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.

 

news@pbnews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Third delivery of building units for 222 Corfield in Parksville arrives April 26

Vehicles should expect intermittent, single-lane alternating traffic

City of Parksville to look into cost, process of beach cleanup

Cleanup would include removing rotten logs, adding sand

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

RCMP ask Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses for help battling thieves

‘With your assistance forensic evidence could be located for prosecution’

Early morning break-in at Parksville Dairy Queen

Oceanside RCMP said incident occurred at 1:50 a.m. on April 17

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Howe Sound Queen sailing toward retirement

Vessel now up for auction ends regular runs between Crofton and Vesuvius at the beginning of June

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Westjet tries again to dismiss proposed class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination

Former flight attendant claims airline broke contractual promise to create harassment-free workplace

Man airlifted to hospital after apparent hunting incident in East Kootenay

The man was in stable condition when he was flown out of Fairmont Hot Springs to a Calgary hospital

Most Read