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Students and staff in School District 69 (Qualicum) will still be able to connect wirelessly in district schools, as the board of education has voted down the concept of a WIFI-free school. (AP Photo)

Qualicum district board votes down push to pull the plug on school Wi-Fi service

Presentation made regarding potentially negative effects of wireless radiation

 

School District 69 (Qualicum) sign at 100 Jensen Ave. in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Students, parents miffed after popular ski patroller program cancelled in SD69

‘Our issue is that no notice was given at all’

 

Eva Hilborn, the founder of ‘Wonderful World of Books,’ sitting in her Qualicum Beach home, looking at what books might be a good fit for her program which delivers free books to three-year-olds in the School District 69 (Qualicum) catchment area. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Vancouver Island author, 95, shares lifelong love of books with three-year-olds

Foundation hopes to expand delivery of free reading material to children

 

My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary School student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

My Huy Lim is one of only 37 nominees selected from Vancouver Island

My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)
Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (Google Maps)

COVID-19: Case confirmed at Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville

Dates of exposure listed as Friday, Jan. 22 and morning of Monday, Jan. 25

Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (Google Maps)
The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, is missing several key pieces of kitchen equipment, which prevents PASS/Woodwinds students from proceeding with their cooking class. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville students frozen out of the kitchen, collateral damage in community centre dispute

With kitchen equipment disconnected or missing, cooking program for Parksville students in limbo

The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, is missing several key pieces of kitchen equipment, which prevents PASS/Woodwinds students from proceeding with their cooking class. (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)
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)

Crossing guards now stationed to assist youngsters at ‘worrisome’ Parksville intersection

WATCH: Safety concerns heightened after child injured last month at marked crosswalk

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)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach high school ‘operating normally’ following exposure

Superintendent: ‘People continue to trust the safety protocols’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)

Schools superintendent says protocols don’t change after COVID-19 exposure at Qualicum Beach high school

Elder: ‘We were assured by the Health Authority that the school is safe’

Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Qualicum Beach high school

Public health staff are completing contact tracing

Kwalikum Secondary School. (SD69 photo)
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Qualicum School District’s first electric school bus is on its way

Charging stations to be installed this fall

(File photo)
Community members welcome Qualicum Beach Elementary students back before school. (John Williams/submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach students met with outpouring of support

Community members cheer on youngsters as they return to school

Community members welcome Qualicum Beach Elementary students back before school. (John Williams/submitted photo)
Some mandatory mask-wearing to be part of Qualicum back-to-school

Some mandatory mask-wearing to be part of Qualicum back-to-school

Most students expected to be back in class as School District 69’s plan approved by the ministry

Some mandatory mask-wearing to be part of Qualicum back-to-school
School District 69 (Qualicum) made a public statement about tolerance on July 3. (File photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) made a public statement about tolerance on July 3. (File photo)
Field trips, protesting and more were all discussed at a recent SD 69 board meeting. (Adam Kveton Photo)

Parksville school’s field trip to Nicaragua approved in principle

Qualicum school district approves student trip despite air travel misgivings

Field trips, protesting and more were all discussed at a recent SD 69 board meeting. (Adam Kveton Photo)