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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
The 2020 Boots for Food drive for the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department was a huge success. Altho - read more
October 26, 2020At yesterday's briefing, the provincial Medical Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Hendry, an - read more
HELP US HELP OTHERS!Due to the pandemic, this year's food and toy drive will look very different wit - read more
Due to the pandemic, this year's Parksville Volunteer Fire Department food and toy drive will look v - read more
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 - June 15
Posted: Jun 15, 2020
As our weather improves (we can hope) and with the easing of our isolation, we are able to get outside more and slowly expand our personal bubbles. We recognize many of our residents are concerned with returning to normal too quickly but if we continue to stay vigilant, limit our contact with others, maintain physical distance, practice good hand hygiene and stay home when sick, we will continue to weather this pandemic together.  

We are encouraged by the recent information and statistics on COVID 19 rates from the province that show the community's efforts have dramatically reduced the spread of the virus in our region and on Vancouver Island. As we work through this next phase of the pandemic and a safe transition to Phase 3 in the provincial Restart Plan, the EOC will remain at Level 1 activation and continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation for our region. 
 
Ongoing, the EMO enewsletter will be distributed monthly rather than weekly, on the second Tuesday of each month. When relevant COVID-19 related information becomes available, please know we will pass along to you in a timely manner. Thank you for signing up for this EMO newsletter which will now include such topics as emergency preparedness and fire smart info. We'd love to hear from you; ideas and input welcome to info@emergencyoceanside.ca 

We recognize this summer will be very different for our residents. Perhaps this summer is an opportunity to be a tourist in our own region, creating new summer adventures right at home. Vacationing at home and supporting local businesses is a great way to stay safe, enjoy the beauty of our community and keep us on the road to recovery. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your efforts over the past three months to keep us all safe. The safety and wellbeing of Parksville-Qualicum Beach residents remains our top priority.

GENERAL UPDATES AND INFORMATION
  • Supporting Oceanside Businesses - tool for all local businesses to detail services being offered. 
  • Open During COVID-19 - directory of businesses open during COVID-19. 
  • Supporting Local Restaurants - directory list of restaurants open for business. 
  • Chamber visitor centres in Parksville and Qualicum Beach are now open. 
  • Rebound Oceanside is a recovery plan created for businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach/School District 69 region to provide assistance through the pandemic and minimize the negative impacts of an economic shutdown. Supported by Province of BC, WorkSafe BC and Parksville & Qualicum Chambers of Commerce. 
  • Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program provides Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast tourism businesses with meaningful, hands-on guidance and support to navigate the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards long-term resiliency. 
UPDATES FROM TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH

Reopening of facilities 
We know how important fresh air and active play are for families and as we reopen many of our public outdoor amenities, we are carefully following available recommendations and guidance from the province and ask that you follow the signage posted at each public amenity. Below is a list of amenities to reopen:
  • Playgrounds - June 12
  • Community Hall for bookings that meet COVID criteria - July 2
  • Civic Centre for bookings that meet COVID criteria - July 6
  • BMX track for casual use only - June 12
  • Sports fields for casual play only - June 12
  • Basketball hoops reinstalled - June 15
  • Complete list of open facilities HERE
Conditions of use
  • This reopening of amenities is subject to change without notice, is dependent on health orders and guidelines, and on customer compliance with procedures.
  • Avoid overcrowding, large groups and gatherings.
  • Keep at least two metres (six feet) away from people from other households, even while playing.
  • Limit use of playgrounds at busy times and limit use if others are waiting.
  • Do not use facilities if feeling unwell, with no exceptions.
  • The sports fields and BMX park are open for casual play only (not organized competition).
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children.
  • Playgrounds are not sanitized.
  • Wash or sanitize hands thoroughly and frequently before/after activities and touching shared surfaces.
  • Avoid touching face and cover coughs and sneezes.
UPDATES FROM CITY OF PARKSVILLE

The City of Parksville's gradual, multi-step approach to reopening services is intended to maintain and protect public safety. Next steps outlined here:

June 26 - Reopening splash park in Parksville Community Park

June 26 - Special event permits: hosts must provide COVID Response and Mitigation plans

June 26 - Return to play will include bookings of special events and recreational sports.

July 2
  • Full service offered by finance - e.g. bus passes, garbage tags and dog licences will be available and tickets and licence fees may be paid. 
  • Finance hours will remain 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm
  • All other City business by appointment only.
July 2 - City will resume such activities as in-person public hearings, community engagement and Coffee with the Mayor.

At this time, playgrounds, off-leash dog park, skate park and sports courts are open for use and we expect the volleyball nets in the Parksville Community Park to be installed later this week. Residents and visitors using City facilities are expected to follow public health requirements at all times. In accordance with provincial guidelines, signage is posted at City Hall and in our parks and open spaces to remind the public of the rules in place. 

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:

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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