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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Garbage has been littered along Claymore Road just past the Qualicum Fish Hatchery. (Benjamin Klein-Beekman photo)

Island high school student organizes major litter cleanup near Qualicum Fish Hatchery

Klein-Beekman ‘sick and tired’ of seing garbage strewn about

Garbage has been littered along Claymore Road just past the Qualicum Fish Hatchery. (Benjamin Klein-Beekman photo)
Volunteers cut broom on a vacant land near Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Group wants landowners to sweep Scotch broom from their Vancouver Island properties

Broombusters ask Regional District of Nanaimo for assistance

Volunteers cut broom on a vacant land near Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Kymon and Oura Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: PQB restaurateurs Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis expect big summer for industry

PQBeat: Discussion includes lessons learned from the pandemic, family life and more

Kymon and Oura Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison. (PQB News file photo)

COLUMN: Selfless decision from Qualicum Beach councillor sets quite an example

‘Just instantly, I knew it was the right thing to do’

Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison. (PQB News file photo)
The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)

$5M dream plan to create French Creek eagle sanctuary becomes a reality

Campaign to purchase estuary land reaches fundraising goal

The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)
Scott Harrison visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison discusses donating a kidney

Politician made decision to assist Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma

Scott Harrison visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
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BC Ambulance, firefighters and police were on scene at a head-on collision along the 700 block of Corcan Road in rural Qualicum Beach at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022. (Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)

Head-on collision north of Qualicum Beach sends 1 person to hospital

Fire department, police, ambulance personnel attend April 4 incident

BC Ambulance, firefighters and police were on scene at a head-on collision along the 700 block of Corcan Road in rural Qualicum Beach at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022. (Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)
Kim Burden visits the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Talking business recovery in Parksville Qualicum Beach with Kim Burden

PQBeat: Chat includes easing of COVID restrictions, coming events and more

Kim Burden visits the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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PQB crime report: Trio of Parksville businesses hit during robbery spree

RCMP also snag suspect in Qualicum Beach break-in

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From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)
From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Shayne Vollmers and Carrie Smith. (Facebook photo)

Celebration of life held in Parksville for 2 people killed in car crash

Petition started to name island after Ballenas teacher and partner

Shayne Vollmers and Carrie Smith. (Facebook photo)
Oceanside Generals forward Greyson Weme scores his third goal as he redirects a shot past Peninsula Panthers goalie Ashton Lukan in Game 5 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey league final series played at Howie Meeker Arena on Wednesday, March 30. (Michael Briones photo)

VIJHL: Weme nets 3 as Oceanside Generals earn 7-4 win over Panthers

Peninsula still leads best-of-seven league final series 3-2

Oceanside Generals forward Greyson Weme scores his third goal as he redirects a shot past Peninsula Panthers goalie Ashton Lukan in Game 5 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey league final series played at Howie Meeker Arena on Wednesday, March 30. (Michael Briones photo)
From left: ‘Beaver in the River Lilies’, acrylic on denim by Mathew Andretta.; ‘Eagle’, red cedar by Jesse Recalma; ‘Moon Gifts a Blanket’, acrylic on canvas by Andretta; and ‘Copper Shield’, acrylic on denim by Andretta. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: ‘Beaver in the River Lilies’, acrylic on denim by Mathew Andretta.; ‘Eagle’, red cedar by Jesse Recalma; ‘Moon Gifts a Blanket’, acrylic on canvas by Andretta; and ‘Copper Shield’, acrylic on denim by Andretta. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Qualicum Beach welcomes back ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach welcomes back ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (PQB News file photo)
Carrie Smith, left, and Shayne Vollmers. (Facebook photos)

Beloved Ballenas teacher, partner die in tragic motor-vehicle incident near Lillooet

Petition launched to rename West Ballenas Island as Vollmers-Smith Island

Carrie Smith, left, and Shayne Vollmers. (Facebook photos)
The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals celebrate their win against Campbell River Storm in their VIJHL North Division final series. They now face the Peninsula Panthers in the VIJHL final. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville, Qualicum Beach mayors issue friendly wager ahead of VIJHL final

Mayne, Wiese make bet with North Saanich’s Geoff Orr as Peninsula Panthers face Oceanside Generals

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals celebrate their win against Campbell River Storm in their VIJHL North Division final series. They now face the Peninsula Panthers in the VIJHL final. (PQB News file photo)
Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanaimo resident announced as Dream Home Project Initiative $50K recipient

Money awarded by Parksville Qualicum Beach realtors toward first-time home purchase

Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)