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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another $1.4 million approved for Nanaimo’s Metral Drive project

Councillors discuss complaints and virtues of ‘complete streets’ project

$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo is planning a roundabout on Mary Ellen Drive in between the entrances to Woodgrove Centre and Woodgrove Crossing. (City of Nanaimo image)

Roundabout planned for Nanaimo’s troublesome Mary Ellen Drive intersection

City staff reports to finance committee on project costs

The City of Nanaimo is planning a roundabout on Mary Ellen Drive in between the entrances to Woodgrove Centre and Woodgrove Crossing. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city council endorsed recommendations this week from the mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience working groups. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mayor’s task force recommends Nanaimo pursue 26 infrastructure projects

City council endorses recommendations of task force’s three working groups

Nanaimo city council endorsed recommendations this week from the mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience working groups. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre slated for demolition

Following fire earlier this year, city has been advised the building cannot be repaired

The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)
Athletes participate in the B.C. Summer Games opening ceremonies at Nanaimo’s Rotary Bowl stadium in 2014. (News Bulletin file photo)

New sports tourism strategy approved in Nanaimo

Sport administration, cycling, Indigenous sport, adaptive and para-sport some new areas of focus

Athletes participate in the B.C. Summer Games opening ceremonies at Nanaimo’s Rotary Bowl stadium in 2014. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council, on a tie vote, decided to continue to live-stream council and committee meetings during the upcoming fall municipal election campaign. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will keep live-streaming meetings in election campaign

Staff recommended a blackout to prevent candidates from using meetings to campaign

Nanaimo city council, on a tie vote, decided to continue to live-stream council and committee meetings during the upcoming fall municipal election campaign. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council approved dipping into reserves to cover increasing costs of two of the city’s priority infrastructure projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council approved dipping into reserves to cover increasing costs of two of the city’s priority infrastructure projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will work with RCMP and other organizations to develop a program that addresses gun and gang violence through allocated federal funding. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will work with RCMP and other organizations to develop a program that addresses gun and gang violence through allocated federal funding. (News Bulletin file photo)
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