Toby Gorman

City strikes up a conversation on food strategy

NANAIMO – Identifying unique products, branding, and distribution on the agenda.

Harewood park to receive recreation facility upgrades

NANAIMO – Community will lose an important part of its agricultural heritage

Communication plan introduced to Nanaimo city council

NANAIMO – Strategy expected to be adopted in April

COLUMN: Bylaw falls victim to poor planning

NANAIMO – It was hard to criticize the city’s new zoning bylaw when it was passed by city council in the summer of 2011.

Resident concerned over oil slick in wetland

NANAIMO – Unfiltered storm sewer pipes across city allow for potentially hazardous run-off into streams,rivers and wetlands.

Eight-property land swap will take two years

NANAIMO – Controversial Pioneer Forest to be designated as park.

Council delays decision on Nanaimo Centre Stage options

Community theatre needs immediate repairs to protect users, public from potential of falling bricks and stucco.

Community radio station moves into Globe Hotel

NANAIMO – Former strip bar, pub now the venue for live-to-air performances.

New logo highlights city’s goals

NANAIMO – New website,logo and promotional videos identifies Harbour City as a place to invest in competitive environment

City shares building heritage

NANAIMO – National Heritage Week events take place Feb. 18-24.

B.C. ferries, B.C. Assessment reach deal on terminal assessments

Nanaimo to lose $150,000 in taxes after three terminals here are reduced in value by 22 per cent.

Liberals promise strong future with natural gas exports

NDP opposition says it is wary of government's ability to forecast economic future.

Hotel tax exemption sees interest, but no construction to date

NANAIMO – Passed one year ago by council, bylaw has attracted discussions but nothing concrete.

B.C. Ferries appeals its property assessments for Nanaimo terminals

NANAIMO –City could stand to lose $1.2 million in tax revenue.

Cities partner on adjudication

NANAIMO – Parksvile, Duncan also interested in streamlining bylaw ticket disputes.

North end supporting housing project approaches permit stage

Architectural tweaks have been made to provide privacy for both tenants and neighbours.

Theatre society revisits building studio space

NANAIMO – Council struggles to fulfill cultural mandate while keeping an eye on spending.

Council reviews development set-back policy

NANAIMO – High rate of variance approvals for developers has elected officials concerned waterways aren't being properly protected.

Council revisits downtown toilet decision

NANAIAMO – Motion defeated to find a less expensive alternative to $100,000 facility.

Councillor’s effort to change budget process falls short

NANAIMO – Councillor can't support passing interim budget without further discussion.