Dec 14, 2019

What's New


Firefighting Recruitment 2020

The Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments are now recruiting for 2020, looking for positive, energetic and community minded women and men to join their team of volunteer paid on-call firefighters. The two departments have joined efforts to conduct a more regional recruitment for firefighters for 2020. Full Information

Holiday Closures for City Offices

City offices will be closed on December 25 and December 26 for the Christmas holidays and will also be closed on January 1 for the New Year’s statutory holiday. City offices will be open on December 24 and 27 and December 30 and 31. Please note, all City offices will be closed for the lunchtime from noon to 1 pm between December 23 and January 3. Full Information

Qualicum Beach and Parksville to Conduct Fire Services Review

The City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach are pleased to announce their intention to conduct a comprehensive fire services review which will focus on the feasibility of creating a fire commission for the joint management and operations of the Qualicum Beach and Parksville fire rescue departments. Full Information

ICET Announces Funding for Parksville Outdoor Theatre

Funding from the Island Coastal Economic Trust will support the development of a new outdoor theatre in the Oceanside area, creating new opportunities for arts, culture and the attraction of new visitor markets to the region. Full Information

Chronology of Events for 222 Corfield Street South

At the December 2 closed Council meeting, Council directed staff to rise and report on the sequence of events that led to the City’s purchase and subsequent development of the property at 222 Corfield Street South for a supportive housing facility. Full Information

City Recognizes Sara Picard

On behalf of the City, Mayor Mayne recognized Sara Picard for her selfless bravery. Full Information

Council Commits Support for the Parksville Community Centre

In recognition of the tremendous commitment and hard work of the Parksville Community Centre Society board, Council is pleased to announce its continued support for the centre for 2020. Full Information

Roads in Parksville Community Park

At this week’s meeting, Council approved new street names for the roads in the Parksville Community Park. The road into the park from Corfield Street will be known as Salish Sea Drive, the road along the beach to Arbutus Point will be known as Sandcastle Drive and the road out of the park near the picnic shelter will be called Ravenhill Road. Full Information

Parksville Fire Making a Difference in Our Community

The 2019 Parksville Volunteer Fire Department food and toy drive was a tremendous success thanks to our generous residents. Over this past weekend, department volunteer members with help from their families and friends, collected 29,500 pounds of food and cash donations of $34,073.57. Full Information

Change to Start Time of Council Meetings

Parksville Council meeting times are changing from evenings to afternoons beginning at the next scheduled meeting on November 18. Council passed a motion at the November 4 meeting to switch the time to 2 pm (from 6 pm) on a trial basis until the end of 2019 when this decision will be reviewed. Full Information

The REDress Project

The City will once again participate in The REDress Project. To support this project, twelve red dresses will be displayed in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre from November 25 to December 10. A formal blessing will be held on November 25 at 1.30 pm. Full Information

VOYENT ALERT! Notification System

Provided by the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach, Voyent Alert! is a new multi-purpose communication service. Two dates in November are being offered to ask questions or get help to sign up for Voyent Alert! Full Information

Special Events Application Procedures for 2020

Please be advised Policy 3.30 Application for Special Events is currently under review. If you wish to submit an event application for 2020, please email a letter of intent, including contact information, desired venue, along with the date and time of the event to Full Information

City Offers Tree Rebate Program

For a limited time the City is pleased to offer a maximum of one rebate for the owner of a residence or business who wishes to plant a tree on their property. The rebate amount is for a maximum of $50, subject to certain conditions. 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
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