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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)
Vehicles cross MacMillan Road in Cedar during flooding in January 2021. The City of Nanaimo plans to replace clogged culverts to help alleviate flooding. (File photo)

Drainage work could help clear flooded road south of Nanaimo

Plans underway to replace clogged culverts backing up water over MacMillan Road in Cedar

Vehicles cross MacMillan Road in Cedar during flooding in January 2021. The City of Nanaimo plans to replace clogged culverts to help alleviate flooding. (File photo)
The City of Nanaimo is expected to convert a cold-weather shelter at Caledonia Park into a daytime drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness, for this March. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Caledonia Park emergency shelter could become daily drop-in centre next month

City councillors recommend expanding service for vulnerable population

The City of Nanaimo is expected to convert a cold-weather shelter at Caledonia Park into a daytime drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness, for this March. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The City of Nanaimo is looking for members-at-large to join the board of the new Nanaimo Prosperity Corporation. (News Bulletin file photo)

City looking to put in place Nanaimo Prosperity Corporation’s inaugural board

Members-at-large sought to help guide economic development corporation

The City of Nanaimo is looking for members-at-large to join the board of the new Nanaimo Prosperity Corporation. (News Bulletin file photo)
The city has asked the province to build a complex care housing facility in Nanaimo for people who need intensive care services beyond what is provided in supportive housing. (News Bulletin file photo)

City asking province for complex care housing in Nanaimo

Complex care meant to help people who need a higher level of care than supportive housing

The city has asked the province to build a complex care housing facility in Nanaimo for people who need intensive care services beyond what is provided in supportive housing. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city councillors have recommended a motion for staff to report on a bus shelter strategy, co-created by the city and the regional district. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo takes steps toward publicly owned bus stops

Contracts with private suppliers extended for two years while city staff develops business plan

Nanaimo city councillors have recommended a motion for staff to report on a bus shelter strategy, co-created by the city and the regional district. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A site plan showing the location of a proposed liquor retail store next to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Dover and Blueback roads. (Van Land Use Consulting image)

New liquor store proposed next to 7-Eleven in north Nanaimo

City council passes first and second reading of re-zoning application

A site plan showing the location of a proposed liquor retail store next to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Dover and Blueback roads. (Van Land Use Consulting image)
City council will consider a proposed policy for future support of Nanaimo’s neighbourhood associations. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo developing policy for working relationships with neighbourhood associations

City to formalize ways to recognize, consult with and support neighbourhood associations

City council will consider a proposed policy for future support of Nanaimo’s neighbourhood associations. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Port Theatre is getting an upgrade to its heating-cooling system. (News Bulletin file photo)

Cost of new heating-cooling system at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre surpasses $1 million

Finance committee recommends spending $255,000 from climate reserve to increase project budget

Nanaimo’s Port Theatre is getting an upgrade to its heating-cooling system. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased a property on East Wellington Road for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank to develop a food distribution warehouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo buys property for Loaves and Fishes to build warehouse

City pays $1.3 million for lot on East Wellington Road

The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased a property on East Wellington Road for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank to develop a food distribution warehouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Albert Street bike lane project has been reduced in scope and will now include just the section of Albert between Pine and Milton streets. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo shortens planned Albert Street bike lanes as costs rise

Additional $400,000 for ‘major road reconstruction’ will come from reserves

The Albert Street bike lane project has been reduced in scope and will now include just the section of Albert between Pine and Milton streets. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo is looking funding formulas to pay for upgrades to the city’s aging storm drain system under rising pressure from from urbanization and climate change. (File photo)

City of Nanaimo to explore user pay system for stormwater service

City staff, councillors, consultant discuss utility funding formulas used elsewhere in B.C.

Nanaimo is looking funding formulas to pay for upgrades to the city’s aging storm drain system under rising pressure from from urbanization and climate change. (File photo)
Urban design firm Toole Design has been hired by the city to form a plan for redesigning Commercial Street and has been hosting open houses this week at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre to find out what Nanaimo residents will like to see in the renewal of Nanaimo’s main downtown street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Consultant gathering public input on downtown Nanaimo’s Commercial Street redesign

Public engagement underway to find out wants and needs for the area

Urban design firm Toole Design has been hired by the city to form a plan for redesigning Commercial Street and has been hosting open houses this week at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre to find out what Nanaimo residents will like to see in the renewal of Nanaimo’s main downtown street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Waste collection user fees are slated to go up 14 per cent in 2022 and another six per cent in 2023. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo waste collection user fees going up 14%

Two diesel garbage trucks being replaced by CNG trucks

Waste collection user fees are slated to go up 14 per cent in 2022 and another six per cent in 2023. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo will be implementing a vaccine mandate for municipal employees starting Jan. 10. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will be implementing a vaccine mandate for municipal employees starting Jan. 10. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo’s potential property tax hike increases to 5.9%

Councillors recommend additions to police force, finance department, parks and rec staff

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Policing costs are putting upward pressure on property taxes, and city councillors are considering spending on more RCMP officers and civilian staff members. (News Bulletin file photo)

Policing costs adding up in City of Nanaimo’s budgeting process

Potential tax increase now at about 4.1%, councillors still deciding on numerous budget line items

Policing costs are putting upward pressure on property taxes, and city councillors are considering spending on more RCMP officers and civilian staff members. (News Bulletin file photo)
Arrows and dotted lines over a map of the Chase River and Cinnabar Valley areas show possible routes where connection routes could be created to bypass traffic around a bottleneck of intersections on the Trans-Canada Highway in south Nanaimo. (Image: City of Nanaimo)

City searches for better ways to move traffic in and out of south Nanaimo neighbourhoods

Hurdles, potential costs and time frame for south Nanaimo mobility study discussed this week

Arrows and dotted lines over a map of the Chase River and Cinnabar Valley areas show possible routes where connection routes could be created to bypass traffic around a bottleneck of intersections on the Trans-Canada Highway in south Nanaimo. (Image: City of Nanaimo)
A rendering of the plaza area between Serauxmen Stadium, NDSS Community Field and Rotary Bowl. (Icad Design Graphics Studio/City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo to accelerate spending on stadium amenities

City adds $864,000 to budget for plaza in stadium district on Third Street

A rendering of the plaza area between Serauxmen Stadium, NDSS Community Field and Rotary Bowl. (Icad Design Graphics Studio/City of Nanaimo image)