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The City of Nanaimo wants to hear what residents think about potential amenities at Westwood Lake Park. (Image from City of Nanaimo website)

City of Nanaimo presents ideas for parking, amenities at Westwood Lake

Survey seeking input from residents open until Oct. 31

 

A map, as presented during the July 19 city council meeting by the director of community planning and building for Parksville, showing future trails from the Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Master Plan. (Submitted photo)

Plan envisions greenway trail connecting Parksville Community Park to Rathtrevor

Environmental impact assessment report requires further study on route

 

The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)

Province buys land to expand park on north end of Valdes Island

Two-hectare, $535,000 purchase one of eight park expansion projects announced by B.C. Parks

 

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Parks foundation can preserve island near Nanaimo after $4-million donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supporting land purchases on three Islands in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Park use in Canada soared during COVID, creating challenges for cities, survey finds

Cities report extra costs during the pandemic due to increased maintenance and staffing

People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park nears endangered status

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Canadian World Heritage site

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to subscribe to the Chonolog environment photo-monitoring system, which allow residents to contribute photos of habitat restoration projects that are converted to time lapse sequences showing environmental changes. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Nanaimo residents invited to be citizen scientists by sharing habitat restoration photos

Nanaimo first city in Canada to sign up for Chronolog environment photo monitoring service

Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to subscribe to the Chonolog environment photo-monitoring system, which allow residents to contribute photos of habitat restoration projects that are converted to time lapse sequences showing environmental changes. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City looking at improving Westwood Lake Park’s amenities

Increased parking, better washrooms among concept ideas

The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will turn on taps at Nanaimo water parks over May long weekend

Water starts flowing Saturday, May 22, in Nanaimo’s four water parks

Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)

City of Nanaimo hasn’t made up its mind on scale of Long Lake boathouse project

City presenting options for public review, with cost estimates ranging from $2.5-3.2 million

Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)
Nanaimo city council has approved funding for an upgraded bridge crossing Millstone River in Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)

New bridge in Bowen Park part of City of Nanaimo’s active transportation plans

Replacement of Lenhart Bridge next year expected to cost $237,000

Nanaimo city council has approved funding for an upgraded bridge crossing Millstone River in Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)
Work got underway this past weekend on a one-kilometre section of the Millstone trunk sanitary sewer in Bowen Park, and the city is taking the opportunity to combine that work with a trail upgrade. (City of Nanaimo image)
Work got underway this past weekend on a one-kilometre section of the Millstone trunk sanitary sewer in Bowen Park, and the city is taking the opportunity to combine that work with a trail upgrade. (City of Nanaimo image)
City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Sign-up starts soon for City of Nanaimo summer recreation programs

Registration for summer activities begins online, by phone and in person starting May 5

City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Capt. Bryun Ashlie, left, and Lieut. Stu Kenning, of Nanaimo Fire Rescue, tackle fires burning in two shopping carts in St. George Ravine Park, Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which destroyed both carts and their contents, is undetermined. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Shopping carts found burning in Nanaimo park

Firefighters douse flaming carts and contents on asphalt pathway

Capt. Bryun Ashlie, left, and Lieut. Stu Kenning, of Nanaimo Fire Rescue, tackle fires burning in two shopping carts in St. George Ravine Park, Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which destroyed both carts and their contents, is undetermined. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Workers erect fences around Italian Square Park Thursday morning, after city bylaws officers and police asked people experiencing homelessness to move out. Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer, said a growing congregation of people camping overnight in the park prompted complaints that spurred the city to take action. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo fences off downtown park due to people experiencing homelessness

Complaints about gatherings, overnight camping and safety concerns trigger city response

Workers erect fences around Italian Square Park Thursday morning, after city bylaws officers and police asked people experiencing homelessness to move out. Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo’s chief administrative officer, said a growing congregation of people camping overnight in the park prompted complaints that spurred the city to take action. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Dozens of trees and shrubs along the Seabold Walkway in Nanaimo were cut down in an act of vandalism earlier this week. (Photo courtesy Adam Hunter)

Act of vandalism destroys dozens of trees and shrubs along Nanaimo walkway

City of Nanaimo’s urban forestry coordinator expects the municipality will re-plant

Dozens of trees and shrubs along the Seabold Walkway in Nanaimo were cut down in an act of vandalism earlier this week. (Photo courtesy Adam Hunter)
Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)

Famous Dude Chilling Park sign stolen again in East Vancouver

The Parks Board will replace the apparently popular sign for at least the third time

Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)
Altrusan Vicki Calder, left, delivers Bus and Park It packs to Kiara Colyn from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)

Pandemic prompts Altrusa Club project to get people out to enjoy Nanaimo’s parks

Bus and Park It packs include free bus passes and PPE for people experiencing poverty and depression

Altrusan Vicki Calder, left, delivers Bus and Park It packs to Kiara Colyn from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. premier says calling for closure of Peace Arch State Park a federal responsibility

Horgan said he would ‘take action’ if Canada-U.S. border park is flagged as problem by PHO

A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Restoration work on the historic Morden Mine head frame and tipple, south of Nanaimo, is nearing completion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Restoration work stabilizes Morden Mine tipple south of Nanaimo

Concrete poured, scaffolding coming down at Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park

Restoration work on the historic Morden Mine head frame and tipple, south of Nanaimo, is nearing completion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)