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City staff is being instructed to bring forward a report to help council determine whether the NANDU site at 264 Nicol St. should be designated as a nuisance property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Peer-run overdose prevention site in Nanaimo could be designated a nuisance property

City and neighbourhood associations put NANDU and province on notice about Nicol Street site

 

Firefighters check the interior of a house during a fire at 52 Athletic St. where a body was found in August, sparking an RCMP homicide investigation. Nanaimo city council approved designating the site as a nuisance property Wednesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nuisance designation slapped on Nanaimo property that was scene of fire and homicide

City has dealt with complaints at Athletic Street home since 2019

 

Community safety officer Ron Litzenberger, left, watches as Wally Taylor, Nanaimo bylaws officer, talks with people who have camped along a sidewalk on Victoria Road early Monday, Aug. 15, and asks them to take down the campsite. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Community safety officers set out to build relationships, respect in Nanaimo’s downtown

CSOs now training with program to be fully implemented next month

 

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Most street parking in Nanaimo is regulated to 24 hours, with some exception for specific area residents. A motion made during the July 18 council meeting could see the creation of a ‘managed bylaw exemption program’. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo could consider exemptions to 24-hour parking regulations

City will look at a managed bylaw exemption program this fall during budgeting

Most street parking in Nanaimo is regulated to 24 hours, with some exception for specific area residents. A motion made during the July 18 council meeting could see the creation of a ‘managed bylaw exemption program’. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

100-year-old bylaws coming off the books in the City of Nanaimo

Council retains bylaw prohibiting nuclear weapons, but repeals bylaw preventing drunken singing

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Nicolas Picq, with his dog Jazz, holds the ticket he was issued on April 25 for using his van as accommodation in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino restaurant worker fighting ticket for sleeping in van

The man says the medication he takes for bipolar disorder makes him drowsy

Nicolas Picq, with his dog Jazz, holds the ticket he was issued on April 25 for using his van as accommodation in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Nanaimo city council has adopted a new code of conducts bylaw that lays out procedures and consequences for elected officials and committee members who breach code. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts code of conduct bylaws that come with consequences

City moves to beef up code of conduct to try to follow best practices

Nanaimo city council has adopted a new code of conducts bylaw that lays out procedures and consequences for elected officials and committee members who breach code. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue has issued a reminder to residents that backyard burning is restricted to the months of April and November and property owners must obtain a permit. (News Bulletin file photo)

Backyard burning banned in Nanaimo without permit

Burning yard waste only allowed with permit during April and November

Nanaimo Fire Rescue has issued a reminder to residents that backyard burning is restricted to the months of April and November and property owners must obtain a permit. (News Bulletin file photo)
Demonstrators wave Canadian flags from atop the pedestrian overpass at the old Island Highway and Norwell Drive on Friday, March 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo resident fed up with all the horn honking for Norwell Drive flag-wavers

City’s noise bylaw does not restrict roadside demonstrators from inciting others to make noise

Demonstrators wave Canadian flags from atop the pedestrian overpass at the old Island Highway and Norwell Drive on Friday, March 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo

Sleepless Vancouver Islanders grumpy over early morning street sweeping

Courtenay resident upset about street cleaning starting around 5:30 a.m. twice a week

Residents at 430 5th St. are not happy with early morning noise generated by street sweepers and leaf blowers. Scott Stanfield photo
Victoria is moving towards banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbit from stores in an effort to limit impulse buying. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Victoria looks to ban sale of dogs, cats, rabbits in stores

Bylaw change intended to reduce impulse buying, abandoned pets

Victoria is moving towards banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbit from stores in an effort to limit impulse buying. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter is closer to re-establishing a business improvement area following a city council vote approving a petition-against process. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter is closer to re-establishing a business improvement area following a city council vote approving a petition-against process. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Nanaimo is reminding dog owners to purchase 2022 licences for their pets. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s dog owners reminded to renew their pets’ licences

Updated fees come into effect after city adopted new animal responsibility bylaw last year

The City of Nanaimo is reminding dog owners to purchase 2022 licences for their pets. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Bear deaths in Tofino-Ucluelet area draw concern from throughout province

District offices in Tofino and Ucluelet working on new wildlife attractant bylaws

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Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)

Raucous ferris-wheel wedding awakens residents’ ire in Surrey

RCMP says city bylaws officers will be paying newlyweds a visit today

Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)
Kellie Uphill-Tilsner, who owns a home on Uplands Drive, is concerned pedestrian traffic on a new paved and lighted walkway next to her home could create a security risk for her property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Neighbour wonders why new walkway next to her Nanaimo home doesn’t come with a fence

Land owner isn’t obligated to fence walkway, city says

Kellie Uphill-Tilsner, who owns a home on Uplands Drive, is concerned pedestrian traffic on a new paved and lighted walkway next to her home could create a security risk for her property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo decides not to try to limit numbers of campaign signs

Freedom of expression, environmental concerns, jurisdiction considerations discussed

City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts new animal responsibility bylaw

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)