The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) board has awarded grants to 11 organizations, totalling $23,486, to be used for a variety of community and recreation focused projects.
Coun. Doug O’Brien’s motion that the city decline the $2 million Childcare BC New Spaces grant and manage the facility was defeated during council’s Nov. 1 regular meeting.
There are two more opportunities for Alycia Butterworth to qualify for the Olympics, including the national championships in Montreal from June 25–28.
Small sections of parking will be coned off on Beachside Drive in the park while crews are setting up and filming. There will be intermittent road detours on May 28, the city said.
Renovations will begin in the fall and the facility is scheduled to open in January 2022, according to the city.
“Being part of our board is very rewarding. The board forms regional grant committees, who determine recipients of the next grant programs,” said Acting Chair Len Townsend.
“The disregard for community involvement in the community centre issue by the Parksville City Council is concerning and shows disrespect for the taxpayers and citizens,” writes Karen Charlesworth.
Oceanside News dug into the history of the agreement between the City of Parksville and the Parksville Community Centre Society (PCCS).
“We have a situation where the PCCS removed the assets that even their lawyer acknowledged were paid for by the city and left the PASS-Woodwinds students unable to continue with their course,” said Mayor Ed Mayne.
“We may seem like a few people here, but there’s hundreds of people behind us. But as a crowd, we cannot gather,” said Holly Heppner, PCCS president.

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