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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 - February 16
Posted: Feb 16, 2021
Virtual Emergency Preparedness Workshop - March 4
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with a plan and being prepared to look after yourself, your family and your pets for a minimum of one week. We encourage residents to join emergency preparedness coordinators from Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Thursday, March 4 at 1.30 pm for a Zoom workshop which will help better prepare yourself, your family and your business in the event of an emergency or disaster incident.

Please RSVP to info@emergencyoceanside.ca if you wish to participate. We will confirm your space and then a few days before the meeting, will send Zoom instructions by email. The meeting is a closed event; however, your screen name will be visible to the other participants.

The ongoing pandemic reminds us of the importance of personal preparedness and that having a plan is critical to protect ourselves and our families. While we continue to physically distance and spend more time at home, there's an opportunity to build emergency preparedness plans to fit our individual personal needs. We hope this workshop will help raise awareness and offer information and tips to help prepare businesses, individuals and families for the possibility of an emergency.

To join, you will need a computer with an internet connection and can join the meeting in the following ways: 
  • Computer with camera and microphone - click the link provided. 
  • Computer with camera and no microphone - click link and call the phone number provided. 
  • Computer with no camera or no microphone - call the phone number provided.
If you have a specific subject you wish included in the presentation or questions you would like answered, please send them to info@emergencyoceanside.ca and we will do our best. We look forward to connecting with you, virtually!

COVID-19 Immunization Plan 
BC's immunization plan is scheduled to occur in four phases through September with eligibility based on your age in 2021. The timeline for each phase may change due to vaccine availability and everyone in BC recommended to receive the vaccine will have the opportunity to get it in 2021. Please refer to gov.bc.ca/COVID19 for the most up-to-date information.

Phase 1 through February 2021
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
  • Individuals assessed for and awaiting long-term care.
  • Residents and staff of assisted living residences.
  • Essential visitors to long-term care facilities and assisted living residences.
  • Hospital health care workers who may provide care for COVID-19 patients in settings like Intensive Care Units, emergency departments, paramedics, medical units and surgical units.
  • Remote and isolated Indigenous communities.
Phase 2 - February to March
  • Seniors aged 80 and over not immunized in Phase 1.
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) seniors age 65 and over, Elders and additional Indigenous communities not immunized in Phase 1.
  • Hospital staff, community general practitioners and medical specialists not immunized in Phase 1.
  • Vulnerable populations living and working in select congregated settings.
  • Staff in community home support and nursing services for seniors.
Phase 3, April to June
People aged 79 to 60, in five-year increments as well as those 16 to 69 who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable.

Phase 4 - July to September
People aged 59 to 18, in five-year increments:

There are three steps to the immunization process, outlined here:

STEP: Pre-registration - When you pre-register, you select your preferred method of communication. This is how you will be contacted to reserve an appointment. You can pre-register two to four weeks before eligible to reserve an appointment. Eligibility is based on your phase and age, working backwards in five-year increments. Pre-registration opens March 2021. There will be two options to pre-register, online and by phone.

STEP 2: Appointment reservation - When contacted to reserve a vaccine appointment, you must complete a pre-screening and select a location, date and time. This can be done online or by phone.

STEP 3: Appointment day - Come prepared to your appointment and arrive a few minutes before your scheduled time. At the immunization clinic you will complete a check-in process, get your vaccine dose and wait in an observation area for about 15 minutes.
Getting the second dose - People who get their first vaccine dose will be notified by email, text message or phone call when they are eligible to book an appointment for the second dose.

Province-wide restrictions remain in place until further notice
Your actions are helping to keep our businesses and schools open, and our hospitals and communities safe. Thank you for continuing to do your part in keeping our community safe and helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Middle and secondary school students are required to wear a mask in
  • all indoor areas.
  • Masks are required in all public indoor settings and workplaces.
  • Spend time with those in your household or core bubble only.
  • Explore close to home and avoid non-essential travel
  • Enjoy a walk or hike with a friend, but do not gather outdoors.
From the Town of Qualicum Beach
Town Hall remains open to the public Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm (except statutory holidays). Town staff are available via email or phone until 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

While we are happy to help in person where needed, we encourage you to conduct business remotely where possible. You can contact us via any of the following methods: 
  • Email qbtown@qualicumbeach.com
  • Phone 250 752-6921 
  • Post PO Box 130, Qualicum Beach V9K 1S7 
  • Mail Slot Out front of Town Hall, nearest the fountain

From the City of Parksville
City in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic are limited to payments of tickets/licence fees and the purchase of bus passes, with all other City business by appointment and no walk-in services. To book an appointment, call 250 248-6144 or refer to website contact info. Finance is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm. Please note, entry is from Jensen Avenue East. Masks are mandatory when at City Hall and visitors will be asked to provide information for contact tracing.

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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