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A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo hears broad support for potential Harbourfront Walkway extension

80 per cent of survey respondents support multimillion-dollar project under consideration

 

The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased the former Jean Burns building site on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin photo)

City of Nanaimo announces it has purchased Jean Burns property

Mayor outlines some possible plans for 6, 10, and 14 Commercial St.

 

The City of Nanaimo is expected to spend $150,000 on a revitalization plan for urban design and public realm improvements on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors recommend Commercial Street revitalization

City expected to spend $150,000 to come up with plan for public realm improvements

 

Nanaimo is applying for $1 million in provincial grants that could help cover construction costs of active transportation route projects that will link downtown to Vancouver Island University, Woodgrove centre, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and other destinations. (File photo)

Nanaimo applies for $1 million in active transportation grants from the province

Grant money could help pay for next phases of Metral ‘complete street’ and VIU bike route

Nanaimo is applying for $1 million in provincial grants that could help cover construction costs of active transportation route projects that will link downtown to Vancouver Island University, Woodgrove centre, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and other destinations. (File photo)
Nanaimo’s pubs and nightclubs could soon be raising a glass to lower business licence fees following a governance and priorities committee vote Monday, July 12. (Stock photo)

Councillors recommending lower business licence fees for bars and pubs in Nanaimo

Governance and priorities committee votes for more consistency with business licence fees

Nanaimo’s pubs and nightclubs could soon be raising a glass to lower business licence fees following a governance and priorities committee vote Monday, July 12. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo has been directed by Recycle B.C. to develop a recycling contamination remediation plan after 77 audits from 2018-2020 have calculated increasing contamination rates. (News Bulletin photo)
The City of Nanaimo has been directed by Recycle B.C. to develop a recycling contamination remediation plan after 77 audits from 2018-2020 have calculated increasing contamination rates. (News Bulletin photo)
Responses from renters and landlords to a recent City of Nanaimo survey revealed renters are paying ever higher proportions of total household incomes for rent, and are experiencing shortages of all accommodations, especially for families, renters with pets and people with mobility challenges. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council presented with ‘shocking’ housing affordability concerns

4 out of 5 tenants in Nanaimo report spending more than 30% of their total household income on rent

Responses from renters and landlords to a recent City of Nanaimo survey revealed renters are paying ever higher proportions of total household incomes for rent, and are experiencing shortages of all accommodations, especially for families, renters with pets and people with mobility challenges. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has passed three readings of an updated property maintenance and standards bylaw to tackle graffiti. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has passed an updated property maintenance and standards bylaw to tackle graffiti with penalties that target perpetrators and victim property owners. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has passed three readings of an updated property maintenance and standards bylaw to tackle graffiti. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has passed an updated property maintenance and standards bylaw to tackle graffiti with penalties that target perpetrators and victim property owners. (News Bulletin file photo)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)

Hotel proposed at Diver Lake in Nanaimo

City receives OCP amendment and re-zoning applications for 72-room hotel on Shenton Road

A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
Nanaimo city council is considering a re-zoning application to allow for a mixed-use commercial and residential development at Boxwood Road and Northfield Road. (WA Architects/IWCD image)

Nanaimo council gets a first look at proposed supermarket plaza at Boxwood and Northfield

Early concept of project includes supermarket, shops, office space and 188 residential units

Nanaimo city council is considering a re-zoning application to allow for a mixed-use commercial and residential development at Boxwood Road and Northfield Road. (WA Architects/IWCD image)
The senior B Nanaimo Timbermen celebrate a goal at a packed Frank Crane Arena during the Presidents Cup national championship tournament three summers ago. The City of Nanaimo is working with a consultant to develop a sports tourism strategy. (News Bulletin file photo)

City eyes sports tourism as post-pandemic economic driver in Nanaimo

Parks and rec working with consultant and hospitality industry on a sports tourism strategy

The senior B Nanaimo Timbermen celebrate a goal at a packed Frank Crane Arena during the Presidents Cup national championship tournament three summers ago. The City of Nanaimo is working with a consultant to develop a sports tourism strategy. (News Bulletin file photo)
Former Nanaimo city councillor Diane Brennan will be awarded Freedom of the City, the city’s highest civic honour, later this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Longtime city councillor will receive Nanaimo’s highest civic honour, Freedom of the City

Diane Brennan served on city council from 2002-2008 and 2011-2018

Former Nanaimo city councillor Diane Brennan will be awarded Freedom of the City, the city’s highest civic honour, later this year. (News Bulletin file photo)
A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway between White Eagle Terrace and Battersea Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo’s proposed walkway extension project estimated at $25-30 million

City asking for feedback on concepts to connect Departure Bay Beach and ferry terminal

A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway between White Eagle Terrace and Battersea Road. (City of Nanaimo image)
A Dollarama store is planned for Bowen Centre. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo city council permits new Dollarama at Bowen Centre

Retail floor space variance granted for 1925 Bowen Rd. property

A Dollarama store is planned for Bowen Centre. (News Bulletin file)
The site of the old Jean Burns building in downtown Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo buying Jean Burns site for potential ‘public realm and transit improvements’

City starts expropriation process for properties on Terminal Avenue

The site of the old Jean Burns building in downtown Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City looking at improving Westwood Lake Park’s amenities

Increased parking, better washrooms among concept ideas

The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)

City of Nanaimo hasn’t made up its mind on scale of Long Lake boathouse project

City presenting options for public review, with cost estimates ranging from $2.5-3.2 million

Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts this year’s tax rates, sends out property tax bills

City says tax increase will amount to $68 for a typical household

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
A turn-control median at the intersection of Opal and Rock City Roads. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo council sticks with Opal Road decision despite residents’ call for reconsideration

Opal Road delegation claims ‘breakdown in the democratic process’

A turn-control median at the intersection of Opal and Rock City Roads. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city council has approved funding for an upgraded bridge crossing Millstone River in Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)

New bridge in Bowen Park part of City of Nanaimo’s active transportation plans

Replacement of Lenhart Bridge next year expected to cost $237,000

Nanaimo city council has approved funding for an upgraded bridge crossing Millstone River in Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)