Motorized Scooter

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Something just caught my eye before I accelerated out of the four way stop. It was a flag atop a scooter that was entering the crosswalk at what appeared to me to be moving at quite a clip. My heart was racing and I shuttered to think of what may have happened if I had not seen this person. I exhaled forcefully and reflected that yes, this is an example of a good reason to come to a complete stop at a stop. Without those few extra seconds the outcome may have been completely different.

On the other hand, what about the scooter rider? Are they considered a pedestrian and what are the rules for a motorized scooter?


Know when there is an Emergency

Voyent Alert!

allows residents, businesses or visitors to receive messages through an app, text message, voice call or email for critical events such as extreme weather or wildfires. As well, a user can opt in or out of day to day communications such as Service Alerts and Public Notices for recreation and parks alerts, watermain flushing and more. Registration for the service is free, simple and totally anonymous. 

Firefighter Recruitment

FirefighterParksville and Qualicum Beach Firefighter Recruitment on Now

Firefighting offers both personal and professional challenges. As well as extensive professional training in all aspects of firefighting, the benefits of being a volunteer firefighter include community recognition and personal satisfaction, the chance to make new friends, develop skills as team members and be involved in community activities; from firefighting and rescue to public education. The departments also offer junior programs for those under the age of 19.

Long Weekend Counter Attack

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This B.C. Day long weekend, our roads will be busy. Some people will be planning for a getaway and others visiting local parks and restaurants. Over the B.C. Day long weekend, on average, 75 people are injured in 330 crashes on Vancouver Island every year. No matter what your plans are, if you plan to drink or consume cannabis, don't drive.

Police will be setting up CounterAttack roadchecks across the province to get impaired drivers off our roads. If you're caught driving impaired, you could end up paying in a number of lasting ways – from increased insurance premiums to fines, car impoundment or even jail time.