July 2024

Airport and Public Safety Forum

Committee of the Whole

Wednesday, July 10

4 pm

Council Chamber

Join us at the upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss key community issues, with a focus on the Airport and Public Safety. This meeting provides an opportunity for residents to engage directly with Town Council on these important areas.


The first part of the meeting will focus on Airport related matters, and staff will provide updates on the Good Neighbour Program and quarterly reporting. The second part of the meeting will provide a forum to discuss general matters relating to public safety. 


Looking ahead, road safety will be discussed as part of the Community Transportation Plan Update in 2025. 


For those unable to attend this meeting in person it will be live-streamed and recorded for viewing at qualicumbeach.com/council-live-streaming. To provide input on the meeting we invite you to write to Council at inquiry@qualicum-beach.com

Beach Day - July 21

We are excited to be hosting Beach Day for its 11th year on our beautiful waterfront! This full day of free activities has a focus on environmental awareness and runs from 12 pm to 4 pm, with something for everyone!

 

Activities include beach seining, beach games, touch tanks, marine displays, a skydiving exhibition, kite building, giant bubbles, sandcastle building, and mini putting!

 

The event will be kicked off by a welcome from Chief Michael Recalma and followed by stage entertainment, including Anela Kahiamoe (musician), Ian Johnstone (family entertainer), Qualicum Beach Pipe Band, belly dancing, and more.  



With plenty of food options available, and free shuttles running from the Berwick Retirement Community (11:30 am to 4:00 pm), this is set to be a full day of celebration with something for all ages!


Visit www.qualicumbeach.com/beach-day for details.

Rupert Road Watermain Extension

The Town is set to embark on the Rupert Road Watermain Extension project on July 2, 2024. This critical infrastructure upgrade aims to enhance the resiliency and reliability of the water supply to the Chartwell, Eaglecrest and Sandpiper areas.

 

The looping of the water connection will facilitate the essential extension of fire hydrants to mitigate future wildfire risks in the area. Additionally, this project supports the clean water supply to the Sandpiper area within the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN).

 

Construction will take place along Rupert Road East, between Qualicum Road and the Qualicum Beach Airport. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/hr, with single-lane alternating traffic from 7 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

 

The project tender was awarded to IWC Excavation, with a bid price of $1,293,676 excluding GST. The cost of this project is covered in part by the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) through a $720,000 Electoral Area G Community Works Fund grant. The funding was provided in 2021 in return for the RDN’s French Creek Water Service Area (Sandpiper) receiving access to the Town’s water system. 

 

The project is expected to be completed by late October 2024. 


For project updates visit qualicumbeach.com/rr_watermain

Whale Tail

Have you noticed the new addition to the waterfront? The Whale Tail installation is not only an eye-catching art piece but doubles as a seat to enjoy the view!

 

The structure, designed by local artist Jeff King, is constructed from solid concrete and chosen for its durability against the elements.

 

The anticipated completion of the Viewing Platform and Separated Walkway project is mid-July 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Employment Opportunities

The Town is seeking the following positions to join our team:

  • Executive Office Coordinator - Permanent, Full-Time
  • Information Systems Analyst - Permanent Full-Time


View more details at www.qualicumbeach.com/employment

Flower Season

Despite staff shortages, the Town's Parks crews are doing an amazing job colouring our Town with floral displays. From the Friendship Garden to street flower baskets and plantings, the crew’s efforts are always filled with love and passion.


This planting at the Friendship Garden will start to take shape soon. Can you guess what it will be?


Without a full complement of staff this summer, you may see areas we are unable to get to as quickly as we would like. Please bear with us as we do our best to keep our Town beautiful!

Watering Restrictions

From May 15 until September 15 the watering of lawns and gardens is only permitted between the hours of 7pm and 7am daily. Hand watering is permitted at any time.

What's Happening

  • July 4 - QB Downtown Market - 6-9p m every Thurs in July & August
  • July 6 - Twilight Concert Series, Saahtlam Park, 7 pm
  • July 8 - Public Open House, 10 am
  • July 10 - Committee of the Whole (Airport & Public Safety), 4 pm
  • July 17 - Regular Council Meeting, 10 am
  • July 21 - Beach Day Event
  • July 27 - St Mark’s Fair
  • July 27 – Arts and Music Festival at Saahtlam Park, 10 am


Council meetings qualicumbeach.com/council-live-streaming

Upcoming events qualicumbeach.com/events

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