Nanaimo Regional District

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 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 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)
The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Horne Lake residents call for enhanced fire protection services

Funds requested in 2022 budget for a feasibility study

The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo is making preparations for the implementation of free transit for children 12 years old and under. (News Bulletin file)

RDN and stakeholders look forward to free bus rides for children starting this fall

B.C. government announced this past spring that children 12 and under will ride free

Regional District of Nanaimo is making preparations for the implementation of free transit for children 12 years old and under. (News Bulletin file)
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Firework bans don’t work, says Canadian group pushing for more education on contentious issue

Concerns raised in Regional District of Nanaimo regarding negative impact on animals

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Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $24,000 and $18,000 respectively in community emergency preparedness fund money from the B.C. government. Pictured here, a scene from a flood in 2018 in Parksville. (Black Press file)

Province directs funding for emergency operations and training in Nanaimo-Nanoose region

First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo granted a share of $1.8 million from B.C. government

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $24,000 and $18,000 respectively in community emergency preparedness fund money from the B.C. government. Pictured here, a scene from a flood in 2018 in Parksville. (Black Press file)
After receiving approximately $1.17 million in COVID-19 safe restart money from the B.C. government in late 2020, Regional District of Nanaimo received an additional $715,000 in 2021. (News Bulletin file)

RDN spending COVID-19 recovery money on cyberattack protection, portable toilets

B.C. government grants $715,000 in COVID-19 Safe Restart money to Regional District of Nanaimo

After receiving approximately $1.17 million in COVID-19 safe restart money from the B.C. government in late 2020, Regional District of Nanaimo received an additional $715,000 in 2021. (News Bulletin file)
RDN Transit’s Route 40, VIU Express, sees 45 per cent of the system’s ridership, a consultant noted, as the regional district continues to work on a transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)

RDN’s busiest bus route pressed by COVID-19 passenger limits

Consultant reports on RDN Transit ridership, intersections that put buses behind schedule

RDN Transit’s Route 40, VIU Express, sees 45 per cent of the system’s ridership, a consultant noted, as the regional district continues to work on a transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo is instituting Stage 3 watering restrictions for a majority of its water service area customers. Under Stage 3, residents are asked, voluntarily, to reduce water consumption. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo asks residents to voluntarily reduce their water use

Voluntary Stage 3 restrictions take immediate effect and are in place until further notice

Regional District of Nanaimo is instituting Stage 3 watering restrictions for a majority of its water service area customers. Under Stage 3, residents are asked, voluntarily, to reduce water consumption. (News Bulletin file)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s old South Wellington school to be converted to community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools and RDN announce 25-year lease

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
According to a staff report, Regional District of Nanaimo has seen some $13.6 million in grant applications approved between Jan. 1 and May 15. (News Bulletin file)

Close to $14 million in money granted to RDN in first half of year

Successful grants include more than $4 million for transit service in Regional District of Nanaimo

According to a staff report, Regional District of Nanaimo has seen some $13.6 million in grant applications approved between Jan. 1 and May 15. (News Bulletin file)
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)
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Fireworks report highlights enforcement challenges for Regional District of Nanaimo

Director: ‘I just think it’s wasting everybody’s time’

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Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking input from the public for its transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)

Public input sought as RDN works on transit redevelopment strategy

RDN wants to know where people want bus stops, shelters and pedestrian and cycling connections

Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking input from the public for its transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)