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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Bookseller grows dream into epic businessmanagement of the Coombs store to Sean. Stan Wallington later sold his Port Al
Bookseller grows dream into epic business
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 2 hours ago
management of the Coombs store to Sean. Stan Wallington later sold his Port Alberni store and opened Fireside Books in Parksville 20 years ago. It continues to operate under Stan’s wife Jennifer Wallington since his death two years ago. In... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
Brown conquers Ocean Mile off Qualicum Beach shoreloop course around a series of buoys in 23 minutes, 10 seconds to win the Bavar
Brown conquers Ocean Mile off Qualicum Beach shore
Alberni Valley News / Posted 2 hours ago
loop course around a series of buoys in 23 minutes, 10 seconds to win the Bavaro Autobody & Glass Trophy. He was second to Parksville’s Haley Bennett, 16, who claimed her second victory in the event in 22:10. Another Parksville teen, Ethan... Read more
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BC Local News
Bookseller grows dream into epic businessmanagement of the Coombs store to Sean. Stan Wallington later sold his Port Al
Bookseller grows dream into epic business
BC Local News / Posted 2 hours ago
management of the Coombs store to Sean. Stan Wallington later sold his Port Alberni store and opened Fireside Books in Parksville 20 years ago. It continues to operate under Stan’s wife Jennifer Wallington since his death two years ago. In... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Sports in BriefParksville’s Aidan Goodfellow finished in a tie for third place in the B.C. Juv
Sports in Brief
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 3 hours ago
Parksville’s Aidan Goodfellow finished in a tie for third place in the B.C. Juvenile Boys Golf Championship last week with a 1-under-par 215 at Chilliwack Golf & Country Club. Goodfellow tied with Sean Buckles of North Vancouver in the three-day,... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Beachfest people’s choice winnershad passed through the gates over the five-week event. That was a 28 per cent
Beachfest people’s choice winners
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 4 hours ago
had passed through the gates over the five-week event. That was a 28 per cent increase over last year’s record attendance, Parksville Beach Festival Society President Cheryl Dill said. “Once again, the warm, sunny weather, high quality of... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Qualicum Beach town council newsbut beneficial,” citing the advantages of backyard hens. She said four is the m
Qualicum Beach town council news
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 4 hours ago
but beneficial,” citing the advantages of backyard hens. She said four is the maximum in most municipalities, including Parksville. Coun. Anne Skipsey said it was worth consideration. “In this day and age, when most consumers are so far removed... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
The Lunch, for ovarian cancerfor Ovarian Cancer Canada, is Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tigh-Na-Mar
The Lunch, for ovarian cancer
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 4 hours ago
for Ovarian Cancer Canada, is Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (1155 Resort Dr., Parksville). This is the fourth gala luncheon in Parksville, and organizer Eileen Beadle said she founded the event to... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
SPCA Paws for a Causetaking place in 30 B.C. communities this fall. There is still plenty of time to
SPCA Paws for a Cause
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 4 hours ago
taking place in 30 B.C. communities this fall. There is still plenty of time to get involved by visiting www.spca.ba.ca/parksvillewalk. The annual walk, benefiting the Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District SPCA branch, will be held in... Read more
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BC Local News
Beachfest people’s choice winnershad passed through the gates over the five-week event. That was a 28 per cent
Beachfest people’s choice winners
BC Local News / Posted 4 hours ago
had passed through the gates over the five-week event. That was a 28 per cent increase over last year’s record attendance, Parksville Beach Festival Society President Cheryl Dill said. “Once again, the warm, sunny weather, high quality of... Read more
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BC Local News
Qualicum Beach town council newsbut beneficial,” citing the advantages of backyard hens. She said four is the m
Qualicum Beach town council news
BC Local News / Posted 4 hours ago
but beneficial,” citing the advantages of backyard hens. She said four is the maximum in most municipalities, including Parksville. Coun. Anne Skipsey said it was worth consideration. “In this day and age, when most consumers are so far removed... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Calgary girl, 4, dies on family vacationto save a four-year old girl from Calgary who was run over by a car in B.C. Th
Calgary girl, 4, dies on family vacation
