Here are some of the most prominent and impactful stories we reported on in 2021 (in no particular order).
Council heard concerns about traffic congestion, parking and noise from trucks unloading, during its Dec. 8 regular meeting.
Patios that appeared in Qualicum Beach’s downtown to facilitate social distancing may become a permanent addition.
“There’s no certainty in the first 60 units that tourist accommodation will be provided and I also think it lacks clarification as to when the development will be connected with the town utilities, especially sanitary sewer,” said Coun. Anne Skipsey, who said she supports the resort, but not the current proposal.
“I don’t apologize for any words I used and I don’t retract back any words that I’ve used,” Coun. Robert Filmer said during council’s Oct. 27 meeting.
Council will vote on the recommendations at its Oct. 27 regular meeting.
Daniel Sailland’s last day with the town will be Nov. 14.
“The cost of staff is very expensive. We debate things here for a couple of thousand dollars. Adding senior staff or union staff will cost us anywhere from $75,000–100,000 and we don’t even have to discuss it,” Westbroek said during council’s Oct. 6 regular meeting.
“COVID and its highly contagious Delta variant is in our community and even if you are double vaccinated, you can still get COVID and it could impact those with compromised immune systems and the elderly,” said Coun. Anne Skipsey.
The Town of Qualicum Beach wants to know what residents think about allowing backyard poultry in residential areas.

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