Beach development

Parksville city council is being taught a lesson: drag your feet long enough and the consequences will rear its ugly head.

Parksville city council is being taught a lesson: drag your feet on making the right decision long enough and the consequences will rear its ugly head.

The Parksville Beach Resort lays vacant, boarded up and derelict. This former thriving business is now a canker on the face of downtown. It is only a matter of time before the taggers with their bombs of spray paint defile the site with outrageous graffiti, or some mysterious spark ignites the tinder dry buildings and razes the place to the ground.

That it sits on prime beach front real estate is obvious. The owner needs to be encouraged by council to carry on with his intent to redevelop this space for the benefit of Parksville residents, not thrown stumbling blocks at every turn. Will 2014 be the year when city council makes the bold moves to get this once vital property back into being a solid contributor to the city tax base and a credit to the citizens of this fair city?

Dusty Miller

Parksville

Just Posted

Parksville man ‘parks’ horse during liquor store pit stop

As long as animal wasn’t jaywalking, no problem, says city official

Parksville roundtable highlights need for affordable housing, recreation

Mayor Ed Mayne held facilitated event in January to hear visions for city, council

RDN to form new group to replace Northern committees

Recreation commissioners disappointed with the decision

Second delivery of building units for 222 Corfield in Parksville arrives March 21

Vehicles should expect intermittent single-lane alternating traffic

Public input sought on proposed cannabis retail store in Coombs

Application to be reviewed by Regional District of Nanaimo

‘Full worm super moon’ to illuminate B.C. skies on first day of spring

Spring has sprung, a moon named in honour of thawing soil marks final super moon until 2020

B.C. dairy farmers say federal budget not enough to cut losses from USMCA

Concerns raised over vague details, funding access and impacts on growth

Case dropped against former Nanaimo CAO who had allegedly made threats

Special prosecutor advises courts that pursuing peace bond is no longer in the public interest

Tofino a Canadian hot spot

Tuesday temperatures reached 23.5 C

Free app launches to help immigrants, refugees as they settle in B.C.

Mobile app Arrival Advisor was developed by Vancouver-based non-profit PeaceGeeks

Catch-up immunization aims to stamp out B.C. measles resurgence

Vaccination records to be checked at B.C. schools next fall

Bodies of two missing teens recovered in reservoir along Kootenay river

Volkswagen Beetle drove off the road down a steep embankment and into the Pend d’Oreille River Sunday

Extensive training makes Island powerlifter a national champ

Age no barrier to bouncing back from nagging back injuries in the past

40 records broken across B.C. as hot streak continues

Abbotsford hottest spot in Canada on Tuesday

Most Read