LINK TO PDFNew Governance Structure for EMO (with a thank you!) The emergency programs for the - read more
On May 25, the province laid out a four-step reopening plan that could see us slowly return to norma - read more
With the long weekend just ahead of us, we are reminded to follow public health advice to stay in ou - read more
Most British Columbians are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following public heal - read more
COVID-19 UpdateOur weather in Oceanside this past week has been quite spectacular, providing a - read more
The past year has been a reminder about how important personal preparedness can be and that being pr - read more
LINK TO PDFWe wish to remind our residents province-wide restrictions remain in place until further - read more
Virtual Emergency Preparedness Workshop - March 4Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility t - read more
February 11, 2021Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with a plan and being - read more
Welcome to 2021! We look forward to continuing to share great emergency preparedness information wit - read more
The pandemic has changed so much about the way we live and work and for Parksville and Qualicum Beac - read more
December 15, 2020Home for the HolidaysThank you for doing your part to keep us all safe. 2020 has be - read more
The actions we take help keep our businesses and schools open and our community and health care serv - read more
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
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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
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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
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March 27, 2020 The emergency programs for the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach wor - read more
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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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News Release - March 11, 2020On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global h - read more
EMO What's New
COVID-19 Update - Qualicum Beach
Posted: Apr 7, 2020
Message from the Mayor
As the weather starts to warm up and the Easter weekend approaches, we automatically think about going out. While the weather has changed, the COVID-19 message has not. We continue to be called upon to practice physical distancing and limit ourselves to only going out for essential activities such as shopping for groceries, and exercising alone or with members of your household. These steps will allow us to keep ourselves, our neighbours and our loved ones safe.
Trudeau said in his daily update from Ottawa today that distancing measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 will likely remain in place for weeks, and that success will depend on how fully Canadians practice distancing habits such as staying home. "To stay at home, to continue this period of isolation and distance is the best way to get out [of COVID-19 isolation] as quickly as possible, but certainly it will be a case of several weeks,
perhaps several months".
Dr. Bonnie Henry likewise said on April 4 that the Province is in its second incubation period, which means that the next two weeks will be critical. "This could take a turn for the worse for us in the coming week, in particular, but I'm heartened that we're seeing that decrease in acceleration."Stay strong Qualicum Beach, and let's do our part to making COVID-19 a thing of the past.
Mayor Brian Wiese
QB Farmers Market Meets Guidelines
The Province of British Columbia recently designated farmers markets as an essential service. The Town has been working with the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market and the Provincial Health Authority on the Island to ensure Provincial guidelines regarding physical distancing are met. As such, the market re-opened at its original location selling food (fresh, frozen and prepared) on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
The efforts of the Farmers Market to protect the public have met the identified provincial guidelines. These efforts included, but were not limited to, limiting the number of vendors, controlling entry and exit points, sanitation stations, increased distance between vendors, and restricting attendance to a maximum 50 persons at a time, including the vendors on site. Further, no food sampling or entertainment was permitted, and market staff increased
the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces.
Town staff conducted spot inspections on Saturday, April 4, and found that the protocols put in place by the market were adequate to maintain the required physical distancing and attendance limits.
The Town will continue to monitor the market as it operates, and will support the market as directed by the Province. The public is encouraged to use their best judgement, stay home if possible, and to only attend the market if you are comfortable attending.
QB Seniors Activities Online
Not to be stopped by COVID-19 the Qualicum Beach Seniors Activities Centre is now online.
The Centre is providing online classes that you can participate in via the interactive app Zoom. Some of the classes include the following:
- Chair Yoga
- Boosting your immune system and relaxation
- Tai Chi
- Qi Gong
- Paint night online party
- Five week learn to paint class
For more details on the classes, and to learn how to join Zoom, go to their website at www.qbseniors.ca
Special COVID-19 Town Clock Chime at 7pm
We're all in this together!
The Town has prepared something special via our Town clock chime to thank all the front line workers who are keeping us safe and fed. This also acts a call out to residents to join in - because we are indeed All In This Together!
Join in from home at 7pm each night and make some noise! Here is a little video we posted on Facebook (even those without Facebook can access this link).
- April 15 - Special Council Meeting, Council Chamber - video streaming only - no public attendance
- April 22 - Regular Council Meeting, Council Chamber - video streaming only - no public attendance
- Committee of the Whole, April 15 - Cancelled
- Youth Appreciation Day - Cancelled
- Family Day - Cancelled
- Timberfest - Postponed
- St Marks' Fair - Postponed
- Public Open Houses - April & May - Cancelled
- All committee/Commission meetings - Cancelled until further notice
For a list of other events in Town that have been postponed or cancelled go to the PQB News page HERE.
Procedure Bylaw to Hold Electronic Meetings
In light of the COVID-19 isolation, the Town is considering a bylaw to allow Council and staff to participate in special meetings by electronic or other communication facilities, provided the meeting notice includes the way the meeting will be conducted.
The Bylaw Public Notice is below!
PUBLIC NOTICE Council Procedure Bylaw
(Pursuant to Sections 94 and 124 of the Community Charter)
Notice is hereby given that Council intends to amend Town of Qualicum Beach Procedure
Bylaw No. 674, 2013 by adopting an amendment bylaw (Bylaw No. 674.03) at a special
Council meeting on April 15, 2020. The Procedure Bylaw establishes the procedures to be
followed for the conduct of Council's business, including the methods and locations of
Bylaw No. 674.03 will amend the Procedure bylaw by allowing Council and staff to
participate in special meetings by electronic or other communication facilities. After
adoption of Bylaw No. 674.03, Council members and members of staff may attend special
meetings via teleconference or other means, provided the notice of the meeting includes
the way in which the meeting is to be conducted.
Ensuring the health and safety of our citizens is of utmost importance. In order to adhere
to the required social distancing, some members of Council and Staff will be participating
in the meeting via teleconference. The April 15, 2020 meeting will be closed to public
attendance. The meeting will be recorded and made available on the Town's website.
A copy of the bylaw may be viewed on line at www.qualicumbeach.com. As the
Municipal Office is temporarily closed to the public, if you are unable to access a copy of
the bylaw online, you may call Town Hall at 250-752-6921 to request
a copy be mailed to you.
Heather Svensen, Corporate Administrator
Businesses Open / Take Out
This is a great time to support local businesses where possible!
COVID-19 Information Sources