Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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Mayor responds after ministry rejects proposed Parksville bylaw to regulate needle distribution

Mayne: 'These needles are being distributed with no accountability'

  • Oct 29, 2020
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Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay farm owners aim to establish Rusted Rake Brewery

Restaurant forced to close last year

  • Oct 29, 2020
Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)
NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NDP Leader John Horgan celebrates his election win in the British Columbia provincial election in downtown Vancouver, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Thanks to community for fundraising help

On Sept. 25, Adam Fras and I held a fundraiser for Cops for Cancer.

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Oceanside RCMP offer tips on how to be safe when weather turns

ICBC: 45 per cent of all crashes with pedestrians happen between October and January

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Halloween candies ready for trick-or-treaters. (Philip Wolf photo)

PQBeat: Ghouls, goblins, candy, costumes, COVID-19 restrictions and all things Halloween

Podcast: 2020 version of the spooky night promises to be much different

  • Oct 28, 2020
Halloween candies ready for trick-or-treaters. (Philip Wolf photo)
Marcus Walker looks foward to playing his first game with the VIU Mariners men’s soccer team. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach soccer standout will have to wait to make PacWest debut

Walker eager to play first game with VIU Mariners

  • Oct 28, 2020
Marcus Walker looks foward to playing his first game with the VIU Mariners men’s soccer team. (Submitted photo)
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Pair of diamond rings turned in at Oceanside RCMP detachment

Items found in public washroom at Little Qualicum Farms

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Parksville man faces charges after incident at car dealership in Duncan

Police were alerted to suspected break-and-enter in progress

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Bank discovers counterfeit Canadian currency

Oceanside RCMP received 249 complaints in one-week period

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Qualicum Beach voters wait to see if they must return to the polls

Byelection could be required if councillor wins seat as MLA

  • Oct 27, 2020
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From left: BC NDP candidate Adam Walker; BC Liberal Party candidate Michelle Stilwell. (Submitted/file)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Parksville-Qualicum candidates wait for mail-in ballot count

NDP's Adam Walker has lead over B.C. Liberal Party's Michelle Stilwell

  • Oct 26, 2020
From left: BC NDP candidate Adam Walker; BC Liberal Party candidate Michelle Stilwell. (Submitted/file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is now allowing benches to be donated as memorials to honour a person, organization or significant event. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo to allow bench memorials in parks, trails

New policy now in place to help manage amenity program

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Regional District of Nanaimo is now allowing benches to be donated as memorials to honour a person, organization or significant event. (PQB News file photo)
Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)

UPDATE: ‘Suspicious’ man seen in Parksville woods not manslaughter suspect

Hikers say he resembled Jordan Jay Ward, wanted Canada-wide

  • Oct 26, 2020
Jordan Jay Ward, 20, is wanted Canada-wide for manslaughter. (Calgary police photo)
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Oceanside Initiatives offers regional economic update to Parksville council

Group aims to reduce negative economic impact of COVID-19 in the area

  • Oct 25, 2020
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There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach running track project plans reduced in scale

Track group to switch to community grassroots level due to lack of support from regional district

  • Oct 25, 2020
There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)
Candidates in the Parksville-Qualicum riding include Rob Lyon, B.C. Green Party, top left; Don Purdey, Conservatives; John St. John, independent; Michelle Stilwell, B.C. Liberals; and Adam Walker, B.C. NDP. (Photos submitted/Elections B.C. image)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Parksville-Qualicum candidates

Provincial election candidates discuss their priorities in their own words

  • Oct 24, 2020
Candidates in the Parksville-Qualicum riding include Rob Lyon, B.C. Green Party, top left; Don Purdey, Conservatives; John St. John, independent; Michelle Stilwell, B.C. Liberals; and Adam Walker, B.C. NDP. (Photos submitted/Elections B.C. image)
From left: Ingrid Chiang, bassoonist; Emma Ringrose, oboist; and Risa Tonita, pianist, will perform for TOSH’s livestreamed Music on Sunday concert series on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

Classical musicians play in TOSH’s Music on Sunday concert series

Ingrid Chiang, Emma Ringrose, Rista Tonita to perform

  • Oct 24, 2020
From left: Ingrid Chiang, bassoonist; Emma Ringrose, oboist; and Risa Tonita, pianist, will perform for TOSH’s livestreamed Music on Sunday concert series on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)

Collaborative project brings community together, offers safe platform for dancers

Shot on location in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and McIvor Lake

  • Oct 24, 2020
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)
Voters in Saanich North and the Islands, here lining up outside Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre on the first day of advanced voting, are among the provincial leaders in getting in their votes early, with some 20 per cent (10,174) of eligible voters have already cast their ballots. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

It’s Election Day in B.C.: Here’s what you need to know to vote

B.C.'s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

  • Oct 24, 2020
Voters in Saanich North and the Islands, here lining up outside Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre on the first day of advanced voting, are among the provincial leaders in getting in their votes early, with some 20 per cent (10,174) of eligible voters have already cast their ballots. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)