Adam Kveton

The Art of Gender: Qualicum Beach teacher offers new course

The Art of Gender: Qualicum Beach teacher offers new course

Students to learn about gender theories, stereotypes, feminism and then express learning with art

The Art of Gender: Qualicum Beach teacher offers new course
On Vancouver Island, 214 people died from illicit drug overdoses in 2018. Various forms of treatment are available, from public to private programs and facilities. (File photo)

Addictions treatment: barriers and doors on Vancouver Island

Parksville activist says process failing some; service providers explain why process required

On Vancouver Island, 214 people died from illicit drug overdoses in 2018. Various forms of treatment are available, from public to private programs and facilities. (File photo)
This Fraser Institute graph compares SD69 elementary schools based on Fundamental Skills Assessment test results and other indicators based on those test results. School District 69 and others are seeking for the Ministry of Education to not provide the names of schools or districts when publicly publishing overall test scores, calling the process of ranking schools unfair. — Fraser Institute screen capture

BC school district wants an end to public circulation of test scores

Qualicum asks ministry what steps have been made to mask identity of schools, districts

This Fraser Institute graph compares SD69 elementary schools based on Fundamental Skills Assessment test results and other indicators based on those test results. School District 69 and others are seeking for the Ministry of Education to not provide the names of schools or districts when publicly publishing overall test scores, calling the process of ranking schools unfair. — Fraser Institute screen capture
Baby Jesus stolen from Parksville church

Baby Jesus stolen from Parksville church

Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension’s replica goes missing from nativity scene

Baby Jesus stolen from Parksville church
A small, injured sugar glider looks out from Leah Moore’s hand on Jan. 8. The exotic, Australian animal arrived at the doorstep of Flying Fur Animal Rescue and Refuge in Parksville several days ago. — Adam Kveton Photo

Marsupial mystery: Injured ‘sugar glider’ left at B.C. animal rescue centre

Exotic animal will lose tail, but people already want to give her a home

A small, injured sugar glider looks out from Leah Moore’s hand on Jan. 8. The exotic, Australian animal arrived at the doorstep of Flying Fur Animal Rescue and Refuge in Parksville several days ago. — Adam Kveton Photo
A firefighter walks by the burnt wreckage of a trailer at Pires Mobile Park in the Coombs area off of the Alberni Highway on Saturday, Jan. 5. — Adam Kveton Photo

Coombs trailer destroyed in morning blaze

Occupant sent to hospital for observation: Coombs-Hilliers fire chief

A firefighter walks by the burnt wreckage of a trailer at Pires Mobile Park in the Coombs area off of the Alberni Highway on Saturday, Jan. 5. — Adam Kveton Photo
A driver makes their way through the flooding on Martindale Road today (Jan. 3) in Parksville. — Adam Kveton Photo

VIDEO: Martindale Road in Parksville flooded

Englishman River swelling with water

A driver makes their way through the flooding on Martindale Road today (Jan. 3) in Parksville. — Adam Kveton Photo
Parking at Cathedral Grove is discussed at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s open house on the area, at Oceanside Place in Parksville on Nov. 22. — Adam Kveton Photo

Ministry seeking parking and pedestrian solutions at Cathedral Grove

Pedestrian overpasses, alternative parking sites, trail extensions among suggestions

Parking at Cathedral Grove is discussed at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s open house on the area, at Oceanside Place in Parksville on Nov. 22. — Adam Kveton Photo
The contaminant that resulted in a recall of this Little Qualicum Cheese product, linked to five case of E. coli, has not yet been found as of Nov. 17. — BCCDC photo

Search for contaminant continues at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Island company ‘blown away’ by support after E. coli recall of Qualicum Spice cheese

The contaminant that resulted in a recall of this Little Qualicum Cheese product, linked to five case of E. coli, has not yet been found as of Nov. 17. — BCCDC photo
A 3D printer at work at the Oceanside MakerSpace in Parksville brings a smile to Ethan Dean’s face. He’s planning of using 3D printed objects and parts from printers themselves to build a prototype prosthetic arm. — Adam Kveton Photo

Nanoose Bay teen aims to build a bionic arm

Prosthetic prototype project latest in high school student’s math and tech ambitions

A 3D printer at work at the Oceanside MakerSpace in Parksville brings a smile to Ethan Dean’s face. He’s planning of using 3D printed objects and parts from printers themselves to build a prototype prosthetic arm. — Adam Kveton Photo
Adam Kveton Photo Emergency personnel and others look on as a firefighters climbs a ladder to take a look down the chimney of the Karma Coffee Roasting Co.’s building in Coombs on Oct. 24.