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
to save a four-year old girl from Calgary who was run over by a car in B.C. The girl and her family were on vacation in Parksville, on Vancouver Island, when the incident happened. She was hit by a car at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday while riding... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. cabinet minister hopes to top the Paralympic podium in Rioand even had death threats directed her way – not what she expected when she jo
B.C. cabinet minister hopes to top the Paralympic podium in Rio
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
and even had death threats directed her way – not what she expected when she joined the political world as the MLA for Parksville-Qualicum in 2013. “It’s made me certainly have to strengthen my mental game, to be able to block those negative... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
‘An accident waiting to happen’ at Cathedral Grovesay is a dangerous parking situation at Cathedral Grove on Highway 4. It’s one
‘An accident waiting to happen’ at Cathedral Grove
Alberni Valley News / Posted 4 days ago
say is a dangerous parking situation at Cathedral Grove on Highway 4. It’s one of the most popular destinations between Parksville and Port Alberni—and that makes it one of the most dangerous, according to chamber executive director Bill... Read more
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BC Local News
‘An accident waiting to happen’ at Cathedral Grovesay is a dangerous parking situation at Cathedral Grove on Highway 4. It’s one
‘An accident waiting to happen’ at Cathedral Grove
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
say is a dangerous parking situation at Cathedral Grove on Highway 4. It’s one of the most popular destinations between Parksville and Port Alberni—and that makes it one of the most dangerous, according to chamber executive director Bill... Read more
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BC Local News
Young girl dies after being struck by vehiclepronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle in what Oceanside RCMP termed a
Young girl dies after being struck by vehicle
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle in what Oceanside RCMP termed a “tragic collision” Wednesday afternoon in Parksville. The B.C. Ambulance Service, Parksville Volunteer Fire Department, and the Oceanside RCMP were called at 2:30... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Young girl dies after being struck by vehiclepronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle in what Oceanside RCMP termed a
Young girl dies after being struck by vehicle
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle in what Oceanside RCMP termed a “tragic collision” Wednesday afternoon in Parksville. The B.C. Ambulance Service, Parksville Volunteer Fire Department, and the Oceanside RCMP were called at 2:30... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville teen makes waves in repeat winIt took a few years, but Parksville teen Haley Bennett finally repeated as cham
Parksville teen makes waves in repeat win
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
It took a few years, but Parksville teen Haley Bennett finally repeated as champion when she won the 58th annual Qualicum Beach Open Mile Swim Sunday afternoon. Bennett, 16, covered the loop course around inflatable buoys in 22 minutes, 10 seconds.... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville Beachfest record is officialwelcomed Linda Nelsen from Pitt Meadows as their 115,000th guest. “This is the
Parksville Beachfest record is official
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
welcomed Linda Nelsen from Pitt Meadows as their 115,000th guest. “This is the culmination of all of our hard work,” said Parksville Beach Festival Society president Cheryl Dill. “It’s also an indicator that tourism is on the rise in the area and... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Campfires banned across Parksville Qualicum Beach regionAs of yesterday (Aug. 17) campfires are banned across the Coastal Fire Zone, in
Campfires banned across Parksville Qualicum Beach region
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
As of yesterday (Aug. 17) campfires are banned across the Coastal Fire Zone, including the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. All open burning, including campfires, beach fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, tiki torches, burning barrels and binary... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville quarterly crime statsJOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor All those new homes under construction in Parks
Parksville quarterly crime stats
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
JOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor All those new homes under construction in Parksville have proven to be a magnet for thieves stealing appliances, tools and construction materials. In fact, said the acting commander of the Oceanside RCMP, thefts from... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
$1.3m in education grants unclaimed in ParksvilleJOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor Two thirds of Parksville children in low income
$1.3m in education grants unclaimed in Parksville
