Toby Gorman

Community leaders gather to discuss racism

NANAIMO – Educating community against intolerance, moving on from incident high on agenda.

MPs kill shark fin import bill

NANAIMO – Bill C-380 was defeated after a 143-138 vote in the House of Commons Wednesday.

Scientists to remove Douglas firs at Nanaimo River Regional Park

NANAIMO – Trees to be removed to study characteristics of species, create higher value wood.

Utilities commission denies FortisBC common rates

Approval would have seen Island residential gas customers pay up to 25 per cent less for natural gas service.

Nanaimo works with firm to reduce cost of water treatment plant

NANAIMO – $5 million over cost mostly part of water treatment process.

City shows appetite for food strategy

NANAIMO – Public, local stakeholders begin work to develop official plan.

Design process begins for rail yard

Portion of Wellcox rail yard scheduled to transfer to city on March 31.

Inaugural e-town hall budget meeting deemed a success

Council fields questions live from the public through social media, phone and in-person.

Nanaimo teen addresses MP over shark fin imports

NANAIMO – Petition part of an effort to have Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney change his mind on Bill C-380.

COLUMN: With love, every dog will have its day

NANAIMO – If you want to share your life with a dog, start by giving one a second chance by searching rescue associations and shelters.

Nanaimo edges Kamloops in Earth Hour power play

NANAIMO – Kamloops mayor has to wear Nanaimo Clippers jersey during council meeting as part of friendly wager.

City to spend $2.5M surplus on dam project

NANAIMO – City council votes to use 2.5 million surplus from last year's budget to partially fund removal of two dams at Colliery Dam Park.

Federal budget targets skills training, infrastructure spending

NANAIMO – Municipalities will get more money, planning time and flexibility for infrastructure spending

Chamber, government help businesses revert back to PST

NANAIMO – Provincial tax will be seven per cent on most items when changeover starts on April 1.

Group opposes Linley Valley West development, set to rally

NANAIMO – Linley Valley developer says environment and ecosystems will be respected, will work within zoning regulations.

Kamloops council challenges Nanaimo to Earth Hour competition

NANAIMO – Losing mayor will have to don jersey from other city's hockey team.

City appoints new parking patrollers

NANAIMO – In-house parking enforcement downtown begins Monday

Show will go on at Nanaimo Centre Stage

NANAIMO – Council approves $160,000 renovation, but stops short of committing full $800,000.

City to host first e-town hall budget meeting

NANAIMO – Citizens will have a variety of ways to address council over budget issues March 25.

Nanaimo MP won’t support bill to prohibit shark fin imports

NANAIMO – James Lunney says he abhors shark finning but has technical issues with proposed legislation.