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$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)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

100-year-old bylaws coming off the books in the City of Nanaimo

Council retains bylaw prohibiting nuclear weapons, but repeals bylaw preventing drunken singing

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
At a meeting Monday, July 4, Nanaimo city council adopted a new city plan for the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo reimagined with new city plan

City council votes 6-2 to adopt new city plan, which incorporates new official community plan

At a meeting Monday, July 4, Nanaimo city council adopted a new city plan for the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this week, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘A familiar tale:’ City of Nanaimo copes with rising construction costs

Infrastructure projects delayed by soaring inflation, supply chain issues and labour shortages

Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this week, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)
A map showing potential redesign of Commercial Street at the Diana Krall Plaza. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo city council endorses multimillion-dollar Commercial Street redesign plan

Work to widen sidewalks, eliminate curbs and revitalize space estimated at $12-14 million

A map showing potential redesign of Commercial Street at the Diana Krall Plaza. (City of Nanaimo image)
A Reimagine Nanaimo banner seen along the Harbourfront Walkway at Maffeo Sutton Park on Wednesday,June 22. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo’s city plan public hearing doesn’t yield much discussion of city plan

Residents express concerns about globalist influence in their last chance to provide input on OCP

A Reimagine Nanaimo banner seen along the Harbourfront Walkway at Maffeo Sutton Park on Wednesday,June 22. (News Bulletin photo)
After the city’s finance and audit committee recommended cancelling a project to replace the Lenhart Bridge into Bowen Park, city council reconsidered the decision and approved the additional spending needed to complete the work. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council votes again on Bowen Park bridge replacement, this time approving project

$425,000 budget approved to replace 1960s-era Lenhart Bridge in Bowen Park

After the city’s finance and audit committee recommended cancelling a project to replace the Lenhart Bridge into Bowen Park, city council reconsidered the decision and approved the additional spending needed to complete the work. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Lenhart Bridge, spanning the Millstone River at the foot of Lenhart Avenue, is too old and too narrow to meet modern active transportation needs, but city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting, recommended cancelling a planned project to replace the bridge. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors, in tie vote, recommend cancelling bridge replacement in Bowen Park

Finance committee split on Lenhart Bridge project after it comes in $188,000 over budget

The Lenhart Bridge, spanning the Millstone River at the foot of Lenhart Avenue, is too old and too narrow to meet modern active transportation needs, but city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting, recommended cancelling a planned project to replace the bridge. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo’s urban containment boundary, as shown in the city plan. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo urged to expand its boundaries

Business group says with housing crisis in mind, developing city’s outskirts is faster and easier

The City of Nanaimo’s urban containment boundary, as shown in the city plan. (City of Nanaimo image)
The Nanaimo sign at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Council sends Nanaimo’s city plan to public hearing

Councillors vote unanimously for first two readings of city plan, public hearing will be June 22

The Nanaimo sign at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 741 Third St., may see significant upgrades to the HVAC system if the city’s grant application to the CleanBC Communities Fund is approved. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo seeks upgrades to aquatic centre energy systems through Clean B.C. grant

City eyeing replacement of HVAC system and boilers at facility

The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 741 Third St., may see significant upgrades to the HVAC system if the city’s grant application to the CleanBC Communities Fund is approved. (News Bulletin file photo)
A graphic from the ReImagine Nanaimo draft city plan representing a healthy urban centre in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)

Intergenerational living part of Nanaimo’s plans

New city plan aims to incorporate philosophies from age-friendly plan

A graphic from the ReImagine Nanaimo draft city plan representing a healthy urban centre in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)