Aug 24, 2016

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SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Mayor Marc Lefebvre has proclaimed the month of September as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the City of Parksville. Full Information

CAMPFIRE BAN IN EFFECT AUGUST 17 - PARKSVILLE FIRE PROTECTION AREA

Effective at noon on Wednesday, August 17 and until further notice, all open burning, including campfires, is banned in the City of Parksville and the surrounding fire protection area. Full Information

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION – ENGLISHMAN RIVER WATER SERVICE

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NEEDLE DISPOSAL (SHARPS) CONTAINERS TO BE INSTALLED IN CITY-OWNED WASHROOMS

This week the City of Parksville will install sharps containers in all City controlled public restrooms located at the Community Park, Springwood Park, Foster Park and the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. The installation of the sharps containers is a priority for the City as needle finds and the resulting risk to the general public continues to increase. Full Information

PARKSVILLE BY-ELECTION 2016

A by-election for the City of Parksville will be held on Saturday, October 22. Voters in the City of Parksville will elect one member of Council who will serve the remaining term of office until the next civic election in October 2018. Full Information

MIKE TISDELLE APPOINTED ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF

Fire Chief Marc Norris announced on July 11 that Lieutenant Mike Tisdelle is promoted to the position of Assistant Fire Chief, responsible for operations and training. The announcement was made to department members at their monthly meeting where Lieutenant Tisdelle received a standing ovation. Mike started in his new role on July 18. Full Information

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE UNDERWAY IN MARK’S NATURE PARK AND NERBUS LANE

City staff have begun clean-up efforts in the wooded area of Mark’s Nature Park and are performing routine maintenance on Nerbus Lane. Full Information

WATERING RESTRICTIONS AND CONSERVATION - UPDATE

On June 28, the Province of BC announced southern-eastern Vancouver Island is now at Level 4 drought ranking. Provincial drought Level 4 is considered extremely dry and the province is urging all water users to reduce water consumption as much as possible. The City of Parksville is currently on Stage 2 watering restriction. The City’s watering restriction stages should not be confused with provincial drought levels. Full Information

E & N CORRIDOR WATER TRANSMISSION MAIN INSTALLATION

We have included background and updated information about the installation of the E & N corridor water transmission main. Full Information

NOMINATE YOUR NEIGHBOUR WHO’S A WATER SAVER CONTEST

To promote outdoor water conservation this summer, the RDN’s Team WaterSmart is launching a “Water Saver” campaign where residents across the region can nominate their neighbours who are going above and beyond to save water outdoors. Full Information

CITY MOVES TO STAGE 2 WATERING RESTRICTIONS ON MAY 1

Effective May 1, watering restrictions in the City will be at Stage 2. Stage 2 will be in effect for May through September unless otherwise advised. With Stage 2, sprinkling can only occur on even days for even-numbered houses and on odd days for odd-numbered houses. Sprinkling is permitted between 7-10 am or 7-10 pm for a maximum of two hours per day of watering. Full Information

RAIN BARREL REBATE OFFER TO RESIDENTS

For a limited time, the City of Parksville is offering rebates of up to $50 for the purchase and installation of rain barrels. The rebate of one per residence is 50% of the cost of the rain barrel, up to a maximum of $50. Full Information

SPECIAL EVENTS APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The City of Parksville invites applications from community organizations and private citizens wishing to hold special events at a variety of City-owned venues. Full Information

LOW FLUSH TOILET REBATE PROGRAM

For a limited time, the City will once again offer the low flush toilet rebate program. Full Information

COMMUNITY PARK AND SPRINGWOOD PARK SPORTS FIELDS

The current status of the City’s sports fields will be available for users from this page. Full Information

WHEELCHAIR SWING AT COMMUNITY PARK REINSTALLED

Following safety concerns after its initial installation, the wheelchair swing in the Lions Venture Playground at the Community Park has now been reinstalled. Additional measures to prevent misuse of the swing and increase safety of its users have been implemented. Full Information
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