News

City hosts public works open house

Parksville will celebrate National Public Works Week with an open house in Community Park.

The annual week (May 20 to 26) is held to recognize public works professionals

The city will host the open house on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free activities for the whole family and a chance to see some of the important work the department does.

Public works (the city’s engineering and operations staff) is responsible for things like the design, construction, operation and maintenance of roads, street lights, parks, vehicles, the water system and city buildings.

“Our public works staff are responsible for many vital city systems and services on a 24/7 basis, services vital to our community’s health, safety and comfort,” said mayor Chris Burger in a recent news release.

“Public works week gives us the opportunity to thank our crews and recognize that year after year, public works play an essential role in our community’s quality of life and in the daily operations that make our city a better place to live.”

The open house, set up around the picnic shelter, will include demonstrations, displays, refreshments and a chance to explore and ask questions.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Generals lose, tie and sign a new head coach
 
Bronze Gloves in Parksville has a great ring to it
 
Sending soccer to Haiti
Fire burns old high school library in Alberni
 
Claremont vs. Mercer Island: Lacrosse under the Friday Night Lights at UVic benefits KidSport
 
Hockey marathon comes through for sick kids
STARR runners shine in spite of fog
 
Alberni peewees earn silver in Salmon Arm
 
Dunn wins middle school wrestling meet

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.