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CDPPS Questions DSS Letter & Staff Silence: Jeff Solomon Addresses CouncilOnce again Jeff Solomon from the CDPPS appeared before Nanaimo City Council at the March 2 council meeting. He made a brief presentation which focused on the timelines and interaction with the DSS over the past two years during the Colliery Dam Saga.Mr. Solomon's tim...
Mayor McKay's Colliery Dam Position - Worth Repeating: Note: Email subscribers may have to visit Nanaimo Info Blog to view this videoDuring the election campaign Bill McKay was asked for his opinion on the Colliery Dams. Now that he is Mayor McKay his position on the Colliery Dams seems to have changed somewhat.
Nanaimo Media Covers City Council: Nanaimo Info Blog Covers Media & MeetingIt is a bit of a game sometime for people with cameras to catch other people who are usually using the camera, while they are using their camera. I refer to it as 'shooting the shooter'.Well in this case it was a hat trick being able to catch three of N...
The Long and the Short of Campaign Finance: Ron Bolin: Feb. 24, 2015 The financial figures for Nanaimo’s 2014 election came up on the Elections BC web site yesterday and they present a pile of data for those who are interested in such things. Total election expenditures as presented came to $298,507, with $154, 206 coming from individuals;...
No sponsor to push to look into event, says Mayor? Who raised this question anyway??: Ron Bolin: Feb. 19, 2015 The following Letter was sent to the Daily News yesterday.  I am at a loss to understand the City’s position in this matter as it involves spending taxpayer funds, apparently without Council agreement, to protect the status of a horse that has long since fled the barn uno...
LNG in BC: petro-state politics Part 2 – fracking: This is part 2 of a 3-part series based on a presentation by investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk to Squamish residents last year on LNG in BC. What is shale gas? Shale rocks are generally dense and black-coloured, formed from mud deposited at the bottom of past oceans, now solidified into r...
LNG in BC: petro-state politics – 3 part series: What is happening with the LNG in BC? British Columbia is counting on three LNG projects operating by 2020 in Prince Rupert, Squamish, and Port Alberni. On Thursday, February 19th, Prime Minster Harper arrived in Surrey to announced 10 years of tax relief for the BC LNG industry, including a join...
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.
Come Chase owls at Chase River Estuary Park: Dear South End residents. This is Thomas, your volunteer Park Ambassador inviting you to come and have a stroll at Chase River Estuary Park. As you may have noticed, part of the walkway has been removed, but there is something new that may catch your eye! An unknown artist has been blessing our ...
Don’t forget to connect to your roots this Saturday! Workparty 10am-4pm: What: Removing blackberry roots from the site to prepare grounds for sheet mulching When: Saturday Feb 28th, 2015 10:00am- 4:00pm Where: David Livingston Food Forest – The empty lot (leased property/City of Nanaimo right-of-way) behind the Samaritan House; Across from 345 Haliburton St. Bring: gl...
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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