Michael Briones

Michael Briones                                photo The road closure on the portion of Highway 19 from Horne Lake Road to Cook Creek Road for the filming of the movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has increased traffic volume.

RCMP deals with traffic complaints on road closure due to ‘Sonic’ filming

Resident raises safety concerns to MoTI minister Trevena

Michael Briones                                photo The road closure on the portion of Highway 19 from Horne Lake Road to Cook Creek Road for the filming of the movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has increased traffic volume.
The RDN is currently reviewing service delivery options for the future solid waste curbside collection program. File photo

Regional District of Nanaimo weighing pros and cons of automated garbage pickup

Online survey that will guide region’s decision making

The RDN is currently reviewing service delivery options for the future solid waste curbside collection program. File photo
Nanoose couple sells surplus produce for charity

Nanoose couple sells surplus produce for charity

Collingwoods to donate funds to Nanoose Bay Catspan Society

Nanoose couple sells surplus produce for charity
The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will be building a new hall and the conceptual design of the building will be used by the Regional District of Nanaimo as a template for a standard design of future fire halls. — DVFD photo

Regional District of Nanaimo to create conceptual designs for fire halls

Committee endorses standardized design of buildings

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will be building a new hall and the conceptual design of the building will be used by the Regional District of Nanaimo as a template for a standard design of future fire halls. — DVFD photo
Island’s Morningstar Golf Club placed into receivership

Island’s Morningstar Golf Club placed into receivership

Local golfers want to see the golf course returned to its glory days

Island’s Morningstar Golf Club placed into receivership
Regional District of Nanaimo explores housing options

Regional District of Nanaimo explores housing options

Staff looks into national housing strategy

Regional District of Nanaimo explores housing options
The Regional District of Nanaimo is creating a policy to help the board form resolutions on licence applications for retail store for non-medical cannabis when it becomes legal in Canada this summer. — FCM photo

Regional District of Nanaimo forming policy on marijuana retail shops

Directors refer draft policy back to staff for further discussions

The Regional District of Nanaimo is creating a policy to help the board form resolutions on licence applications for retail store for non-medical cannabis when it becomes legal in Canada this summer. — FCM photo
Dr. Paul Hasselback, chief medical officer with Island Health, released a letter to the Regional District of Nanaimo about the possible source of the norovirus. — NEWS file photo

Vancouver Island norovirus may be linked to herring run

Investigation ongoing; cause of contamination unknown

Dr. Paul Hasselback, chief medical officer with Island Health, released a letter to the Regional District of Nanaimo about the possible source of the norovirus. — NEWS file photo
A massive outbreak of salmon lice recently reported in the Clayoquot Sound is threatening juvenile salmon. — CAC photo

Sea lice outbreak threatens Clayoquot salmon

DFO investigating salmon farm company’s operation for violations

A massive outbreak of salmon lice recently reported in the Clayoquot Sound is threatening juvenile salmon. — CAC photo
Proposed Duke Point bus service scrapped for now

Proposed Duke Point bus service scrapped for now

Seven directors voted against staff recommendation

Proposed Duke Point bus service scrapped for now
Nanaimo, RDN impose Stage 1 water restrictions

Nanaimo, RDN impose Stage 1 water restrictions

Sprinkling can only be done between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Nanaimo, RDN impose Stage 1 water restrictions
Public warned not to eat herring eggs harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay

Public warned not to eat herring eggs harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay

Island Health reports vibrio cholerae infection linked to eating herring eggs

Public warned not to eat herring eggs harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay
Construction activity in the Regional District of Nanaimo continues to grow in the last three years at a level higher than the provincial average. — J.R. Rardon photo

Regional District of Nanaimo sees increase in building activity

Three-year rise in development permits exceeds provincial average

Construction activity in the Regional District of Nanaimo continues to grow in the last three years at a level higher than the provincial average. — J.R. Rardon photo
TV and film crew training was held at the new Vancouver Island Film Studios in Errington in January. Around 45 people participated in Lighting, Grip and Set Construction. — Kim Stallknecht photo

Chesapeake Shores to bring more jobs to Parksville Qualicum Beach

Regional district board approves temporary use permit for film and sound studio

TV and film crew training was held at the new Vancouver Island Film Studios in Errington in January. Around 45 people participated in Lighting, Grip and Set Construction. — Kim Stallknecht photo
The Regional District of Nanaimo board rejected an application for development permit for a gasoline service station located at the site of the former pub and liquor store in Coombs. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Regional district denies variances for Coombs gas station

RDN board votes against staff recommendation, property won’t resemble ‘Las Vegas at night’

The Regional District of Nanaimo board rejected an application for development permit for a gasoline service station located at the site of the former pub and liquor store in Coombs. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Henry Morgan Community Park in Electoral Area H is one of the parks Regional District of Nanaimo staff looked at for ideas and options for the natural playground that is being planned for the Nanoose Bay community. — RDN photo

RDN set to work on Nanoose Bay natural playground

Staff lists course of action it plans to undertake this year for the project

Henry Morgan Community Park in Electoral Area H is one of the parks Regional District of Nanaimo staff looked at for ideas and options for the natural playground that is being planned for the Nanoose Bay community. — RDN photo
The issue of defective paint that is causing lifting and bubbling on advertisements on Regional District of Nanaimo buses has been resolved. RDN photo

RDN to reinstate advertising on buses

Regional district suffered year of lost ad revenue in 2017

The issue of defective paint that is causing lifting and bubbling on advertisements on Regional District of Nanaimo buses has been resolved. RDN photo
Regional District of Nanaimo to regulate short-term vacation rentals

Regional District of Nanaimo to regulate short-term vacation rentals

Electoral Area H director raises concerns about enforcement

Regional District of Nanaimo to regulate short-term vacation rentals
A 35 townhouse development project has been awarded a development permit by the Regional District of Nanaimo board. It is located in the northeast of Bonnington Road in Nanoose Bay. — RDN image

Nanoose Bay townhouse project awarded permit

Development will feature 35 units clustered in nine buildings

A 35 townhouse development project has been awarded a development permit by the Regional District of Nanaimo board. It is located in the northeast of Bonnington Road in Nanoose Bay. — RDN image
B.C. Assessment has released the 2018 property assessments and have identified the highest assessed values from all over the Island. This home at 460 Judges Row in Qualicum Beach is worth $3,928,000. — Lauren Collins photo

Top 10 highest-assessed residential properties in Parksville-Qualicum

B.C. Assessment recently released its 2018 property assessments

B.C. Assessment has released the 2018 property assessments and have identified the highest assessed values from all over the Island. This home at 460 Judges Row in Qualicum Beach is worth $3,928,000. — Lauren Collins photo