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The Albert Street bike lane project has been reduced in scope and will now include just the section of Albert between Pine and Milton streets. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo shortens planned Albert Street bike lanes as costs rise

Additional $400,000 for ‘major road reconstruction’ will come from reserves

 

Nanaimo is looking funding formulas to pay for upgrades to the city’s aging storm drain system under rising pressure from from urbanization and climate change. (File photo)

City of Nanaimo to explore user pay system for stormwater service

City staff, councillors, consultant discuss utility funding formulas used elsewhere in B.C.

 

Urban design firm Toole Design has been hired by the city to form a plan for redesigning Commercial Street and has been hosting open houses this week at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre to find out what Nanaimo residents will like to see in the renewal of Nanaimo’s main downtown street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Consultant gathering public input on downtown Nanaimo’s Commercial Street redesign

Public engagement underway to find out wants and needs for the area

 

Waste collection user fees are slated to go up 14 per cent in 2022 and another six per cent in 2023. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo waste collection user fees going up 14%

Two diesel garbage trucks being replaced by CNG trucks

Waste collection user fees are slated to go up 14 per cent in 2022 and another six per cent in 2023. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo will be implementing a vaccine mandate for municipal employees starting Jan. 10. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will be implementing a vaccine mandate for municipal employees starting Jan. 10. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo’s potential property tax hike increases to 5.9%

Councillors recommend additions to police force, finance department, parks and rec staff

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Policing costs are putting upward pressure on property taxes, and city councillors are considering spending on more RCMP officers and civilian staff members. (News Bulletin file photo)

Policing costs adding up in City of Nanaimo’s budgeting process

Potential tax increase now at about 4.1%, councillors still deciding on numerous budget line items

Policing costs are putting upward pressure on property taxes, and city councillors are considering spending on more RCMP officers and civilian staff members. (News Bulletin file photo)
Arrows and dotted lines over a map of the Chase River and Cinnabar Valley areas show possible routes where connection routes could be created to bypass traffic around a bottleneck of intersections on the Trans-Canada Highway in south Nanaimo. (Image: City of Nanaimo)

City searches for better ways to move traffic in and out of south Nanaimo neighbourhoods

Hurdles, potential costs and time frame for south Nanaimo mobility study discussed this week

Arrows and dotted lines over a map of the Chase River and Cinnabar Valley areas show possible routes where connection routes could be created to bypass traffic around a bottleneck of intersections on the Trans-Canada Highway in south Nanaimo. (Image: City of Nanaimo)
A rendering of the plaza area between Serauxmen Stadium, NDSS Community Field and Rotary Bowl. (Icad Design Graphics Studio/City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo to accelerate spending on stadium amenities

City adds $864,000 to budget for plaza in stadium district on Third Street

A rendering of the plaza area between Serauxmen Stadium, NDSS Community Field and Rotary Bowl. (Icad Design Graphics Studio/City of Nanaimo image)
Supportive housing on Nicol Street. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo will ask that future supportive housing buildings be capped at 35 units

Council votes to negotiate for smaller buildings as well as dry housing and transitional housing

Supportive housing on Nicol Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo begins budgeting with 3.4% tax increase as starting point

Special finance and audit committee meetings continue this week

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo city councillors hear opposition to bus exchange plans at downtown ‘Hub’ properties

Project was reviewed at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday, Oct. 25

Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo says it will review how it works with neighbourhood associations and how it seeks input from those groups. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo looks to strengthen relationships with neighbourhood associations

City asking for input on how neighbourhood groups can be supported and consulted

The City of Nanaimo says it will review how it works with neighbourhood associations and how it seeks input from those groups. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo beginning budget process

City holding series of special finance meetings leading up to e-town hall in mid-November

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city councillors decide against switching to more socially responsible investments

Finance committee received report on implications of withdrawing investments in fossil-fuel industry

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville to investigate possible contamination at site in industrial park

$100K allocated to 2022 budget to hire consultants to investigate property

The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crews completing road work on Front Street earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo to introduce $2.8-million system to track asset management

$2.2-million federal funding goes to project for tracking work on buildings and other infrastructure

Crews completing road work on Front Street earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)

Former Nanaimo councillor Brennan honoured with Freedom of the City

Diane Brennan recognized at ceremony Monday, Oct. 4

Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)