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Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

PQB residents contribute more than $22K to convoy blockades, hacked data reveals

Approximately 200 people listed with local addresses donated via GiveSendGo

Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
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3 Parksville Qualicum Beach residents defrauded out of thousands of dollars

Trio of separate reports made to Oceanside RCMP between Jan. 25 to Jan. 28

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PQB crime report: Resident loses hundreds of thousands of dollars via online dating

RCMP also deal with vandalized excavators, vehicle thefts

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The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. (thegardensatqualicum.com)

COVID-19: Outbreak at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach has been declared over

Island Health says 12 resident cases and seven staff cases attributed

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. (thegardensatqualicum.com)
A 2021 census questionnaire. (Black Press Media file photo)
A 2021 census questionnaire. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sgt. Shane Worth, Operations Support NCO for the Oceanside RCMP Detachment, visits the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A discussion with Sgt. Shane Worth of the Oceanside RCMP

Podcast: Talk includes working in small and large B.C. detachments, policing in a pandemic

Sgt. Shane Worth, Operations Support NCO for the Oceanside RCMP Detachment, visits the PQB News/VI Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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Yates Memorial Services owners Rae and Barry Tuck presents a giant cheque of $4,500 to Errington Volunteer Fire Department’s Michael Love, right, and Scott Walker for its Drone Project. (Michael Briones photo)

Errington fire department looking to get drone off the ground to assist firefighting efforts

Donation from business owners puts fire department’s fundraiser over the top

Yates Memorial Services owners Rae and Barry Tuck presents a giant cheque of $4,500 to Errington Volunteer Fire Department’s Michael Love, right, and Scott Walker for its Drone Project. (Michael Briones photo)
The Bard to Broadway Theatre Society has announced it will be dissolved. For more than two decades they have produced an array of entertaining shows. (PQB News file photo)

Pandemic-related issues mean final curtain drops for Bard to Broadway Theatre Society

Difficulties in securing enough qualified personnel prove too much

The Bard to Broadway Theatre Society has announced it will be dissolved. For more than two decades they have produced an array of entertaining shows. (PQB News file photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
Sherry Thompson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Sherry Thompson, president of OHEARTS

Podcast: Chat includes the need for low-income housing, cold-weather shelters and more

Sherry Thompson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, Adam Walker, standing outside the new location of the Flowerstone Family Health Clinic at 744A Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach. (Facebook photo)
MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, Adam Walker, standing outside the new location of the Flowerstone Family Health Clinic at 744A Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach. (Facebook photo)
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Ravensong Aquatic Centre pool in Qualicum Beach faces closures due to staff shortages

Situation depends on number of lifeguards and instructing staff available

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Social media posts, dated Jan. 24, 2022, by an Errington resident who had corralled two missing cattle after their first escape. (Facebook photo)

Moo-vin’ around: Island cattle on the lam after escaping twice

Owners searching after animals slipped out through since-repaired Errington fence

Social media posts, dated Jan. 24, 2022, by an Errington resident who had corralled two missing cattle after their first escape. (Facebook photo)
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Overdose calls continue to spike throughout the province. (BCEHS photo illustration)

Parksville sees 43 per cent spike in overdose calls in 2021

BC Emergency Health Services report indicates 108 per cent increase since reporting started in 2016

Overdose calls continue to spike throughout the province. (BCEHS photo illustration)
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PQB crime report: Vehicle reported stolen in Parksville, recovered in Nanaimo

Oceanside RCMP receive 187 complaints in one-week period

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School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Talking 2022 with Peter Jory, superintendent for School District 69 (Qualicum)

Podcast: COVID-19 updates, snow days, facilities planning

School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Peter Jory visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Founder and operations manager of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Robin Campbell, holds Blizzard, a rare white raven, shortly after the bird was brought into the centre in late May 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Rare white raven on the mend at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington

Bird enjoys prime cuts of red meat and solving toy puzzles meant for toddlers

Founder and operations manager of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Robin Campbell, holds Blizzard, a rare white raven, shortly after the bird was brought into the centre in late May 2021. (Michael Briones photo)