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Qualicum Beach approves purchase of new firetruck

The town of Qualicum Beach approved the purchase of a new firetruck to replace the current primary rescue unit, which is almost 22 years-old. Council approved $908,355.10 for the fire engine, with a contingency of $920,000.

Oceanside RCMP Crime Round-up Nov. 1 – 7

Oceanside RCMP received 303 complaints between Nov. 1 and 7. Police ask anyone who has info on these incidents to phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111.

Oceanside RCMP Crime Round-up Oct. 25 – 31

Oceanside RCMP received 288 complaints between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. Police ask anyone who has info on these incidents to phone the Oceanside RCMP non-emergency number at 250-248-6111.

51 active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island

There are 51 active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island — an increase of 16 in the past two days. Island Health is reporting 17 active cases in central Vancouver Island, 23 in the south and 11 in the north.

Local navy veteran enjoyed a career sailing the Pacific Ocean

Life at sea is not easy, but a Qualicum Beach navy veteran said he enjoyed visiting many ports during his career sailing around the Pacific Ocean. The best memories of his 35 years of service are of the people he met, according to Bill Layman.

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