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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 - COVID-19 Community Update
Posted: Apr 2, 2020
April 2, 2020

We all must be 100% committed to doing our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve and to do this for as long as it takes. Now more than ever, it is important to keep distance from one another; we can do our part together while staying apart. #alonetogether

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. Many services continue to be available by phone, email and online, please refer to your municipality for contact information. Health-related information may be also be obtained 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

The BC government announced a new service pairing volunteers with seniors isolated at home. The new senior support program was launched to address immediate needs of seniors staying at home during COVID-19. People can call to offer everything from virtual visits to grocery deliveries. Seniors needing support and healthy individuals who wish to volunteer can call 211 to access the service. bc211.ca.

GENERAL UPDATES AND INFORMATION
The City and Town through Emergency Management Oceanside (EMO) are now operating a Level 2 Emergency Operation Centre. This provides the ability to respond to and coordinate activities of in partnership, working with Emergency Management BC, neighbouring communities and other partners.

CURBSIDE COLLECTION
The RDN advises garbage, recycling and food waste curbside collection is continuing as scheduled and have asked
for help to keep collection drivers safe by taking the following precautions:

  • All garbage waste must be bagged and securely tied (no loose waste, including vacuum dust)
  • If someone in your household is sick, please double-bag and securely tie all personal waste
  • All paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, face masks, gloves, and disposable sanitary wipes (flushable and compostable) must be disposed of in your garbage, not recycling or food waste containers
  • Waste that does not adhere to these guidelines will be left behind with no exceptions.

Tags for extra containers of garbage may be purchased through the RDN online portal for $3 per container, which
will be billed on your utility bill and your address will be added to the driver's route list on your next scheduled
collection day. This change is made to safeguard staff and residents. The website also lists retail locations where
tags may be purchased.


SOCIETY OF ORGANIZED SERVICES
As people begin to feel the financial strain this pandemic has on their lives, SOS reminds resident they are there to help. The emergency assistance and advocacy program will provide vouchers to residents in need and if you are in need of assistance, call 250-248-2093. www.sosd69.com.

QUALICUM BEACH UPDATES
  • Qualicum Beach Farmers' Market - will reopen on April 4 with new COVID-19 measures in place. BC Ministry of Public Safety designated farmers' markets as an essential service and the Town has been working with the market to reopen at its original location selling food (fresh, frozen and prepared) items only. As we continue to comply with provincial recommendations to stay home and practice physical distancing, we suggest the public only attend the market if necessary. As an alternative, many market vendors offer online orders through the market's website.
  • Qualicum Beach trails and dog parks remain open with staff closely monitoring to ensure physical distancing. Should physical distancing become an issue, these amenities may be closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • The Qualicum Beach Civic Centre and Community Centre remains closed for April and all bookings have been cancelled or postponed.
PARKSVILLE UPDATE
  • City services continue to operate and with our offices closed to the public, please contact us by phone or email. Our main phone number is 250 248-6144 and info@parksville.ca. Direct department contact information is on the City's website.
  • The next regular Council meeting will be held on Monday, April 6 and a budget meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8. Although closed to attendance by the public, meetings may be viewed through webcasting from the City's website and meeting highlights are posted to the website.
  • Please refer to the City's social media channels for regularly posted information - Facebook, Twitter and for fun, Instagram and Pinterest.
HEALTH REMINDER
How do I clean and disinfect my home?
Clean and disinfect common areas once a day. Each day, clean places and surfaces in the room(s) you are using.
Regular cleaning products are fine. Disinfect (kill germs) by mixing 1/50 solution of bleach and water (eg. about 20
ml bleach per litre of water or 2.5 ounces per gallon) and apply to areas that are touched often such as counters,
tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables.


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


City of Parksville www.parksville.ca
Town of Qualicum Beach www.qualicumbeach.com

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