Nanaimo Regional District

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)
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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)
Regional District of Nanaimo will be receiving $1.17 million from the B.C. government in COVID-19 safe restart grant money. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo directors getting started on budgeting decisions

Proposed tax requisitions for 2021 range from 7.3-per cent increase to 2.2-per cent decrease

Regional District of Nanaimo will be receiving $1.17 million from the B.C. government in COVID-19 safe restart grant money. (News Bulletin file)
The COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on film production on central and north Vancouver Island, says Vancouver Island North Film Commission. Pictured here, production of TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith earlier this year. (Black Press file)

Film commissioner says COVID-19 cost central Island $6 million in economic activity

Jurassic World: Dominion, Chesapeake Shores among productions halted due to pandemic, says INFilm

The COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on film production on central and north Vancouver Island, says Vancouver Island North Film Commission. Pictured here, production of TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith earlier this year. (Black Press file)
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Central Island 911 has a new fire dispatch service provider. (E-Comm 911 photo/Submitted)

City of Nanaimo, RDN transitioning to fire dispatch service from City of Surrey

Switch anticipated to save $3.5 million over five-year period

Central Island 911 has a new fire dispatch service provider. (E-Comm 911 photo/Submitted)
Jack Bagley Park redevelopment plan. (RDN image)

$1-million Nanoose Bay park project put forward as a budget priority

RDN lists community parks projects to be included in proposed 2021-2025 financial plan

Jack Bagley Park redevelopment plan. (RDN image)
The Regional District of Nanaimo administration centre on Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Brown elected new RDN board chairperson, replacing Thorpe

Regional District of Nanaimo holding ‘inaugural’ meeting of 2020-21 today, Nov. 10

The Regional District of Nanaimo administration centre on Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
A Regional District of Nanaimo Transit bus prepares to make a stop. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit hopes recovery funding will help balance books as ridership slowly returns

This past September’s ridership was about 56 per cent what it was last September

A Regional District of Nanaimo Transit bus prepares to make a stop. (News Bulletin file)
A rendering of Nanaimo Airport land, including proposed commercial development along the Trans-Canada Highway. (SNC Lavalin/Nanaimo Airport Commission image)
A rendering of Nanaimo Airport land, including proposed commercial development along the Trans-Canada Highway. (SNC Lavalin/Nanaimo Airport Commission image)
The Regional District of Nanaimo will take the lead in trying to secure grants for electric vehicle charging stations in the region. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo asks for alternate approval for charge-station costs

Process will apply to residents of Gabriola Island, Nanoose Bay and two other rural areas

The Regional District of Nanaimo will take the lead in trying to secure grants for electric vehicle charging stations in the region. (News Bulletin file photo)