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November 20, 2020As announced yesterday, by order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, al - read more
Since late summer, COVID-19 case counts continue to increase in the number of active cases and peopl - read more
At yesterdays briefing, the provincial Medical Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Hendry, announced a substan - read more
We wish for our residents to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween this year. We are passing along some sug - read more
We are adapting to living and working in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while we ar - read more
We hope your summer was enjoyable with pleasant outside time and opportunities to connect with frien - read more
We take COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and continue to follow the direction of the Provincial Heal - read more
The City is now accepting special event bookings with new procedures in place to ensure users take t - read more
The City will reopen facilities to organized recreational sports groups on June 26 with new procedur - read more
As our weather improves (we can hope) and with the easing of our isolation, we are able to get outsi - read more
June 12, 2020Re-Opening of FacilitiesThe Town continues to concentrate on the essential services our - read more
The City continues to focus on the essential services our residents rely upon while exercising cauti - read more
June 8, 2020Both the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach have resumed limited front counte - read more
June 5, 2020Gradual Re-Opening of ServicesFollowing the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, - read more
The City continues to focus on the essential services our residents rely upon and we will continue t - read more
The City of Parksville will reopen the playgrounds in Foster Park and Shelly Creek Park on Friday, J - read more
City Announces Reopening PlanThe City of Parksville has announced plans to restore amenities and ser - read more
June 1, 2020Local businesses are developing reopening plans and are excited to welcome back shoppers - read more
As we look forward to the summer and the gradual re-opening of the Province, we would like to take a - read more
Gradual Return of City ServicesThe City is focusing on the essential services our residents rely upo - read more
The City of Parksville takes COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and follows the direction of the Provi - read more
Message From the MayorWith the "new normal" starting to take shape, Qualicum Beach is seeing more an - read more
May 22. 2020This week many businesses reopened to a new normal and at this time, our governments are - read more
May 21, 2020The City of Parksville is working to safely reopen facilities that were closed to avoid - read more
May 15, 2020BC's Restart PlanThe BC Restart Plan was recently announced, and outlines the gradual ea - read more
May 15, 2020Please stay safe this Victoria Day long weekend. Stay close to home; continue to keep yo - read more
May 14, 2020When Premier Horgan announced BC's Restart Plan last week, he emphasized, "this is not a - read more
May 7, 2020On May 6, Premier John Horgan's announced the BC Restart Plan, a strategy to slowly ease - read more
Staying Well in Uncertain TimesThis week, recognized by the Canadian Mental Health Association as Me - read more
Message from Council So, how are we coping with COVID-19? As with the weather, we watch daily t - read more
April 30, 2020Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with making a plan and b - read more
May 1, 2020Our sincere thanks to the dedicated health care workers, first responders, front-line wor - read more
We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated health care workers, first responders, front-li - read more
April 23, 2020Dr Bonnie Henry's words continue to provide comfort, "All of us need to do our part an - read more
Message from Parksville MayorIt is heartwarming to see our residents coming together to help stop th - read more
April 22, 2020Protection and enhancement of the water supply, a priority for the City of Parksville - read more
Message from the MayorAs we enter our fifth week in this COVID-19 pandemic I want to express my extr - read more
April 20, 2020It is heartwarming to see Parksville residents coming together to help stop the spread - read more
Lets keep the effort going to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The message is the same, - read more
The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department would love to help you celebrate a milestone memory such as - read more
April 15, 2020The City of Parksville continues to ask residents to comply with provincial health ord - read more
April 9, 2020We must continue to do our part while doing our best to support and care for those arou - read more
Council would like to wish you a safe and happy Easter! April 9, 2020We know that these are unu - read more
MESSAGE FROM PARKSVILLE COUNCILIt is unlikely we will return to normal any time soon as we may be in - read more
Message from the MayorAs the weather starts to warm up and the Easter weekend approaches, we automat - read more
On March 25, the Bylaw Enforcement COVID-19 Order came into effect through the office of the Ministe - read more
April 2, 2020On March 12, the City announced that Council meetings are no longer open to attendance - read more
April 2, 2020We all must be 100% committed to doing our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve and to do - read more
April 1, 2020As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold in our country, the Citys focus is on prev - read more
March 30, 2020The City of Parksville is working to share information and operational updates as we c - read more
March 27, 2020A Time to Stay PositiveDuring so much change, one message is ringing out. Stay calm, s - read more
March 27, 2020 The emergency programs for the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach wor - read more
March 25, 2020 This message is an update for Parksville residents about the COVID 19 pandemic. - read more
March 24, 2020At no greater times than these do we appreciate our front line workers! A huge call ou - read more
March 23, 2020As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, our community is feeling - read more
March 20, 2020As of today, March 20, 2020, we have confirmation that the number of cases of COVID-19 - read more
March 23, 2020Further to our release on March 20 that advised the closure of all playgrounds in the - read more
March 20, 2020Effective immediately and until further notice, all playgrounds in the City of Parksvi - read more
March 19, 2020We wish to assure our residents the City of Parksville continues to respond to the gui - read more
March 17, 2020 The Province of British Columbia and Vancouver Island Health affirm that the ris - read more
March 16,2020On behalf of the Town of Qualicum Beach Council, I want assure you that we understand a - read more
March 6, 2020Recent news stories indicate that the Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is continuing - read more
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March 16, 2020Immediate Closure of City of Parksville OfficesThe City is taking COVID-19 seriously a - read more
March 16, 2020At the request of Mayor Ed Mayne, the following information is being distributed on be - read more
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EMO What's New

