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The City of Nanaimo is looking at spending another $400,000 on security throughout downtown in 2021, with a focus on overnight security. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo looks at increasing downtown security

Council members will consider $400,000 increase in 2021, $1.45 million in 2022

 

A Nanaimo city councillor plans to bring forward a motion demanding stronger measures to protect communities from repeat and prolific offenders released into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillor wants tougher measures for prolific offenders

Coun. Sheryl Armstrong plans to bring forward motion asking province for justice-system reforms

 

Nanaimo Coun. Ben Geselbracht speaks at a forest march co-promoted by Extinction Rebellion and the Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition last summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council votes to oppose logging of at-risk old-growth forests

City calls on province to fund a just transition from logging old-growth

 

Concept logo for a ‘100,000 Voices’ campaign to build community and pride of place in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo working on ‘100,000 Voices’ campaign to build civic pride

Multi-coloured doughnut presented as concept art for the campaign

Concept logo for a ‘100,000 Voices’ campaign to build community and pride of place in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city council has asked for a staff report on options around a ban on conversion therapy in the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo looking at banning conversion therapy

Council votes unanimously to ask for staff report on options

Nanaimo city council has asked for a staff report on options around a ban on conversion therapy in the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The 700 block of Haliburton Street will get a sidewalk after council voted to spend $554,000 from reserves to fast-track the project for 2022. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo council votes to build $550,000 sidewalk on Haliburton Street

Eight intersections to be improved, two sidewalks to be built

The 700 block of Haliburton Street will get a sidewalk after council voted to spend $554,000 from reserves to fast-track the project for 2022. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A rendering of Front Street transportation improvements set to get underway as soon as next week. (McElhanney image/City of Nanaimo)

Work set to start on Front Street cycle track in downtown Nanaimo

Road work and street reconfiguration project scheduled to start in March, finish in May

A rendering of Front Street transportation improvements set to get underway as soon as next week. (McElhanney image/City of Nanaimo)
The City of Nanaimo is administering a petition-against process to determine if property owners in the downtown core are in favour of establishing a business improvement area. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo’s downtown property owners to decide if they want new BIA

City council votes to administer petition-against process for business improvement association

The City of Nanaimo is administering a petition-against process to determine if property owners in the downtown core are in favour of establishing a business improvement area. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo, as seen from the Nanaimo Parkway. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s state of the economy report points to positive outlook in hard times

Job losses and shutdowns have hurt, but some sectors showing resiliency

The City of Nanaimo, as seen from the Nanaimo Parkway. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo council asks for report on potential one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease COVID-19 stress on business community

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)
Updated drawings of planned pedestrian improvements at the intersections of Victoria Road and Cavan Street and Victoria Crescent and Esplanade. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo making improvements to Victoria Crescent-Esplanade intersection

Bid comes in under budget, allowing scope of project to be expanded

Updated drawings of planned pedestrian improvements at the intersections of Victoria Road and Cavan Street and Victoria Crescent and Esplanade. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo voted against a motion to initiate a pilot project dispense menstrual products free in 26 civic washrooms. (Stock photo)

Councillors vote against dispensing tampons and pads for free in City of Nanaimo washrooms

City will instead improve signage to communicate that menstrual products already free upon request

The City of Nanaimo voted against a motion to initiate a pilot project dispense menstrual products free in 26 civic washrooms. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting Monday, voted on five resolutions to put forward for debate at this year’s Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors want Island municipalities to debate merits of three- or four-year council terms

City councillors vote 6-3 to bring Coun. Ian Thorpe’s proposed resolution to AVICC conference

Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting Monday, voted on five resolutions to put forward for debate at this year’s Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference. (News Bulletin file photo)
Workers delivered the first wooden cabins last month to replace the tents at a tent site for people experiencing homelessness in the Cowichan Valley. (Black Press file photo)

City of Nanaimo looking at setting up tiny cabins for people experiencing homelessness

Council asks for staff report after learning about Cowichan’s emergency accommodation program

Workers delivered the first wooden cabins last month to replace the tents at a tent site for people experiencing homelessness in the Cowichan Valley. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo city council passed three readings Monday of an animal responsibility bylaw that will include complaint-driven limitations on roaming cats. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo city council passes three readings of animal bylaw that restricts roaming cats

Bylaw brought back to council table following city staff revisions and legal review

Nanaimo city council passed three readings Monday of an animal responsibility bylaw that will include complaint-driven limitations on roaming cats. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo councillors like new sustainable buying policy

Finance and audit committee recommends council approve new procurement policy

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Cyclists pick up swag and cycling trail maps at city Bike to Work Week ‘celebration station’ a few years ago. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo’s active transportation plan will be about more than infrastructure

City working on goals to double walking trips and quintuple cycling and busing trips

Cyclists pick up swag and cycling trail maps at city Bike to Work Week ‘celebration station’ a few years ago. (News Bulletin file photo)
City councillors, after reviewing public feedback, voted to recommend the city move forward with an animal responsibility bylaw that will keep cats from roaming. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo councillors vote to recommend bylaw that would keep cats from roaming

Councillors consider public input at governance meeting, bylaw will still need to be adopted

City councillors, after reviewing public feedback, voted to recommend the city move forward with an animal responsibility bylaw that will keep cats from roaming. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo’s draft economic development strategy points to opportunities for expansion of the Port of Nanaimo’s vehicle processing centre, clockwise from left, a community fibre initiative to improve internet speeds, identifying ‘employment lands,’ and advancing south downtown waterfront development. (Black Press photos and Colliers International Consulting/City of Nanaimo images)

Infrastructure, internet, industrial land key to Nanaimo’s economic development strategy

Nanaimo city council and stakeholders reviewing draft strategy

Nanaimo’s draft economic development strategy points to opportunities for expansion of the Port of Nanaimo’s vehicle processing centre, clockwise from left, a community fibre initiative to improve internet speeds, identifying ‘employment lands,’ and advancing south downtown waterfront development. (Black Press photos and Colliers International Consulting/City of Nanaimo images)
The City of Nanaimo is satisfied with progress on the conference centre hotel at 100 Gordon St. and will waive its right to purchase back the property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo satisfied with construction, waives right to buy back hotel property

PEG Developments has passed $1-million mark in construction investment

The City of Nanaimo is satisfied with progress on the conference centre hotel at 100 Gordon St. and will waive its right to purchase back the property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)