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Tofino aims to combat winter doldrums with temporary ice rink

District prepares to install temporary ice rink in RV parking lot in December

 

Rob Jonas, president of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association president Rob Jonas

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, programs offered and more

 

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13 after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but operations will be limited for now. (File photo)

Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13

But Duncan-area facility will only be open on a limited basis due to COVID-19

 

Town of Qualicum Beach aims to install an artificial turf surface at Community Park. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach seek funds for $4.5M community field project

Turf surface would allow for new sporting activities

Town of Qualicum Beach aims to install an artificial turf surface at Community Park. (PQB News file photo)
Dana Wacker, president of the Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club, and Chris Hudec check out Fine China, one of more than 60 trails in the Doumont Trails network, which was voted Nanaimo’s best place for mountain biking in last year’s Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo exploring mountain biking as an economic driver

Nanaimo Hospitality Association executive says coordinated trail network could lead to job creation

Dana Wacker, president of the Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club, and Chris Hudec check out Fine China, one of more than 60 trails in the Doumont Trails network, which was voted Nanaimo’s best place for mountain biking in last year’s Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin file photo)
The newly constructed pickleball court at The Pacific Shores Resort and Spa in Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)

Nanoose Bay resort adds 10 pickleball courts

General manager ‘amazed by the interest’ in growing sport

The newly constructed pickleball court at The Pacific Shores Resort and Spa in Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open in September

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open in September

City of Nanaimo rec centres slated to open in September, no date yet for Beban pool

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open in September
The Vancouver Island YMCA-YWCA is looking at reopening its downtown Victoria and Westhills facilities on July 16 with new COVID-19 protocols and a new membership structure to help make up for lost revenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Vancouver Island YMCA-YWCA is looking at reopening its downtown Victoria and Westhills facilities on July 16 with new COVID-19 protocols and a new membership structure to help make up for lost revenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)

Tofino beachgoers ‘horrified’ by jet-skis in surf zone

Online video of Sea-Doo operating within 50 metres of neophyte surfers causes alarm

This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Pickleball players will be missing their tournament action this year. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island pickleball players long for the good old days

No tournaments this summer at Fuller Lake or anywhere else

Pickleball players will be missing their tournament action this year. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Crofton Outdoor Pool will be closed this summer because no lifeguards will be on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

No lifeguards this summer for some popular Island swimming spots, no swimming at all for others

Fears of risk to health and safety during COVID-19 pandemic partly to blame

Crofton Outdoor Pool will be closed this summer because no lifeguards will be on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
City of Victoria outdoor recreation facilities will reopen to the public May 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Recreation facilities begin to reopen across Vancouver Island

Physical distancing, health and safety protocols still in place

City of Victoria outdoor recreation facilities will reopen to the public May 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
The sun and surf at Tofino’s Cox Bay make for some memorable experiences for those looking to get up on a surfboard, even first-timers like Tess and her son, Tyler. Photo by Marcus Paladino

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave

Our intrepid Monday columnist tackles the surf at Tofino

  • May 13, 2018
The sun and surf at Tofino’s Cox Bay make for some memorable experiences for those looking to get up on a surfboard, even first-timers like Tess and her son, Tyler. Photo by Marcus Paladino