, 2020, to conduct a major cleanup after an employee tested positiv for COVID-19. (Michael Briones photo)
Dolly’s Home Hardware closed its doors for a day on Nov. 18, 2020, to conduct a major cleanup after an employee tested positiv for COVID-19. (Michael Briones photo)
The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)

Low-risk COVID-19 exposure causes Qualicum Beach Legion to close for 10 days

Island Health advises members and public to closely monitor themselves

The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)
Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)

13-year-old Qualicum Beach musician nominated for prestigious 2020 Maple Blues Award

Docherty hopes for support from local voters to help bring award to Vancouver Island

Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army joined forces to help pet owners and their beloved animals. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Groups set up program to help Parksville Qualicum Beach pet owners

SPCA, Salvation Army team up to provide for beloved animals

The Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA and Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army joined forces to help pet owners and their beloved animals. (Submitted photo)