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Most British Columbians are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following public heal - read more
COVID-19 Update Our weather in Oceanside this past week has been quite spectacular, providing a - read more
Left to right:Instructors Lieutenant Paul Roy and Captain Eric Miller, Kirk Wolstenholme, Sean Mikol - read more
Through a partnership agreement announced in June 2019, the Town of Qualicum Beach and the City of P - read more
We wish to remind our residents province-wide restrictions remain in place until further notice. It - read more
Virtual Emergency Preparedness Workshop - March 4Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility t - read more
Welcome to 2021! We look forward to continuing to share great emergency preparedness information wit - read more
Parksville Fire Department is recruiting for 2021, looking for positive, energetic and community min - read more
December 15, 2020Home for the HolidaysThank you for doing your part to keep us all safe. 2020 has be - read more
Boots for Food 2020 drive held in November was a huge success because of the generosity of residents - 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
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 - March 18
Posted: Mar 18, 2021

We wish to remind our residents province-wide restrictions remain in place until further notice. It is the actions of our residents that keep our community safe and help to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hang in there folks, just a little longer!

Outdoor Gatherings up to 10 People
Province-wide restrictions have recently been updated. Up to ten people may now gather outdoors. All restrictions for
indoor gatherings remain in place.
  • Up to 10 people may gather at a park or beach
  • Up to 10 people may gather in the backyard of a residence
  • No gatherings of any size are allowed indoors
  • Do not gather with several groups of new people – stick to the same people
  • Masks are required in all indoor settings and workplaces
  • Explore close to home and avoid non-essential travel
Continue to refer to latest information at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/response

Vaccine Appointments for Seniors
More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the province works through Phase 2 of immunization in BC. Immunizations will be conducted based on age; eligibility for all phases is based on the age you are turning in 2021. The Island Health immunization clinics will be operating in the Parksville Community Centre and the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. To learn more about the approved vaccines, please refer to this link

The province announced today more than 300,000 frontline workers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in April. The list of first priority groups include first responders (police, firefighters, emergency transport), K-12 educational staff, childcare staff, grocery store workers, postal workers, bylaw and quarantine officers, manufacturing workers, wholesale/warehousing employees, cross-border transport workers, corrections workers and staff living in congregate housing at places such as ski hills. 

PHASE 2
We are in Phase 2 of the vaccination plan; however, because dates continue to be adjusted, please refer to the immunization website for the most up-to-date information. For those residents born after 1941, information will be posted on Island Health's website and people will have the option of registering online or by phone. Phase 3 of the immunization plan is for people 60 to 79 and Phase 4 is for people 18 to 59. Phases will be scheduled in five-year increments. Information about the province's COVID vaccine plan may be viewed here.

Please call only when you're eligible. If you are 80 or older or Indigenous and born in 1956 or earlier, you can call anytime. To register call 1-833-348-4787, 7 am to 7 pm daily. The call centre agent will confirm your appointment date and time at the location nearest to you. You will need to provide:
  • Legal first and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Postal code
  • Personal health number
  • Contact information (direct phone number or support person phone number)
Island Health' s website provides frequently asked questions and information about how to register on behalf of an eligible individual, not able register for themself.

PHASE 3
At the time this eNews was distributed, notice of how to book for those born in 1942 or later and Indigenous peoples born in 1957 or later had not yet been posted. We will forward the information when it becomes available. We encourage you to watch the news and Island Health's website as registration, either online or by phone for Phase 3 should be announced soon.

What to expect when you get the vaccine
The BC Centre for Disease Control has some suggestions on their website about what to expect when you get the
vaccine:
  • Wear a mask to the clinic and bring your Personal Health Number.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing for easy access to the arm. The vaccine is given by injection into the muscle of the arm on the shoulder area.
  • Expect to stay in the clinic for 15 minutes after you receive your vaccine so you can be monitored. About one in one million people will experience a severe allergic reaction. By staying in the clinic, a health care provider can respond in the event this happens. Tell a health care provider if you feel unwell after your vaccine.
  • Most people will receive an immunization record. Keep your record of immunization as it contains important information about the date and type of vaccine you receive. Bring your immunization card with you when you get your second dose. 
Why neighbourhood emergency preparedness is important...
You will:
  • NOT be alone in a time of disaster.
  • Be better prepared to act quickly and appropriately in any situation.
  • Be better informed on how to take care of yourself and loved ones until help arrives.
  • Be able to identify and minimize existing hazards around your home and
  • neighbourhood.
  • Understand what items are recommended to store and how.
  • Be prepared if you are required to evacuate your neighbourhood.
  • Have a communication plan.
  • Know where to get accurate information on the situation.
  • Know who to go to in your neighbourhood for specific skills or resources.
  • Have peace of mind and increase confidence in your resilience and self-sufficiency.
Emergency Management Oceanside's emergency program coordinators can help you with your neighbourhood planning. Their contact information is provided below.

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.

Notices have been posted to advise of parking changes at the Parksville Community Centre to accommodate Island Health’s immunization clinic. 


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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