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Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys building, home in Coombs

Nine fire departments called to battle the flames

Fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel were on hand dealing with an early-morning fire in Coombs on Jan. 3, 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
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Man airlifted to hospital after stabbing during Boxing Day fight in Qualicum Beach

46-year-old victim recovering after incident at Riverside Resort

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PQB crime report: Counterfeit bills passed in Parksville, Coombs, Nanoose Bay

RCMP also receive complaint of car stolen while left unattended and warming up

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Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases the second instalment in her Britannia Bay Mystery series. She is unable to hold an official launch until COVID gathering restrictions relax. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases second in mystery series

Official launch will come after COVID-19 restrictions are loosened

Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases the second instalment in her Britannia Bay Mystery series. She is unable to hold an official launch until COVID gathering restrictions relax. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. (Facebook photo)

COVID-19: No new cases reported at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach

Staff anticipate Island Health to soon declare exposure over

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. (Facebook 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)
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)

NDP MLA Walker to have office in Qualicum Beach

Downtown location still to be finalized

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker. (PQB News file photo)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Sandy Shores Skating Club is looking for new members. (PQB News file photo)
Sandy Shores Skating Club is looking for new members. (PQB News file photo)
Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)
Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)
Seagulls prey on fishermen’s catches during 2018 annual herring run in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)

Special seagull research project slated to begin next month in Parksville

Birds to be trapped and released, fitted with GPS tracking devices

Seagulls prey on fishermen’s catches during 2018 annual herring run in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)
Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Kerry Campbell shares a special holiday production

Podcast: Listen to an ECHO Players performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’

Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)
Island Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach longterm care facility on Dec. 19, 2020. (Facebook photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach longterm care facility

Staff member tested positive and is self-isolating at home, reports Island Health

Island Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach longterm care facility on Dec. 19, 2020. (Facebook photo)
Rupert Road and Jones Street intersection in Qualicum Beach, near to where a fatal head-on vehicle collision claimed the life of a 52-year-old Coombs man on Thursday, Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Coombs man, 52, dies in head-on collision in Qualicum Beach

Driver of second vehicle airlifted to hospital

Rupert Road and Jones Street intersection in Qualicum Beach, near to where a fatal head-on vehicle collision claimed the life of a 52-year-old Coombs man on Thursday, Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Some residents near the Qualicum Beach Airport have complained about helicopter noise. (PQB News file photo)

Residents living near Qualicum Beach airport complain about noise from choppers

Council members say staff do a good job of informing public about training sessions

Some residents near the Qualicum Beach Airport have complained about helicopter noise. (PQB News file photo)
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RCMP say ‘prolific nuisance offender’ in Parksville Qualicum Beach area now in custody

Suspect ‘displayed a total disregard for people, their property or their business’

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A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)

Retirement dream home turns into 16-inch nightmare for Vancouver Island woman

Qualicum Beach council: ‘hardline is totally warranted’ in denying occupancy over house height

A house built on Bluff Drive will have a notice on the property unless owners correct the height of the building. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach painter Deb Peters discusses the power of art

‘If you’re given the ability to create something, you need to pass it on to people’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue president Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)

Arrowsmith SAR’s Nick Rivers reflects on harrowing rescue of man from Little Qualicum River

BCSARA: ‘The outcome could have been quite a bit different’

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue president Nick Rivers. (PQB News file photo)