A year in the life of Qualicum Beach – 2021

DECEMBER 20, 2021

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

It is now widely accepted that vaccines alone are not sufficient to end the coronavirus pandemic. Despite Dr. Bonnie Henry’s peculiar reluctance to acknowledge the value of mask wearing and rapid tests, virtually all infectious disease specialists, doctors and public health officers across Canada are now urging everyone to wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask (preferably an N95 or KN95) to counter aersolized virus droplet spread, and to use rapid tests. The problem is that, unlike elsewhere in Canada, BC has steadfastly refused to provide rapid tests to the public.

Masks and rapid testing are simple, easy and cost-effective ways to reduce transmission. Stay well and keep your loved ones safe too.

Frosty the Snowman – yes, indeed

A blanket of snow descended on Qualicum Beach the night before Christmas 2021 foretold, perhaps, by this rousing performance of Frosty the Snowman by the Kwalikum Secondary School Brass Quintet, directed by Susie Craven, on December 21st at the Village Clock plaza in Qualicum Beach.

Members of the public were invited to bring their own instruments and join in this open air concert which a good number did, to the delight of the appreciative audience and passers-by.

Here’s to Qualicum Beach, and the life we are privileged to have here

And more to be added as the holidays progress…

Thank you to all the lovely models who so graciously posed for the photos in our 2021 Second Opinion QB retrospective, including the four-legged and winged ones.