Parksville-Qualicum Beach COVID-19 Community Update
Posted: Nov 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

As announced yesterday, by order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, all individuals, places of work and businesses in BC must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel. These new measures are intended to address the province’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep our schools and businesses open. The order is in effect until midnight, December 7, 2020.

The City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach follow the direction of the Provincial Health Officer and Island Health and align operations with the phases of the BC’s Restart Plan. We have provided a summary of the new regulations for our residents below and a link to the updated province-wide restrictions is provided here.

No social gatherings
No social gatherings, inside or outside, of any size with anyone other than your immediate household or core bubble. This means no gatherings outdoors including your backyard, no playdates for children and most importantly do not invite friends or extended family to your household. Immediate household is defined as those people living in the same household.

For those living alone, they can continue to see the same one or two people of their core bubble such as a partner, relative, friend or co-parent.

Activities which are not considered a social gathering are going for a walk, parents carpooling kids to and from school and grandparents providing childcare. Please refer to the BC province-wide restriction available here for allowable services, religious and cultural gatherings, workplaces, restaurants and bars and indoor activities such as gyms and recreation facilities.

Mandatory mask requirements
Masks are now mandatory for everyone in all public indoor settings and workplaces. Examples provided are retail stores, recreation centres, libraries, common areas in hotels and in restaurants/bars when not seated at a table and at municipal halls.

Essential travel only
At this time, all non-essential travel should be avoided. This includes travel into and out of British Columbia and between regions of the province. Essential travel is considered regular travel for work within your region and for things such as medical appointments and hospital visits.

General information
Concerns or questions about COVID-19 such as symptoms or exposure should be addressed directly to Island Health (not your local government). Island Health is positioned to answer any questions regarding outbreaks and public exposures and is doing the necessary trace contacting and identifying those who should self-isolate. Please refer to the Island Health website for more information.

The Town of Qualicum Beach municipal office is partially opened to the public from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on all statutory holidays). Residents are strongly encouraged to not attend at the municipal office unless absolutely necessary. If assistance is required or an appointment with a specific department, please call 250 752-6921 or email qbtown@qualicumbeach.com.

For payments, please take advantage of other payment options available including:
  • Use of the drop box at the entrance of Town Hall
  • Use of online/telephone banking
  • Post directly to PO Box 130, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7
The City of Parksville finance department is open from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm to accept property tax payments, utility payments, tickets/licence fee payments and to process homeowner grants as well as the purchase of bus passes, dog licences and building permits. All other City business is by appointment only and walk-in services are not available. Call 250 248-6144 to book an appointment or refer to contact info on the City’s website. Masks are mandatory when entering the building and visitors will be asked to provide contact information for the purposes of contact tracing.

We appreciate the support of our residents as we adjust our operations to working with these new regulations. The safety of our residents and staff continues to be our priority. The choices we all make over the next few weeks will make a difference and will support our businesses and schools to stay open. Thank you for continuing to do your part in keeping us safe and helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For information, contact:
Rob Daman Emergency Program Coordinator Town of Qualicum Beach rdaman@qualicumbeach.com 
Aaron Dawson Emergency Program Coordinator City of Parksville adawson@parksville.ca
Deb Tardiff Manager of Communications City of Parksville dtardiff@parksville.ca 
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