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BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)

Cyclist asks Vancouver Islanders to step up Tour de Rock donations after 2-year slump

Fundraising events include music and cocktails at Malahat Skywalk to celebrate 25th tour

 

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RCMP: Man arrested following complaint of break-and-enter, assault in Nanoose Bay

Police responded to complaint morning of July 30

 

Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan, who settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915. (Photo courtesy Katrina Kadoski)

Singer-songwriter tells story of unique Vancouver Island pioneer

One-woman show ‘Cougar Annie’ coming to Bowser Aug. 7

 

Kieran Cox enters the water near Victoria’s Inner Harbour to collect fish and invertebrates for a study on how microplastics move through marine food webs. (Courtesy of Hailey Davies)

Study dives into microplastic movement in Vancouver Island marine food webs

Wide variety of species ingest microplastics, but biomagnification not found

Kieran Cox enters the water near Victoria’s Inner Harbour to collect fish and invertebrates for a study on how microplastics move through marine food webs. (Courtesy of Hailey Davies)
Kim, left, and Randy Longmuir, head coaches of the Mid Island Distance Running Club, have retired from coaching. (PQB News file photo)

Longtime Parksville running coaches retiring after more than 40 years

Kim and Randy Longmuir were fixtures on the PQB track and field scene

Kim, left, and Randy Longmuir, head coaches of the Mid Island Distance Running Club, have retired from coaching. (PQB News file photo)
Netanja Waddell visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Netanja Waddell of the Qualicum Beach museum takes a look back

PQBeat: Museum has undergone variety of positive changes

Netanja Waddell visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Autumn Lott at Gilman’s point, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)

Gold River girl celebrates her 7th birthday atop Mt. Kilimanjaro with her mom

Autumn Lott becomes youngest Canadian to ever reach the mountain’s summit

Autumn Lott at Gilman’s point, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)
Brandon Nicoll visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Baseball standout Brandon Nicolls of Coombs discusses college career

PQBeat: Young player had strong season with Southern Arkansas

Brandon Nicoll visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan Husky, Luna, are embarking on another cross-Canada trip—this time in a car—to revisit places they walked in 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Kilted Scotsman, dog retrace steps across Canada, reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees starts second cross-country tour with a July 3 gig at Gladstone Brewing Co.

Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan Husky, Luna, are embarking on another cross-Canada trip—this time in a car—to revisit places they walked in 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Jennifer Bate visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s MAC set for a rockin’ summer

PQBeat: Big season planned at arts centre; band ready to ‘Rock the Park’

Jennifer Bate visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
(Q Burger photo)

Vancouver Island restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from readers

(Q Burger photo)
Bears under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Michael Briones photo)
Bears under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Michael Briones photo)
Vancouver Island residents who became mothers between March 2020 and March 2022 are encouraged to take part in a study into their experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Study explores Vancouver Island’s new mothers’ pandemic experiences

Master’s student diving into where mothers found resiliency, community

Vancouver Island residents who became mothers between March 2020 and March 2022 are encouraged to take part in a study into their experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)
This white raven is now under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington. (NIWRA photo)

Second iconic white raven brought to wildlife recovery centre in Errington

Ailing bird brought to NIWRA for rehab; bear cub also in care

This white raven is now under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington. (NIWRA photo)
Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma. (Michael Briones photo)

PODCAST: Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma discusses kidney transplant

PQBeat: Donor was Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison

Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma. (Michael Briones photo)
One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)

Company creates shelter-in-place tsunami solutions as B.C. sits in risk zone

Half of the world’s 2030 population to live in coastal areas exposed to floods, storms, tsunamis

One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)
Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Travis De Coene visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Talking policing with Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Travis De Coene

PQBeat: New top cop knew he wanted to be an officer from an early age

Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Travis De Coene visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Washinton state has launched a website to get more people involved in the recovery of southern resident killer whales. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Wise)

Website dives into southern resident killer whale recovery progress

Washington state looks to include people in boosting endangered whale population

Washinton state has launched a website to get more people involved in the recovery of southern resident killer whales. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Wise)
Joanne Sales visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Joanne Sales discusses efforts to bust broom on Vancouver Island

PQBeat: Group’s many volunteers battle invasive plant

Joanne Sales visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Cheryl Dill and Lloyd Derry visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Parksville Beach Festival Society set for busy summer of 2022

PQBeat: Cheryl Dill, Lloyd Derry discuss big plans

Cheryl Dill and Lloyd Derry visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)