May 29, 2020

What's New


Attendance at Council Meetings

On March 12, due to the coronavirus, the City closed all meetings to attendance by the public. Beginning with the meeting on June 1, Council meetings will once again be held in person in the Forum, Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Although the City is allowing the public to attend open Council and Committee meetings, we encourage public not attend the meetings in person Full Information

COVID-19 – May 28 Update for Parksville Residents

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Gradual Resumption of City Services Impacted by COVID-19

We are focusing on the essential services our residents rely upon and will continue to exercise an abundance of caution as we provide limited in-person services starting June 1 and work towards a full resumption of regular services in a gradual and cautious manner. Full Information

Emergency Management Oceanside Community Update – May 22

Most recent update for Parksville-Qualicum Beach residents. Full Information

Notice of Development Variance Permit at 352 Hirst Avenue West

Public Notice is hereby given that City Council, having deferred consideration on May 20, 2020, intends to consider whether to issue a Development Variance Permit to facilitate the siting of multi-unit residential development at 352 Hirst Avenue West during the regular meeting of Council to be held Monday, June 1, 2020, at 6 pm. Full Information

City to Allow Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Seating

At the May 20 meeting, Parksville Council approved a motion to allow restaurant seating on sidewalks and parking lots to help with spacing to meet the physical distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full Information

Reopening of City Sports Courts

The tennis courts in Springwood Park and the sports courts and lacrosse box in the Parksville Community Park will reopen on May 22 for casual use only. In accordance with provincial guidance, there is no organized team play, training camps or competitive tournaments permitted at this time. Full Information

AWS/ERWS Management Board Meetings – May 19 (Revised)

The next regular meeting of the Englishman River Water Service and Arrowsmith Water Service management boards will be held on May 19, 2020, at 1.30 pm. Questions/comments may be emailed to by noon on May 19 Full Information

Reminder for Parksville Fire Protection Area Residents

Reminder to residents that all open burning and outdoor fires, excluding cooking fires, are prohibited at this time and beach fires in the Parksville Qualicum Wildlife Management are prohibited at all times by provincial legislation. Full Information

City Survey Seeks Feedback on Public Engagement

We are looking for input from our residents to determine whether there is an interest in engaging with the City on regular non-COVID related business. Full Information

2020 Budget Approved and Property Tax Penalty Dates Extended

Council formally adopted the 2020-2024 Financial Plan bylaw and voted to extend the property tax penalty relating to late payments to October 1 from July 3. Full Information

Province of BC Property Tax Deferment Program

The Property Tax Deferment program will launch a new online property tax deferment portal to make deferring taxes easier, allowing residents to apply or renew online directly with the province. Full Information

Protection of Our Water Supply

Protection and enhancement of the water supply, a priority for the City of Parksville and the Englishman River Water Service. Full Information

Utility Payment Deadline Extended to June 30

Parksville residents now have extra time to pay their March utility bills. The City has extended the deadline for utility payments from April 30 to June 30. Full Information

Stage 2 Water Restrictions – April 1

Stage 2 water restrictions take effect April 1 which allows sprinkling on even days for even-numbered houses and on odd days for odd-numbered houses for a maximum of two hours between 7 am to 10 am or 7 pm to 10 pm. Vegetable garden watering and drip irrigation are exempt from restrictions. Stage 2 will be in effect until further notice. Full Information

Closure of All Parksville Playgrounds

Effective immediately and until further notice, all playgrounds in the City of Parksville are now closed to use by the public. This decision was made by the City to help stop the spread of COVID-19, protect our residents and encourage social distancing in our community. 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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