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The Regional District of Nanaimo is asking Nanoose Bay residents if they support the purchase of a property to expand Blueback Community Park. (RDN image)

Nanoose Bay residents asked for alternate approval to expand waterfront park

RDN considering spending $1 million to buy land next to Blueback Community Park

 

Sections of the Parksville Community Park will remain closed until further notice due to significant flooding. (PQB News file photo)

UPDATED: Flooding closes sections of Parksville Community Park

Sandcastle Drive to Arbutus Point remains closed until further notice

 

The Parksville Wetlands. Starting Jan. 4, 2022, city crews will work to complete a 2.3-kilometre trail loop to connect north and south corners of the property. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Wetlands trail development ready for next phase in early 2022

City crews will work for six weeks to complete 2.3-km loop

 

An artist’s depiction of the proposed outdoor theatre in Parksville Community Park. (Parksville Beach Festival Society illustration)

Construction of new outdoor theatre begins in Parksville Community Park

Project completion anticipated for May 2022

An artist’s depiction of the proposed outdoor theatre in Parksville Community Park. (Parksville Beach Festival Society illustration)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Community Park playground surfacing project has an ‘overspend’ of $69,000

Council approves reallocation of funds and donations to make ends meet

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Pickleball is a popular sport in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville city council allocate funds to resurface community park sport courts

Undetermined if any of the existing courts will be reconfigured for pickleball

Pickleball is a popular sport in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (PQB News file photo)
Ocean views at Pierce Woods Marine Park in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lantzville purchases waterfront property as new marine park

Three-hectare Pierce Woods Marine Park located on Sabre Road

Ocean views at Pierce Woods Marine Park in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The city will upgrade the sidewalk on Despard Avenue at the entrance to the parking lot of Springwood Park, starting Aug. 16, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville to upgrade sidewalk on Despard Avenue near Springwood Park entrance

Work starts Aug. 16 and is expected to take three days

The city will upgrade the sidewalk on Despard Avenue at the entrance to the parking lot of Springwood Park, starting Aug. 16, 2021. (PQB News file photo)
A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)

New equipment at Parksville Community Park playground focuses on accessibility

‘Ship and dock’ equipment designed so children of all ability levels can enjoy

A screenshot from the Parksville special council meeting on July 29, 2021, which shows a depiction of what the new play equipment will look like. (Submitted photo)
A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)

Plan envisions greenway trail connecting Parksville Community Park to Rathtrevor

Environmental impact assessment report requires further study on route

A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)
The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)

Province buys land to expand park on north end of Valdes Island

Two-hectare, $535,000 purchase one of eight park expansion projects announced by B.C. Parks

The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)
The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)

Province buys land to expand park on north end of Valdes Island

Two-hectare, $535,000 purchase one of eight park expansion projects announced by B.C. Parks

The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)
People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Park use in Canada soared during COVID, creating challenges for cities, survey finds

Cities report extra costs during the pandemic due to increased maintenance and staffing

People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park nears endangered status

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Canadian World Heritage site

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The new playground equipment slated for installation at Shelly Creek Park. Old equipment will be removed the week of April 6 with new installations to start the week of April 19. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s Shelly Creek Park to see new playground by end of April

Equipment removal to start the week of April 6

The new playground equipment slated for installation at Shelly Creek Park. Old equipment will be removed the week of April 6 with new installations to start the week of April 19. (Submitted photo)
Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville gets $315K for improvements to city’s community park playground

Mayor: Grant allows city to improve play area and help children be active outside

Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park. (PQB News file photo)
Workers erect fences around Italian Square Park Thursday morning, after city bylaws officers and police asked people experiencing homelessness to move out. Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer, said a growing congregation of people camping overnight in the park prompted complaints that spurred the city to take action. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo fences off downtown park due to people experiencing homelessness

Complaints about gatherings, overnight camping and safety concerns trigger city response

Workers erect fences around Italian Square Park Thursday morning, after city bylaws officers and police asked people experiencing homelessness to move out. Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer, said a growing congregation of people camping overnight in the park prompted complaints that spurred the city to take action. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)

Famous Dude Chilling Park sign stolen again in East Vancouver

The Parks Board will replace the apparently popular sign for at least the third time

Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)
A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. premier says calling for closure of Peace Arch State Park a federal responsibility

Horgan said he would ‘take action’ if Canada-U.S. border park is flagged as problem by PHO

A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
The concession stand at Spingwood Park, 450 Despard Ave. in Parksville, will continue to be rented by the Parksville Royals Baseball Club until, at least Dec. 31, 2023. (Mandy Moraes photo).
The concession stand at Spingwood Park, 450 Despard Ave. in Parksville, will continue to be rented by the Parksville Royals Baseball Club until, at least Dec. 31, 2023. (Mandy Moraes photo).