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
JOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor Two thirds of Parksville children in low income families are still missing out on federal grants offering up to $2,000 towards their further education, Parksville city council heard Monday. Rolanda Murray of Vancouver... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Fundraiser, dance for the MAC in Parksville— Rock Around the MAC. Saturday, Sept. 10 the Oceanside Community Arts Council
Fundraiser, dance for the MAC in Parksville
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
— Rock Around the MAC. Saturday, Sept. 10 the Oceanside Community Arts Council is hosting a fundraiser and dance at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the McMillan Arts Centre. Music will be... Read more
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BC Local News
Parksville quarterly crime statsJOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor All those new homes under construction in Parks
Parksville quarterly crime stats
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
JOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor All those new homes under construction in Parksville have proven to be a magnet for thieves stealing appliances, tools and construction materials. In fact, said the acting commander of the Oceanside RCMP, thefts from... Read more
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BC Local News
$1.3m in education grants unclaimed in ParksvilleJOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor Two thirds of Parksville children in low income
$1.3m in education grants unclaimed in Parksville
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
JOHN GRIFFITHSNEWS Contributor Two thirds of Parksville children in low income families are still missing out on federal grants offering up to $2,000 towards their further education, Parksville city council heard Monday. Rolanda Murray of Vancouver... Read more
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BC Local News
Parksville Beachfest record is officialwelcomed Linda Nelsen from Pitt Meadows as their 115,000th guest. “This is the
Parksville Beachfest record is official
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
welcomed Linda Nelsen from Pitt Meadows as their 115,000th guest. “This is the culmination of all of our hard work,” said Parksville Beach Festival Society president Cheryl Dill. “It’s also an indicator that tourism is on the rise in the area and... Read more
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BC Local News
Campfires banned across Parksville Qualicum Beach regionAs of yesterday (Aug. 17) campfires are banned across the Coastal Fire Zone, in
Campfires banned across Parksville Qualicum Beach region
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
As of yesterday (Aug. 17) campfires are banned across the Coastal Fire Zone, including the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. All open burning, including campfires, beach fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, tiki torches, burning barrels and binary... Read more
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BC Local News
Howie Meeker honouredParksville’s Howie Meeker, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall-of-Fa
Howie Meeker honoured
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
Parksville’s Howie Meeker, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall-of-Famer, has been honoured for more than 40 years of support of Special Olympics by being inducted into the Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) Hall of Fame. Meeker, a legendary... Read more
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BC Local News
Fundraiser, dance for the MAC in Parksville— Rock Around the MAC. Saturday, Sept. 10 the Oceanside Community Arts Council
Fundraiser, dance for the MAC in Parksville
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
— Rock Around the MAC. Saturday, Sept. 10 the Oceanside Community Arts Council is hosting a fundraiser and dance at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the McMillan Arts Centre. Music will be... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Howie Meeker honouredParksville’s Howie Meeker, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall-of-Fa
Howie Meeker honoured
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
Parksville’s Howie Meeker, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall-of-Famer, has been honoured for more than 40 years of support of Special Olympics by being inducted into the Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) Hall of Fame. Meeker, a legendary... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
ICF may lose 2017 tax exemptionpassenger rail service to Victoria, now faces the spectre of losing its 2017 pr
ICF may lose 2017 tax exemption
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 days ago
passenger rail service to Victoria, now faces the spectre of losing its 2017 property tax exemption from the City of Parksville. What seemed a routine staff recommendation to approve the exemption of $7,713.18 along with others was thrown... Read more
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Sicamous Eagle Valley News
