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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 20
Posted: Apr 20, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Our weather in Oceanside this past week has been quite spectacular, providing a welcome opportunity to be outside.
More than ever, it is important to know the risks to protect yourself and others. The pandemic is impacting us all in so
many ways as we continue to navigate the road to recovery and a new normal. Thank you for keeping us safe and
doing your part to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

As part of the province's circuit breaker put in place three weeks ago and as a result of the current levels of
transmission in BC, the provincial health officer orders have been extended for a further five weeks, through May 24 at
midnight. This includes the current restrictions on social gatherings, events, indoor dining (restaurants, pubs, bars) and
indoor group fitness activities. The expedited workplace closure order also remains in place. New orders will be put in
place later this week under the Emergency Program Act, to restrict vacation and recreation travel outside of your
health authority. It was also announced the AstraZeneca vaccine age eligibility was lowered to those 40 and older. 

Island Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Getting your COVID-19 vaccination registration is open for people who are eligible.
Residents who wish to receive the COVID vaccine are encouraged to register online. Your confirmation number will
then be used to book an appointment when you are eligible. Please refer to Island Health's website to determine age
eligibility or call 1 833 838-2323 to book an appointment when you are eligible.Gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated

How to get vaccinated
  • Step 1 - Register and get a confirmation number; this number will be used to book your vaccination appointment when the time comes. Registering also helps health authorities request the right amount of vaccine doses for each community.
  • Step 2 - You will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment when you are eligible based on your age and the government's immunization plan phases. Appointments can be booked online or by phone by selecting a location, date and time.
  • Step 3 - Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose. People who get their first vaccine dose will be notified by email, text or phone call when eligible to book an appointment for the second dose.
Emergency Preparedness Week - May 2-8 
The past year has been a reminder about how important personal preparedness can be and that being prepared and
having a plan is critical. During the pandemic, we have all taken the important steps to protect ourselves and our
families and continuing to build on the emergency preparedness plans and supplies ready for other potential
emergencies is also key to keeping us safe during these times. 

Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with making a plan and being prepared to look after
yourself, your family and your pets for a minimum of one week. Emergency Preparedness Week is a reminder intended
to raise awareness and offer information and tips to help prepare businesses, individuals and families for the
possibility of an emergency or disaster incident. 

Zoom and Learn - Emergency Preparedness Workshops

During Emergency Preparedness Week, EMO emergency preparedness coordinators will offer two more Zoom
workshops to help better prepare yourself, your family and your business in the event of an emergency or disaster.
These sessions are an hour in length and popular with Parksville-Qualicum Beach residents. Please RSVP to
info@emergencyoceanside.ca. We will confirm your space and send Zoom instructions by email. 

Monday, May 3 at 10.30 am 
Thursday, May 6 at 1.30 pm 

For more information on how to prepare yourself and your family in the event of an emergency, please visit
GetPrepared.ca along with these preparedness websites: 

Volunteers, the Power of Many
The theme for National Volunteer Week 2021, April 18 to April 24, is The Value of One,
The Power of Many which reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of
individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common

Emergency Management Oceanside relies on volunteers for two programs – Oceanside
Emergency Support Services and Oceanside Emergency Communications Team. Although
not paid positions, volunteers receive full training paid for by EMO. Training is not
required to join ESS or ECT, just a desire to provide a valued service to your community
when it is needed most. If you are interested in volunteering or would just like more
information, please see our website or email Chris James, volunteer coordinator at OESSD@parksville.ca. We can't do
it alone! 

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for all of us to recognize the contributions of volunteers make in our
community and just how important volunteers are as partners with government in providing services to citizens.
Community programs rely on volunteers to donate their time to help others every single day. We thank and celebrate
those people who care for others and who make a tremendous contribution by volunteering in our community. For
more information on Volunteer Week in Canada please see https://volunteer.ca. 

Voyent Alert! -  is a multi-purpose communication service which sends alerts to people who call the Oceanside region
home. Alerts can be sent over a variety of channels including mobile apps, text/SMS, email or voice dial. Registration is
FREE, simple and anonymous. Mobile app users can download the Voyent Alert! app from the Apple or Google Play
app stores. Email or SMS users may register online to receive email or text-based alerts at https://register.voyentalert.com. Access to sign-up can also be accessed from the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach websites
along with instructions.

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.
Masks are mandatory when visiting Town Hall. 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