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This is ‘Sam’, who said he definitely didn’t know who got into the kitchen garbage can. (Philip Wolf photo)

Wolf: What’s in a (dog’s) name? Naming pets an interesting exercise

Column: Smokey and the Bandit, Aiko, Sam, Dylan Thomas, Oreo, Misty and more

This is ‘Sam’, who said he definitely didn’t know who got into the kitchen garbage can. (Philip Wolf photo)
Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
Migrating brant geese stop and feed on the shores at Parksville Community Park Beach in 2020. (PQB News file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
Wine Down Wednesdays celebrated summer outdoors in Duncan's City Square. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

PQBeat: Writer Chris Herbert discusses the wine scene on Vancouver Island and around B.C.

Podcast: Talk also includes food pairings, tips for beginners and more

Wine Down Wednesdays celebrated summer outdoors in Duncan's City Square. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Shell gas station in Qualicum Beach, located at 2712 Island Highway W. (Google Maps photo)
Shell gas station in Qualicum Beach, located at 2712 Island Highway W. (Google Maps photo)
This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)

SNOW DAYS: PQB readers share their photos from a snow-filled weekend

Your photos: Pets, children and interesting snow creatures

This pooch was enjoying the weekend snowfall in Errington. (Barbara Sil photo)
Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Island actors all-in for their roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)
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RCMP: Drugs, stolen property, handgun found in vehicle in Qualicum Beach parkade

Police credit alert observer for making call about ‘suspicious’ pair

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Anson McGorman gets ready to pitch for Team World at the Future Star Series at Fenway Park, Boston last year. (Inset) He has committed to play for Sacramento State this fall. (Submitted photos)
Anson McGorman gets ready to pitch for Team World at the Future Star Series at Fenway Park, Boston last year. (Inset) He has committed to play for Sacramento State this fall. (Submitted photos)
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Qualicum Beach council probe finds no evidence of discrimination or harassment

Review undertaken after Coun. Robert Filmer took leave of absence citing ‘toxic’environment

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Old Qualicum College building to be demolished, replicated by property developer

Heritage status designation for structure repealed during special council meeting

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Lois Kingshott reads ‘Spirit Igniter’ out loud to Kahlua, his favourite chapter from ‘Keeping Kahlua: A Hero’s Journey’. (Facebook photo)

Vancouver Island author pens story ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’

Book details life of 24-year-old arthritic National Show Horse

Lois Kingshott reads ‘Spirit Igniter’ out loud to Kahlua, his favourite chapter from ‘Keeping Kahlua: A Hero’s Journey’. (Facebook photo)
The horse crossing ‘share the road’ sign that was vandalized on Jan. 29, 2021 and then again on Jan. 30, along Grafton Avenue in Errington. The Silver Spur Riding Club went out both times to clean the black spray paint off. (Andrina Lindenaar photo)

Twice-vandalized sign in Errington sparks concern among horse riders

‘It’s definitely scary up and down that road’

The horse crossing ‘share the road’ sign that was vandalized on Jan. 29, 2021 and then again on Jan. 30, along Grafton Avenue in Errington. The Silver Spur Riding Club went out both times to clean the black spray paint off. (Andrina Lindenaar photo)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach region saw the number of domestic violence calls rise by 16 per cent in 2020 over the previous year. (FanPop photo)

Domestic violence calls in Parksville Qualicum Beach up 16 per cent in 2020

‘Many are not ready to leave due to COVID-related fears’

The Parksville Qualicum Beach region saw the number of domestic violence calls rise by 16 per cent in 2020 over the previous year. (FanPop photo)
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Alert Qualicum Beach resident, 77, foils ‘grandparent emergency scam’

RCMP receive calls of fraudsters attempting to fool seniors into providing cash

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A comparison between sodium lights and LED lights, which the Town of Qualicum Beach has choses for its streetlights to make it safe for motorists. (Submitted photo)

‘High-beam monsters’ bring ‘bright lights, big city’ problems to sleepy Qualicum Beach

Brightness of LED streetlights blamed for keeping people awake, causing nightmare for residents

A comparison between sodium lights and LED lights, which the Town of Qualicum Beach has choses for its streetlights to make it safe for motorists. (Submitted photo)
Part of a flock of Brant geese flies off the Parksville shore. (PQB News file photo)

Brant geese season means dog restrictions for beaches in Parksville area

Parksville Bay Beach, Rathtrevor to be closed to pooches

Part of a flock of Brant geese flies off the Parksville shore. (PQB News file photo)
Nanoose Bay author and poet Susan Pederson holds her book, ‘How Many Times Can You Say Goodbye?’, which is encompasses undelivered notes written to her best friend who was dying of cancer at the time. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island poet discusses hope in latest dance video

Pederson: ‘We all have something that we can do that will keep us going’

Nanoose Bay author and poet Susan Pederson holds her book, ‘How Many Times Can You Say Goodbye?’, which is encompasses undelivered notes written to her best friend who was dying of cancer at the time. (PQB News file photo)
A sailboat heads west from Esquimalt in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the 2020 B.C. Day long weekend. (John McKinley file)

Editorial: Vancouver Island community shows its resilience

Remarkable spirit shown amid COVID-19 pandemic

A sailboat heads west from Esquimalt in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the 2020 B.C. Day long weekend. (John McKinley file)
Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island’) aboard the ‘SS Minnow’. (Photo submitted, courtesy Ken Schley)

Gilligan’s Podcast: tales of Mary Ann and more with co-owner of the ‘SS Minnow’

Podcast: Quality Foods founding partner a co-owner of iconic ‘Gilligan’s Island’ boat

Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island’) aboard the ‘SS Minnow’. (Photo submitted, courtesy Ken Schley)