infrastructure

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

 

A rendering of the City of Nanaimo’s Metral Drive complete streets project, showing a section of Metral at Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo receives $500,000 grant to go toward Metral Drive work

City building Phase 2 of ‘complete streets’ project in north end

 

A trend toward making downtown Nanaimo more pedestrian- and cycling-friendly will bring lowered speed limits to more streets as the area undergoes redevelopment and transportation upgrades. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Full length of Nanaimo’s Front Street now has 30 km/h speed limit

City’s transportation department eyeing lower speed limits in other parts of downtown

 

Nanaimo is applying for $1 million in provincial grants that could help cover construction costs of active transportation route projects that will link downtown to Vancouver Island University, Woodgrove centre, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and other destinations. (File photo)

Nanaimo applies for $1 million in active transportation grants from the province

Grant money could help pay for next phases of Metral ‘complete street’ and VIU bike route

Nanaimo is applying for $1 million in provincial grants that could help cover construction costs of active transportation route projects that will link downtown to Vancouver Island University, Woodgrove centre, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and other destinations. (File photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo is looking to repair sewage pipe in the Hammond Bay Road area, which was corroded by gas. (Black Press file)

Corroded sewer pipe along Nanaimo’s Hammond Bay Road will cost $5.5 million to fix

Pipe replacement and reinforcement part of $6.9-million infrastructure project

Regional District of Nanaimo is looking to repair sewage pipe in the Hammond Bay Road area, which was corroded by gas. (Black Press file)
Work got underway this past weekend on a one-kilometre section of the Millstone trunk sanitary sewer in Bowen Park, and the city is taking the opportunity to combine that work with a trail upgrade. (City of Nanaimo image)
Work got underway this past weekend on a one-kilometre section of the Millstone trunk sanitary sewer in Bowen Park, and the city is taking the opportunity to combine that work with a trail upgrade. (City of Nanaimo image)
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Parts recycled, life returning to inlet as old Port Alice mill decommissioned

Bankruptcy company oversees de-risking the site, water treatment and environmental monitoring

  • Mar 7, 2021
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)
A widened pathway, lighting and other improvements promise to convert a trail through Bowen Park into an urban cycling commuter link as part of a sewerage upgrade project to be carried out in 2021. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo sewer upgrade project will transform trail through Bowen Park

City asking for input into project’s design

A widened pathway, lighting and other improvements promise to convert a trail through Bowen Park into an urban cycling commuter link as part of a sewerage upgrade project to be carried out in 2021. (City of Nanaimo image)
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)
A City of Nanaimo image showing planned upgrades along Bowen Road. ( City of Nanaimo image)

Infrastructure upgrades about to get underway on Bowen Road

Nighttime road work to start next Monday, June 8, between old Island Highway and Labieux Road

A City of Nanaimo image showing planned upgrades along Bowen Road. ( City of Nanaimo image)
Port Drive at Front Street is one of five intersections across Nanaimo that will receive pedestrian safety upgrades. Nanaimo city council voted Monday to spend $300,000 in allocated money to improve intersections for pedestrians. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Five Nanaimo intersections will get pedestrian safety upgrades

Council votes to spend $300,000 of unallocated funds on rapid-flash beacons and curb extensions

Port Drive at Front Street is one of five intersections across Nanaimo that will receive pedestrian safety upgrades. Nanaimo city council voted Monday to spend $300,000 in allocated money to improve intersections for pedestrians. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)