Nanaimo Regional District

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo motion seeks to ask province for help to combat illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

 

(News Bulletin file)

RDN warns residents not to give financial info over phone

Resident hung up and called RDN after receiving call for credit card information

 

Mount Benson Regional Park. The Regional District of Nanaimo has a new tree management policy for parks and trails. (News Bulletin file photo)

New policy being put in place to protect trees in Regional District of Nanaimo parks

Direction provided for tree removals and suitable replacements in regional parks and on trails

 

A BC Transit bus. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A BC Transit bus. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors approved a motion last week to write to the B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions asking “adequate levels of treatment, recovery, detox and after-care facilities,” among other requests. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo asking for addictions and detox help from B.C. government

More than supportive housing is needed to tackle homelessness crisis, say RDN directors

Regional District of Nanaimo directors approved a motion last week to write to the B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions asking “adequate levels of treatment, recovery, detox and after-care facilities,” among other requests. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Ferries is in the midst of gathering support from local governments for a plan that would fully electrify Island-class ferries. A pair of hybrid ferries are slated for the Gabriola-downtown Nanaimo ferry route for 2022. (News Bulletin file)

Hybrid vessels just a start as B.C. Ferries works toward fully electric sailings on Gabriola route

Ferry corporation seeking support from local governments for electrification plan

B.C. Ferries is in the midst of gathering support from local governments for a plan that would fully electrify Island-class ferries. A pair of hybrid ferries are slated for the Gabriola-downtown Nanaimo ferry route for 2022. (News Bulletin file)
Terry Keogh, an RDN Transit driver, used his paramedic skills the morning of Jan. 22 after coming across an unconscious woman along his route in downtown Nanaimo. (RDN Transit photo)

RDN Transit driver stops his bus and helps get overdosing woman breathing again

Former EMT from Ireland performed CPR on a woman in downtown Nanaimo on Friday

Terry Keogh, an RDN Transit driver, used his paramedic skills the morning of Jan. 22 after coming across an unconscious woman along his route in downtown Nanaimo. (RDN Transit photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff recommending bus route to Cowichan Valley

More than 1,900 survey respondents expressed support for inter-regional transit, notes RDN report

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)
Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)

Director wants Regional District of Nanaimo to look at collecting yard waste

Another director suggests promoting programs that educate property owners on composting

Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)
Gabriola Island Recycling Organization seeks $103,000 in grant money from the Regional District of Nanaimo for a textile recovery program. (Black Press files)

RDN looks at providing $103,000 for clothing recycling on Gabriola Island

Recycling organization on Gabriola hopes to divert 23,600 kilograms of textile waste from landfill

Gabriola Island Recycling Organization seeks $103,000 in grant money from the Regional District of Nanaimo for a textile recovery program. (Black Press files)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo collects approximately 10,000 old garbage bins

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be repurposed

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
Proposed improvements to Dunsmuir Park in Electoral Area H. (RDN image)

Regional District of Nanaimo considering collecting new parks charges from developers

Feedback from stakeholders will be included in draft parks development cost charges program

Proposed improvements to Dunsmuir Park in Electoral Area H. (RDN image)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Rescue crews evacuate residents stranded due to Parksville flooding

UPDATE: Flood waters breach banks of the Englishman River

Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo started automated garbage collection in October. (Michael Briones photo)

RDN residents sour with region’s response addressing garbage cart replacement requests

District expecting shipment of carts the first week of January

The Regional District of Nanaimo started automated garbage collection in October. (Michael Briones photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo will form a fire services advisory committee consisting of area directors, fire chiefs from departments funded by the RDN and fire society executives from within the regional district. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo forms fire services advisory committee

Stakeholders to form committee and establish terms of reference

Regional District of Nanaimo will form a fire services advisory committee consisting of area directors, fire chiefs from departments funded by the RDN and fire society executives from within the regional district. (News Bulletin file)
A goat on the roof at Coombs Old Country Market. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has begun a process working toward possible incorporation. (Black Press file photo)

RDN’s Coombs-Errington area looking at becoming its own municipality

Regional District of Nanaimo board supports official request, asks for more information

A goat on the roof at Coombs Old Country Market. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has begun a process working toward possible incorporation. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Regional Hospital District board approves budget, eyes major projects

Potential future capital projects include $1-billion patient tower at NRGH

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
Residents in the Regional District of Nanaimo have raised concerns about indiscriminate use of fireworks. (PQB News file photo)

Residents want random use of fireworks to stop in Regional District of Nanaimo

Petition signed by more than 2,000 people calls for new bylaw

Residents in the Regional District of Nanaimo have raised concerns about indiscriminate use of fireworks. (PQB News file photo)
(Black Press file)

RDN strengthens security after being alerted to publicly accessible property ownership information

Regional District of Nanaimo investigates, reports to privacy commissioner after anonymous e-mails

(Black Press file)