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
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PVFD What's New
COVID-19 Update for Parksville Residents
Posted: Apr 30, 2020
April 29, 2020
We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated health care workers, first responders, front-line workers and essential services who are going beyond to serve our community at this time. It is because we are all doing our part that Vancouver Island and the Oceanside region has been able to avoid large numbers of illnesses or deaths.
We recognize the challenges residents and businesses in our community are experiencing daily. We sincerely hope in time, we will find a way to return to a new normal, while continuing with some behaviours like distancing requirements and sanitizing practices, which will help to reduce the risks in our community and allow us to get back to work and the activities we enjoy.
Business continuity and recovery
We look forward to when we are able to reopen some of our facilities and welcome the public back to City Hall, playgrounds and sports fields. We are now making plans for business continuity and recovery so that we are ready to resume in-person services and reopen recreation sites when authorized by the province. For now, the orders to avoid unnecessary travel, stay home as much as possible and stay away from those outside our immediate households remain in effect. We are almost there. We have successfully flattened this curve and now we need to take a measured and cautious approach to recovery to ensure our efforts are not negated.
The City continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Emergency Management BC to ensure our staff are able to deliver important services to the public in the safest way possible. To assist with this, additional bylaw enforcement capacity is now in place on weekends to ensure residents are aware of and comply with social and physical distancing requirements in our public spaces. This will be important as the weather improves and we expect to see more people enjoying outdoor amenities.
COVID-19 has created situations and conditions, which are stressful and difficult for us all. We are fortunate, compared to other provinces in Canada, we do not have the same lockdown or restrictions in BC. We look forward to when businesses, schools, restaurants, stores and public spaces can reopen, albeit with new rules to protect our residents.
Being realistic, life will not return to the way it was for some time to come. Many restrictions will remain in place for the remainder of 2020; however, we have seen many examples of creativity in our local businesses with online or delivery options being provided, modifications to grocery stores to protect shoppers and staff, and virtual classes or entertainment ideas being shared. We will be able to celebrate our successes in unique ways, no matter how small they seem. We have accomplished much together over the past two months, please continue to be kind to each other as we become familiar with our new reality.
"Be calm, be kind, stay safe." - Dr Bonnie Henry
Public Comments at Council Meetings
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation and until further notice, City meetings are closed to attendance by the public. Parksville Council continues to meet regularly and meetings are held virtually through Zoom and webcast live and archived from the City's website.
Council agendas are posted to the City's website on Thursday the week before the Monday Council meeting. Residents are welcome to send comments related to items on the agenda to Council@parksville.ca. If you wish your comments included in the public record, comments must be received by noon, the day of the Council meeting. Please include a full name and address for the comment to be included in the minutes.
A reminder to residents and until further notice, Council meetings will be held at 3 pm. Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of the month and when a regularly scheduled meeting of Council coincides with a designated statutory holiday, the alternate day for the Council meeting will be Wednesday of the same week.
Oceanside Business Resource https://supporting-oceanside-businesses.com
The Parksville & Qualicum Chamber of Commerce has provided a resource that lists the services being offered by local businesses at this time. Local businesses in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach region can register, detailing the levels of modified business services provided and it's a great resource for residents to quickly determine what local businesses are open and if there are changes to service delivery for that business.
City services continue to operate and with our offices closed to the public, contact us by phone or email. Our main phone number is 250 248-6144 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct department contact information is available on the City's website.
Signup for Emergency Management Oceanside Enews
Emergency Management Oceanside is a partnership between the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach to provide emergency support and disaster service to residents of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area. We are offering an EMO Enews which will include updates about COVID-19 as well as emergency preparedness info for the Oceanside region. Please sign up at EmergencyOceanside.ca.
For more information:
Deb Tardiff, Manager of Communications
dtardiff@parksville, 250 954-3073