Fido won’t have to put up with being tied to his master in Qualicum Beach, despite town staff closing off the vast majority of the off-leash dog park.
The site, located near the Qualicum Beach airport, is being resurfaced with gravel and a sand topsoil mix and grass seed to eliminate bare patches. The park will remain closed until the new grass is established.
However, because the park is sectioned off into two portions — one for generally smaller dogs that are intimidated by their larger cousins — pet owners can still let them run free in the adjoining smaller space.
• Work is continuing on renovations to The Old School House (TOSH) arts centre in Qualicum Beach, with new curb and sidewalk, storm sewer service, perimeter and down spout drains and other works.
• Wet spring weather isn’t just hitting the vegetable gardens in Qualicum Beach, it’s also setting back town crews working to improve road markings in the town. Public works head Al Cameron noted the road marking program is three weeks behind schedule because of the weather.
• Property owners are responding well to letters from bylaw enforcement officer Don Marshall to clean up their properties. In a report to council, Marshall said the compliance rate to ensure vacant lots ar emaintained has been 90 per cent, with only a few owners requiring a second notice to clean up their property.