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Do Politicians 'Play Fair'? Is Santa Real?: “We can plant anything we need to through him,” Routley tweeted to Heaney on Saturday. “He does a lot of mudline research and also creates memes. Some of … [them are] mine but not what I necessarily wanted to own. You may want to figure that resource into the equation.”The preceding comes from a...
Irish Rovers - Nanaimo March 16 & 17: THE IRISH ROVERS' 50th Anniversay TourMarch 16 & 17The March 17th show has sold out but there is still limited seating available for the March 16th performance. You can check for more information and order tickets online using this LINK.
Island Roots Market Co-op Nanaimo Jan. 28/15: Pleasant Valley Hall6100 Doumont Rd. NanaimoWednesday's 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmCheck out their Facebook Page
The SICS Committee: Mayor McKay and Council: I would like to thank you all for the discussion which took place on Monday afternoon on the subject of Committees. While I did not find the information which I had hoped for and requested, I heard you all raise interesting questions about the topic which helped me sort t...
The Team has Changed. Has the game Changed?: Mayor McKay and Councillors: The agenda for Monday’s (Jan.12) Council meeting looks like a page right out of the last Council’s playbook. On Thursday afternoon, an agenda was released for a Council meeting on Monday afternoon which involves multiple millions in changes in expenditures from the cu...
No more live streaming Nanaimo council meetings?: Councillor Kipp made a motion earlier this year to have council meetings moved from Monday to Thursday nights.  Now there is a problem. A BIG problem. To review, the motion was: Move Council meetings to the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Move Committee of the Whole (COW) Meetings to the  2...
Could viral marketing challenge BC Ferries?: Recently, the Los Angeles Times published an article about the growing importance of ‘online influencers’ —ordinary people whose actions are followed by thousands of supporters on social media. These influencers have a “trusted voice” that speaks to their own personal audience. Marketing firms li...
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.
SECA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Jan. 7/2015: AGENDA Financial Report Gung Haggis Fat Choy Community Facility Litter Other: Robin’s Garden Bee Hotel Workshop Traffic on Haliburton 1. Financial Report 2. Gung Haggis Fat Choy Fundraiser: Plans are coming together for this event, to be held at the old Caprice Theatre on Jan. 24 – volunteers be...
Finish your creative projects with community this Jan, Feb and Mar!: Saturday, January 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Harbourfront Library the Nanaimo Arts Council and Swap-o-Rama-Rama will be hosting a free “UnFinished Objects (UFO) Day”.  Bring anything portable that you want to finish.  Sewing, crafting, painting, drawing, if you can carry it you can bring ...
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 ...
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...
Inaugural meeting of 2014 Council: For those that missed it here is the video of the inaugural meeting of Council: http://www.nanaimo.ca/meetings/VideoPlayer/Index/C141201V
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/  
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