The African famine relief event at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre last night got a break from the municipal council, who voted unanimously to donate the space.
• The town’s finances are exactly on track in terms of revenues and expenditures, says financial director John Marsh. In his report to council this week he said the town had spent 50 per cent of its budget at the halfway mark of the year — about one per cent better than last year.
• The cool, wet weather experienced through much of the summer to date means there have been fewer problems with campfires on the beaches, says John Marsh, but firefighters will continue to patrol the beaches, particularly in light of improving weather conditions.
• The municipality has started to take serious notice of residents who flout the newly-eased watering restrictions in Qualicum Beach. Bylaw officer Don Marshall reported this week he has issued six watering notices over the past month.
• With warmer weather finally arriving, Qualicum Beach residents are being urged to think of others when they enjoy the long evenings outside. That’s because, says Don Marshall, other residents tend to leave their windows open in hot weather, sparking more noise complaints than normal.
• Work is nearly completed on renovations to the front of The Old School House arts centre, says public works head Al Cameron. The work now moves to the west side of the heritage building, with new perimeter drains, plumbing and foundation sealing slated.