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Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

 

THE SHELLY FAMILY: Fred Shelly, wife Gertrude and children circa 1922. Shelly established Shelly Farm and raised funds for the Parksville Community Park.

PQBeat: Talking history with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

A look back at some of the city’s interesting people and tales

 

Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail

Sip and savour: Artisanal beers abound on Vancouver Island

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Twa Dogs Brewery in Saanich, just outside Victoria. Photo courtesy BC Ale Trail
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UPDATE: Man, 43, charged with second-degree murder after incident in Bowser

Police say 1 person in custody, no ongoing risk to general public

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B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle a fire close to Mt. Hayes near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)

Crews fighting wildfire near Ladysmith

Fire close to Mt. Hayes grows to four hectares

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle a fire close to Mt. Hayes near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)
A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon spreads joy, hope through Bhangra dancing

Podcast: Social media sensation brings his special message to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.

Troubling trend of drones buzzing B.C. marine mammals leads to DFO warning

Disturbing whales, sea lions and other marine mammals prohibited under federal regulations

Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.
Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)

Quality Foods sponsors AutismBC’s annual fundraising raffle

Vancouver Island-based grocery chain helps raise funds for autism services

Quality Foods president Noel Hayward, left, and marketing manager Regan Beaulieu support AutismBC. (Submitted photo)
Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.

DFO reminds drone users to stay away from marine mammals

Disturbing whales, sea lions and other marine mammals prohibited under federal regulations

Marine mammal regulations prohibit drones being flown near marine mammals. Black Press file photo.
Willow Bloomquist visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Willow Bloomquist discusses B.C.’s wildfires, how people can be Fire Smart

Podcast: Fire official offers tips to help homeowners mitigate risk

Willow Bloomquist visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon shares joy, love in Parksville

VIDEO: Bhangra dancer spreads special brand of happiness on Vancouver Island

Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)
Destination Greater Victoria has used Stats Canada data to confirm Victoria as the Canadian city with the most restaurants, eateries, pubs and bars per capita. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria leads Canadian cities in restaurants, pubs, bars per capita

Victoria’s 4.6 hospitality businesses per 1,000 residents tops Vancouver, Niagara Falls: Stats Can

Destination Greater Victoria has used Stats Canada data to confirm Victoria as the Canadian city with the most restaurants, eateries, pubs and bars per capita. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Pioneer Rifle Corps. Opening Aug. 14 at the Royal BC Museum, Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum highlights the contributions of Black leaders whose actions echo across the centuries. Photo courtesy BC Archives

New Royal BC Museum pocket gallery exhibition reclaims BC Black history

At a time when many British Columbians are already re-examining the province’s…

  • Aug 4, 2021
The Victoria Pioneer Rifle Corps. Opening Aug. 14 at the Royal BC Museum, Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum highlights the contributions of Black leaders whose actions echo across the centuries. Photo courtesy BC Archives
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)

PQBeat: Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic discusses impact of COVID-19 vaccinations

Podcast: Medical health officer shares thoughts on pandemic

Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted by Island Health)
Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim covers the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC

2020 voter turnout second highest in B.C.’s history

53.93 per cent turnout in North Island riding

Three electoral areas of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Elections BC
Retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Dale Djos was in Port Alberni on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 to receive a Commanding Officer’s Commendation, presented by Port Alberni RCMP Inspector Eric Rochette, left. Retired journalist Shayne Morrow, right, wrote a book titled The Bulldog and the Helix about Djos’s efforts to solve a pair of murders in the city. Djos was one of three people to receive similar awards. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Island RCMP officers honoured for roles in solving high-profile cold case murders

Carolyn Lee and Jessica States murders happened 20 years apart in Port Alberni

Retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Dale Djos was in Port Alberni on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 to receive a Commanding Officer’s Commendation, presented by Port Alberni RCMP Inspector Eric Rochette, left. Retired journalist Shayne Morrow, right, wrote a book titled The Bulldog and the Helix about Djos’s efforts to solve a pair of murders in the city. Djos was one of three people to receive similar awards. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)