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Local news for Qualicum Beach, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Transit gets poor grade in Regional District of Nanaimo survey

However, the same poll also indicates transit is the service most people want to see expanded. The Ipsos Reid Public Affairs citizen satisfaction survey conducted 1,325 interviews with RDN residents in relation to the satisfaction of public services.

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8 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Wellness fair will pack hall in Qualicum Beach

The Oceanside Volunteer Association is presenting its second annual Wellness and Volunteer Fair on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

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9 hrs ago | Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents watching Scottish vote closely

Many people in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region and around the world are watching Scotland as citizens take a rare democratic vote on independence on Thursday, Sept. 18. "There's a lot of sentiment from outside in support of the Scottish people however they vote," said local resident John Beaton, who came to Canada from Scotland in 1979.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Canada, North America

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The London Free Press

Fireball reported over B.C., northwest U.S.

Experts are investigating after people in B.C., Washington and Oregon reported a fireball streaking across the sky Saturday night. "Many observers commented on the intense green colour, which is not that unusual with bright meteors," the AMS said.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

3rd UPDATE - Fireball streaks across sky, dazzling observers...

EDITOR'S NOTE - This update adds new comments about the object. We would welcome any comments from observers who saw the fireball - and any photos.

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Related Topix: California, Canada,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

Notable director for local choir

The new musical director of The Village Voices choir is ready to put her own stamp on the chorus group but Lonnie Moddle won't be changing things up a lot. Moddle is taking over from Rosemary Lindsay, an avid chorister, solo performer and voice teacher, who has lead the singing group since 2007.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

A good use of free time during teachers' strike

GOOD USE OF FREE TIME: What do you do when your school is behind picket lines? You visit grandma's farm in Qualicum Beach and make a little money. Ten-year-old Maycie and six-year-old Jazzlyne Warren of Nanaimo were selling giant zucchinis, flowers and some bracelets they made to keep themselves busy during the teachers' strike.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

How about a cruise ship terminal off Qualicum Beach?

Armin and Gina Maerkl of MM Architects have lived and worked as architects in Europe for 13 years and have been working in B.C. for 17 years . They presented an architectural and urban design study for the intersection at Highway 19a and Memorial Avenue.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Parksville Qualicum Beach food bank under increasing pressure

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Parksville Qualicum Beach is taking part in the provincial initiative, pointing out that more than 100,000 people turn to food banks every year in B.C. for basic sustenance and the local food bank is under increasing pressure with more people looking for help. "Many of us are only dimly aware of the large number of people in our society who struggle to obtain the necessities of life," they point out in a news release, adding "Over half of all households that rely on food banks are families with children; half these again are headed by single parents."

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Parksville Qualicum News

A quintet of local artists exhibit work

"I think ultimately all of us as artists have to create what we love, what we're passionate about, because it shows," said Sherry Mitchell, a Qualicum Beach artist that has been referred to as one of the best botanical artists in North America by her peers. The other four artists are painters Joan Larson and Fay St. Marie, potter Ann Marie Veale and fibre artist Maia Levine.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Community needs to be part of domestic violence solution

While a new report calls on the B.C. government to better fund domestic violence services, local groups want people to know there are services in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. "You do not have to go to Nanaimo to receive counselling for abuse, whether physical abuse or sexual assault," said Deborah Joyce, executive director of the Family Resource Association , based on Morison Avenue in Parksville and serving the whole region.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

What do politicians in Parksville Qualicum Beach get paid?

As a taxpayer you're footing the bill for elected officials, but do you know how much your local councillors, RDN directors and school board trustees are banking? Lucky Butterworth, director of finance with the City of Parksville, said remuneration is reassessed at the end of each term, before the inauguration of the next board or council. He noted the city's current bylaw prohibits councillors from changing their own remuneration - instead they change it at the end of their term and the new numbers are in effect for the next board.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

EDITORIAL: Expressing frustration

The frustration level is being ramped up in B.C. as this teachers' strike drags on, and for good reason. We have mostly avoided comment on the situation in this space because, well, we couldn't think of anything constructive to add without an undue level of anger.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Parksville mayoral candidates' opinions differ on water treatment plant

Parksville's proposed new water treatment and storage system is the optimum 50-year solution for the city's water needs, according to Parksville mayoralty candidate Marc Lefebvre. Lefebvre said through a news release this week he has been involved in the city's water strategy since his election to council 12 years ago.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Harvesting fine music for Qualicum

As local farms are gearing up for their harvest festivals, a different sort of harvest is being prepared for in the heart of Qualicum Beach. The Old School House Arts Centre's 10th annual Harvest of Music festival will take place from Oct. 17-19 this year.

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Related Topix: Canada, The String Quartet, Classical, North America, World News,

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Teachers' strike in Parksville Qualicum Beach: daycares not under pressure

It's unclear to some of the experts where the 4,500 District 69 students not going back to class today are headed. "We thought the phone would be ringing off the hook, we made sure we had enough staff on hand," said Margret Sinclair, program manager for PacificCare, a government-funded resource and referral agency which has more than 30 daycares registered in District 69. She said anecdotally it sounds like daycares are busy, and while there isn't usually a lot of excess space at this time of year, things can change a lot very quickly and numbers are hard to monitor.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Coombs/Errington director the latest to announce his intentions

"After consultation with community members and with my family I have decided to stand for re-election this November," he said in the e-mail.

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Parksville Qualicum News

EDITORIAL: QB poll questions

A recent poll commissioned by the owners of Pheasant Glen Golf Resort indicate 67 per cent of Qualicum Beach residents agree the resort's expansion plans will be good for the community.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Parksville Qualicum Beach parents answer survey about labour dispute

District 69 parents who responded to a recent online poll are firmly behind class size limits, which is one of the main sticking points in the ongoing B.C. teacher's strike.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

Huge plant sale at Milner Gardens

This Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be great discounts on heritage trees, shrubs and perennials propagated on-site.

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