Sep 18, 2018

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CITY OF PARKSVILLE CANDIDATES - 2018 GENERAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

The deadline for filing nomination papers for the upcoming general local government elections was today at 4 pm. The next local government election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Full Information

CORFIELD UPGRADE AND JENSEN GREENWAY PROJECT NOW COMPLETE

The Corfield Street upgrade and Jensen Greenway project is now substantially complete. The overall project provided upgraded and improved pedestrian and cycling safety as well as formalized traffic lanes and parking on Corfield Avenue from Highway 19A to Stanford Avenue. Full Information

STAGE 2 WATERING RESTRICTIONS NOW IN EFFECT

Watering restrictions in the City of Parksville are now at Stage 2 through the end of September and Stage 1 will be in effect for October unless otherwise advised. The City thanks residents for their efforts to conserve water this summer. Full Information

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OPEN HOUSE AT PARKSVILLE FIREHALL ON OCTOBER 14

Each year, the Parksville Fire Department recognizes Fire Prevention Week (October 7 to 13) and again this year will open its doors to the public on Sunday, October 14 from 10 am to 2 pm. The open house takes place at the fire hall located at 160 Jensen Avenue West. Full Information

CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED FOR PARKSVILLE FIRE PROTECTION AREA

Effective noon, September 11, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Parksville Fire Protection Area, due to the decreased risk of wildland urban interface fires. The lifting of the closure on campfires is in conjunction with the rescinding of the fire prohibition across the South Coast by the BC Wildfire Service Coastal Fire Centre, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Full Information

CITY ARBORISTS DEAL WITH LOSS OF CEDAR TREES

Although the last few years have been difficult for trees in Parksville and the signs of drought are apparent, the City continues to plant hundreds of trees annually. Full Information

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF COMMUNITY PARK PLAYGROUND

Portions of the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Community Park will be closed over the next few months to allow for the installation of new equipment and for maintenance as well accessibility upgrades. Full Information

SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Mayor Marc Lefebvre has proclaimed the month of September as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the City of Parksville. Full Information

SUNRAY STAIRS BEACH ACCESS CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Due to vandalism, the beach access to Sunray stairs is closed until further notice. Full Information

CITY RECOGNIZED FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY IN 2017

For the seventh year, the City of Parksville has successfully achieved its goal of corporate carbon neutrality for the 2017 reporting year. As a Climate Action Charter signatory, the City was also awarded Level 4 recognition – “Achievement of Carbon Neutrality” for 2017. Full Information

UPDATED FALSE ALARM BYLAW

Parksville Council recently approved an updated False Alarm Bylaw which enables the City to increase enforcement when multiple false alarms occur on a single property and to recover some of the costs for responding to the calls. Full Information

INVITATION TO TENDER – INTERSECTION UPGRADE (SHELLY ROAD/HIGHWAY 19A)

Signed tenders in a sealed envelope marked “Tender for City of Parksville, Intersection Upgrade, Shelly Road and Highway 19A” will be received at the office of Koers & Associates Engineering up to 2 pm local time, Sept, 14 2018. Full Information

SAFE DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE, ABANDONED WASTE AND SHARPS

The disposal of needles and other sharps continues to be a challenging public safety issue for the Oceanside region. Safe disposal of needles, syringes and sharps is necessary to protect residents, sanitation/municipal workers and the environment. This information addresses the disposal of abandoned waste including needles/sharps in the City. Full Information

CITY ASKS RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER

The City is requesting residents voluntarily reduce water consumption as watering restriction stage 3 is effective August 9. Full Information

REMINDER OF TOP BRIDGE PARK TRAIL CLOSURE

To accommodate continued construction of the Englishman River Water Service project and for the ongoing safety of residents and visitors, a section of the Top Bridge Regional Trail remains closed until spring 2019. Full Information

CAMPFIRE BAN IN EFFECT JULY 18 - PARKSVILLE FIRE PROTECTION AREA

Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 18 and until further notice, all open burning, including campfires, is banned in the City of Parksville and the surrounding fire protection area. 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

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
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