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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

EMO Community Update - April 23
Posted: Apr 23, 2020
April 23, 2020

Dr Bonnie Henry's words continue to provide comfort, "All of us need to do our part and we need to continue to support each other. Be calm, be kind to each other and be safe."

Our communities will look different this summer, much quieter without our many festivals and events but please remember we are in this together and will get through it together. Our sincere thanks to Parksville-Qualicum Beach residents for doing your part - let's keep going to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.


TAKE-OUT THURSDAYS or any other day of the week!
Support our local restaurants and make Take-Out Thursdays a thing! Check out the restaurants in our region that are offering takeout and delivery options any day of the week.

COVID-19 Support Service for BC Businesses
To help BC businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial governments have partnered with Small Business BC to provide online support service. The website provides info from industry and community partners, along with resources and tools to help businesses navigate challenges from COVID-19. https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca/hc/en-us

BC Hydro residential and business customers can apply online for COVID-19 Relief Fund at bchydro.com/covid19relief.

RDN Virtual Activities and Fitness Videos
The RDN recreation website has a new platform with ways the community can stay active and connected. 
  • Fitness videos join in at bit.ly/3btifrc
  • Butterfly Art Project - in association with The Old School House (TOSH) 
  • Be inspired by random acts of recreation and see ideas to keep active
  • For all the details visit www.getinvolved.rdn.ca/rec-connect

Special Events - COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on summer special events in Qualicum Beach; however, we are looking forward to making 2021 bigger and better than ever!
  • 2020 Qualicum Beach Triathlon has been cancelled.
  • Seaside Cruizers Father's Day Show and Shine will not take place in June; further details to be announced.
  • Beach Day has been cancelled with a tentative date of July 25, 2021. 
Property Taxes - due date for property taxes will remain July 2, 2020. Penalties have been adjusted as follows:
  • No penalties will be applied to payments and/or homeowner grants received by October 1. 
  • Payments received between October 2 and December 1 will be subject to a 1% penalty and payments and grants received after December 1 subject to a further 9% penalty. A 10% total penalty is required by provincial legislation.
  • In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, 75th birthday celebrations planned for this summer will be celebrated in style on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 
  • City services continue and with offices closed to the public, please contact us by phone or email. Main phone 250 248-6144 and info@parksville.ca. Department contact information is available on the City's website.
  • Parksville Fire would love to help you celebrate a milestone memory such as an anniversary, wedding or birthday with a drive-by your home. Drive-bys on a first-come, first serve basis are for residents in the Parksville Fire Protection Area until May 31. Info and how to book at parksvillefirerescue.ca.

CMA Resources and Tools - Canadian Medical Association is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, provincial and territorial medical associations and the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health to share the most up-to-date and reliable resources with physicians and patients. 

How do I practice physical (social) distancing?
Please stay at home as much as possible and follow local public health emergency requirements. When outside of the home practice physical (social) distancing from others, avoid any crowded places. Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and wash your hands frequently. If you develop two or more symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny rose or headache), immediately go home or stay home and isolate from others and follow the advice of Island Health. 
  • As much as possible, stay home. Even if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you could become infected by others.
  • Stay at home, unless you have to go to work or obtain essential supplies. 
  • Avoid all non-essential trips in your community and do not gather in groups.
  • Limit contact with people at higher risk (eg older adults and those in poor health).
  • Go outside to exercise but stay close to home.
  • If you leave your home for any reason, always keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others.
  • Household contacts do not need to distance from each other unless sick or have travelled in the last 14 days. 
  • You can go for a walk if you have not been diagnosed with COVID-19, do not have symptoms and have not travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days. 

Town of Qualicum Beach and the City of Parksville services continue to be available by phone, email and online, please refer to your municipality for contact information. Health-related information is available from:

Medical COVID-19 information - 811
Non-medical COVID-19 information - 1 888 268-4319
Government of Canada Coronavirus info line - 1 833 784-4397 

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