City Council

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council to establish select committee for 2021 fall grant-in-aid applications

Two council members and one city staff member appointed

 

A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)

Parksville mayor jabs Island Health for needle issue inaction

Mayne tells officials problem is getting worse

 

Fire chief Marc Norris, left, assistant chief Mike Tisdelle, middle, and Mayor Ed Mayne of Parksville, right. Tisdelle was presented with a national Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal during the Parksville city council meeting on Sept. 8, 2021. (City of Parksville photo)

Parksville assistant chief Mike Tisdelle awarded federal Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal

Fire chief Marc Norris also awarded new 10-year bar acknowledging 30 years of service

Fire chief Marc Norris, left, assistant chief Mike Tisdelle, middle, and Mayor Ed Mayne of Parksville, right. Tisdelle was presented with a national Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal during the Parksville city council meeting on Sept. 8, 2021. (City of Parksville photo)
The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville looks to improve accessibility at Lions Ventureland Playground

Grant application submitted to complete perimeter sidewalk, expand rubber surfacing

The Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville Community Park at 193 Beachside Dr. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A screenshot from a presentation by Michael Lonsdale (senior engineering technologist with the City of Parksville) to city council on July 19, 2021, which shows the planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the city’s downtown core. (Submitted photo)

Public plaza, roadway changes in downtown core approved by Parksville city council

$3.5M construction contract for project awarded to Knappett Industries

A screenshot from a presentation by Michael Lonsdale (senior engineering technologist with the City of Parksville) to city council on July 19, 2021, which shows the planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the city’s downtown core. (Submitted photo)
An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan. (Black Press files)

Parksville on track to add extra charging station for electric vehicles

Cost of use to be determined by time spent charging, not amount consumed

An electric vehicle charging station in Duncan. (Black Press files)
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Parksville mayor opposes request to assist with costs for ASAR operations centre

Qualicum Beach officials had asked for financial help with DCCs

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Parksville Civic and Technology Centre located at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council defers $50K grant for B.C. Culture Days until 2022

Decision based on concerns over time constraints and city staff workload

Parksville Civic and Technology Centre located at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot from the July 5 Parksville city council meeting, depicting the unlit area along Craig Street. (Submitted photo)

Parksville to install 1 temporary streetlight along dark stretch on Craig Street

Area businesses have discussed issues with city’s engineering department

A screenshot from the July 5 Parksville city council meeting, depicting the unlit area along Craig Street. (Submitted photo)
A slide from the June 7 Parksville council meeting depicting the proposed signs for MADD’s Report Impaired Drivers Campaign. Margarita Bernard, a volunteer with MADD, requested council install the provided signs within city limits to help raise awareness of the campaign’s initiative. (Submitted photo)
A slide from the June 7 Parksville council meeting depicting the proposed signs for MADD’s Report Impaired Drivers Campaign. Margarita Bernard, a volunteer with MADD, requested council install the provided signs within city limits to help raise awareness of the campaign’s initiative. (Submitted photo)
A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)

Parksville could become ‘the beach volleyball hub of Vancouver Island’

City staff members submit grant application to improve community park courts

A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville 2020 annual report now ready for public feedback

Documents can be viewed online; comments or questions to be submitted before noon on July 5, 2021

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council receives letter from B.C.’s health minister regarding free prescription contraception

Letter was in response to Parksville’s support for universal no-cost measure

Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
A slide on best practices when reporting a suspected impaired driver that was presented to Parksville city council on June 7 by Margarita Bernard, a volunteer with MADD. The organization’s Report Impaired Drivers campaign involves the installation of informative signs within the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

MADD brings campaign to report impaired drivers to Parksville

Aim is to raise awareness that 911 should be called

A slide on best practices when reporting a suspected impaired driver that was presented to Parksville city council on June 7 by Margarita Bernard, a volunteer with MADD. The organization’s Report Impaired Drivers campaign involves the installation of informative signs within the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Parksville Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)

Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville to get $315K worth of upgrades

City of Parksville awarded grant from B.C.’s Tourism Dependent Communities Fund

Parksville Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot from the May 17, 2021, Parksville city council meeting that shows the proposed location for an overdose memorial kiosk along the Jensen Avenue greenway. At right, a wayfinding sign which was also requested for installation in the greenway, is shown. (Submitted photo)
A screenshot from the May 17, 2021, Parksville city council meeting that shows the proposed location for an overdose memorial kiosk along the Jensen Avenue greenway. At right, a wayfinding sign which was also requested for installation in the greenway, is shown. (Submitted photo)