Sicamous property OK’d to include manufactured homescouncil chambers last Wednesday to voice their opinions and concerns on the pro
Sicamous property OK’d to include manufactured homes
Sicamous Eagle Valley News / Posted 6 days ago
council chambers last Wednesday to voice their opinions and concerns on the proposed rezoning of a development at 711 Parksville St. The property in question, owned by Darrell Trouton, is already zoned for Single Family Residential that... Read more
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BC Local News
Howie Meeker named to Special Olympics BC Hall of Famea Member of Parliament, a hockey coach, and a noted broadcaster with a 30-year
Howie Meeker named to Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
a Member of Parliament, a hockey coach, and a noted broadcaster with a 30-year career. He is now 92 years old and lives in Parksville with his wife Leah; both are both big-hearted supporters of Special Olympics and serve as patrons of the B.C.... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Howie Meeker named to Special Olympics BC Hall of Famea Member of Parliament, a hockey coach, and a noted broadcaster with a 30-year
Howie Meeker named to Special Olympics BC Hall of Fame
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
a Member of Parliament, a hockey coach, and a noted broadcaster with a 30-year career. He is now 92 years old and lives in Parksville with his wife Leah; both are both big-hearted supporters of Special Olympics and serve as patrons of the B.C.... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Stilwell earns fourth Paralympic berthis just the icing on the cake.” That cake has gotten plenty sweet. Stilwell,
Stilwell earns fourth Paralympic berth
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
is just the icing on the cake.” That cake has gotten plenty sweet. Stilwell, now 42 and a cabinet minister as the Parksville Qualicum MLA for the B.C. Liberal government, swept to gold in the women’s T52 100 and 200 metre sprints in the... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Coco Jafro performing at Errington War Memorial Halladded that this is Coco Jafro’s first time performing in Errington. Tickets ar
Coco Jafro performing at Errington War Memorial Hall
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
added that this is Coco Jafro’s first time performing in Errington. Tickets are $15 at the Errington General Store (1544 Grafton Ave.), Cranky Dog Music (154 Morison Ave., Parksville) and Heaven on Earth (149 W Second Ave., Qua... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville and Qualicum Beach Hallmark series premiering this Thursdayshow is based on the novels of the same name by Sherryl Woods. Film crews spen
Parksville and Qualicum Beach Hallmark series premiering this Thursday
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
show is based on the novels of the same name by Sherryl Woods. Film crews spent the past few months filming in places such as Community Park and St. Anne’s Church in Parksville and Second Avenue and Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach. — NEW... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Golfer steps up for men's healthyet to be. Freko is now in his third year on the committee for the Aug. 27 Blu
Golfer steps up for men's health
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
yet to be. Freko is now in his third year on the committee for the Aug. 27 Blue Tie Golf Day at Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville. The scramble-format golf tournament is dedicated to raising money for the Island Prostate Centre in Victoria. It... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Generals, Quality Foods ink sponsorship dealannouncement comes as the team prepares to open its fall camp beginning this we
Generals, Quality Foods ink sponsorship deal
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
announcement comes as the team prepares to open its fall camp beginning this weekend at Oceanside Place Arena in Parksville. “All of us at Quality Foods are thrilled with this new opportunity to team up with the Oceanside Generals as the... Read more
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BC Local News
Coco Jafro performing at Errington War Memorial Halladded that this is Coco Jafro’s first time performing in Errington. Tickets ar
Coco Jafro performing at Errington War Memorial Hall
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
added that this is Coco Jafro’s first time performing in Errington. Tickets are $15 at the Errington General Store (1544 Grafton Ave.), Cranky Dog Music (154 Morison Ave., Parksville) and Heaven on Earth (149 W Second Ave., Qua... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Siblings running Parksville autobody shophave taken over Carstar Terminal Autobody (440 East Island Highway) from their
Siblings running Parksville autobody shop
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
have taken over Carstar Terminal Autobody (440 East Island Highway) from their dad Al Descoteau, who moved the business to Parksville from Nanaimo in 1979. Smith, who used to be a pre-school teacher, said she starting working at the shop in... Read more
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BC Local News
