Traffic was heavy in the Mostar Road-Jingle Pot Road area, off Nanaimo Parkway, April 11 as vehicles lined up for a soil giveaway at Milner Group’s 4202 Biggs Rd. facility. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Traffic heavy in Jingle Pot-Nanaimo Parkway area due to soil giveaway

Vehicles line up for Milner Group COVID-19 pandemic support initiative

People driving onto Jingle Pot Road, off Nanaimo Parkway, can expect to heavy traffic until late this afternoon, as vehicles line up to collect free soil from the Milner Group.

As part of community support initiative in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Milner Group is handing out garden soil today, April 11, until 5 p.m., with the giveaway taking place at Milner’s facility at 4202 Biggs Road.

Craig Cookman, Milner Group general manager, said social distancing procedure will be followed, with people asked to stay in their vehicles and workers loading soil.

Traffic control workers are directing vehicles.

RELATED: Nanaimo company offers free soil for self-isolators


More from the News Bulletin on Facebook and Twitter

Traffic

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Beefs & Bouquets, May 27

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

100-pound gargoyle stolen from backyard in Nanaimo’s south end

RCMP asking for any information about the statue’s whereabouts

Helicopter company helps Nanaimo couple get married, socially distanced on a mountaintop

West Coast Helicopters lifts wedding onto Mount Cokely after COVID-19 cancelled previous plans

Nanaimo senior who was excessively speeding says her vehicle shouldn’t have been impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

OPINION: Another world is possible as we emerge from pandemic

Nanaimo city councillor Tyler Brown says resiliency starts at the community level

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

As SD84 schools look to reopen, Kyuquot and Zeballos opt out

Schools in Tahsis and Gold River will open on June 1, with 30 per cent students expected to come in

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Illicit-drug deaths up in B.C. and remain highest in Canada: chief coroner

More than 4,700 people have died of overdoses since B.C. declared a public health emergency in early 2016

West Coast Trail to remain closed for now

Federal government won’t open world-famous trek until its First Nations are ready for visitors

Nanaimo man scores viral hit with stop-motion tribute to ‘Schitt’s Creek’

Todd Cameron used vintage Fisher Price toys to create one-minute music video

Most Read