Parksville-Qualicum Beach & Comox Valley Movers And Shakers

December 17, 2020

Jim’s Clothes Closet Launches Online Store


Jim’s Clothes Closet, located in brick-and-mortar locations in Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni and Prince George, has launched an online store. After fifty-years serving BC, Jim’s quality menswear can be purchased via

Dr. Shawn Peters, ND joins Dr. Deidre MacDonald’s naturopathic practice at 448 10th Street.

Ski Tak Hut at 267 6th. Street in Courtenay has increased their quantity of seasonal rentals. Ski and snowboarding packages range from $269 for adults, $199 for ages six to fourteen, and $139 for children under six. Give them a call at 250-334-2537.

20-year-old Dillan Glennie of Courtenay has earned a spot on the Canadian freestyle ski team. Dillan, who specializes in the halfpipe, was invited to the national C team at the end of the summer.

Courtenay council approved a revised Memorandum (MOU) of Understanding between the city, Project Watershed and the K’ómoks First Nation to enter into a binding agreement by December 30th for the Kus-kus-sum project. Named after an ancient village, Kus-kus-sum aims to restore the former Field Sawmill site on the Courtenay River. This (MOU) is a step toward a formal agreement for the co-management of the land.

Courtenay council voted in favour of requesting public input about an application from the Gladstone Brewing Company at 244 4th Street to add an extension to their patio area.

Courtenay council has appointed Will Cole-Hamilton, Melanie McCollum and Hillian and Wendy Morin to the next one-year term on the regional district board.

The board for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) has approved a preliminary reduction in the amount of its tax requisition for next year for Area B and Area C of the Comox Valley Regional District to the tune of roughly $4.4 million from the usual annual requisition amount of $17 million. The drop would not go through until a final budget is passed by the March 31st deadline.

The 190-member Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative, launched in 2014, is disbanding. Three of the associated farms, Kloverdalen, Whitaker, and Tendergreens, will offer their own food box programs beginning in 2021.

The Town of Comox will provide office space at the Business Development Bank of Canada for the Comox Valley Economic Development Society following a request from the organization. A motion to provide CVEDS with the space was passed unanimously.

Comox Council has authorized a noise exemption application to allow movement of dredged material by tug at night at the Comox Valley Marina. 16,000 cubic metres of dredged material will be moved from the marina between December 3rd to the 23rd. Dredging will be undertaken during the day and night.

The City of Courtenay has issued a development permit to Endure Projects Inc. for a 39-unit, four-storey building at the site of the former Palace Theatre. The company hopes to submit building permit plans in December, and expects to have the permit issued in February. The modular residential structure will be put in place by Muchalat Construction.

Cumberland council passed a motion to change from a design-build (DB) process to construction management (CM) for the Liquid Waste Management Plan project to upgrade its wastewater treatment lagoon. The Village anticipates the project to be completed within its $9.7 million budget.

The Comox Valley Regional District, with K’ómoks First Nation, was awarded a $150,000 grant through Emergency Management BC, administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ (UBCM) Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, to undertake coastal flood adaptation planning. The grant will utilize coastal flood modelling and mapping for present-day coastal flood hazards and future sea level rise to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies.



Dolly’s Home Hardware at 169 W 2nd Avenue in Qualicum Beach is open once again after a short closure on November 18th due to one of their team members testing positive for COVID-19. Owner Liz Virgin implemented a major sanitization of the entire store before re-opening to the public.

The Parksville water tower, initially set for demolition before the end of 2020, will instead be donated along with $35,000 to the E&N Division Canadian Railway Historical Association (CRHA).

Four Parksville Qualicum Beach projects received grants from the Pacific Salmon Foundation to the tune of $24,665. The projects were championed by The Guardians of Mid Island Estuaries Society, Eco-Cultural Estuary Restoration, Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society, Stream Crossing Yellow Fish Signs for the Englishman Watershed, Parksville Fish & Game Association, Marion Baker Hatchery Water Quality Improvement and Nile Creek Enhancement Society, Hatchery Upgrades. All are focused on habitat rehabilitation, education, outreach and stock enhancement in the Oceanside area.

The Town of Qualicum Beach has approved the location of a new 45-metre Telus cell tower at 2045 Island Highway. The new tower will improve cell coverage in the area, including Eaglecrest, which has struggled with poor coverage for years.

The Town of Qualicum Beach is considering an application from Todsen Design and Construction to amend the Official Community Plan and Zoning bylaw to permit a 16-parcel subdivision on a 2.59 ha (6.4 acre) portion of 850 Eaglecrest Drive/ 2075 Island Highway.

French Creek Physiotherapy at 101-897 Island Highway West in Parksville opens November 2nd. The full-service clinic’s experts offer twenty-three years of combined experience in orthopedic physiotherapy.

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