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Supportive housing on Nicol Street. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo will ask that future supportive housing buildings be capped at 35 units

Council votes to negotiate for smaller buildings as well as dry housing and transitional housing

Supportive housing on Nicol Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo begins budgeting with 3.4% tax increase as starting point

Special finance and audit committee meetings continue this week

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo city councillors hear opposition to bus exchange plans at downtown ‘Hub’ properties

Project was reviewed at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday, Oct. 25

Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
Delegations told city council at a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday they are opposed to plans to create a public transit exchange on Terminal Avenue and a public park on the former Jean Burns building site at the Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo says it will review how it works with neighbourhood associations and how it seeks input from those groups. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo looks to strengthen relationships with neighbourhood associations

City asking for input on how neighbourhood groups can be supported and consulted

The City of Nanaimo says it will review how it works with neighbourhood associations and how it seeks input from those groups. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo beginning budget process

City holding series of special finance meetings leading up to e-town hall in mid-November

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

Nanaimo city councillors decide against switching to more socially responsible investments

Finance committee received report on implications of withdrawing investments in fossil-fuel industry

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville to investigate possible contamination at site in industrial park

$100K allocated to 2022 budget to hire consultants to investigate property

The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crews completing road work on Front Street earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo to introduce $2.8-million system to track asset management

$2.2-million federal funding goes to project for tracking work on buildings and other infrastructure

Crews completing road work on Front Street earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)

Former Nanaimo councillor Brennan honoured with Freedom of the City

Diane Brennan recognized at ceremony Monday, Oct. 4

Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo decides not to try to limit numbers of campaign signs

Freedom of expression, environmental concerns, jurisdiction considerations discussed

City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters deal with a highway collision at Cranberry Avenue earlier this year. Nanaimo city council members and staff will discuss transportation projects and planning at an upcoming committee meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)

City to explore ways to ease congestion and improve road safety in south Nanaimo

Council asks for more urgency on transportation plan for traffic-problem-plagued Cinnabar Valley

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters deal with a highway collision at Cranberry Avenue earlier this year. Nanaimo city council members and staff will discuss transportation projects and planning at an upcoming committee meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)
A supportive housing complex on Nicol Street in Nanaimo’s south end is nearing completion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City will try to identify potential supportive housing sites in different areas of Nanaimo

Councillor brings forward motion intended to be ‘proactive’

A supportive housing complex on Nicol Street in Nanaimo’s south end is nearing completion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts new animal responsibility bylaw

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
A rendering of a public works administration building that may be part of the Nanaimo Operations Centre project. (Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo public works yard rebuild would cost $125 million

City councillors will be presented with funding strategies later this year

A rendering of a public works administration building that may be part of the Nanaimo Operations Centre project. (Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)
A rendering of an apartment complex with 59 units that had been proposed for 591 Bradley St. City council denied the development permit application by a 5-4 vote. (Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc. image

Nanaimo city councillors deny permit for apartment complex they approved 2 years ago

Councillors vote 5-4 against Bradley Street project, citing river protection and traffic concerns

A rendering of an apartment complex with 59 units that had been proposed for 591 Bradley St. City council denied the development permit application by a 5-4 vote. (Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc. image
The City of Nanaimo wants to hear what residents think about potential amenities at Westwood Lake Park. (Image from City of Nanaimo website)

City of Nanaimo presents ideas for parking, amenities at Westwood Lake

Survey seeking input from residents open until Oct. 31

The City of Nanaimo wants to hear what residents think about potential amenities at Westwood Lake Park. (Image from City of Nanaimo website)
A rendering of how the Telus Living buildings at Fitzwilliam, Wallace and Wentworth streets might look. (Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd. image)

‘Telus Living’ in downtown Nanaimo, with 197 apartments, receives permit

Council approves height variances for Fitzwilliam Street complex

A rendering of how the Telus Living buildings at Fitzwilliam, Wallace and Wentworth streets might look. (Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd. image)
Nanaimo city council passed a motion to ask for a staff report on moving away from investments that support fossil fuel production or distribution. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council looking to withdraw any investments in fossil fuel industry

Council votes 5-4 for report on fossil-fuel-free investment portfolio

Nanaimo city council passed a motion to ask for a staff report on moving away from investments that support fossil fuel production or distribution. (News Bulletin file photo)