Crews fight coffee roaster fire in Coombs

No one injured, fire department investigates after fire in roaster and chimney Wednesday

Adam Kveton Photo Emergency personnel and others look on as a firefighters climbs a ladder to take a look down the chimney of the Karma Coffee Roasting Co.’s building in Coombs on Oct. 24.
Qualicum Beach virtual reality studio Cloudhead Games won some major recognition at the VR Awards on Oct. 16, coming away with the game of the year award for The Gallery Ep. 2, Heart of the Emberstone. — Submitted by Tracey Unger

Qualicum Beach gaming company awarded virtual reality game of the year

Cloudhead Games lauded as it teases new project with ‘industry giant’

Qualicum Beach virtual reality studio Cloudhead Games won some major recognition at the VR Awards on Oct. 16, coming away with the game of the year award for The Gallery Ep. 2, Heart of the Emberstone. — Submitted by Tracey Unger
This car ended up upside down well off of Fairwainds Drive just west of Bonnington Drive after an incident on Saturday, Sept. 29 at about 3:45 p.m. had the Nanoose Bay Fire Department, RCMP and ambulance services respond. — Adam Kveton Photo

Car flips in Nanoose Bay crash

Vehicle left on its roof far from road Saturday, Sept. 29

This car ended up upside down well off of Fairwainds Drive just west of Bonnington Drive after an incident on Saturday, Sept. 29 at about 3:45 p.m. had the Nanoose Bay Fire Department, RCMP and ambulance services respond. — Adam Kveton Photo
Chris Plaus holds his therapy cat, Tobi, who’s home safe and sound after a member of the CatSpan Registered Charity group in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area was able to catch Tobi following a months-long search for the lost cat. — Submitted by Susan Plaus

Beloved therapy cat reunited with 22-year-old B.C. man

CatSpan member captures skittish kitty that went missing in July on Vancouver Island

Chris Plaus holds his therapy cat, Tobi, who’s home safe and sound after a member of the CatSpan Registered Charity group in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area was able to catch Tobi following a months-long search for the lost cat. — Submitted by Susan Plaus
A driver and passenger in a Range Rover were uninjured after speeding across the Island Highway and landing on Eaglecrest golf course on Monday, Sept. 3. — File Photo

Range Rover lands in the rough at Qualicum Beach golf course

Driver, passenger ‘miraculously uninjured’ in single vehicle crash: police

A driver and passenger in a Range Rover were uninjured after speeding across the Island Highway and landing on Eaglecrest golf course on Monday, Sept. 3. — File Photo
This update to the No To 222 GoFundMe page announces that the group behind the page has filed a lawsuit against the City of Parksville. — GoFundMe page screenshot

Group opposed to supportive housing project sues City of Parksville

Supreme Court of B.C. file opened

This update to the No To 222 GoFundMe page announces that the group behind the page has filed a lawsuit against the City of Parksville. — GoFundMe page screenshot
Severe fire damage to this car could be seen as a long line of vehicles slowly drove by in the southbound lanes of Highway 19 in Parksville on Friday, Aug. 10. — Catherine Belway Photo

Helicopter dumps water on Parksville car fire scene

Apparent engine trouble led to destroyed car, grass catching fire on Hwy. 19

Severe fire damage to this car could be seen as a long line of vehicles slowly drove by in the southbound lanes of Highway 19 in Parksville on Friday, Aug. 10. — Catherine Belway Photo
This GoFundMe page is raising money to pay a legal team to fight the proposed supportive housing project for 222 Corfield St. South. — Screen shot

Group raising money to stop Parksville supportive housing project

GoFundMe page has $15K for lawyer fees raised since July 8

This GoFundMe page is raising money to pay a legal team to fight the proposed supportive housing project for 222 Corfield St. South. — Screen shot
VIDEO: Winners announced for Parksville sand sculpting competition

VIDEO: Winners announced for Parksville sand sculpting competition

See the sculptures as they progress through the competition at Parksville Community Park

VIDEO: Winners announced for Parksville sand sculpting competition
The Town of Qualicum Beach has recently announced an agreement to purchase the St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property (3319 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach). The town has also announced it plans to pay for the purchase, as well as other recent land purchases, by selling more than $5 million in properties it already owns, but deems of lesser community interest. — NEWS File Photo

Town of Qualicum Beach to sell more than $5M in real estate

Sales to pay for recent real estate purchases, including St. Andrews Lodge

The Town of Qualicum Beach has recently announced an agreement to purchase the St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages property (3319 Island Hwy. West, Qualicum Beach). The town has also announced it plans to pay for the purchase, as well as other recent land purchases, by selling more than $5 million in properties it already owns, but deems of lesser community interest. — NEWS File Photo