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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
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with a plan and being prepared to look - read more
LINK TO PDFWe wish to remind our residents province-wide restrictions remain in place until further - read more
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with a plan and being prepared to look - read more
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with a plan and being prepared to look - 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
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
March 17, 2020We recognize there is a tremendous amount of information about COVID-19, including com - read more
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
March 12, 2020The City of Parksville is monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation - read more
News Release - March 11, 2020On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global h - read more
News Release - February, 27, 2020Recent stories from national and international news media indicate - read more

EMO What's New

COVID-19 Update - Qualicum Beach
Posted: Apr 21, 2020
Message from the Mayor

As we enter our fifth week in this COVID-19 pandemic I want to express my extreme gratitude for the community we live in. Last weekend the Province increased the powers of local bylaw and Peace Officers, allowing them the authority and ability to ticket people who are not respecting physical distancing. Although I appreciate why the Province has had to increase this level of authority, I also believe that our community has done an exemplary job of respecting the directives of the Province. 

When I do leave my home for a little exercise, essentials, or for fresh air with the pup, I see the citizens of Qualicum Beach doing all they can to keep one another safe. They keep physically distanced, dogs on leashes and many are now wearing masks. They do all this while never hesitating to say "Hi, how are doing?". I really think we are going to come out of this and be better for it, so let's continue to take this seriously and keep up the great work! 

I also know that our local businesses and residents have concerns about finances, their homes and their family's wellbeing. As a Council we continue to pay attention to all these concerns and remain committed to doing all that we can to help while keeping in step with the Province. This upcoming week Council will be discussing the Town's taxation schedule. The Province has already indicated that business taxes will be delayed to October without penalties, and with that now clarified, Council will be discussing how we wish to proceed with all taxation for 2020.

Our committed staff will continue to provide updated information as and when it is available and we wish you all a safe and great week.

Mayor Brian Wiese

Special Occasion Drive-Bys
The Qualicum Beach Volunteer Fire Department would love to help you celebrate a memory such as an anniversary, wedding or birthday. They promise to delight with loud noises and  flashing lights as they drive past your  house.

Here's how to book a drive-by.
  • Email your request to firechief@qualicumbeach.com (include "Drive-by Request" in the subject line).
  • Enter person's name, age, address and milestone  event. Birthday drive-bys are for kids aged 12 and under or adults 75 and older. Anniversaries are for milestone  years.
  • Day and time - daytime drive-bys are preferable, due to staff availability.
Please note drive-bys could be subject to delay should fire/rescue incidents occur during your requested time. As well, milestone memory drive-bys are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis and the program will end on May  31.

We hope to help our residents create lasting memories for kids, seniors and families within the 
Qualicum Beach Fire Protection  Area.

Art Work at Civic Centre

Last week a stroll to the Civic Centre revealed wonderful chalk art, created by these two anonymous youth who "just thought it would be a good thing to do to encourage the front line workers". Photos here.

Fires During COVID-19

With the many notices about fire bans related to COVID-19 it can be confusing as to what is allowed.

Here is what you need to know:
  • No open fires are permitted (which is normal at this time of the year for the Town).
  • Fires in approved outdoor fireplaces are permitted (see our website for details).
For more details about Fire Restrictions go to our website.

COVID Garbage Collection

Has your garbage, recycling or food waste been left uncollected? This may be due to new COVID-19 collection guidelines. 

Due to regulations around safety, the following has been put in place for collection. If these guidelines are not followed your collection will be left behind. All garbage waste must be bagged and securely tied DO NOT dispose of paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, face masks, gloves, and
disposable sanitary wipes in your recycling or food waste containers. These must be placed in your garbage and securely tired.

See the RDN Solid Waste website for full details.

2020 Beach Day Event Cancelled

The Select Committee on Beach Day Celebration has announced the cancellation of the annual event for this year. Beach Day was scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 5th, 2020.

BC's top Doctor, Bonnie Henry, has recently advised (April 18, 2020) that "realistically, there will be no major events this summer."

It is our hope that we will hold Beach Day next summer for what will be its 10th year! Tentative date is Sunday, July 25th, 2021, 11am - 3pm.

To our sponsors, presenters, volunteers and organizers, thank you all for your continued support. See you on the Beach in 2021!

Tom Whitfield
Select Committee on Beach Day Celebration
P: 250-752-2588

Haylee Gould
Deputy Corporate Administrator
Town of Qualicum Beach
P: 250-752-6921

Council Meeting Public Comments
While Council is undertaking regular meetings electronically, and the public are not permitted to attend due to COVID-19, there is a new way for members of the public to participate.

Members of the public will be able to provide comments regarding the meeting to Council by means of e-mail, letter, or by phone.
  • Comments for a particular regular Council meeting must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm the day following the regular Council meeting.
  • Submissions must be related to business discussed at the meeting.
  • Submissions will be distributed to all of Council and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes.
  • Submissions relating to closed public hearing topics will not be distributed to Council.
  • Submissions unrelated to the meeting will not be included in the minutes.
  • Comments must include a full name and address in order to be submitted for the minutes.
To submit a comment please use one of the following options:
Mail - Box 130, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7
Phone - 250-752-6921