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Tagen Marshall (File photo)

Podcast: Inspirational tale of Vancouver Island University honour student Tagen Marshall

Talk includes advocacy for people with physical challenges, fundrasing, meeting Rick Hansen and more

Tagen Marshall (File photo)
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RCMP: Witness video helps ID suspect who fled rollover crash near Horne Lake

Police say vehicle was reported stolen; two people then left on a dirt bike

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A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
Karen Trimble of Qualicum Beach won $50,000 from a Maximum Gold Scratch and Win ticket. (BCLC photo)

Qualicum Beach woman feels ‘absolute gratitude’ after $50K lottery ticket win

Winning purchase made at Coombs Corner Petro-Canada

Karen Trimble of Qualicum Beach won $50,000 from a Maximum Gold Scratch and Win ticket. (BCLC photo)
Bernie Pascall visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Hall of Fame broadcaster Bernie Pascall shares some unique CFL tales

Podcast: Legend looks back on career covering football in Canada

Bernie Pascall visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Oceanside RCMP arrested two people in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 27, in relation to identity fraud. (PQB News file photo)

RCMP arrest pair in Qualicum Beach in connection with identity theft

Several legitimate stolen IDs seized, pair released with promise to appear in court

Oceanside RCMP arrested two people in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 27, in relation to identity fraud. (PQB News file photo)
Bowser resident Joseph Lambert wins $25,070 from Keno draw. (BCLC photo)

Bowser man in disbelief over $25K Keno win

Lambert says he had to check his ticket mulitiple times

Bowser resident Joseph Lambert wins $25,070 from Keno draw. (BCLC photo)
A motorcycle instructor going through a traffic cone course. (Photo courtesy of BC Traffic Services)

B.C. Traffic Services reminds drivers to share the road with motorcyclists

36 riders are killed in 2,400 crashes involving motorcycles on B.C. roads every year

A motorcycle instructor going through a traffic cone course. (Photo courtesy of BC Traffic Services)
Cheryl Dill visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: business and tourism with Island job-finder and festival organizer Cheryl Dill

PQBeat: COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on Vancouver Island’s hospitality industry and beyond

Cheryl Dill visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
An air ambulance touched down at approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, along Laburnum Road in Qualicum Beach to retrieve a burn victim. (Michael Briones photo)

Air ambulance lands on Qualicum Beach road to lift badly burned man to hospital

Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department says fire started inside an RV

An air ambulance touched down at approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, along Laburnum Road in Qualicum Beach to retrieve a burn victim. (Michael Briones photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach plans to establish temporary shelters. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration)

Town of Qualicum Beach seeks $1.25M grant to build temporary housing units

Aim is to move tenants in prior to the end of 2021

The Town of Qualicum Beach plans to establish temporary shelters. (Town of Qualicum Beach illustration)
The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three, filmed in 2018, of the hit Hallmark series. The cast and crew are now back in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area shooting season five. (Submitted photo)
The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three, filmed in 2018, of the hit Hallmark series. The cast and crew are now back in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area shooting season five. (Submitted photo)
Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Island’s food service industry hard

Pair of Vancouver Island restaurant owners share thoughts and advice

Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
The Parksville Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department will not amalgamate. (PQB News file photo)

Plan to merge Parksville, Qualicum Beach fire departments jettisoned

Fire services review report released to the public

The Parksville Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department will not amalgamate. (PQB News file photo)
The RDN will write a letter of support to the federal and provincial governments in favour of a private member’s bill that would increase the annual Canadian income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescuers. (Black Press file photos)

RDN backs tax credit increase for volunteer firefighters, search and rescuers

Regional District of Nanaimo supports Courtenay-Alberni MP’s private member’s bill

The RDN will write a letter of support to the federal and provincial governments in favour of a private member’s bill that would increase the annual Canadian income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescuers. (Black Press file photos)
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Two employees at Thrifty Foods in Parksville test positive for COVID-19

Workers last in store March 23 and March 28, respectively

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Qualicum Beach’s proposed temporary cold-weather shelter plan rebuffed

BC Housing notifies town airport land cannot be used

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RCMP apprehend machete-wielding man after tense showdown in Parksville

Man slashed and stabbed at hood of police vehicle

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Dan LaRocque visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Protect yourself online with some expert tips on security, digital literacy

Vancouver Island’s Dan LaRocque helps seniors and others safely navigate the internet

Dan LaRocque visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
A bald eagle, rehabilitated at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington, has been released into the wild. (NIWRA screen cap)

VIDEO: Rehabilitated B.C. bald eagle released into the wild

Annual North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre event in Errington held virtually due to COVID-19

A bald eagle, rehabilitated at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington, has been released into the wild. (NIWRA screen cap)