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David Douglas, chairman and artistic director of the new Oceanside Classical Concerts series introduced the idea to Qualicum Beach at the last council meeting.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Campbell River Mirror

Cyclists to cover Island in under 90 hours

Riding 1,200 kilometres in less than 90 hours is not your average bike ride. But then again, randonneurs are not your average cyclists.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Skepticism remains about rail

Directors voted in favour of a contribution agreement with the Island Corridor Foundation that will see $945,000 committed over two years to upgrading rail infrastructure and reinstating rail service from Victoria to Courtney.

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Parksville Qualicum News

Storybook Village is open in Qualicum Beach

The mini-scale village where kids can pedal little cars around the Safety Circle roads to visit the post office, fire hall or other child-size buildings, or work in the Alphabet Garden, is open daily from 10 a.m. to noon until Aug. 14. The facility will remain at the prime downtown location indefinitely as part of a recent school district ... (more)

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Parksville Qualicum News

Car shows in Parksville Qualicum Beach

This Saturday Harris Oceanside GM in Parksville hosts their annual Heels and Wheels event complete with food vendors, live entertainment, prizes, a big in-store sale and Fast Time Grand Prix Go Karts on site.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

RCMP camp inspires youth to join

Last week, the two Grade 11 Ballenas students had the opportunity to get an authentic taste of the police force.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

Parksville gets new grocery store with focus on local food movement

Eat Fresh Urban Market, nestled on the corner of Bagshaw Street and Island Highway, had a soft-opening June 28 after one year of construction and about ten years of planning.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Award-Winning UK duo playing in Qualicum

A contemporary folk duo from the United Kingdom is making their way to Qualicum Beach for a house concert this Thursday, July 10.Gilmore & Roberts have been nominated twice at the BBC Folk Awards and are making their first trip to Canada for a couple festivals and a house concert.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Quite the rack on this Qualicum Beach deer

TYPICAL RACK: This photo, taken by Wayne Duke last week on Qualicum Road in Qualicum Beach, shows a mature buck with a velvet, non-typical rack.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Teachers' strike disrupting school transitions in Parksville Qualicum Beach

The school board voted April 29 to close four elementary schools , and reconfigure the middle schools as Kindergarten to Grade 7. "Once the school closure bylaw passed, we had to act in an expedient nature to notify the ministry ," said superintendent Rollie Koop, adding that a lot of work has already been done towards the transition, including ... (more)

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

B2B kicks off with Always a Bridesmaid

Norton has always been drawn to scripts that can make people both laugh and cry and that's why he was drawn to Always a Bridesmaid.

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Parksville Qualicum News

Bard to Broadway's The Long Weekend starts July 6

"It tickles my own sense of humour, I read it the first time a couple of years ago and I just laughed and laughed out loud in my chair and that doesn't always happen."

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

St. Mark's 42nd Fair in Qualicum Beach is full of tradition

After 41 years, Qualicum Beach's big St. Mark's Fair continues to make fine adjustments with the times, but focuses on the traditional fair aspects that keep people coming back.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

EDITORIAL: Looking for inspiration in Qualicum Beach

What's next for Qualicum Beach now that the regional district board has decided - well, six out of 16 directors anyway - the town must go through a longer process for changing its growth containment boundary? A town that has had its elementary school close and has watched its population decline is not what any sane person would call healthy.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Parksville-Qualicum MLA talks about her new responsibilities

Michelle Stilwell said she was among friends June 18 at a chamber of commerce meeting at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, so she shared some of her experiences and talked about the responsibilities she's taken on in her first year as Parksville-Qualiucm MLA.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

New CAO for Qualicum Beach will start Sept. 2

Daniel Sailland will start his new job as the Town of Qualicum Beach's chief administrative officer on Sept.

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Qualicum Beach council decision denied by regional district

A motion to change Qualicum Beach's growth containment boundary using the minor amendment process was defeated by one vote at Tuesday night's regular Regional District of Nanaimo meeting.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

It's not exactly Happy Hour in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Despite new liquor laws announced Friday that allow pubs and restaurants to offer "happy hour" - meaning they can legally alter the price of alcohol throughout the day - some local restaurant mangers are concerned the new legislation will hinder business instead of help.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Parksville Qualicum News

COLUMN: Former Newfoundland premier, now living in Qualicum Beach, makes case for pipeline

In May, 2010 the Norther Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership filed an application to the National Energy Board to build a pipeline to carry bitumen to the coast of British Columbia for export to markets overseas.

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Starting the conversation

Representatives from the International Sustainability Education Foundation - one of two Vancouver-based private companies leading the project - spent last week in Parksville meeting with School District 69 officials, including superintendent Rollie Koop.

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