Publication: Parksville Qualicum News

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Editorial: Engage

A newcomer to Terrace recently remarked that locals here seem much more engaged with the goings on in this city compared to this person’s hometown.Whether that’s coffee shop and grocery store lineup discussions about the alfalfa export process, of which ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Staying the same

Maple Ridge has decided to stick with the modest requirement of only two signatures on a candidate’s nomination form, instead of a possible 10 signatures.Council decided at a recent meeting after a motion from Coun. Cheryl Ashlie to remain at two, as ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 7 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Still on the job

R ob Sawatzky bristles at the suggestion that he’s become a lame duck.It was just last week that he announced he would not seek a second term as Vernon mayor in November. While some have speculated on what that will mean for his last four months in office, ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: Make every drop count

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has re-launched its Okanagan WaterWise campaign.Bringing water issues to the forefront in the Okanagan Valley is a good thing on several fronts.First, residents of the Okanagan consume 675 litres of water per day, in an ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 9 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Coal mine still in the works

Compliance Energy CEO Steve Ellis vowed to re-submit an application for a coal mining operation 50 km north of Qualicum Beach by the end of this year — but some critics take his word with a grain of salt.“We hope to get it (the application) in before ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 22 hours ago]
Entities: Coal Mine, Steve Ellis, Coal
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

No injuries in massive blaze

Eight local fire departments battled a blazing structure fire in the 3300 block of Palmer Road in Coombs which destroyed a two-story building July 15 at 12:30 a.m.Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Aaron Poirier said six people occupied ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 22 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Parksville History: film about 1997 sandcastle riot

A lot has changed since the original version of sandcastles on Parksville Beach event was ended by a riot.— image credit: Scan of a story in The NEWSA 27-year-old former Parksville resident is making a documentary about the notorious 1997 sandcastle riot ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Gun control and gay marriage differ neighbours

Make no mistake about it — Noah Kilpatrick is a victim of discrimination.The 15 year-old student at the Faith Fellowship Christian School in Waterdown, New York has been relentlessly bullied and denigrated, not just by his fellow students but by members ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 22 2014]
Entities: Gun Control, Gay, Canada
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: Election issues in Parksville

Parksville Mayor Chris Burger isn’t ready to say, either way, if he will run for re-election in November.He has no problem, however, identifying what could be key issues for voters.One of those that could be hot is what kind of tax exemption, if any, ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Protect yourself with the right insurance

When we talk about age, we usually talk about a specific number. But if we talk about life’s stages, the numbers don’t really seem to matter. Instead, it becomes the “at school stage,” the “new house, young kids stage” and so on. Every stage defines a ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Education funding

The opportunity for a settlement in the teachers strike is gone for the summer. The sides apparently are too far apart.Weather it’s class size or pay hikes, the line from the government and its instruction for all MLAs is the same: “There’s no more m ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Federal $ available

Re: ‘Straight to the Source,’ The NEWS, July 10.Mayor Chris Burger seems determined to blame Parksville’s water problems on senior-level governments.The mayor declares he will be calling on Ottawa to deliver its share of Parksville’s $37-million water ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 21 2014]

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...staff to provide policy options to discourage the use of the balloons for a few reasons, but mainly because of the pollution it causes, he said. "One of the biggest issues, when the helium-filled balloons get to a certain height, they explode and the material floats down and a lot of it ends up in the ocean and it becomes ingested by marine mammals" said Tanner. North Vancouver has restricted the use of helium balloons on municipal land, he reported...
"The level of frustration is beyond comprehension," said Vanstone. "I'm a good Conservative but they have dropped the ball here."
"We expect the passage of a cold front on the coast Friday," she said. "That means we expect the winds will increase as they come through so we're going from a hot, dry period to a windy period and that causes concern because any fire that was small could grow quickly."
"A track was established and the policepolice dog located the suspect who had hidden in nearby bushes" said Foreman. "The suspect was arrested without incident and identified."

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Editorial: Engage [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 3 hours ago]
Staying the same [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 7 hours ago]
EDITORIAL: Make every drop count [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 9 hours ago]
BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Still on the job [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 9 hours ago]
Coal mine still in the works [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 22 hours ago]
Parksville History: film about 1997 sandcastle ... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 22 hours ago]
No injuries in massive blaze [Published Parksville Qualicum News - 22 hours ago]
EDITORIAL: Election issues in Parksville [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 22 2014]
Protect yourself with the right insurance [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 22 2014]
Gun control and gay marriage differ neighbours [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 22 2014]
Federal $ available [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 21 2014]
Education funding [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 21 2014]
Deck stacked against the disadvantaged [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 21 2014]
What gives us the right to pollute? [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 20 2014]
EDITORIAL: Cohesive flood strategy long overdue [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 19 2014]
Letter: Commandments should inform city hall de... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 18 2014]
EDITORIAL: Ministry miffs locals with plans [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 18 2014]
Latimer: Depression treatment needs a professio... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 18 2014]
Skate washes up on Qualicum Beach shore [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Qualicum Beach town council news [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
MP fires back at Parksville mayor [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Oceanside RCMP members preparing for 1,100 km T... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Sand sculpting in Parksville: Father-daughter t... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Record temperatures reached in Parksville Quali... [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Builder selected for Qualicum Beach Fire Hall [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Police dog does its job in Parksville [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
LETTER: Guidelines are the problem [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
COLUMN: More to the ‘moon’ than meets the eye [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
Modern living at Metrotown's Station Square [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
LETTER: Just ignorant of the facts [Published Parksville Qualicum News - Jul 17 2014]
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