The Town of Qualicum Beach’s select committee on public safety wants municipal officials to designate more than just one emergency gathering place in times of crisis. Council agreed to look into the matter.
• The Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society will be front and centre during 2012 celebrations. That’s because town council this week passed a resolution to draft a $5,000 fee for service contract with the society to purchase and market 2012 celebration merchandise. Any proceeds will be returned to town coffers.
• The municipality this week renewed their federal surface weather network station agreement with Environment Canada for a weather station at the municipal airport. The new agreement, which sees Environment Canada lease space at the site for their weather instruments, will last for five years.
• The Qualicum Beach fire department responded to 54 calls for service during the month of September, 17 of which were for false alarms, 20 were for medical aid and only one for a structural fire.
• Bylaw enforcement officers picked up seven stray dogs in September, some of which were returned to their owners and some of which were taken to the SPCA. Bylaw compliance officer Don Marshall said the town does its best to determine the identity of dogs it picks up and returns them to their owners whenever identity can be confirmed.