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A Dollarama store is planned for Bowen Centre. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo city council permits new Dollarama at Bowen Centre

Retail floor space variance granted for 1925 Bowen Rd. property

A Dollarama store is planned for Bowen Centre. (News Bulletin file)
The site of the old Jean Burns building in downtown Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo buying Jean Burns site for potential ‘public realm and transit improvements’

City starts expropriation process for properties on Terminal Avenue

The site of the old Jean Burns building in downtown Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City looking at improving Westwood Lake Park’s amenities

Increased parking, better washrooms among concept ideas

The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)

City of Nanaimo hasn’t made up its mind on scale of Long Lake boathouse project

City presenting options for public review, with cost estimates ranging from $2.5-3.2 million

Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts this year’s tax rates, sends out property tax bills

City says tax increase will amount to $68 for a typical household

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
A turn-control median at the intersection of Opal and Rock City Roads. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo council sticks with Opal Road decision despite residents’ call for reconsideration

Opal Road delegation claims ‘breakdown in the democratic process’

A turn-control median at the intersection of Opal and Rock City Roads. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city council has approved funding for an upgraded bridge crossing Millstone River in Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)

New bridge in Bowen Park part of City of Nanaimo’s active transportation plans

Replacement of Lenhart Bridge next year expected to cost $237,000

Nanaimo city council has approved funding for an upgraded bridge crossing Millstone River in Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo city council has voted to deploy speed-reduction measures for the summer along Departure Bay Road and to consult with area residents and road users to explore ways to further reduce vehicle speeds in the Departure Bay Beach area. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will again lower speed limit on Departure Bay Road to 40km/h

City of Nanaimo will consult with stakeholders for ideas to reduce speeds past the beach

Nanaimo city council has voted to deploy speed-reduction measures for the summer along Departure Bay Road and to consult with area residents and road users to explore ways to further reduce vehicle speeds in the Departure Bay Beach area. (News Bulletin file photo)
The intersection of Opal and Rock City roads will return to the way it was, with left turns from Opal onto Rock City allowed once again, following a 5-4 vote by Nanaimo city council on Monday, May 3. (News Bulletin file photo)

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

Turn-control measures at Opal and Rock City road intersection will be removed

The intersection of Opal and Rock City roads will return to the way it was, with left turns from Opal onto Rock City allowed once again, following a 5-4 vote by Nanaimo city council on Monday, May 3. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council voted in support of penning a letter to the province asking for a public inquiry into the justice system in B.C. and why the courts release prolific chronic offenders back into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council supports call for tougher penalties, criminal justice reforms

Council concerned that repeat offenders keep being released, votes to send letter to B.C. government

Nanaimo city council voted in support of penning a letter to the province asking for a public inquiry into the justice system in B.C. and why the courts release prolific chronic offenders back into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will further investigate an initiative to set up two 12-cabin sites to create transitional emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness. (Black Press file photo)

City of Nanaimo will ask for expressions of interest to operate tiny cabin sites

Staff expresses concern about workload, councillor says sheltering people must take priority

The City of Nanaimo will further investigate an initiative to set up two 12-cabin sites to create transitional emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee has recommended spending $200,000 from reserves on a feasibility study and conceptual designs for a community centre in the south end. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo will study options for south-end community centre

Finance committee recommends spending $200,000 from reserves for feasibility study and concept plans

The City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee has recommended spending $200,000 from reserves on a feasibility study and conceptual designs for a community centre in the south end. (News Bulletin file photo)
Transit exchange locations considered during the public engagement process as part of downtown mobility hub planning in 2019. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo to re-examine Terminal-Commercial for a permanent downtown bus exchange

City wants to do ‘due diligence’ as it proceeds with work on downtown mobility hub

Transit exchange locations considered during the public engagement process as part of downtown mobility hub planning in 2019. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting Wednesday, April 14, recommended spending $400,000 on nighttime security throughout downtown and the Old City Quarter. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo city councillors recommend $400,000 spending on downtown security

City will also spend $50,000 to hire consultant to prepare a public safety action plan

Nanaimo city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting Wednesday, April 14, recommended spending $400,000 on nighttime security throughout downtown and the Old City Quarter. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo is looking at spending another $400,000 on security throughout downtown in 2021, with a focus on overnight security. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo looks at increasing downtown security

Council members will consider allocating $400,000, and as much as $1.45 million in 2021 and 2022

The City of Nanaimo is looking at spending another $400,000 on security throughout downtown in 2021, with a focus on overnight security. (Stock photo)
A Nanaimo city councillor plans to bring forward a motion demanding stronger measures to protect communities from repeat and prolific offenders released into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillor wants tougher measures for prolific offenders

Coun. Sheryl Armstrong plans to bring forward motion asking province for justice-system reforms

A Nanaimo city councillor plans to bring forward a motion demanding stronger measures to protect communities from repeat and prolific offenders released into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Coun. Ben Geselbracht speaks at a forest march co-promoted by Extinction Rebellion and the Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition last summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council votes to oppose logging of at-risk old-growth forests

City calls on province to fund a just transition from logging old-growth

Nanaimo Coun. Ben Geselbracht speaks at a forest march co-promoted by Extinction Rebellion and the Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition last summer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Concept logo for a ‘100,000 Voices’ campaign to build community and pride of place in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo working on ‘100,000 Voices’ campaign to build civic pride

Multi-coloured doughnut presented as concept art for the campaign

Concept logo for a ‘100,000 Voices’ campaign to build community and pride of place in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city council has asked for a staff report on options around a ban on conversion therapy in the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo looking at banning conversion therapy

Council votes unanimously to ask for staff report on options

Nanaimo city council has asked for a staff report on options around a ban on conversion therapy in the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The 700 block of Haliburton Street will get a sidewalk after council voted to spend $554,000 from reserves to fast-track the project for 2022. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo council votes to build $550,000 sidewalk on Haliburton Street

Eight intersections to be improved, two sidewalks to be built

The 700 block of Haliburton Street will get a sidewalk after council voted to spend $554,000 from reserves to fast-track the project for 2022. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)