PQBeat

PQBeat

PQBeat podcasts are produced by the Black Press Media team at the Parksville Qualicum Beach News on Vancouver Island.

Episodes

June 24, 2022 9 min

The art scene in Parksville Qualicum Beach is once again hopping as the community emerges from the Covid 19 pandemic. The executive director of the McMillan Arts Center in Parksville, Jennifer Bate updates Philip Wolf, Editor of the PQB News and Vancouver Island Daily. 

 

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New President of the PDBA, Tami Frankford chats with Philip Wolf, Editor of the PQB News and Vancouver Island Daily about some of their initiatives.

 

 

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Qualicum First Nations Chief Michael Recalma, who underwent a kidney transplant with the donation coming from Qualicum Beach Town Counselor Scott Harrison, chats with Philip Wolf, editor of the PQB News and the Vancouver Island Daily - to talk about that procedure and update his progress.

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Host Peter McCully chats with the new leader of the Oceanside RCMP detachment, Staff Sgt. Travis De Coene.

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May 27, 2022 13 min

Joanne Sales, the executive director of the Broom Buster's invasive plant society, chats with Philip Wolf, editor of the PQB News and the VI Daily - about all things broom.

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Parksville has a new Community Center facility, the President of the Parksville Community Center Society, Duane Round talks with Philip Wolf, editor of the PQB News and the VI Daily.

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Lloyd Derry and Cheryl Dill of the Parksville Beach Festival Society, talk with PQB News and VI Daily Editor Philip Wolf about their plans for this summers event.

 

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May 5, 2022 9 min

Renovations are well underway at the PCC building to accommodate the Parksville Child and Family Center to be operated by the BGC Central Vancouver Island. Renovations are expected to be complete in June and the facility open for summer children's programs. Kaen Love, the executive director for BGCCVI, chats with Philip Wolf, Editor of the PQB News and the VI Daily, about the plans of the organization.

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April 28, 2022 12 min

On May 2, 2021, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue had a call out to rescue an injured hiker with multiple injuries. She was stabilized and extracted by helicopter. Philip Wolf, editor of the PQB News and Vancouver Island Daily talks with Parksville resident Maureen LaFleche who was rescued, and Nick Rivers, ASAR Search Manager.

 

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April 22, 2022 14 min

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals recently wrapped up a very successful Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season, reaching the League final before falling to the Peninsula Panthers. Joining PQB News and VI Daily Editor Philip Wolf to talk about the season and the Generals program as a whole, is head coach Dan Lemmon. 

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April 7, 2022 12 min

Philip Wolf, editor of the PQB News and Vancouver Island Daily talks with Qualicum Beach Councilor Scott Harrison as he shares his remarkable tale of selflessness having donated a kidney to another man. 

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As covid 19 restrictions lift around the province, things are slowly returning to a sense of normalcy for businesses and community groups. Philip Wolf, editor of the PQBNews and the VI Daily, talks about how things are rebounding in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area with Kim Burden the executive director of the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. 

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Black Press NFL expert Erin Haluschak talks with Philip Wolf about a turbulent off-season so far for the Seattle Seahawks, looks ahead to the coming draft and discusses potential rule changes for 2022.

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March 25, 2022 13 min

Daily safety is always an important issue for residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach, chatting safety on the roads with PQB News and VI Daily Editor Philip Wolf is the program administrator with Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers, Mike Garland.

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March 17, 2022 13 min

Joining Philip Wolf, Editor of the PQB News and the VI Daily to talk about cars as well as community and charity work is Dave Field a member of the Seaside Cruisers Car Club.

 

 

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Fitness is an important part of our lives, especially as we get older. Joining VI Daily and PQB News Editor Philip Wolf is Ed Ferguson, somewhat of an athletic Marvel himself, winning weightlifting competitions and traveling the world well into his 80s.

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Shari Ulrich plays everything with strings and sings like a bird, and has a knack for a attracting great musical partners, Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor just to name a few. She talks about finding her son Mike McGee and more, joining Host Peter McCully in studio.

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Peter Kent of Qualicum Beach was a stunt double for Arnold Schwarzenegger for 15 years. As you can imagine, he was tossed around, run over, and beat up - a lot. He talks with Host Peter McCully about his adventures as a stunt man, life with Arnold, and life after Arnold.

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February 18, 2022 13 min
Host Peter McCully chats with Kenna Deo of Nanaimo, a recent winner in the Wall of Chefs competition for Home Cooks on the Food Network.

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February 11, 2022 15 min
Illana Hester, executive director of the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, chats with PQB News and VI Daily Editor, Philip Wolf.

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