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Concept drawing of a new Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank warehouse and office facility on East Wellington Road. (Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect image)

City of Nanaimo gets first look at food bank’s plans for 25,000-square-foot warehouse

Loaves and Fishes details East Wellington Road proposal at design advisory panel meeting

 

Nanaimo city council, at a recent governance and priorities meeting, discussed coming work on an action plan to accompany the ReImagine Nanaimo city plan. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors beginning work on action plan to implement city plan

Integrated action plan and monitoring strategy will accompany ReImagine Nanaimo city plan

 

RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo house designated a nuisance property after police were called 58 times

430 Murray St. one of two addresses slapped with nuisance designation this week

 

The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo declares Nicol Street harm-reduction site a nuisance property

Councillors lament lack of resources directed to NANDU peer-led overdose prevention tent

The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)
One of 34 cabins on Trunk Road in Duncan for people experiencing homelessness. (Robert Barron/Black Press Media)
One of 34 cabins on Trunk Road in Duncan for people experiencing homelessness. (Robert Barron/Black Press Media)
Nanaimo city councillors have concluded budget deliberations and are expected to pass the first three readings of the 2023-27 draft financial plan on Dec. 19. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council concludes budget deliberations with 7.3% tax increase

Councillors decide not to dip into city’s reserve funds to lower taxes

Nanaimo city councillors have concluded budget deliberations and are expected to pass the first three readings of the 2023-27 draft financial plan on Dec. 19. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters at the scene of a motor vehicle incident where the Trans-Canada Highway meets the Nanaimo Parkway at Cedar Road on Nov. 29. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo budgeting for 40 more firefighters and two new trucks

Finance committee recommends fitting fire master plan request into 2023-27 financial plan

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters at the scene of a motor vehicle incident where the Trans-Canada Highway meets the Nanaimo Parkway at Cedar Road on Nov. 29. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Motorists ply their way along a snow-packed intersection where Comox and Bowen roads and Wall and Machleary street meet last winter. City of Nanaimo staff outlined this year’s winter weather preparations at a council meeting last week. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo shifting its winter snow-clearing strategies

Nanaimo public works and parks staff preparing for ‘more intense’ winter weather

Motorists ply their way along a snow-packed intersection where Comox and Bowen roads and Wall and Machleary street meet last winter. City of Nanaimo staff outlined this year’s winter weather preparations at a council meeting last week. (News Bulletin file)
An artist’s rendering of what the planned Loudon Park Activity Centre might look like. (Iredale Architecture image)

City of Nanaimo finalizing designs on Long Lake boathouse

$3.8 million in the 2023 draft budget for Loudon Park Activity Centre and other park improvements

An artist’s rendering of what the planned Loudon Park Activity Centre might look like. (Iredale Architecture image)
A City of Nanaimo graphic showing allocation of property taxes. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo city council begins budgeting process with potential 6.2% property tax increase

City of Nanaimo holding first of five special finance meetings today, Nov. 23

A City of Nanaimo graphic showing allocation of property taxes. (City of Nanaimo image)
Residents are invited to participate in the City of Nanaimo’s next budget review process, which starts Wednesday, Nov. 23. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council getting started this week on next budget

First of four budget-focused special finance and audit meetings will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23

Residents are invited to participate in the City of Nanaimo’s next budget review process, which starts Wednesday, Nov. 23. (News Bulletin file photo)
City of Nanaimo councillors Paul Manly, left, Hilary Eastmure, Tyler Brown, Ian Thorpe, Mayor Leonard Krog, Erin Hemmens, Ben Geselbracht, Janice Perrino and Sheryl Armstrong sit down to council business at the inaugural meeting Monday, Nov. 7, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo’s council sworn into office to start new term

Inaugural meeting held Monday, Nov. 7, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre

City of Nanaimo councillors Paul Manly, left, Hilary Eastmure, Tyler Brown, Ian Thorpe, Mayor Leonard Krog, Erin Hemmens, Ben Geselbracht, Janice Perrino and Sheryl Armstrong sit down to council business at the inaugural meeting Monday, Nov. 7, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A conceptual site plan for a data centre on East Wellington Road. (Townsite Planning image)

Nanaimo city council approves re-zoning for data centre

East Wellington Road project encountered neighbourhood opposition

A conceptual site plan for a data centre on East Wellington Road. (Townsite Planning image)
Island Roots Farmers’ Market asked Nanaimo city council for five items of support during the Monday, Oct. 3, council meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Island Roots Farmers’ Market asks city to better support its efforts

Year-round market makes five requests including rent reduction at Centennial Building

Island Roots Farmers’ Market asked Nanaimo city council for five items of support during the Monday, Oct. 3, council meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)
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

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)
Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)

Nanaimo Art Gallery envisions new location with potential $20-million price tag

Feasibility study presented to city with options for gallery reconstruction or relocation

Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)
Engineers bored a 340-metre-long tunnel under Park Avenue to replace an aging sewer line with a new higher-capacity pipe. The horizontal boring method allowed the project to avoid digging up trees and impacting the Cat Stream, which flows through the area. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Horizontal drilling technique used on sewer pipe replacement project in Nanaimo

Crews considered environmental risks when carrying out work in Harewood

Engineers bored a 340-metre-long tunnel under Park Avenue to replace an aging sewer line with a new higher-capacity pipe. The horizontal boring method allowed the project to avoid digging up trees and impacting the Cat Stream, which flows through the area. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
The City of Nanaimo has opted into a voluntary reporting program that collects data on the energy use and carbon footprints of buildings within the city. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo joins reporting program for carbon footprint and energy use in civic buildings

Building Benchmark B.C. is Canada’s largest voluntary building energy reporting program

The City of Nanaimo has opted into a voluntary reporting program that collects data on the energy use and carbon footprints of buildings within the city. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)

City about to break ground on mid-town water supply project

Work set to start Monday, July 25, near Nanaimo Parkway

Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)