Nov 15, 2018

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NOVEMBER IS ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

At the request of The Honourable Katrine Conroy, MLA and Minister of Children and Family Development, Mayor Ed Mayne has proclaimed November as “Adoption Awareness Month” in Parksville. Full Information

THE REDRESS PROJECT

The City will once again participate in The REDress Project. The dresses will be on display in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre from November 26 to December 10 and formally open on Tuesday, November 27 at 1:30 pm, in the Atrium, 100 Jensen Avenue West. The public is welcome to attend. Full Information

MAYOR MAYNE INAUGURAL COUNCIL ADDRESS

The following is the inaugural address provided by Mayor Ed Mayne at the City of Parksville Council meeting on November 5. Full Information

JOIN MAYOR MAYNE FOR COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR

Residents are invited to join Mayor Ed Mayne for Coffee with the Mayor, an informal chat on Thursday afternoons. Appointments are not necessary; residents are encouraged to drop by City Hall between 2 and 4 pm on Thursday afternoons. Full Information

COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS NOVEMBER 6, 2018 TO NOVEMBER 4, 2019

At the meeting held on November 5, Council approved the Council portfolios and committee appointments for the period November 6, 2018, to November 4, 2019. Full Information

HIGHWAY 19A - SHELLY ROAD TEMPORARY ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

On Wednesday, November 7 and then on Friday, November 9, the contractor will close access to Shelly Road starting at 7:30 am. Temporary access restrictions to and from Highway 19A to Shelly Road is required to allow the contractor to install large concrete traffic signal bases for the new traffic signals at Shelley Road and Highway 19A. Full Information

NEW BUS SHELTERS TO BE INSTALLED ON JENSEN AT MCCARTER AND AT MCMILLAN

Two new transit shelters will be located on Jensen Avenue West at McMillan Street and on Jensen Avenue East adjacent to the Parksville Community Centre and the McCarter intersection. Work on the installation of concrete pads to prepare for the installation of the new transit shelters will begin on November 5. Installation of the concrete pads is expected to take about one week with construction between 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Full Information

PARKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOOD AND TOY DRIVE

It's that time of year when Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members collect food and toys, door-to-door throughout Parksville and the areas served by the Parksville Fire Protection Area. The annual food and toy drive takes place this year on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 9 am to 4 pm. Full Information

NOVEMBER IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AWARENESS MONTH

The month of November has been proclaimed as "Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month" in the City of Parksville. Full Information

OFFICIAL 2018 ELECTION RESULTS FOR CITY OF PARKSVILLE

The determination of official election results was made by the Chief Election Officer at 3 pm on October 23, 2018. Full Information

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – HIGHWAY 19A AND SHELLY ROAD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

The intersection at Highway 19A and Shelly Road is identified for signalization in the City’s Master Transportation Plan. The contractor, Copcan Civil, will begin construction in this intersection on Monday, October 29 with work expected to complete in late December, weather permitting. Full Information

SINGLE-USE CHECKOUT PLASTIC BAGS TO BE BANNED

Parksville Council recently approved limiting the use of single-use checkout plastic bags in the City. The bylaw which was advanced to the statutory process will ban the use of single-use retail plastic bags effective March 1, 2019. Full Information

STANFORD AVENUE EAST UTILITY WORKS

This week, FortisBC will begin installation of a natural gas main on the south side of Stanford Avenue East from Blower Road to Shelly Road and on the east side of Shelly Road from Stanford Avenue East to Island Highway East. Full Information

NON-MEDICAL CANNABIS REGULATIONS IN CITY OF PARKSVILLE

Until January 31, 2019, all cannabis business is prohibited in the City of Parksville. The goal of Parksville Council is to have necessary regulations and bylaws in place and in effect on January 31, 2019. 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

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

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

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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