Try some VIU sturgeonwhat the ICSS does. So far three restaurants — the Westwood Bistro in Nanaimo,
Try some VIU sturgeon
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
what the ICSS does. So far three restaurants — the Westwood Bistro in Nanaimo, Pacific Prime Restaurant and Lounge in Parksville and Edible Canada in Vancouver — are serving up VIU sturgeon processed and smoked locally at St. Jean’s Cannery... Read more
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BC Local News
Siblings running Parksville autobody shophave taken over Carstar Terminal Autobody (440 East Island Highway) from their
Siblings running Parksville autobody shop
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
have taken over Carstar Terminal Autobody (440 East Island Highway) from their dad Al Descoteau, who moved the business to Parksville from Nanaimo in 1979. Smith, who used to be a pre-school teacher, said she starting working at the shop in... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
15 heads shaved for cancerheads this Friday, Aug. 19. The Shave Your Head fundraiser is Aug. 19 at The W
15 heads shaved for cancer
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
heads this Friday, Aug. 19. The Shave Your Head fundraiser is Aug. 19 at The Whole Show Restorations (1360 Alberni Hwy., Parksville) at 1 p.m. Two professional hair stylists — Emily Hollman of Emily’s Hair Affair and Mia Klassen — will be... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Try some VIU sturgeonwhat the ICSS does. So far three restaurants — the Westwood Bistro in Nanaimo,
Try some VIU sturgeon
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
what the ICSS does. So far three restaurants — the Westwood Bistro in Nanaimo, Pacific Prime Restaurant and Lounge in Parksville and Edible Canada in Vancouver — are serving up VIU sturgeon processed and smoked locally at St. Jean’s Cannery... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Needle disposal in ParksvilleThe City of Parksville is installing “sharps” containers in public restrooms in
Needle disposal in Parksville
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 7 days ago
The City of Parksville is installing “sharps” containers in public restrooms in Community Park, Springwood Park, Foster Park and the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. A “sharp” is described in a city news release as any object which can... Read more
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BC Local News
15 heads shaved for cancerheads this Friday, Aug. 19. The Shave Your Head fundraiser is Aug. 19 at The W
15 heads shaved for cancer
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
heads this Friday, Aug. 19. The Shave Your Head fundraiser is Aug. 19 at The Whole Show Restorations (1360 Alberni Hwy., Parksville) at 1 p.m. Two professional hair stylists — Emily Hollman of Emily’s Hair Affair and Mia Klassen — will be... Read more
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BC Local News
Needle disposal in ParksvilleThe City of Parksville is installing “sharps” containers in public restrooms in
Needle disposal in Parksville
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
The City of Parksville is installing “sharps” containers in public restrooms in Community Park, Springwood Park, Foster Park and the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. A “sharp” is described in a city news release as any object which can... Read more
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BC Local News
Premier Clark, B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP loading up for 2017 B.C. electionwill be nominated in the next four to eight weeks. The B.C. Conservatives were
Premier Clark, B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP loading up for 2017 B.C. election
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
will be nominated in the next four to eight weeks. The B.C. Conservatives were contacted for comment, but did not respond in time for press. Incumbent Parksville-Qualicum MLA and B.C. Liberal Michelle Stilwell is expected to be acclaimed as... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Premier Clark, B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP loading up for 2017 B.C. electionwill be nominated in the next four to eight weeks. The B.C. Conservatives were
Premier Clark, B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP loading up for 2017 B.C. election
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
will be nominated in the next four to eight weeks. The B.C. Conservatives were contacted for comment, but did not respond in time for press. Incumbent Parksville-Qualicum MLA and B.C. Liberal Michelle Stilwell is expected to be acclaimed as... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Golf carts OK'd for Qualicum Beach streetspilot project will provide British Columbians with more transportation choices.
Golf carts OK'd for Qualicum Beach streets
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 10 days ago
pilot project will provide British Columbians with more transportation choices." said Michelle Stillwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. "Qualicum Beach is a great location to trial the program, keeping people, especially seniors, connected... Read more
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