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Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog holds a virtual press conference Tuesday to talk about the property tax rate bylaw and financial plan bylaw adopted by council the day before. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo finalizes property tax rate

Tax notices with 4.5-per cent increase to be mailed this month, city says

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog holds a virtual press conference Tuesday to talk about the property tax rate bylaw and financial plan bylaw adopted by council the day before. (City of Nanaimo image)
Kevan Shaw, president of the Victoria Crescent Association, and David Frost, manager of the A&W, hope Nanaimo city council will revisit its decision last week to close the community policing and service office downtown. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Downtown association asking City of Nanaimo to revisit closure of community policing office

Victoria Crescent Association president says office ‘integral’ to area’s safety

Kevan Shaw, president of the Victoria Crescent Association, and David Frost, manager of the A&W, hope Nanaimo city council will revisit its decision last week to close the community policing and service office downtown. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council decides against property tax relief during pandemic

Councillors vote against accessing reserve fund to lessen 4.5-per cent property tax increase

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo looking at ways it can lessen property tax increase

Planned 5.2-per cent increase being updated to 4.5, city considering reducing it to 3.8 or 1.0

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council voted unanimously Monday for work to proceed to remove trees that are ruining sidewalks and replacing those trees with more appropriate species for their locations. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

City workers to root out problem trees in downtown Nanaimo

Downtown tree roots heaving sidewalks and curbs are causing tripping hazards, mobility issues

Nanaimo city council voted unanimously Monday for work to proceed to remove trees that are ruining sidewalks and replacing those trees with more appropriate species for their locations. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
An overhead view of what two new cycle lanes might look like along Front Street at the intersection with Church Street. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo city council votes to go ahead with Front Street cycle lanes

$400,000 project will reduce automobile traffic to one lane in each direction

An overhead view of what two new cycle lanes might look like along Front Street at the intersection with Church Street. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo’s public works yard on Labieux Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo city councillors asked to make decisions around building and replacing facilities

Public works building, RCMP detachment, south-end community centre discussed

The City of Nanaimo’s public works yard on Labieux Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
News Bulletin file photo

City of Nanaimo won’t implement plastic bag ban without province’s go-ahead

Motion to ban single-use checkout bags without ministry approval fails 5-4

News Bulletin file photo
City of Nanaimo council has given three readings to bylaw amendments regulating home-based businesses. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo’s new home business regulations nearing adoption

Councillors unanimously give bylaw third reading following public hearing

City of Nanaimo council has given three readings to bylaw amendments regulating home-based businesses. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo residents can bend city’s ear with new online forum

Nanaimo residents can bend city’s ear with new online forum

Municipality has created Get Involved Nanaimo public engagement site

Nanaimo residents can bend city’s ear with new online forum
Drawings of the layout of a Rotary Centennial Garden at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Victoria Drakeford/City of Nanaimo image)

Proposed garden at Maffeo Sutton Park goes $186,000 over budget

City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee recommends funding the shortfall

Drawings of the layout of a Rotary Centennial Garden at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Victoria Drakeford/City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Consultant’s report sheds light on ‘very difficult’ era at Nanaimo city hall

Cuff report from 2019, obtained via FOI, highlights concerns expressed by city employees

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council’s 2019-2022 strategic plan.

Nanaimo city councillors stress safety in updating their strategic plan

Council updates list of priorities with amendments, new action items

Nanaimo city council’s 2019-2022 strategic plan.
Nanaimo city hall. (Bulletin file)

Nanaimo city council updates drug addiction treatment facility bylaw

Medical office zoning bylaw moves forward, council keeps zoning control over supervised consumption

Nanaimo city hall. (Bulletin file)
The plaque that replaced the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in front of Victoria’s city hall was vandalized within the first day that it was up. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Plaque that replaced Macdonald statue at Victoria city hall vandalized

Less than 24 hours after plaque was installed, an ‘X’ had been scratched through the centre

The plaque that replaced the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in front of Victoria’s city hall was vandalized within the first day that it was up. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather at a B.C. City Hall after removal of Sir John A. Macdonald Statue

People rallied in support and in protest of the removal, carrying signs and chanting

Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Kate Loomer (left), Bradley Clements, Reuben Rose-Redwood, and Lisa Kadonaga held up signs in support of the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald Statue. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Removal of John A. Macdonald statue at B.C. City Hall met with divided crowd

People debated race and politics while Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from Victoria’s City Hall

Kate Loomer (left), Bradley Clements, Reuben Rose-Redwood, and Lisa Kadonaga held up signs in support of the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald Statue. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS