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The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)

Fresh start: Qualicum Beach Cafe set to offer West Coast dining

New operators bring wealth of culinary, hospitality experience

The Qualicum Beach Cafe team: from left, host owner Eli Brennan, general manager Amy Turner, host owner/chef Alan Tse, chef de cuisine Todd Bright, sous chef Jack Mitchell and pastry chef/baker Noemie Girard. (Submitted photo)
The Town of Qualicum said it has not concluded its lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club for use of the 17th fairway and the 18th tee box. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)

Qualicum Beach officials say lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club not concluded

Club ownership group has indicated plans to reduce course layout from 18 to nine holes

The Town of Qualicum said it has not concluded its lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club for use of the 17th fairway and the 18th tee box. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Interview with Oceanside RCMP operational support NCO Cpl. Jesse Foreman

Podcast: Talk includes policing, commercial fishing, COVID-19, Tour de Rock and more

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
An acre of the former ‘Bus Garage’ property has been sold to Naked Naturals Whole Foods Ltd. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)

Qualicum Beach sells prime downtown property to Naked Naturals for $2.75M

Town to retain more than an acre of land for development of public amenities

An acre of the former ‘Bus Garage’ property has been sold to Naked Naturals Whole Foods Ltd. (Town of Qualicum Beach photo)
Goalkeeper Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach has joined the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach goalie Connor LaCouvee joins AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners

Backstop returns to North America after stint in Slovakia

Goalkeeper Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach has joined the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League. (Submitted photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Shown is Quality Foods at 319 Island Highway in Parksville. The Island-based grocery chain announced on Jan. 25 it made a $2-per-hour pay premium, implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, permanent. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: Quality Foods makes $2-per-hour employee pay premium permanent

Island-based grocery chain had extended increase twice in 2020

Shown is Quality Foods at 319 Island Highway in Parksville. The Island-based grocery chain announced on Jan. 25 it made a $2-per-hour pay premium, implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, permanent. (Mandy Moraes photo)
(File photo)

Case of COVID-19 confirmed in School District 69 (Qualicum)

Individual was at PASS/Woodwinds, with a last date of attendance of Jan. 22

(File photo)
Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Parksville and Qualicum Beach curling clubs forced to end season

Restrictions impact financial sustainability of both operations

Curling season is over at the Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum Beach Curling Club. (PQB News file photo)
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach is now owned by family-owned The Care Group. (thegardensatqualicum.com)

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach has new owners

Family has travelled to Qualicum Beach for more than a century

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach is now owned by family-owned The Care Group. (thegardensatqualicum.com)
Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)

Podcast: Interview with actor/broadcaster and current Island resident Terry David Mulligan

Podcast: Talk includes TDM’s RCMP career, radio, TV, wine, Janis Joplin and much more

Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)
A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)

A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits Nanoose Bay property

Experts say interesting look may be result of an injury

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)
Qualicum Beach council wants dogs on a leash when at the town’s cemetery. (Google Map)

Qualicum Beach council wants dogs leashed if owners are visiting town cemetery

Signage to be posted at entrance after dog spotted chewing decorations at children’s grave

Qualicum Beach council wants dogs on a leash when at the town’s cemetery. (Google Map)
The owner of 431 College Rd. has proposed a bylaw amendment that would allow for the development of two new multi-residential buildings and the demolition and replication of the Qualicum College as it stands. (PQB News file photo)
The owner of 431 College Rd. has proposed a bylaw amendment that would allow for the development of two new multi-residential buildings and the demolition and replication of the Qualicum College as it stands. (PQB News file photo)
A Christmas tree and light damaged by an unleashed dog at the Qualicum Beach cemetery. (Submitted photo)
A Christmas tree and light damaged by an unleashed dog at the Qualicum Beach cemetery. (Submitted photo)
The Christmas lights at the Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach were vandalized. (Submitted photo)

Popular holiday lights display vandalized at Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach

‘This is a blow to us emotionally and financially’

The Christmas lights at the Storybook Village in Qualicum Beach were vandalized. (Submitted photo)
From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach youth theatre group looks at more livestream performances in 2021

Members stay active during pandemic with playwriting competitions and online play readings

From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department crews were called out to a house fire on Jan. 5, 2021. (file photo)

No injuries reported as mid-Island fire crews battle house fire

RCMP, BC Ambulance and Qualicum Beach Fire Department also attend Dashwood fire

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department crews were called out to a house fire on Jan. 5, 2021. (file photo)
(PQB News photo file)

RCMP arrest suspect after reports of naked man running through Qualicum Beach forest

Police say 23-year-old suspect appeared intoxicated

(PQB News photo file)
On Jan. 4, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island, with high winds expected to pick up the morning of Jan. 5. (Black Press file photo)
On Jan. 4, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island, with high winds expected to pick up the morning of Jan. 5. (Black Press file photo)