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PQB crime report: Crook makes off with rifle, pistol and cowboy boots in Coombs

Oceanside RCMP also deal with suspects dropping items off overpass onto vehicle

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Qualicum Beach High School class of 1932. Shima Umemoto is sixth from left in front row. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum Archives)

‘Broken Promises’ explores Vancouver Island’s dark chapter of Japanese mistreatment

Qualicum Beach Museum exhibit explores dispossession, internment of Japanese-Canadians during WW2

Qualicum Beach High School class of 1932. Shima Umemoto is sixth from left in front row. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum Archives)
Surveillance photo of a pickup truck reportedly used in a June 8 break-and-enter in Errington. Oceanside RCMP say the truck has homemade white mud flaps, no front licence plate and no rear tailgate. The rear licence plate is AE 4299. (Photo courtesy Oceanside RCMP)
Surveillance photo of a pickup truck reportedly used in a June 8 break-and-enter in Errington. Oceanside RCMP say the truck has homemade white mud flaps, no front licence plate and no rear tailgate. The rear licence plate is AE 4299. (Photo courtesy Oceanside RCMP)
Trim, a longtime Ucluetian vessel went down in flames near Qualicum on May 23. Both men aboard the vessel escaped safely thanks to the RCM-SAR Station 59 Deep Bay crew. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Garland)

Historic Ucluelet vessel goes down in flames near Qualicum

Her two-man crew escaped safely, but a legendary Ucluetian vessel is resting on the ocean floor

Trim, a longtime Ucluetian vessel went down in flames near Qualicum on May 23. Both men aboard the vessel escaped safely thanks to the RCM-SAR Station 59 Deep Bay crew. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Garland)
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PQB crime report: Vandals damage road signs, start fire that chars building

Oceanside RCMP also continue to deal with licence plate thieves

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Eileen Griffin, who arrived in Canada as a war bride with her baby daughter in 1944, celebrates her 100th birthday on June 3, 2022. She is pictured here with her congratulatory letter from Queen Elizabeth II and a framed photo of ‘RMS Mauretania’, which brought her to Pier 21 in Halifax. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

A life well lived: Qualicum Beach resident celebrates 100th birthday on June 3

Centenarian Eileen Griffin has a 107-year-old sister in England

Eileen Griffin, who arrived in Canada as a war bride with her baby daughter in 1944, celebrates her 100th birthday on June 3, 2022. She is pictured here with her congratulatory letter from Queen Elizabeth II and a framed photo of ‘RMS Mauretania’, which brought her to Pier 21 in Halifax. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
A vehicle was reported by police travelling at 160 km/h along Rupert Road in Qualicum Beach. (Google Maps)

Vancouver Island driver fined after speed clocked at 160 km/h in a 70 zone

Vehicle impounded for 7 days after Qualicum Beach incident

A vehicle was reported by police travelling at 160 km/h along Rupert Road in Qualicum Beach. (Google Maps)
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Needle in a haystack: 2 PQB homes listed for less than $200,000

Lowest-priced home in area listed for $153K

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Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform in Qualicum Beach

Pair will compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ on May 31

Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
A vessel burns off the coast of Qualicum Beach on May 23. (Petra Hergt photo)

2 people rescued after boat catches fire, sinks off Qualicum Beach

Craft had approximately 1,000 litres of diesel fuel on board

A vessel burns off the coast of Qualicum Beach on May 23. (Petra Hergt photo)
The ‘Chesapeake Shores’ TV series production crew filmed in Nanoose Bay on May 19, 2022 as part of its sixth and final season. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The ‘Chesapeake Shores’ TV series production crew filmed in Nanoose Bay on May 19, 2022 as part of its sixth and final season. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The Erik Goetzinger BMX Park’s bleachers and its shed was targeted by vandals. (Michael Briones Photo)
The Erik Goetzinger BMX Park’s bleachers and its shed was targeted by vandals. (Michael Briones Photo)
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Qualicum Beach council size question to be included on fall election ballot

Town’s designation would not be changed to city, but guidance sought on expanding council

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Maj. Ryan Pridmore of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry speaks to members deployed on Task Force Poland supporting Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland on May 14, 2022. (Cpl. Tori Lake Canadian Armed Forces photo)

Vancouver Islander in Poland with Canadian Armed Forces, assisting Ukrainian refugees

Maj. Ryan Pridmore deployed to Warsaw area on humanitarian mission in mid-April

Maj. Ryan Pridmore of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry speaks to members deployed on Task Force Poland supporting Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland on May 14, 2022. (Cpl. Tori Lake Canadian Armed Forces photo)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up new business in Qualicum Beach

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up shop in one of Canada’s oldest towns

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions in Qualicum Beach

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma, left, is back on his feet after a kidney transplant in February, made possible by Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison, right, who donated his own kidney. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum First Nation chief makes first official appearance after kidney transplant

‘Forever friends’: Michael Recalma received donation from Coun. Scott Harrison

Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma, left, is back on his feet after a kidney transplant in February, made possible by Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison, right, who donated his own kidney. (Michael Briones photo)
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Quality Foods in Parksville received and Award of Merit at the 15th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (PQB News file photo)

Quality Foods Parksville structure wins VIREB award of merit

Annual commercial building awards held at Tigh Na Mara

Quality Foods in Parksville received and Award of Merit at the 15th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (PQB News file photo)
A crane was used to load trash on to a truck. (Submitted photo)

Parksville student overwhelmed by the volume of trash uncovered by cleanup project

Cleanup crews found appliances, a trailer, needles, tires and more

A crane was used to load trash on to a truck. (Submitted photo)