Apr 18, 2021

What's New


Parksville Fire Welcomes Seven New Recruit Firefighters

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department welcomed seven new members as the 2021 graduating class. At a small ceremony on April 7, our proud recruit firefighters were presented with their yellow hats and congratulated for their accomplishments. Recruit training began in May 2020. Full Information

Filming in Parksville Community Park – April 15

We are pleased to welcome back cast and crew with Chesapeake Shores Productions. From early morning until dusk on April 15, Chesapeake Shores will film in the Parksville Community Park and along the waterfront walkway. Full Information

Zoom and Learn - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

During Emergency Preparedness Week, EMO emergency preparedness coordinators will offer two more Zoom workshops to help better prepare yourself, your family and your business in the event of an emergency or disaster. Full Information

Paying Your City Utility Bill

City utility payments are due April 30. Although our finance department is open to receive payments, we encourage residents to use other methods such as online banking to make payments to help keep our residents safe during the pandemic. Full Information

Parksville and Qualicum Beach Joint Fire Service Review

Joint release from City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach regarding a comprehensive fire service review. Full Information

Parksville Volunteers, the Power of Many

Mayor Mayne has proclaimed April 18 to April 24 as Volunteer Week in the City of Parksville. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2021 is The Value of One, The Power of Many which reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. Full Information

RFP – Land Analysis and Site Condition Assessments, Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre

The City of Parksville proposes to engage the services of a lead consultant to coordinate detailed site condition assessments including environmental, geotechnical, hydrogeological and other construction related assessments for the proposed location of a new swimming pool and community recreation centre. Full Information

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RFP – Public Consultation Strategy, Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre

The City of Parksville requires a consultant to conduct comprehensive public engagement with the community on the siting, costing and design of a new swimming pool and community recreation centre. The City has identified expectations for the public engagement process, which should be reviewed when preparing a response to this RFP. Full Information

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Shelly Creek Park Upgrades

Based on input from the neighbourhood, the City will upgrade Shelly Creek Park with picnic table, new benches and play equipment. Removal of existing playground equipment is scheduled for week of April 6 with installation the week of April 19. Full Information

Removal of Six Memorial Avenue Elms

The City recently completed the detailed inspection of the trees on Memorial Avenue recommended by the arboriculture assessment from last summer. The required aerial inspections and greater in-depth internal inspections revealed there are six more trees which must be removed from Memorial Avenue. These hazardous trees will be removed the week of April 12 with work expected to take two weeks. During this time, there will be limited parking on Memorial Avenue and a partial road and sidewalk closure may be necessary to ensure the safety of the public. Full Information

Participate in the #ParksvillePatio Challenge

Over the past year, restaurants adapted to new protocols to operate in a safe manner. The latest COVID-19 restrictions have hit the restaurant industry particularly hard and with restaurants now closed to indoor dining, the next few weeks will be even more challenging. We can show our support for local restaurants by ordering takeout, visiting an outdoor patio with members of your household and participating in the Parksville Patio Challenge. Full Information

Process for Outdoor Seating and Queuing Areas for Restaurants

Since May 2020, the City is temporarily allowing restaurant seating or queuing on public sidewalks and parking lots to help with spacing to meet the physical distancing requirements during the pandemic Businesses may also use onsite private parking to expand seating. Full Information

Improvements to Playground in Parksville Community Park

The Province of BC announced the City was successful in a grant application submitted in late 2020 to the Tourism Dependent Communities Fund for tourism-development projects. The City will receive $315,000 to enhance the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Parksville Community Park. Full Information

Notice of Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel for Revised Water and Sewer Parcel Tax and Regional District of Nanaimo Parks Parcel Tax

For those who have received written notification from the City, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet to hear complaints and review and correct the Assessment Rolls on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 5:45 pm in the Forum. Full Information

Annual Wood Chipping Program

The City’s 2021 wood chipping program will take place from April 5 through April 30. This will be the only wood chipping program offered this year. Full Information

New Process for BC Home Owner Grant

The home owner grant is available to eligible homeowners who pay property taxes. All home owner grant applications must now be submitted directly to the BC provincial government through a secure online application. Municipalities are no longer able to accept home owner grant applications. Full Information

COVID Relief Grant-in-Aid Program Offered by City of Parksville

The City of Parksville has launched a new grant-in-aid program, a one-time COVID relief funding initiative to support non-profit groups providing social, cultural and community support services located in Parksville or serving Parksville residents. At the February 17 meeting, Council unanimously approved funding of $280,000 for the COVID Relief Grant-in-Aid program. Full Information

Parksville Beach Closures to Dogs

Parksville beaches are subject to seasonal no dog restrictions; beaches close to dogs both on-leash and off-leash for a period each year. 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

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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