There is a smoking ban at Fairwind golf course and the marina. — NEWS file photo

No smoking at Fairwinds, trails closed

Due to the extreme fire hazard, Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay is prohibiting smoking on the golf course and at the marina. All trails are also closed.

A Facebook post is asking people to follow all posted signage and to respect restrictions.

The Nanoose Bay peninsula and the City of Parksville are currently in Stage 3 water restrictions.

A Regional District of Nanaimo post on July 21 says thanks to the efforts of residents cutting back on water use over the last two weeks, they have seen much-needed reductions in water demand in the Nanoose Bay peninsula and in the City of Parksville.

Also, new maintenance methods to clean out the Englishman River infiltration gallery more frequently are proving to be a big help in keeping the river supply up and running even with aging infrastructure complications.

The post also says Stage 3 water restrictions will be maintained in the Nanoose Bay peninsula and Parksville moving forward.

For more information, there is an interactive map available at

NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

Kwalikum Secondary student back from year in Netherlands

Don’t pass up opportunity to travel with Qualicum Beach Rotary’s help, says Taylor Hunter

Resident slam loud dynamite blasting at Cedar Ridge Estate development

Sleigh feels insulted by Mayor Lefebrve who failed to understand their suffering

RDN creates new service to fund INfilm

Regional district to enter three year agreement with film commision for annual funding of $50,000

Bowser school asks RDN to double funding for outdoor learning area

From $30,000 to $60,000 for Tulnuxw Lelum Cultural Learning Space

VIDEO: Parksville home to new film studio

Film studio just off Highway 4A

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Man in custody linked police search near Salmon Arm

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

Rogue masseur arrested for sexual assault in Victoria

John Heintzelman, 65, is accused of assaulting a person at his former business, James Bay Massage

Summit will look at Vancouver Island’s economic interests

The Vancouver Island Economic Summit happens Oct. 25-26

Hey Amazon, the bid’s in the mail: Langford mayor

The City of Langford has officially submitted its bid to become the home of Amazon HQ2.

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Search for missing B.C. man a race against winter weather

David Jeff of Williams Lake was last seen in Kamloops during the chaotic wildfire evacuations

Man steals police car, goes for a ‘slow’ ride

Mission RCMP say the motive of the theft is unknown

Most Read