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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: Jun 1, 2020
As we look forward to the summer and the gradual re-opening of the Province, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the successes and positive changes from the last few months.

In terms of staffing, we are pleased to have been able to utilize flexible work hours, staggered shifts, working from home, and redeployment of staff so that the Town did not have to lay off any employees. Special thanks to union representatives of CUPE local 401 for their support, flexibility and dedication during these complex working times. Our staff have been working harder than ever, keeping the Town running at our usual high standard, while also following new procedures to ensure their safety and that of the community we work for. As a temporary measure, we have chosen not to hire student workers this year. Our students typically work in the summer months on beautification projects, however these projects have been scaled back and taken over by permanent staff, and although there may be fewer blooms on the street this year, our Town is still rich with natural beauty.

Despite COVID-19 throwing a wrench into most plans, the Town has managed to complete several large projects. Our airport renovation is now complete, which includes improvements to parking (new paved lot, with lighting, enhanced security, and pay station) and the terminal, which includes the Final Approach Restaurant. Memorial Avenue now has a multi-use pathway running from uptown to the waterfront, with a living wall, sound barriers, and drought-resistant plants. Line painting is underway throughout the Town, to ensure continued safety for all road users. Grandon Creek will reopen in June, after suffered extensive damage from the rains in February. Also, expect to see work on the roundabout at Memorial Avenue and Highway 19A in the coming months.

Our Emergency Management Oceanside (EMO) team have carried us through this pandemic with exceptional calm and sensibility. With months of hard work behind them, our EMO is now developing and implementing re-opening procedures, while also preparing for a second, or even third, wave of COVID-19 infections. Our EMO is also busy preparing for the wildfire season ahead. As a Council, and on behalf of the community, we extend our sincerest thanks to everyone at Emergency Management Oceanside for their dedication and hard work.

Local businesses have been developing re-opening plans and are excited to welcome back shoppers in a safe and measured way. We encourage everyone to shop local whenever possible, to lend your support to our local workforce friends and neighbours, many of whom have suffered losses in efforts to safeguard the health of the community. Remember to be patient and stay respectful as businesses navigate the inevitable hiccups associated with re-opening. Special thanks to our local Chamber of Commerce for their hard work behind the scenes ensuring consistent communication and the advancement of our local business interests. 

Public dialogue has been a challenge but remains a priority for Council. The Town has been introducing alternative formats for meetings and is also working on different communication approaches for such things as our open houses and future public hearings. Please stay tuned for more in the weeks to come.

Many of our outdoor spaces and parks are now open for casual use, and we ask users to respect posted guidelines. Groups should be small (two to six people) and keep to the physical distance guidelines of two metres. Get active, enjoy the 
warming weather, but stay safe.

On behalf of Council, Mayor Brian Wiese.

Tax & Utilities During COVID-19

With the temporary closure of Town Hall during the COVID-19 Pandemic, residents have certainly risen to the challenge of making it work!

We have seen an excellent response to the alternative options available to pay taxes and utilities, and claim home owner grants. Please refer to the Noteworthy enclosed with your notices for details.

Below are some quick steps to help you claim your Home Owner Grant online, and to pay your bill via online banking.

How to Claim your Home Owner Grant Online
  • Open the link here (also found on the front page of our website)
  • Enter the Roll Number - found on the bottom tear off section of your Tax Notice (see pic below)
  • Enter the Access Code - found just above the bottom tear off section of your Tax Notice (see pic below)
How to Pay your Property Tax & Utility Bills via Online Banking

If you are unsure about paying your bills through online banking, here are some videos that may be of assistance. Note that each bank is slightly different:

CIBC - view here
Scotia Bank - view here
RBC - Add a payee - view here
RBC - Pay a Bill on Mobile app - view here

To add the Town as a Payee, search using " Town of Qualicum " or " Qualicum Beach ". A separate Payee is available for Property Taxes and Utilities:
If you create a Payee for Property Taxes, use the Roll No as the account number.
If you create a Payee for Utilities, use the Account No. from your Utility Notice.

If you have trouble with online banking and require assistance, please call your bank directly.

Please refer to the Noteworthy enclosed with both your notices for other payment and Home Owner Grant options.

Facilities Open

Facilities Open
  • NEW Opening June 1 - Leigh House washrooms (downtown core) - 8am to 5pm
  • NEW  Opening June 30 - Civic Centre (for bookings that meet the COVID criteria)
  • Beach Washrooms - 7am to 7pm
  • Veterans Way Washrooms - 7am to 5pm
  • Town Hall Parkade - 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday (closed Statutory Holidays)
  • Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
  • Tennis Courts 
  • Skateboard Park  
Facilities that Remain Closed
  • Town Hall
  • BMX Park
  • Playgrounds
  • Beach shower facilities
  • Community Hall 
Supporting Local

Below are some great links to help support local:
  • Supporting Oceanside Businesses - a tool for all local businesses to outline their current services being offered. Created by the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Open During COVID-19 - a directory of businesses that are open during COVID-19. Created by the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Tourism Association.
  • Supporting Local Restaurants - a helpful quick find directory showing where you can eat during COVID-19. Created by Oceansidetakeout.ca