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An artist’s rendering of Phase 2 of a development in the 6000 block of McRobb Avenue, for a six-storey, 88-unit residential building. (D-Architecture image)

City OKs additional height for north Nanaimo apartment building

Building on McRobb Avenue will have 88 rental units

An artist’s rendering of Phase 2 of a development in the 6000 block of McRobb Avenue, for a six-storey, 88-unit residential building. (D-Architecture image)
Nanaimo city council has adopted a new code of conducts bylaw that lays out procedures and consequences for elected officials and committee members who breach code. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts code of conduct bylaws that come with consequences

City moves to beef up code of conduct to try to follow best practices

Nanaimo city council has adopted a new code of conducts bylaw that lays out procedures and consequences for elected officials and committee members who breach code. (News Bulletin file photo)
An artist’s rendering of what 1 Commercial St. – the former A&B Sound Building – might look like after renovations. (Colin Harper Architect image)

City committee gives thumbs-up to proposed market at former A&B Sound in downtown Nanaimo

Applicant makes presentation to City of Nanaimo’s design advisory panel

An artist’s rendering of what 1 Commercial St. – the former A&B Sound Building – might look like after renovations. (Colin Harper Architect image)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council finalizes this year’s property tax increase

Property taxes rising six per cent, notices to be sent out this month

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo is establishing the Nanaimo Systems Planning Organization Society, an independent agency that will be tasked with co-ordinating efforts to combat homelessness. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo creates agency to co-ordinate efforts to combat homelessness

Systems planning organization will be tasked with implementing health and housing plan

The City of Nanaimo is establishing the Nanaimo Systems Planning Organization Society, an independent agency that will be tasked with co-ordinating efforts to combat homelessness. (News Bulletin file photo)
A graph presented to Nanaimo city council April 25 depicting the rise of overdose related deaths in the province since the declaration of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. (Image submitted)

Nanaimo city council asked to seek decriminalization of personal drug possession

Community action team member presents on overdose crisis at April 25 meeting

A graph presented to Nanaimo city council April 25 depicting the rise of overdose related deaths in the province since the declaration of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. (Image submitted)
Nanaimo city council has adopted a neighbourhood association supports policy and approved creation of a neighbourhood grants program with a $10,000 annual budget. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council adopts policy for working with neighbourhood associations

Neighbourhood grants program with $10,000 annual budget to be created

Nanaimo city council has adopted a neighbourhood association supports policy and approved creation of a neighbourhood grants program with a $10,000 annual budget. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council heard from three delegations at a meeting this week after staff reported recently that the draft city plan’s action plan includes advocacy for a provincewide ban on new natural gas connections. (News Bulletin file photo)

Renewable natural gas debated as Nanaimo considers environmental goals of its next city plan

Draft city action plan calls for advocacy for provincewide moratorium on new natural gas connections

Nanaimo city council heard from three delegations at a meeting this week after staff reported recently that the draft city plan’s action plan includes advocacy for a provincewide ban on new natural gas connections. (News Bulletin file photo)
City council voted 5-4 against advancing an official community plan amendment application for properties on the southeast corner of the highway and Maki Road in Chase River. (Urban Design Group Architects Ltd. image)

Nanaimo city council denies application for drive-thrus, gas station and offices in Chase River

Applicant won’t be able to reapply until new official community plan in place

City council voted 5-4 against advancing an official community plan amendment application for properties on the southeast corner of the highway and Maki Road in Chase River. (Urban Design Group Architects Ltd. image)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo’s finance committee has recommended full implementation of a downtown Nanaimo safety action plan. (News Bulletin file photo)

City plans to address downtown Nanaimo safety by adding more uniformed officers

Councillors recommend full implementation of downtown safety action plan at $2.5-million annual cost

The City of Nanaimo’s finance committee has recommended full implementation of a downtown Nanaimo safety action plan. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo is contemplating removing all of Commercial Street’s curbs and making the space more versatile with what they call ‘flex zones.’ (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo looking at eliminating all of Commercial Street’s curbs

Concepts show ideas for more flexible use of space in downtown core

The City of Nanaimo is contemplating removing all of Commercial Street’s curbs and making the space more versatile with what they call ‘flex zones.’ (City of Nanaimo image)
Tree-cutting related to the City of Nanaimo’s mid-town water supply project got underway last month. (News Bulletin file photo)

Costs of City of Nanaimo’s huge water supply project increasing by $14 million

Mid-town water supply budget climbs to $44.6 million over four years

Tree-cutting related to the City of Nanaimo’s mid-town water supply project got underway last month. (News Bulletin file photo)
A City of Nanaimo action plan accompanying the new ReImagine Nanaimo city plan includes advocacy to ask the province for a moratorium on all new natural gas connections. (News Bulletin photo)

City of Nanaimo draft plan calls for B.C.-wide moratorium on new natural gas connections

Environment committee recommendation included in draft action plan

A City of Nanaimo action plan accompanying the new ReImagine Nanaimo city plan includes advocacy to ask the province for a moratorium on all new natural gas connections. (News Bulletin photo)
A concept image showing what a new parking lot might look like at Westwood Lake Park. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo councillors recommend reconstruction of parking lot at Westwood Lake

Finance committee recommends approving final concept for Phase 1 of park improvements

A concept image showing what a new parking lot might look like at Westwood Lake Park. (City of Nanaimo image)
The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge community safety officer charged with assault

Assaulting peace officer, possession of weapon among charges laid

The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)
Nanaimo’s short-term rentals and bed-and-breakfast operators will need business licences beginning April 1. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo now requires business licences for short-term rentals

City publishes guide to share rules and regulations with Airbnb operators

Nanaimo’s short-term rentals and bed-and-breakfast operators will need business licences beginning April 1. (Stock photo)
A land-use map shown in the City of Nanaimo’s ReImagine Nanaimo draft city plan. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo’s draft official community plan now ready for review

Residents encouraged to view the draft plan and/or complete a survey

A land-use map shown in the City of Nanaimo’s ReImagine Nanaimo draft city plan. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo is ready to launch the first phase of a program to fast-track simple building applications. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo preparing to test new fast-track building permit program

City partnering with development industry representatives on improvements to permit process

Nanaimo is ready to launch the first phase of a program to fast-track simple building applications. (News Bulletin file photo)
A water main rupture on Bowen Road in 2020 has spurred an early start to a major water supply upgrade project in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A water main rupture on Bowen Road in 2020 has spurred an early start to a major water supply upgrade project in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)