May 24, 2017

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GAZEBO TALKS – JUNE 8

As part of the community engagement for the long-term master plan for the Parksville Community Park, VIU students will host Gazebo Talks on Thursday, June 8 from 2 pm to 7 pm. Students will be located at the waterfront gazebo in the Community Park to chat with park users. Full Information

ENGLISHMAN RIVER WATER SERVICE BOARD MEETING - MAY 25

The next regular meeting of the Englishman River Water Service Management Board will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Forum at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Full Information

REMINDER TO RESIDENTS TO COMPLETE COMMUNITY PARK SURVEY

Earlier this month, residents received a postcard in the mail with information on how to participate in an online survey about the park. The survey is available from the home page of the City’s website and requires an access code from the postcard. Deadline to complete the survey is May 26. Full Information

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING TO HIGHLIGHT DOWNTOWN WAYFINDING SYSTEM

The Parksville Downtown Business Association and the City will host a public information meeting to introduce the community to a wayfinding system planned for Parksville’s downtown Business Improvement Area. Residents are encouraged to drop in between 2 to 7 pm, Tuesday, May 30 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. Full Information

PARKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CELEBRATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department turns seventy-five in 2017 and to mark this historic occasion, the department will host an Open House and Show & Shine on Saturday, July 22 in downtown Parksville. Full Information

CITY OF PARKSVILLE RANKED NO. 2 IN SPENDING CONTROL

Released in November 2016, the report which monitors trends in municipal operating spending from 2004 to 2014, ranked the City of Parksville as number two in the province and also number two on Vancouver Island. Full Information

PARKSVILLE SPLASH PARK PROJECT UNDERWAY

The Parksville Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Parksville AM are ready to make a splash to raise $100,000 to replace the outdated spray park in the Parksville Community Park. Full Information

CITY DELIVERS BALANCED BUDGET FOR 2017

The City of Parksville’s 2017 budget, adopted at a special Council meeting held on May 1, delivered a balanced budget for the 2017 financial year and established the 2017 tax rate increase. Full Information

RESIDENTS INVITED TO HELP SHAPE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY PARK

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

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

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

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

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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