Town of Qualicum Beach Council announced on February 24, 2021, a directive to engage the Province for use of the Town’s south airport lands, for a period of six months past the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, for a temporary, all-day cold weather shelter, to aid a maximum of 15 individuals.
BC Housing notified the Town on March 25, 2021, that they will not proceed with the use of the south airport lands for these purposes. As such, we confirm that the Qualicum Beach Airport lands will not be used for the temporary cold-weather shelter.
We will continue to collaborate with our partnering municipalities to find suitable lands in the Oceanside region to temporarily house our most vulnerable community members during these unprecedented times.
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Qualicum Beach