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We hope your summer was enjoyable with pleasant outside time and opportunities to connect with frien - read more
Each year, the Parksville Fire Department recognizes Fire Prevention Week from October 4 to October - read more
We take COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and continue to follow the direction of the Provincial Heal - read more
Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments are recruiting individuals who demonstrate the person - read more
Yesterday, firefighters from departments on the Island participated in a procession route to honour - read more
As our weather improves (we can hope) and with the easing of our isolation, we are able to get outsi - 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
The City continues to focus on the essential services our residents rely upon and we will continue t - 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
Gradual Return of City ServicesThe City is focusing on the essential services our residents rely upo - 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, 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, "thi - read more
May 11, 2020Parksville Fire Rescue wishes to remind residents of the Parksville Fire Protection Area - read more
May 7, 2020On May 6, Premier John Horgan's announced the BC Restart Plan, a strategy to slowly - read more
Staying Well in Uncertain TimesThis week, recognized by the Canadian Mental Health Association as Me - read more
May 1, 2020Our sincere thanks to the dedicated health care workers, first responders, front-line wor - read more
April 29, 2020We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated health care workers, first respon - read more
Less than two weeks ago, the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department offered to help residents celebrat - 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
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
MESSAGE FROM PARKSVILLE COUNCILIt is unlikely we will return to normal any time soon as we may be in - 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 City's focus is on pre - read more
March 30, 2020The City of Parksville is working to share information and operational updates as we c - read more
March 27, 2020 The emergency programs for the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach wor - read more
March 25, 2020This message is an update for Parksville residents about the COVID 19 pandemic. Counci - 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
We recognize there is a tremendous amount of information about COVID-19, including communications fr - read more
March 16, 2020The City is taking COVID-19 seriously and is making significant changes to protect the - 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
March 11, 2020On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health pandemic - read more
February 27, 2020Recent stories from national and international news media indicate the Coronavirus, - read more
It's that time of year when Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members collect food and toys, door - read more

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EMO Community Update - April 16
Posted: Apr 16, 2020

Let’s keep the effort going to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The message is the same, these next few weeks are extremely important for all of us; we must continue to do our part while doing our best to support and care for those around us. Staying home will save lives and following the rules means we will be able to put this situation behind us. Please, help bend the curve, not the rules. 

GENERAL UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Parksville & District and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce - are actively helping to support local businesses impacted by economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chamber has created a resource page for businesses to list available services. The Chamber encourages support of local businesses who go the extra mile to ensure that our community thrives. 

The Chamber is hosting an online business recovery forum on April 16 at 7 pm to connect businesses directly to local MLA's, municipal and business leaders to help inform about resources and assistance important to business continuity. Email the Chamber to participate. 

Harbour Air re-opens - In response to demand, Harbour Air is again servicing routes between Nanaimo/Sechelt; Nanaimo/Vancouver and Vancouver/Victoria. 

BC Stats show how Canadians coping with COVID-19 - Statistics Canada results indicate Canadians are concerned about the pandemic and the majority are taking precautions and following physical distancing rules. 

RDN Transit service to Duke Point - Due to reduced BC Ferries services and closure of Departure Bay terminal, RDN Transit is offering temporary service to the Duke Point ferry terminal, operating Monday to Saturday, providing transit between the Downtown Nanaimo Transit Exchange, South Parkway Plaza and the Duke Point ferry terminal to meet three ferry sailings per operating day. Please refer to the schedule.  

Signup for Emergency Management Oceanside Enews - As well as ongoing communications through the City and Town, EMO will send regular updates about emergency preparedness for the Oceanside region. If you wish to receive updates directly from EMO to your inbox, please signup at EmergencyOceanside.ca. 

UPDATES FROM TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH
  • A reminder that dogs are not able to physically distance themselves and may act as a source of transmission of COVID-19 through touch (petting) as well as encourage others to breach physical distancing guidelines (who can resist a cute pup?!) Please keep all dogs on leash and keep them near you when passing others. The Town of Qualicum Beach does not permit dogs, on or off-leash, on any public beach between March 1 to April 30 due to the migration of Brant Geese. Dog owners in contravention are subject to $100 fine. Dogs are permitted on the street level walkway on-leash. 
  • The Qualicum Beach farmers' market was open the past two Saturdays with great success. The Town has been working with the market and the provincial health authority to ensure physical distancing guidelines are met. The Town will continue to monitor market operations and support the market as directed by the province. Reminder to please "shop, don't stop". Once finished shopping at the market, we encourage everyone to quickly make their way home and not congregate in the parking lot and surrounding areas. 
  • This sunny weather is drawing more people out into the fresh air. Thank you for keeping to physical distancing guidelines; together, we are flattening the curve and your efforts are making a difference!

UPDATES FROM CITY OF PARKSVILLE
  • Garage sales and spring cleaning go together; however, garage sales should not be held nor should you attend garage sales when COVID-19 orders are in place. Garage sales are inconsistent with provincial orders to practice physical distancing, to stay at home and to restrict non-essential travel. During COVID-19, buying and selling individual items online for pickup also has risks as there is no way to know if the seller has been exposed to COVID-19. Please wait until orders are lifted before considering garage sales, whether in person or online.
  • City services continue and with our offices closed to the public, please contact us by phone or email. Main phone 250 248-6144 and info@parksville.ca. Direct department contact information on the City's website.

HEALTH REMINDERS
  • Bounce Back is a free evidence-based program designed to help youth and adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood or stress, with or without anxiety. Bounce Back� teaches effective skills to help young people improve their mental health. Call toll free 1 866 639-0522; www.bouncebackbc.ca
  • HeretoHelp provides information about managing mental illness and maintaining good mental health, including self-management resources and screening self-tests for wellness, mood, anxiety and risky drinking. www.heretohelp.bc.ca
  • Anxiety Canada also has online resources for helping adults and children to cope with COVID-19. https://www.anxietycanada.com/covid-19/

STAY INFORMED
We will keep you informed of any changes to how the Town of Qualicum Beach and the City of Parksville operate as this pandemic evolves. City staff and elected officials are practicing physical distance and sanitizing protocols and many 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 

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