Publication: Parksville Qualicum News

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OUR VIEW: Wow, how was your weekend?

Take a moment to thank your local police officers and emergency services workers, especially after a weekend they just had.Controversies involving police happen here and around the country but no-one can argue that in the vast majority of situations, ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 2 hours ago]
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Gov't expecting to receive new application for Raven coal mine in the next few weeks

Stephen Ellis said he's "confident" his company will re-submit another application by the end of 2014 to open a coal mine.Ellis is the CEO of Compliance Energy, a company looking to open Raven Coal mine near Buckley Bay, less than 50 kilometres from downtown ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Incumbent passes on debate in Bowser/Deep Bay

An all-candidates debate in Bowser might be a one-man show.Incumbent Bill Veenhof said he will not attend an all-candidates debate hosted by an organization he's calling "non-neutral."Veenhof has been the regional district director representing Deep Bay/Bowser ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Windy fun at Columbia Beach

WINDY FUN: Windsurfers and kiteboarders, as many as 16 of them, were having an excellent time riding in the strong winds at Columbia Beach on the weekend, a popular spot for windsurfers from all around Vancouver Island.— image credit: RANDY FINDLAY P ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Meet Qualicum First Nation chief and council and open house Oct. 29

Chief Michael Recalma — pictured above with MLA Michelle Stilwell — along with the recently elected new council will be at the first ever Qualicum First Nation open house Oct. 29.— image credit: CANDACE WU PHOTOQualicum First Nation (QFN) is hosting its ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Tofino man wins NDP nomination

Local members of the federal New Democratic Party have chosen Gord Johns, the former executive director of the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, as their candidate to take on the Conservatives in Courtenay Alberni in 2015.In 2011, in addition to ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Meeting Oct. 30 in Parksville to address water issues

In the next few months, The City of Parksville and Regional District of Nanaimo will be wrestling with finalizing the design and financial plan for a water treatment plant to serve the city and Nanoose Bay.Island Health has directed that these areas must ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Sleep outside challenge brings awareness to homelessness issues in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Participants in the Homelessness Action Week’s Sleep Outside Challenge at the Courtyard Cafe in Qualicum Beach the following morning— image credit: Photo submitted by the Town of Qualicum BeachAbout 25 people took part in the Sleep Outside Challenge and ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Qualicum Beach election issue: development in the downtown village

If growth and development could be considered the catalyst for political war these past three years on Qualicum Beach council, then the village centre was the front line.By a familiar vote of 3-2, council passed bylaws to waive development cost charges ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Local libraries busy with community-oriented events

Despite shifting media, the local library is as popular as ever with people looking for free events, a sense of community... and Halloween fun."We really try to develop a space that's community oriented, a place people come for social interaction," said ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
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Sometimes justice is not blind, just near sighted

Trivia question: what do you call that bowl thingy full of holes that lives in the kitchen cupboard — the one that looks like a basin that’s been peppered with shotgun pellets?Time’s up. It’s a colander — a sieve, basically. It’s used for draining water ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 8 hours ago]
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Toasting Toastmasters

I read with interest your report in the Jan. 14 edition of The NEWS noting that the local Toastmasters Club was founded in 1994.Being one of the sponsoring teachers of a public speaking program in Qualicum Beach Middle School, our aims and objectives ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 10 hours ago]

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"We really try to develop a space that's community oriented, a place people come for social interaction" said Susan Pierce, librarian for Parksville and a number of north Island branches including Port Hardy, Sointula and Woss
...He said prior to 2011, the town "didn't speak the language of developers and didn't care to learn the language of developers. My concern now is people don't recognize the way it really was (prior to the 2011 election)."
"People were amazed how little sleep they got when they were cold and insecure through the night" Poole said
Kim Franklin, communications officer with the Ministry of Environment, confirmed by e-mail Friday that "Compliance Coal Corp. has indicated to the EAO that they intend to re-submit their application for an environmental assessment certificate for the Raven Underground Coal Mine project in the next few weeks."

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OUR VIEW: Wow, how was your weekend? [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 2 hours ago]
Local libraries busy with community-oriented ev... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Qualicum Beach election issue: development in t... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Sleep outside challenge brings awareness to hom... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Gov't expecting to receive new application for ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Meeting Oct. 30 in Parksville to address water ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Tofino man wins NDP nomination [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Meet Qualicum First Nation chief and council an... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Windy fun at Columbia Beach [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Incumbent passes on debate in Bowser/Deep Bay [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Sometimes justice is not blind, just near sighted [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 8 hours ago]
Toasting Toastmasters [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 10 hours ago]
COMMEN-TERRY: Don't just vote, make an educated... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 20 2014]
EDITORIAL: Voting not only a right, it's a duty [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 20 2014]
INPUT: Ask the candidates your question [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 20 2014]
ELECTION 2014: COLUMN: The dilemma of choosing ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 20 2014]
Richmond could learn from ALR consultation [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 18 2014]
EDITORIAL: Graffiti is everyone's problem [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 17 2014]
Sink your teeth into this … [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 17 2014]
Thomson: Busy time in the Legislature and const... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 17 2014]
OUR VIEW: Fear and stigma in the West hinders e... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Qualicum Beach has duelling cohousing projects [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Residents and RDN continue fight against medica... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Smoke chokes residents near Parksville [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Haven House after one year [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Participatory democracy [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Opinion: Please, don't feed the trolls [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Editorial: Garbage cans are overfilled [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Visit to Fort Langley cemetery is a Langley his... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
Fireworks or not, city has Halloween spirit [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Oct 16 2014]
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