The Spring Chipping Program is set to go, and here are the details.

Residents EAST of Memorial Avenue - have chipping out by 8 am, March 14
Residents WEST of Memorial Avenue - have chipping out by 8 am, April 4
Follow the guidelines below for a smooth pickup:
  • ONE pile per property
  • Small trees, branches, woody shrub materials
  • Maximum pile of 8ft x 8ft x 5ft high
  • Wood under 4 inches in diameter
  • Neatly stacked at the roadside with butt ends facing the same direction
  • Grass clippings, leaves, soft plant materials
  • Piles in excess of 8ft x 8ft x 5ft high
  • Piles with gravel, dirt, or roots with dirt
  • Wood in excess of 4 inches in diameter
For more information on the program, visit
East Village - Phase 1 Wraps Up
East Village - Phase 1 is nearing completion just in time for Spring.
This first phase of the East Village Revitalization focused on Berwick Road, bringing in essential utility upgrades and undergrounding of services, as well as beautifying the area through paving, curbs, lighting and tree plantings. The east side of Berwick Street, which features Fern and Cedar Brew Pub, has now been completed, and the west side is moving along swiftly, set to finish up in the next few weeks.
The next phase of the project will focus on similar beautification along Second Avenue, from Berwick Road to Fir Street (Clock Tower Square).
The Town gratefully received funding for this phase of the project from Island Coastal Economic Trust in the sum of $250,000, and $444,525 from the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program.

East Village is being transformed into a distinctly upbeat and modern neighbourhood that will include inviting public space, as well as approximately 30 mixed commercial/residential units.

For more on the project and photos of the transformation visit
Committee of the Whole Meeting
We invite you to attend the upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 10:00 am.

This is an opportunity for residents to give their feedback on the Town’s proposed budget.
Wheelchair Access to Heritage Forest
Did you know there is a wheelchair-accessible trail in the Heritage Forest? The red path above shows where those with mobility challenges can now access the meadow with greater ease and confidence.

Best access is on Chester Road, via the fire access road - keep an eye out for the sign (right).

Parking is available along Chester Road or at the corner of Hemsworth.
Regional Growth Strategy Review 
What are your priorities for the future growth of the region? The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating the Regional Growth Strategy and would like your input on a range of topics, including land use, transportation, housing and climate mitigation and adaption.

Join the conversation by completing the RGS Survey and a have a chance to win a $50 local gift card. The survey closes on March 25, 2022.

Hearts Full of Community Pride
Are you feeling the love around Town? Just look up in the uptown area and you will see cheery wooden hearts hanging from the banner poles, designed to lift the Town’s spirits!
This community art project is an initiative of the Qualicum Beach Collective Society, and the artwork of Kwalikum Senior Secondary School students, with the theme “What I love about Qualicum Beach”. The hearts span from Town Hall to Second Avenue and will be in place until the spring flower baskets are hung.
“The objective of this community art project is to brighten the spirits of those who walk through the town and bring colour and life at a dark time of year. It also celebrates our youth and serves as a visual reminder that Qualicum Beach is very much a community for families” - The Qualicum Beach Collective Society.
Water Main Flushing
Beginning Monday, March 7, crews will be flushing water mains. During this period, residents may experience some discolouration of water and a drop in water pressure.
Follow these guidelines during this period:
1.       Keep a clean supply of drinking water in your fridge;
2.       If your water is discoloured, run an outside tap after 4 pm until the water clears; and
3.       Check for discolouration of water before doing laundry.
Work will occur between 8 am & 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday for approximately 6 weeks.  
No Dogs on the Beach - March 1
To protect Brant Geese geese during their migration to the Alaskan Peninsula, dogs are not permitted (on-leash or off-leash) on any public beach between March 1 and April 30. Dogs are permitted, however, on the street level walkway while on-leash.

Dog owners not following these regulations may be subject to a fine of $100, as per Animal Control Bylaw No. 649.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Field Closure - From March 21
The Town’s Community Park Playing Fields will be closed for maintenance from March 21 to April 8.
Crews will be doing maintenance as well as over-seeding the fields. This closure will give the turf time for the new seed to take hold prior to the upcoming recreation season. 

Signage will be posted. Thank you for your patience.
Outdoor Burning
Garden refuse fires are permitted between March 15 and April 5 on properties within the Agricultural Land Reserve only. A permit is required and is available at Town Hall or on our website. 
Other fires are permitted in outdoor fireplaces as long as they are burning clean dry firewood (no garden refuse).

For more details visit here.
Subsidized Rentals
Applications are being accepted for subsidized rental of the Town of Qualicum Beach Civic Centre and Community Hall.
Eligible organizations wishing to apply for a subsidized rate can obtain an application at the Civic Centre, Town Hall, or from the Town’s website.

Applications are due by March 11, 2022.

For full details visit here.
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