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Here are some of the most prominent and impactful stories we reported on in 2021 (in no particular order).
Parksville council passed a motion to authorize a budget of up to $100,000 for staff to begin the consultation process and preparation for an environmental assessment of the former landfill site at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way.
The 90 minute sessions are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 and will include facilitated discussions, small-group exercises and activities to help determine how and where the multiplex could most benefit the community.
A public engagement team will host the virtual listening session via Zoom on Sept. 29 from 6–7 p.m.
The target start date under consideration for the multi–phase project is late 2023/early 2024, according to the RDN.
The deadline for applications is July 30, according to the city.
“Based on initial site visits and discussions with the city staff, WSP has identified potential valuable ecological communities at the site that may present constrictions to the proposed development,” said Christie Lucas, environmental scientist.
The city said a team of public engagement experts from HDR, Inc. will lead a campaign to inform residents about the project, including hosting in-person open houses or workshops.
The city has extended the application deadline for an expert panel to advise council on the location of the proposed Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre to June 4.
Coun. Doug O’Brien said he is concerned about moving forward with the Despard site assessment before completing the public consultation phase.

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