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All Candidates' Questionnaire

Posted in Articles

The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce have distributed a questionnaire to all candidates seeking office as Mayor or Councillors in the City of Parksville. The responses are available below. Bracket following the name contains the jurisdiction where each candidate resides.  It is our intent that these responses will allow our members and interested residents an opportunity to see where candidates stand on a variety of topics of interest to the business community. The Chamber does not promote or endorse any candidate. 

Candidates for Mayor
COLLIS, Dallas (Parksville)
FARINHA, Antonio (Parksville)
LEFEBVRE, Marc (Parksville)
NEUFELD, Bill (Parksville)

Candidates for Council
ABBOTT, Heidi (Parksville)
BEIL, Mary (Parksville)
GORDON, Jim (Area G)
GRIER, Al (Parksville)
HONAIZER, Rick (Parksville)
LOHVIN, Donald (Parksville)
OATES, Kirk (Parksville)
PATTERSON, Teresa (Parksville)
PLOTNIKO, Roy (Parksville)
POWELL, Sue (Parksville)
REITSMA, Paul (Parksville)
SALTER, Leanne (Area F)
WATERS, Caroline (Parksville)


Success with Policy Presentation

Representatives of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce recently attended the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and Policy Conference in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The Parksville & District Chamber delegation went with a purpose – to ensure passage of a policy regarding the certification of forestry practices and the acceptance of those certifications by the Canadian Green Building Council. The policy submitted by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce addresses this issue by calling for the federal government to promote competition and continued improvement of green building standards; promote fair competition among responsibly managed forests; advance Canada's forest industry in the global marketplace and protect jobs and enhance resource based jobs.

Green building rating systems help determine a structure’s level of environmental performance. The LEED rating system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), was adopted by the Canada Green Building Council in 2004. LEED has made positive contributions by promoting green building design and energy efficiency. This system, however, does not recognize all credible forest certification standards equally.

Get Out and Vote! Campaign

Posted in Chamber News

Looking to encourage your chamber members and business community to exercise their right to a voice in the 2014 municipal election? Here are some great strategies you can encourage them to take part in.

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Program Overview
In the last municipal election less 35% of eligible Parksville voters went to the polls. This campaign focuses on encouraging you, the eligible voter, to exercise your right to have a voice and VOTE on November 15th.


Inter-Community Business License Program

Posted in Chamber News

City Approves in Principle

The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce congratulate the City of Parksville for their approval in principle of participation in an inter-community Business License Scheme.

This initiative, proposed and promoted by Island Chambers and received and implemented by Island Local Governments, will allow businesses to work in communities from Duncan to Campbell River by purchasing a business license in their hometown and also purchasing an intercommunity license.



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