Apr 29, 2017

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OCEANSIDE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXPO 2017 – MAY 27

In early May, Parksville residents will receive a postcard in the mail with information on how to participate in an online survey about the Parksville Community Park. Resident input will assist the City and the VIU team to identify goals and priorities for the future of the Community Park and also guide the development of the Community Park Master Plan. Full Information

OCEANSIDE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXPO 2017 – MAY 27

To help residents be better prepared, Emergency Management Oceanside (Town of Qualicum Beach, City of Parksville and Regional District of Nanaimo) is hosting Emergency Preparedness Expo 2017 on May 27 at the Parksville Curling Rink. Full Information

EXERCISE SWEEPER TO TEST COMMUNICATIONS IN EMERGENCY

On May 3, 2017, between 9 am and 3 pm, the former hovercraft pad (Arbutus Point) in the Parksville Community Park will become the centre of activity for Exercise Sweeper, a large scale emergency communications exercise. The public is welcome to stop by throughout the day to observe the exercise. Full Information

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN OCEANSIDE

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event held across Canada to encourage Canadians to be prepared personally, as an individual, a family and in the workplace. In 2017, the week is recognized as May 7 to May 13. Are you prepared for an emergency? Full Information

AWS AND ERWS MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETINGS – MAY 3

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CITY MOVES TO STAGE 2 WATERING RESTRICTIONS ON MAY 1

Effective May 1, watering restrictions in the City of Parksville will be at Stage 2. Stage 2 will be in effect for May through September unless otherwise advised by the City of Parksville. Full Information

NOTICE OF LIQUOR LICENCE APPLICATION

Notice is given that the City of Parksville intends to provide comment to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch by resolution at an upcoming regular Council meeting regarding an application for the addition of a Lounge Endorsement to an existing Manufacturer Licence. Full Information

REQUEST FOR PRICES – PAVEMENT CRACK SEALING 2017

The City requests prices for pavement crack sealing for 2017. Full Information

VOLUNTEERING IN PARKSVILLE, EH?

Mayor Marc Lefebvre has proclaimed April 23 to April 29 as Volunteer Week in the City of Parksville. The City recognizes and thanks volunteers and community organizations for their outstanding contribution to our City and also acknowledges volunteers are an important partner with government in providing services to citizens. Full Information

CONSTRUCTION OF ERWS PROJECT OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY

Construction of the Englishman River Water Service project is officially underway with an on-site “shovel in the ground” ceremony held on April 4. Full Information

CITY PURCHASES LAND FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

The City of Parksville, working together with the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has acquired 222 Corfield Street in Parksville for the purpose of building affordable and supportive housing. Full Information

COASTAL BLACK-TAILED DEER IN OUR COMMUNITY

We are receiving phone calls from the public expressing concern for the deer in our community. Residents are finding sick or dead deer which appear to have no injuries. This has been a particularly harsh winter for wildlife and in particular for fawns born late in 2016 whose health is now compromised. Full Information

WOOD CHIPPING PROGRAM

The City's wood chipping program will take place from April 18 through May 9. A schedule of the pickup areas and instructions is now available. Full Information

VIU STUDENTS TO ENGAGE PUBLIC ON PRIORITIES FOR PARKSVILLE PARKS

The has begun a consultation strategy to update the Community Park Master Plan and complete a survey on all park spaces. Students from Vancouver Island University, in partnership with the City of Parksville will engage residents about their vision and priorities for park land in Parksville, with specific focus on the Community Park. Full Information

ERWS CONSTRUCTION COMMENCEMENT AND TRAIL CLOSURE

With the award of the contract for the Englishman River Water Service project, contractor, Knappett Projects Inc, will begin initial work on February 20. Full Information

CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH IN PARKSVILLE - SURVEY

Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 marks a significant milestone for our country and our community. The City has begun initial planning to determine how Parksville should mark the Sesquicentennial and we’d love to hear your ideas on how we can tie the past to the future, showcase Parksville in 2017 and create a legacy for future generations. 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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