Jul 25, 2016

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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

PARKSVILLE’S CANADA 150 MOSAIC PROJECT – TILES ARE FREE!

At last evening’s meeting, Parksville Council approved an expenditure to cover the cost of the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project, which now allows the City of Parksville to offer the tiles to residents for free. At this time, there are just less than 240 tiles up for grabs. For those people who have already purchased tiles, we will refund their purchase. 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

COUNCILLOR GREIR RESIGNS FROM CITY OF PARKSVILLE COUNCIL

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JULY 28 PROCLAIMED AS “PGOSA DAY” IN PARKSVILLE

Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association is the proud organizer of activities for nearly 1,300 seniors and retirees in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area who wish to maintain an active, healthy and social lifestyle. Full Information

JOIN PARKSVILLE’S CANADA 150 MURAL PROJECT

It is an honour for Parksville to be chosen to participate in the Canada 150 Mosaic project to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Parksville’s mural will be made up of 400 individual tiles painted by the community – and we invite you to participate – all skill levels and ages welcome. 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

GOOSE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

On June 26, the City conducted a cull of geese from the Englishman River estuary. Full Information

CITY’S ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

Parksville Council will formally receive the City's 2015 Annual Report at the July 18 Council meeting. The annual report highlights 2015 accomplishments and includes reports from the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer as well as financial information, permissive tax exemptions and department highlights. Full Information

TREE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

The operations department inspects and assesses trees within the City, part of a practice to monitor, remove or modify trees deemed to be hazardous. 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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