• It’s that time of year again when community groups begin to think of closing off streets for their annual events. That trend was kicked off this week by Walter Hoogland, who requested the Town of Qualicum Beach close off Second Avenue on Saturday, May 5 for the Fire and Ice Festival.
• Norm Biddlecombe, president of the Seaside Cruizers car club, this week asked council to give their blessing to a request to close off streets downtown for the annual June 17 Father’s Day Show and Shine. He also asked for barricades, garbage cans, bags and collection, as well as some town staff for traffic control and the setup and tear-down of the event.
• Al Gagnon, site manager for St. Mark’s Fair, requested permission to close Veterans’ Way at Memorial Ave. for the July 28 St. Mark’s Qualicum Beach Community Fair.
• Kris Chand of the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market asked council for permission to close off Veterans’ Way on Saturday, April 28 and Fir Street on Saturday, July 28 on the same day in order to hold the weekly farmer’s market while their regular venue is in use.
No decisions had been made about the requests by press time.