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Garbage Busters get the green light

Qualicum Beach begins girding its loins for a long, cold winter

A request by the Garbage Busters club at Arrowview Elementary school in Qualicum Beach for the donation of a garbage can got a thumbs up from council this week.

The club paints a garbage can with environmental messages every year as part of their effort to clean up the environment of Qualicum Beach.




• Qualicum Beach council is still looking into its options in regards to a proposal to host the BC Seniors Games. In response to a query at Monday night’s council meeting, corporate administrator Trudy Coates said the idea was considered by the District 69 Recreation Commission and staff are preparing to sit down with the RDN to discuss its options.




• Financial administrator John Marsh had high praise for the communmity Monday night in relation to both the lack of vandalism and the strong participation at the town’s pumpkin walk and fireworks show on Halloween night.

“We had very few problems on Halloween,” he said. “It was a very successful evening.”




• The building at 210 2nd Ave. West will get a variance for its overhang.

Planner Paul Butler reported the building, which had suffered from the lack of an overhang, needs an encroachment variance.

Council agreed to allow the overhang to project two feet into the road right of way.




• Al Cameron is well aware that this winter is forecast to be a doozie, so the public works foreman is gearing up and training staff to deal with significant snowfalls over the next few months.

“We’ve been working with snow and ice removal equipment and training operators,” he said. “We have salt and we are getting ready for activities at the airport.



• Speaking of snow, the town is being gussied up for the Moonlight Madness event on Nov. 17, with decorative snowflakes and other decorations installed by town crews.