Sep 23, 2019

What's New


VOYENT ALERT! New Notification System

The City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach have launched Voyent Alert! a new notification system for the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area. Voyent Alert! is a Canada-based communication service used to send alerts or notifications to residents, businesses and visitors during critical events such as floods, wildfires or other emergencies in the region. As well, Parksville and Qualicum Beach will each use the notification system for a variety of non-critical notifications specific to each municipality. Full Information

Request for Proposals for Feasibility Study for a Pool, Recreation Centre / Sports Multiplex

The City is seeking a qualified consultant to examine the feasibility of constructing a recreation centre with a swimming pool and sportsplex within City limits. Full Information

Water Restrictions Reduced to Stage 2

On September 13, the City will return to Stage 2 watering restrictions. Full Information

Emergency Management Oceanside Launches New Website

The City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach recently launched the new Emergency Management Oceanside website which will provide the residents of the Oceanside region with emergency preparedness related information and resources. Full Information

Parksville Fire Receives Support for Home Fire Sprinkler Demo

The Parksville Fire received $500 in support from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), a non profit educational organization, to increase awareness of the lifesaving benefits of home fire sprinklers. A live demonstration will be conducted at 1.30 pm on Sunday, October 6 at the Fire Prevention Week Open House. Full Information

Parksville Fire Prevention Week Open House - October 6

Each year, Parksville Fire recognizes Fire Prevention Week (October 6 to 12) and again this year will open its doors to the public on Sunday, October 6 from 10 am to 2 pm. The open house takes place at the fire hall located at 160 Jensen Avenue West. Full Information

Oceanside Emergency Preparedness Expo 2019 – October 5

To help residents be better prepared, Emergency Management Oceanside (Town of Qualicum Beach, City of Parksville and Regional District of Nanaimo) are hosting Emergency Preparedness Expo 2019 on October 5 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. 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

Ongoing Work in City Parks

The City's operations department, along with a contractor, will begin work on Tuesday, September 3 for about ten days to facilitate the removal of dead cedar trees in Renz Park and Mark’s Nature Park. Full Information

City Recognized for Carbon Neutrality in 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, the City has successfully achieved its goal of corporate carbon neutrality for the 2018 reporting year. As a Climate Action Charter signatory, the City was also awarded Level 4 recognition, “Achievement of Carbon Neutrality” for 2018. Full Information

Northwest Bay Road Now Open to Public

Northwest Bay Road is now open to vehicles. While the contractor is work at the site, there will be single lane alternating traffic control on Northwest Bay Road. Afterhours, the road will be open to two way traffic. Full Information

Parksville 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

The strategic plan for the City of Parksville was adopted by Council on July 3, 2019. The plan identifies five core priority categories for the next three years, this Council’s term of office. These core priorities are housing, healthcare, recreation, economic development and community safety. Full Information

City Offers Security Camera Rebate Program

The City is offering residents and businesses a rebate program for security cameras installed on their property. Council approved the rebate program with $2,500 allocated in 2019 and another $5,000 available in 2020. The rebate is up to a maximum of $100 per application for cameras purchased and installed after July 2, 2019, and before available funds for the current year are used. Full Information

Special Events Application Procedures for 2019

The City of Parksville invites applications from community organizations and private citizens wishing to hold special events at a variety of City-owned venues in 2019. Full Information

Overnight Camping on Public Lands in the City of Parksville

The BC Supreme Court provided direction to municipalities on how to regulate overnight camping in public spaces by people who are homeless. 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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