BREAKERS – timely tidbits and follow-ups to previously published stories:
- QB’ers join province-wide Forest March on Friday, September 18
- Tossing cigarette butts could cost you $575
- Vote for the 2020 Grand Prix d’Art People’s Choice Award
- Ravensong Pool open again!
- Kim’s Corner Store lease extended to 2021
- Give it a “Curl” September 26
QB’ers join province-wide Forest March on Friday, September 18
A Forest March will be held in communities across British Columbia on Friday, September 18, 2020 appealing for greater protection and better management of BC’s forests and forest economy. Several QB groups have joined with other regional organizations to host a rally in front of the offices of MLA Michelle Stilwell at 1209 Island Hwy E in Parksville on Friday, September 18 at 11 AM. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, and attendance is limited. More information is available at Oceanside Alliance Forest March.
Tossing cigarette butts could cost you $575
With all the acrid smoke in the air coming from the wildfires in the United States, it’s a good time for people to be extra careful when handling potentially flammable substances of any kind. Don’t, under any circumstances, toss a cigarette butt from your vehicle. A smoldering butt can become a fire a few hours later.
The Motor Vehicles Act allows officers in BC to issue an $81 ticket for littering, including cigarette butts. If you are within one kilometre of a forest or a grassy area, you could be fined $575 under the BC Wildfire Act. This applies to any “mishandling of a burning substance,” not just the tossing of cigarette butts.
Vote for the 2020 Grand Prix d’Art People’s Choice Award
Vote here for the 2020 Grand Prix d’Art People’s Choice Award! The winner will be announced on the 30th of September! The winning artist will receive a TOSH sweatshirt, an apron, and a season ticket to their livestreamed concert series!
A reminder that The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre is open daily Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM. Masks are required.
Ravensong Pool open again!
Good news! Ravensong Aquatic Centre re-opened for lane swimming on September 14, 2020, and will open for Aquafit a week later. Pre-registration is required – online or call 250 248-3252. Details at https://www.rdn.bc.ca/ravensong-aquatic-centre
Kim’s Corner Store lease extended to 2021
The owners of Kim’s Corner Store and Qualicum Village Holdings (also co-owners of the Qualicum Beach PharmaSave franchise) have come to an agreement about the lease dispute we reported on May 6, 2020. Kim’s Corner Store will relocate by January 2021.
Give it a “Curl” September 26
Discover curling! The Qualicum & District Curling Club invites you to “Give It A Curl” on Saturday, Sept. 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
You’ll get one hour of instruction on how to curl from the Club’s certified volunteer coaches (stick curling demos too). If you’ve curled before and need a refresher, this is perfect for you as well. It’s free, and you’ll socialize afterwards in the lounge, one of the biggest perks about curling! COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Registration is required. E-mail Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number to reserve a spot.