Nanaimo Regional District

The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit has sights set on busing to Cowichan Valley by next March

Unallocated transit hours already in the budget

 

Bowser resident Joseph Lambert wins $25,070 from Keno draw. (BCLC photo)

Bowser man in disbelief over $25K Keno win

Lambert says he had to check his ticket mulitiple times

 

Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on a property on Nanaimo River Road on April 8. (News Bulletin file)

Residents implore RDN to take action on rural Nanaimo problem property

Fire at Nanaimo River Road’s ‘Easter Island Head Place’ earlier this month destroyed dwelling

 

Kevin Young, Extension Volunteer Fire Department chief, shows off the department’s new fire truck. (Submitted photo)

New truck will help Extension firefighters battle blazes south of Nanaimo

Extension Volunteer Fire Department has new $735,000 custom-made fire truck

Kevin Young, Extension Volunteer Fire Department chief, shows off the department’s new fire truck. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to make its operations more efficient as it works on long-term goals around carbon-neutrality. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo works to become carbon neutral by 2032

RDN committee of the whole members endorse plan developed by consultant

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to make its operations more efficient as it works on long-term goals around carbon-neutrality. (PQB News file photo)
The Millstone River in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional district looks at value of Nanaimo’s natural assets

Report focused on the Millstone River could inform future decisions on corporate asset management

The Millstone River in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rules against RV living hard on Island residents caught in housing crunch

Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw forcing pensioner to move RV he calls home off private farm land

Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Housing crunch or not, it’s illegal to live in an RV in Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw forcing pensioner to move RV he calls home off private farm land

Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dwelling destroyed, two taken to hospital after Nanaimo River Road blaze

Firefighers arrived to find dwelling and garage fully engulfed in flame at property south of Nanaimo

Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)

Nanaimo’s $82-million pollution control centre upgrade now complete

Wastewater treatment enhanced at RDN’s Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)
The RDN will write a letter of support to the federal and provincial governments in favour of a private member’s bill that would increase the annual Canadian income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescuers. (Black Press file photos)

RDN backs tax credit increase for volunteer firefighters, search and rescuers

Regional District of Nanaimo supports Courtenay-Alberni MP’s private member’s bill

The RDN will write a letter of support to the federal and provincial governments in favour of a private member’s bill that would increase the annual Canadian income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescuers. (Black Press file photos)
(News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents creating more waste during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 fears may be causing people to throw away more recyclables in Nanaimo, says NRE exec

(News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

RDN asked to support plan for expanded services at Nanaimo hospital

RDN expected to ask province to commit to plan for patient tower, cardiac services and cancer centre

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
A new action plan focuses on increasing child care spaces in the Regional District of Nanaimo by 2030. (PQB News file photo)

Action plan targets significant increase in mid-Island child care spaces by 2030

Consultant says accessible and affordable child care is essential

A new action plan focuses on increasing child care spaces in the Regional District of Nanaimo by 2030. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo faces challenges with garbage bin replacement requests. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo faces challenges with garbage bin replacement requests. (Michael Briones photo)
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

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)
(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

(News Bulletin file)
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

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