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Smoke & Mirrors Accounting??: 0% Tax Increase For 2015(Except for the 1% Asset Management Tax)After considerable time spent by this new council trying to understand the city's financial plan for 2015, the five year plan was finally given first three readings at the April 20 council meeting.It seems that some councillors didn'...
Georgia Park Lease - Off Table: Developer does not require lease of park landCity Council was presented with a staff recommendation to rescind approval in principle to lease a portion of Georgia Park to support the Hilton Hotel project.The recommendation was a result of the property developer, Insight Holdings having redesigned...
Snowbirds - Sign of Spring in Comox: The weather was absolutely perfect on Monday as the missus and me headed up to Comox to watch the Snowbirds run through their paces as they practice for this years season.The skill demonstrated by these pilots as they fly in tight formation and put their aircraft through a variety of of awe-inspi...
It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future: Ron Bolin: April 15, 2015 Nanaimo, along with the Provincial Dam Safety Branch, finds itself bogged down in such a difficulty for the plain fact of the matter is that neither side in this issue is able to demonstrate that they know what the future will bring by way of tremors or rains, let alone ...
Does a Declaration of Fear of Personal Liability Constitute a Conflict of Interest?: Ron Bolin: April 6, 2015 The basic rules relating to conflict of interest are found in sections 100 and 101 of the Community Charter: 100(2) If a council member attending a meeting considers that he or she is not entitled to participate in the discussion of a matter, or to vote on a question in r...
Massive problem: illegal garbage dumping in Nanaimo Regional District: How frustrated are Mid Vancouver Island residents with illegal garbage dumping?  Extremely frustrated. Illegal dumping raises significant concerns with regard to public health and safety, property values, and the environment. If not addressed, illegal dumps:  attract more waste  attract rats spr...
Threats to the Salish Sea: The fuel spill in English Bay this week and the slow response time as a result of government cutbacks show that the Coast Guard is not prepared to meet the challenges presented by the new supertankers that will soon arrive. The rapid growth of mega-refineries is prompting a new class of oil super...
Naomi Wakan Poet Laureate: In October 2013 Gabriola Island resident Naomi Wakan was appointed the first poet laureate of the city of Nanaimo, Canada. Her forthcoming book, Naomi in Nanaimo, will collect her Nanaimo poet laureate poems.
Tenerife Tours and Vacations: Few holiday destinations in Europe match Tenerife for the variety of water activities available at such a reasonable price.
Minutes SECA General Meeting April 1, 2015: Agenda: Introductions David Livingston Food Forest/MYCDC Pollinator Workshop Nicol St./Highway/Makela Neighbourhood Safety Deverill Park Picnic Insurance Railway Trails Bayview Elementary Strickland Street Downtown Waterfront Sports Court * * * * * * * * * 1. David Livingston Food Forest: Ben, M...
Churchill the Cat 1999-2015: We are sorry to announce the departure from this earth of Winston Churchill Cat, who died today after suffering a long illness. Well known in the 700 block of Haliburton Street, he will be sorely missed. He was a real character, but was also known for his friendly, affectionate nature, his intell...
Council Paves The Way For Another $700,000 Down The Drain!City Council voted 6-3 (Kipp, Bestwick, McKay opposed) to grant a licence of use to a new group wanting to use the old building at 25 Victoria Rd. for their theatrical pursuits. The city taxpayer will pay the group $11,350/yr as an operati...
Nanaimo Taxes Did NOT Have To Increase!: Note: Email Subscribers may have to visit Nanaimo Info Blog to view videoThe above is a video clip of my address to city council on May 12, 2014 just before they adopted the 2014 - 2018 Financial Plan which will see taxes go up a total of 16.8%.If council had elected to use the $4million surplus ...
Results: We’ll try to find and post the results from different polls, but for now, here are the overall results posted on the city’s website. Congratulations to all successful candidates.  
Good Information: Excellent information on this site.  The questions are well-thought out and posed to all levels of leadership: mayor, council, and school board.   It’s difficult to read….just hit the button at the bottom to increase the copy size.  But well worth the time. http://www.electyourfuture.com/  
2014 Election Expenditures: This site from elections BC has all of the Nanaimo candidate expenditures.http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/LESearchResults.aspx?PFN=&E=(ALL)&FTK=0&FT=(ALL)&FN=(ALL)&OK=0&O=(ALL)&JTK=0&JT=(ALL)&JK=86&J=Nanaimo&EV=(ALL)
Empire Fading?: Funding for Empire Days cut by councilhttp://www.nanaimodailynews.com/news/funding-for-empire-days-cut-by-council-1.1737512Editorial: It's time to end the debate on event namehttp://www.nanaimodailynews.com/it-s-time-to-end-the-debate-on-event-name-1.1737509As most folk know I have been a staunch...
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