Nov 17, 2019

What's New


Cookies & Carols Christmas Light Up at the City

On Tuesday, December 3 from 12.30 to 1.30 pm, Council and staff invite the community to attend the first Cookies & Carols Christmas Light Up at Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. This is a free, community event for all ages and a chance to celebrate the goodwill of the Christmas season. Full Information

Change to Start Time of Council Meetings

Parksville Council meeting times are changing from evenings to afternoons beginning at the next scheduled meeting on November 18. Council passed a motion at the November 4 meeting to switch the time to 2 pm (from 6 pm) on a trial basis until the end of 2019 when this decision will be reviewed. Full Information

ERWS Management Board Meeting – November 25

The next regular meeting of the Englishman River Water Service Management Board will be held on November 25 at 9.30 am in the Forum, 100 Jensen Avenue East. Full Information

2020 Budget Planning Process

Budget 2020 discussions will be held in December to determine the City of Parksville draft 2020 municipal budget and 2020-2024 financial plan. Full Information

The REDress Project

The City will once again participate in The REDress Project. To support this project, twelve red dresses will be displayed in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre from November 25 to December 10. A formal blessing will be held on November 25 at 1.30 pm. Full Information

Council Appointments – November 5, 2019 to November 2, 2020

At the meeting on November 4, Council approved the Council portfolios and committee appointments for the period November 5, 2019, to November 2, 2020. Full Information

November is Adoption Awareness Month

Mayor Ed Mayne has proclaimed November as “Adoption Awareness Month” in Parksville. This month provides the opportunity to recognize the care, compassion and unselfish commitment of British Columbia adoptive families and to remind citizens there are many children and sibling groups who are waiting for adoption. Full Information

Tree Work Continues in City Parks

This is a bad news, good news story. A forest of ghosts stands watch over the trails in Shelly Creek Park South and Mark’s Nature Park. Full Information

Possible Changes to Water Quality in November

The new Englishman River Water Service water treatment plant will soon be in full operation. During November, the public may experience minor changes in water quality such as temporary discoloration or cloudiness. Full Information

VOYENT ALERT! Notification System

Provided by the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach, Voyent Alert! is a new multi-purpose communication service. Two dates in November are being offered to ask questions or get help to sign up for Voyent Alert! Full Information

Special Events Application Procedures for 2020

Please be advised Policy 3.30 Application for Special Events is currently under review. If you wish to submit an event application for 2020, please email a letter of intent, including contact information, desired venue, along with the date and time of the event to Full Information

Parksville Fire Food and Toy Drive – November 16 and 17

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 16 and Sunday, November 17 from 9 am to 4 pm. 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

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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