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Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo’s financial plan includes $314 million for projects

Potential property tax increase now at 3.0 per cent, budget meetings continuing

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
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City of Nanaimo wants to get started on pride-of-place, leaders’ table recommendations

Councillors expected to direct staff to report on ways to implement task force recommendations

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The City of Nanaimo is working on the 2021-25 financial plan, with a series of special finance and audit meetings this week and next week. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo begins budgeting with 3.3% tax increase as a starting point

Special finance and audit meeting being held today, Nov. 25

The City of Nanaimo is working on the 2021-25 financial plan, with a series of special finance and audit meetings this week and next week. (News Bulletin file photo)
A widened pathway, lighting and other improvements promise to convert a trail through Bowen Park into an urban cycling commuter link as part of a sewerage upgrade project to be carried out in 2021. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo sewer upgrade project will transform trail through Bowen Park

City asking for input into project’s design

A widened pathway, lighting and other improvements promise to convert a trail through Bowen Park into an urban cycling commuter link as part of a sewerage upgrade project to be carried out in 2021. (City of Nanaimo image)
Potential locations of speed humps and curbs on Lost Lake Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo planning traffic-calming project on Lost Lake Road

Seventy-five per cent of respondents support measures to reduce speed on the road

Potential locations of speed humps and curbs on Lost Lake Road. (City of Nanaimo image)
Locations where speed humps and raised sidewalk will be installed on Bay Street. (Image: City of Nanaimo)

Traffic-calming measures becoming permanent on Bay Street in Nanaimo

Temporary speed humps reduced number of vehicles on street mayor lives on

Locations where speed humps and raised sidewalk will be installed on Bay Street. (Image: City of Nanaimo)
City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog addresses citizens this past summer. Krog, in his mayor’s report Monday, asked citizens to “redouble their efforts” to control the spread of COVID-19. (City of Nanaimo photo)

Nanaimo mayor asks citizens to ‘redouble efforts’ to control spread of COVID-19

More than half of the active COVID-19 cases in Island Health are on the central Island

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog addresses citizens this past summer. Krog, in his mayor’s report Monday, asked citizens to “redouble their efforts” to control the spread of COVID-19. (City of Nanaimo photo)
The City of Nanaimo will defer readings of a draft animal responsibility bylaw until the new year to allow time for public engagement. (Stock photo)

‘Voluminous’ public response prompts City of Nanaimo to delay animal responsibility bylaw

Bylaw readings deferred to January to allow time for public consultation

The City of Nanaimo will defer readings of a draft animal responsibility bylaw until the new year to allow time for public engagement. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo will leave the Opal Road-Rock City Road intersection the way it is until at least the spring following a narrow vote at Monday’s city council meeting. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo city council narrowly votes down motion to return Opal Road to the way it was

Council chooses to keep current intersection alignment until at least the spring

The City of Nanaimo will leave the Opal Road-Rock City Road intersection the way it is until at least the spring following a narrow vote at Monday’s city council meeting. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Business-as-usual modelling projects the City of Nanaimo on pace for a 32-per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 levels by 2050. (C2MP Consulting Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo isn’t on track to meet emissions targets

Councillors updated on climate action plan as part of master planning process

Business-as-usual modelling projects the City of Nanaimo on pace for a 32-per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 levels by 2050. (C2MP Consulting Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city council asked for a staff report to look into options for providing free menstrual products in washrooms at city facilities. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo will consider free pads and tampons in civic washrooms

City council votes unanimously to ask for staff report

Nanaimo city council asked for a staff report to look into options for providing free menstrual products in washrooms at city facilities. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo’s mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience has made six recommendations to city council, including emphasis on pride of place and prioritizing strategic investment. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s recovery task force recommends pride of place, strategic investment

Mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience reports to city council

The City of Nanaimo’s mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience has made six recommendations to city council, including emphasis on pride of place and prioritizing strategic investment. (News Bulletin file photo)
The cover photo of an emergency food and nutrition strategy prepared for the City of Nanaimo’s health and housing task force. (Maddy Koch photo/City of Nanaimo)

City of Nanaimo will consider the creation of a food policy council

Working group says new arm’s-length body could help with food security in the region

The cover photo of an emergency food and nutrition strategy prepared for the City of Nanaimo’s health and housing task force. (Maddy Koch photo/City of Nanaimo)
Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo moves closer to banning plastic and other single-use checkout bags

Nanaimo city council votes to forward checkout bag regulation bylaw to province for approval

Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)
The track at Rotary Bowl stadium will be resurfaced if a grant application gets approved. Nanaimo city council members, at a meeting Oct. 5, voted to seek grant money for both the track and a new boathouse at Loudon Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo seeking infrastructure grants for running track and boathouse

Council votes to apply for money to resurface Rotary Bowl track and build a boathouse at Loudon Park

The track at Rotary Bowl stadium will be resurfaced if a grant application gets approved. Nanaimo city council members, at a meeting Oct. 5, voted to seek grant money for both the track and a new boathouse at Loudon Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
A point-in-time count tallied 433 people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Homelessness count gives City of Nanaimo clearer picture of the issue

Agencies involved with this year’s point-in-time count present data to city council

A point-in-time count tallied 433 people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council is interested in a pilot project to reduce speed limits to 40 kilometres per hour on residential streets. (Black Press file/News Bulletin photo illustration)

Nanaimo city council wants more info about pilot project to lower residential speed limit

Staff will report back on ministry of transportation pilot that could lower speed limit to 40km/h

Nanaimo city council is interested in a pilot project to reduce speed limits to 40 kilometres per hour on residential streets. (Black Press file/News Bulletin photo illustration)
Nanaimo city council has approved a development permit to construct a new Mitsubishi auto dealership on the site of the former Madill logging equipment manufacturing site on Kenworth Road. (Alan Lowe Architect Inc. image)

Development permit approved for new auto dealership in Nanaimo

City council votes in favour of Mitsubishi building design proposal, including variances

Nanaimo city council has approved a development permit to construct a new Mitsubishi auto dealership on the site of the former Madill logging equipment manufacturing site on Kenworth Road. (Alan Lowe Architect Inc. image)
The City of Nanaimo’s public works yard on Labieux Street. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo begins project planning for multimillion-dollar public works yard upgrades

Councillors vote to reallocate $200,000 to develop architectural concepts and cost estimates

The City of Nanaimo’s public works yard on Labieux Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
An artist’s rendering of what an artificial turf complex might look like at Harewood Centennial Park’s Sherry Fields. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo seeking infrastructure grant for new artificial turf field in Harewood

Council votes to send grant application to feds to fund $3.28 million of $4.47-million project

An artist’s rendering of what an artificial turf complex might look like at Harewood Centennial Park’s Sherry Fields. (City of Nanaimo image)