Oct 23, 2017

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MID ISLAND CO-OP GENEROUSLY SUPPORTS PARKSVILLE SPLASH PARK

The Parksville splash park project received a huge boost of support from Mid Island Co-op with a donation of $30,000, the single largest donation to the project and the only donation at the Tsunami sponsorship level. The donation was announced on October 10 by Mid Island Co-op along with the Parksville Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Parksville AM. Full Information

AWS/ERWS MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETING – NOVEMBER 2

AWS/ERWS Management Board Meeting – November 2 Full Information

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES

The City is seeking to engage a consultant to solicit information from residents and community groups to determine the community’s perspective on the appropriate use, scale and density of future buildings on six parcels of land on Jensen Avenue West, Parksville. Full Information

TENDER FOR CORFIELD STREET UPGRADES AND JENSEN AVENUE TRAIL

Signed tenders in a sealed envelope marked “Tender for City of Parksville, Corfield Street Upgrades and Jensen Avenue Trail” will be received at the engineering office, City of Parksville, 100 Jensen Avenue East up to 2 pm, October 20, 2017. Full Information

PARKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOOD AND TOY DRIVE – NOVEMBER 18 AND 19

It's the time of year when Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members will once again 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 will take place this year on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 9 am to 4 pm. Full Information

QUALITY FOODS DONATION CREATES TIDAL WAVE SUPPORT

On behalf of the Parksville Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Parksville AM, the City of Parksville is pleased to announce a donation in support of the new splash park from Quality Foods. The generous donation of $10,000 is the project’s first contribution at the “Tidal Wave” level and is significant milestone to the campaign to raise funds for the new splash park. Full Information

PARTICIPATION IN OCTOBER 19 SHAKEOUT DRILL ENCOURAGED

The annual Great BC ShakeOut drill will be conducted on Thursday, October 19 at 10.19 am and the City of Parksville encourages residents to participate. In 2016, millions of people worldwide including more than 800,000 registered in BC to participate and create an understanding of the importance of earthquake awareness and emergency preparedness. Full Information

BUDGET 2018 – HAVE YOUR SAY

City Council extends an invitation to residents to attend the public budget deliberation meetings scheduled for Monday, October 30 and Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm. Should a third meeting be required, it will be held on November 21. Full Information

DRAFT COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN OPEN HOUSE - OCTOBER 28

The student team from Vancouver Island University will present the draft Community Park Master Plan to the public for their consideration and comments on Saturday, October 28. The drop-in public open house will be held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre from 10 am to 2 pm. Full Information

SPECIAL EVENTS APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR 2018

The City invites applications from community organizations and private citizens wishing to hold special events at a variety of City-owned venues. Applications for events to be held in 2018 are now being accepted and the review process will begin on January 30, 2018. Full Information

ERMINESKIN LANDS PURCHASED BY THE CITY

The Council of the City of Parksville has approved the purchase of a tract of land known locally as the Ermineskin land from the Ermineskin Cree Nation. The lands, located at the civic address of 790 Hirst Avenue, encompass about 35.9 hectares or 97 acres and were purchased for $1.3 million. Full Information

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OPEN HOUSE AT PARKSVILLE FIREHALL - OCTOBER 15

Each year, the Parksville Fire Department participates in Fire Prevention Week and again this year will open its doors to the public on Sunday, October 15 from 10 am to 2 pm. Fire Prevention Week will be recognized from October 8 to October 14. The open house takes place at the fire hall which is located at 160 Jensen Avenue West. Full Information

WHEELCHAIR SWING REMOVED FROM COMMUNITY PARK

Because of ongoing vandalism, the wheelchair swing located in the Lions Ventureland Playground in the Community Park has been removed. The City is extremely disappointed; however, ongoing graffiti and vandalism to the swing has made this decision necessary. 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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