Philip Wolf

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

PODCAST: Parksville fire chief discusses massive blaze that razed 6 city businesses

PQBeat: Discussion also includes recruiting for volunteer firefighters

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
Al Fortune visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Islander discusses running a marathon after Type 1 diabetes diagnosis

PQBeat: Parksville resident Al Fortune discusses changes to daily routines, much more

Al Fortune visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

PODCAST: Black Press insiders McKinley, Wolf preview 2022-23 NHL season

NHL UPDATE: Talk includes Canucks, Stanley Cup predictions and the rise of the Sabres

John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Some PQB News readers cite a lack of good manners (such as holding a door open) as something people don’t seem to remember these days. (Black Press file photo)

WOLF: Readers cite manners, civility, reasonable debate as ‘lost skills’

COLUMN: Cursive writing, driving a standard and blacksmithing also seemingly forgotten

Some PQB News readers cite a lack of good manners (such as holding a door open) as something people don’t seem to remember these days. (Black Press file photo)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma. (Michael Briones photo)

PODCAST: Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma discusses kidney transplant

PQBeat: Donor was Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison

Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma. (Michael Briones photo)
Joanne Sales visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Broom Busters hoping to sweep Vancouver Island clean

PQBeat: Joanne Sales discusses volunteer efforts to battle invasive plant

Joanne Sales visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Parksville’s Tagen Marshall with his new van, ‘Vinnie’, picked up last week after a successful fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo)

New $90K van ‘opens doors’ for ambitious Vancouver Island University student

WOLF: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall continues to inspire

Parksville’s Tagen Marshall with his new van, ‘Vinnie’, picked up last week after a successful fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press gridiron expert Erin Haluschak breaks down the 2022 NFL draft

Today in B.C.: NFL report chat includes favourite picks, Seahawks QB situation

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue search manager Nick Rivers, left, and Maureen LaFleche, a hiker who was rescued after a harrowing fall in May of 2021. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Island hiker recalls her ‘life-saving’ rescue by Search and Rescue crews

PQBeat: Parksville woman recovering well after sustaining serious injuries in fall

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue search manager Nick Rivers, left, and Maureen LaFleche, a hiker who was rescued after a harrowing fall in May of 2021. (Peter McCully photo)
Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).

PODCAST: Stepping inside the VIJHL with Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon

PQBeat: Discussion includes what makes a good coach, today’s players and more

Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Kymon and Oura Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Vancouver Island restaurateurs expect big summer rebound for the industry

PQBeat: Oura and Kymon Giakoumaki talk lessons learned from the pandemic, family life and more

Kymon and Oura Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Scott Harrison visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Vancouver Islander talks about how and why he donated a kidney

Qualicum Beach Coun. Scott Harrison talks about helping Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma

Scott Harrison visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press NFL expert Erin Haluschak dissects a turbulent off-season

Today in B.C.: Talk includes Russell Wilson’s departure, Pete Carroll’s future

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Michael Garland visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)

Podcast: Talking safety on Island roads with volunteer Michael Garland

PQBeat: Chat includes volunteer patrols, working with RCMP

Michael Garland visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
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