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When built, Lighthouse Villa, will have 22 units of affordable accommodation for up to thirty seniors.
The combined efforts of local eagle lovers, land holders, regional governments and First Nations have raised funding for the purchase and protection of an eagle sanctuary in French Creek.
Eight Parksville and Comox Valley retirees will tackle the 10 km Virtual Vancouver Sun Run this month to raise funds to put Kenyan students through high school, where tuition is not free.
Three new art exhibitions are on display at the Bayside gallery.
Council voted in favour of Coun. Teresa Patterson’s motion to make the declaration. The motion also endorsed the concept of minimal lawn mowing in May for residential yards in the city.
MVIHES is promoting salmon-friendly lawns through a Yellow Fish program, where residents who pledge to not water their lawns or use chemical herbicides and pesticides will receive a yellow fish sign to help promote the message of water conservation.
“In 2021, we distributed $13,450 in funding for 35 local projects. Projects were amazingly diverse, ranging from delivering care packages for hospital stays and shoreline and community clean up, to meditation, quilting and curling programs,” said Len Townsend, PQCF chairperson.
Three new exhibitions are on display at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville until March 27.
Vancouver Island’s first eagle reserve is within $300,000 of becoming a reality.
The Parksville Museum celebrated Family Day with a Happiness Bike Parade led by the Mount Arrowsmith Pipe Band on the museum grounds today (Feb. 21).

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