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Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.

Has it been a while? Rediscover walkable, remarkable Parksville Downtown.

We’re more than just a pretty beach!

  • Aug 8, 2022

 

BC Association of Chiefs of Police executive director Tiffany Parton will take part in the 2022 Tour de Rock. (Tour de Rock photo)

Cyclist asks Vancouver Islanders to step up Tour de Rock donations after 2-year slump

Fundraising events include music and cocktails at Malahat Skywalk to celebrate 25th tour

 

(File photo)

RCMP: Man arrested following complaint of break-and-enter, assault in Nanoose Bay

Police responded to complaint morning of July 30

 

Kieran Cox enters the water near Victoria’s Inner Harbour to collect fish and invertebrates for a study on how microplastics move through marine food webs. (Courtesy of Hailey Davies)

Study dives into microplastic movement in Vancouver Island marine food webs

Wide variety of species ingest microplastics, but biomagnification not found

Kieran Cox enters the water near Victoria’s Inner Harbour to collect fish and invertebrates for a study on how microplastics move through marine food webs. (Courtesy of Hailey Davies)
Autumn Lott at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)

B.C. girl celebrates her 7th birthday atop Mt. Kilimanjaro with her mom

Autumn Lott becomes youngest Canadian to ever reach the mountain’s summit

Autumn Lott at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer

Love Ucluelet like a local

Ucluelet has always had a chill vibe everyone loves, and the stunning…

  • Jul 11, 2022
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer
Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan Husky, Luna, are embarking on another cross-Canada trip—this time in a car—to revisit places they walked in 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Kilted Scotsman, dog retrace steps across Canada, reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees starts second cross-country tour with a July 3 gig on Vancouver Island

Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan Husky, Luna, are embarking on another cross-Canada trip—this time in a car—to revisit places they walked in 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
(Q Burger photo)

Vancouver Island restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from readers

(Q Burger photo)
Bears under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Michael Briones photo)
Bears under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Michael Briones photo)
Vancouver Island residents who became mothers between March 2020 and March 2022 are encouraged to take part in a study into their experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Study explores Vancouver Island’s new mothers’ pandemic experiences

Master’s student diving into where mothers found resiliency, community

Vancouver Island residents who became mothers between March 2020 and March 2022 are encouraged to take part in a study into their experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)
This white raven is now under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington. (NIWRA photo)

Second iconic white raven recovering at Vancouver Island wildlife recovery centre

Ailing bird brought to NIWRA for rehab; bear cub also in care

This white raven is now under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington. (NIWRA photo)
Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma. (Michael Briones photo)
Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma. (Michael Briones photo)
One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)

Company creates shelter-in-place tsunami solutions as B.C. sits in risk zone

Half of the world’s 2030 population to live in coastal areas exposed to floods, storms, tsunamis

One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)
Joanne Sales visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Broom Busters hoping to sweep Vancouver Island clean

PQBeat: Joanne Sales discusses volunteer efforts to battle invasive plant

Joanne Sales visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Washinton state has launched a website to get more people involved in the recovery of southern resident killer whales. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Wise)

Website dives into southern resident killer whale recovery progress

Washington state looks to include people in boosting endangered whale population

Washinton state has launched a website to get more people involved in the recovery of southern resident killer whales. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Wise)
Stroll Whiffin Spit in Sooke for beautiful ocean views, and often a glimpse of local wildlife. Jen Blyth photo / WestCoastTraveller.com

Let the South Island show you its Spirit

Spirit Loop partnership highlights destinations in Langford, Sooke, Port Renfrew and Malahat Nation

Stroll Whiffin Spit in Sooke for beautiful ocean views, and often a glimpse of local wildlife. Jen Blyth photo / WestCoastTraveller.com
The Victoria Beer Society is hosting its first-ever Langford Beer Festival this July. Photo courtesy Victoria Beer Society

New beer festival on tap this summer in Greater Victoria

Langford Beer Festival to feature up to 100 B.C. craft brews

The Victoria Beer Society is hosting its first-ever Langford Beer Festival this July. Photo courtesy Victoria Beer Society
The booming Canada geese population on Vancouver Island has the Capital Regional District looking into how to mitigate the birds’ ecological and economic impact. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island’s overabundant Canada goose population has CRD looking for solutions

Coordinated egg addling program pitched to slow growth, mitigate farm and ecology impacts

The booming Canada geese population on Vancouver Island has the Capital Regional District looking into how to mitigate the birds’ ecological and economic impact. (Black Press Media file photo)
Trash collected during a 2019 cleanup and brand audit at Kitsilano Beach on Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, B.C. being sorted by volunteers. The cleanup was hosted by Surfrider Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of Greenpeace Canada)

B.C. watches as California subpoenas plastic industry over waste, alleged deception

UVic law expert says recycling used by plastic producers to deceive public

Trash collected during a 2019 cleanup and brand audit at Kitsilano Beach on Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, B.C. being sorted by volunteers. The cleanup was hosted by Surfrider Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of Greenpeace Canada)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong wind gusts to hit Vancouver Island on Wednesday

Wind warnings issued for regions spanning the Island

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)