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17 hrs ago | Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Teachers take action starting Wednesday

After rejecting an offer from the school district bargaining agency for a long-term contract, the B.C. Teachers' Federation has served notice it will begin work-to-rule action April 23. BCTF president Jim Iker announced Thursday that 72-hour notice has been given, after union members voted 89 per cent in March to endorse a three-stage strike plan.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Learning about a living wage in Parksville Qualicum Beach

That's the phrase being used by the District 69 Living Wage for Families Coalition to advertise its upcoming Community Forum this Wednesday, April 23, called Poverty in our Own Backyard.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

From a dirt floor to a stunning gallery

The third season of his gallery in North Qualicum, which he calls a dream come true, is opening April 25, and it's celebrating Swainson's 30 years of painting, exhibiting and teaching watercolour painting.

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Parksville Qualicum News

Electric bike intrigue

Julie Edwards was working in the remote village of Bella Bella when she first fell in love with electric bicycles.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

Rosemary Lindsay's swan song

Rosemary Lindsay's last concert with Village Voices will take place at the Christian Fellowship Centre at 825 Village Way in Qualicum Beach at 2:30 p.m. on April 27. Rosemary Lindsay has been directing the Village Voices community choir since 2007 and she will be stepping down in that role after a final performance Sunday, April 27 in Qualicum ... (more)

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Parksville Qualicum News

Blundell brings the Ruffian

Arlene Blundell saw Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian when it premiered in England in 2011, and she is bringing the play to Qualicum Beach beginning April 24. "This is probably a Canadian premiere," said Blundell, the director of the play running at Echo Player's Village Theatre from April 24 to May 11. The story, written by Gary Owen, surrounds a ... (more)

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Boundary debate takes a turn in Qualicum Beach

The town's lawyer will be asked whether making a change to the Growth Containment Boundary is even necessary following a recent ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court involving the Township of Langley.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

Acclaimed and still raw

Local music star WiL is performing at the McMillan Arts Centre this Friday night, known for his raw and dynamic live show.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Reaching consensus at the AVICC conference in Qualicum Beach and Parksville

Fukushima, fire sprinklers and BC Ferries were among the many issues brought up by municipalities last weekend at a conference which saw nearly 300 Vancouver Island politicians at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

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Parksville Qualicum News

Counting Time carefully adds key members

Megan Keene sang alongside Sharon Toomczyk for years in a local choir, but she didn't recognize the singer had a remarkable and gripping voice until she saw her on stage in Errington.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

RDN directors concerned about new recycling plan

Regional district directors voted Tuesday night at the RDN committee of the whole meeting in support of the newspaper industry.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

Dress up for this retro-inspired fair

Celebrate the chic and charming items of the past at the second annual Vintage-Retro Inspired Faire at the Church of Ascension on April 12. The event, created by Mirella Trozzo of Biscotti Di Notte, will feature an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, homemade cookies and candy, vinyl records, music, and more.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Regional District of Nanaimo directors want changes in the Island Corridor Foundation

RDN directors voiced their frustrations with the Island Corridor Foundation at a meeting Tuesday where they labelled an April 2 ICF news conference "a dog and pony show," "smoke in the mirror" and "a farce."

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Boundary bylaw passes first reading in Qualicum Beach

First reading passed and a public hearing has been set for a bylaw amendment to the Official Community Plan which would change the Town of Qualicum Beach's Growth Containment Boundary.

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Vancouver Sun

Fifty shades of fur? Exposing the dark side of a sea otter's sex life

Here's a selection of top photos by the many talented photographers posting their images to Instagram under the hashtag #vancouverisawesome.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Rules force Brit Foods to close after 17 years in Parksville

"We sold our first pack of wine gums on August 29, 1997 in Qualicum Beach and since then I have either been retailing British products and/or importing them for wholesale," said Brit Foods owner Tony Badger.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Boundary debate heats up in Qualicum Beach

Bruce Fleming-Smith said he doesn't think changing Qualicum Beach's Growth Containment Boundary would necessarily mean fundamental changes to the outlying "green zone" areas, but he said he's still not happy about how the process at the town is unfolding.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

EDITORIAL: There is a compromise available in Qualicum Beach

If a town is fortunate, it can showcase something unique, something that sets it apart from other communities when it looks to attract tourists, new residents and new business.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

ICF says a tentative deal has been reached to return passenger rail to Vancouver Island

Island Corridor Foundation board members and staff pose for a photo in front of a Southern Rail locomotive at Nanaimo's train station after an announcement Wednesday stating Southern Rail has reached a tentative agreement with VIA Rail regarding the return of passenger rail service for the Island.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Coal mine application for operation near Buckley Bay still on hold

Another self-imposed deadline has passed for Compliance Energy as it considers re-submitting an application for a coal mining operation less than 50 km from downtown Qualicum Beach.

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