Nanaimo Regional District

The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing that the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (News Bulletin file photo)

Housing affordability isn’t keeping up with Regional District of Nanaimo’s growth

RDN reports it’s making progress on most of the targets in its regional growth strategy

 

An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Bus riders asked to weigh in on proposed ‘rapid line’ route through Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo invites feedback on proposed transit improvements

 

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Regional District of Nanaimo needs volunteers for advisory committees

Interested residents are encouraged to apply until Nov. 15

 

Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)

Nanoose Bay water pipe replacement costs go up by more than $500,000

Regional District of Nanaimo still completing water main work related to a 2014 referendum

Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)
Regional District of Nanaimo and CUPE Local 401 have announced ratification of a four-year labour agreement. (Black Press file)

Regional District of Nanaimo and CUPE workers agree to four-year deal

RDN and union announce ratification of a collective agreement

Regional District of Nanaimo and CUPE Local 401 have announced ratification of a four-year labour agreement. (Black Press file)
Regional District of Nanaimo board has approved a motion to allocate resources required to implement recommendations of the climate action technical advisory committee. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo approves $300,000 for climate committee’s recommendations

Sustainable procurement, reducing vehicle fleet emissions among priorities

Regional District of Nanaimo board has approved a motion to allocate resources required to implement recommendations of the climate action technical advisory committee. (News Bulletin file)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents invited to weigh in on future of South Wellington school building

Public consultation takes place virtually Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)

New rapid bus route through Nanaimo suggested as part of transit planning

Consultant reports on public engagement as part of RDN transit re-development strategy

Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offering $300,000 worth of grants for zero-waste projects

RDN asking for proposals from non-profit organizations by Oct. 11

The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)
From left: Nanaimo Fire Protection Society board members Ron Lampard, Bob Rogers (RDN electoral area E director), John Jacobsen, Neil Watson, John Tosney and Bud McFarland. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo takes over management of Nanoose Bay fire services

Fre and emergency response services provided to residents will not change

From left: Nanaimo Fire Protection Society board members Ron Lampard, Bob Rogers (RDN electoral area E director), John Jacobsen, Neil Watson, John Tosney and Bud McFarland. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)

Waste audits in Nanaimo show more needs to be done to keep recyclables out of landfill

RDN working on mandatory waste separation bylaws for multi-family dwellings and businesses

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)
Construction within the Regional District of Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)
Construction within the Regional District of Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)
A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)

Residents ask RDN to try to protect Nanaimo River swimming hole

Petition calls on region to preserve land along Nanaimo River Road that is slated for future logging

A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)
A large fire continues to grow in the in the Oliver-Osoyoos area and has led to evacuation alerts. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook photo)

RDN: Errington, Coombs-Hilliers fire crews to help battle fire in Osoyoos

Engine, water tender, personnel deployed to the area

A large fire continues to grow in the in the Oliver-Osoyoos area and has led to evacuation alerts. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
A Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw enforcement report for January-June 2021 says illegal dumping has decreased, compared to the same time in 2020. However, there are still problem spots, say officials. (Black Press file)

Illegal dumping complaints drop in rural RDN, but remain hard to enforce

RDN electoral area services committee receives report on bylaw enforcement for January-June

A Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw enforcement report for January-June 2021 says illegal dumping has decreased, compared to the same time in 2020. However, there are still problem spots, say officials. (Black Press file)
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‘Option 00’ is one of two options being considered for the next phase of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion plans. (RDN illustration)
‘Option 00’ is one of two options being considered for the next phase of the Ravensong Aquatic Centre expansion plans. (RDN illustration)
Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

With meat-processing site numbers dwindling, farmer seeks abattoir in rural Nanaimo

Ben Glassen has ALC application for small-scale facility on Jingle Pot Road

Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)

RDN: $70K given to fund zero waste education program in mid-Island schools

Parksville Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo-Ladysmith students involved

Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)