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Father’s Day Show ‘N Shine ready to roll in Qualicum Beach

A weekend full of fun activities and classic cars is planned

Long-time Bowser/Deep Bay family considers land use change for hundreds of acres

The Cook family has resisted development in the past

Parksville woman who won tag in lottery to hunt grizzly bear won’t use it

Janet Sawatsky believes this is one way to save at least one bear

Two films about refugees screening in Qualicum Beach June 20

The event marks World Refugee Day and features films about the part of the world where refugees coming to Qualicum Beach are from

Shoes for those who need them in Parksville Qualicum Beach

As a nurse, ShuGuy is also able to recognize infections

‘Pressure off’ at parrot refuge in Coombs

Hundreds of birds are still at the facility, under the care of a veterinarian

‘Locked-in’ Qualicum Beach man now reaching out — basketball game Wednesday between teams from local high schools

Media dubbed Jack Orange “Miracle Man” after he not only survived, but thrived after a rare brainstem stroke

Parrot Refuge future uncertain — reports suggest hundreds of birds may be taken away from the Coombs facility any time now

Developments on this story continue almost hourly — keep checking www.pqbnews.com for updates

TimberWest responds to concerns about logging near Englishman River

Company official says TimberWest doing more than required by regulations

Residents who live near Englishman River seeking strict standards for logging

It's come up in the past at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference and that group asked the province for a review

Errington trail gets some signage

Jeannie Diewold, a teacher and Arrowsmith Naturalist member, initiated the project along with Dr. Lynne Brookes

Hey, wanna buy a marsh?

Regional District of Nanaimo has been looking at buying Hamilton Marsh near Qualicum Beach for about 10 years

Fate of more than 600 birds at World Parrot Refuge in Coombs remains unclear

SPCA says there is an active investigation involving the facility

Landfill changes rules on accepting drywall in Parksville Qualicum Beach region

"Our biggest concern is that customers don't know the regulations," said the Regional District of Nanaimo's Maggie Warren

Sheep killed by dogs inside city limits of Parksville

'What if that had been a little kid?' asks the owner of the sheep

Parksville Qualicum Beach responds big-time to Fort McMurray fires

Thousands of dollars were raised at a recent concert in Qualicum Beach

Snowpacks at record-low levels

May 1 snow is typical of usual June 1 conditions, according to the B.C. River Forecast Centre

Bowser’s long-range planning may include a sewer system

Some people are upset about the prospect, but RDN director says it's a long way off

Students help protect wetlands in Parksville Qualicum Beach

About 20 people recently attended a wetland-keepers certification course

Parksville upholsterer hopes industry survives

Marvin Haftner’s Westcoast Foam and Mattress specializes in Talalay latex foam