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Once More into the OIPCBC Breach: Last month the OIPCBC, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission of British Columbia, agreed to accept my complaint against the City of Nanaimo regarding the redaction of a portion of the video of a 2014 Council meeting.  Those who have followed this blog will be familiar with the firs...
Bread and Circuses Nanaimo Style: Ron Bolin: April 19, 2016   “… -everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.”  (Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81) Juvenal here makes reference to the Roman practice of providing free wheat to Roman citizens as well as costly circus games and other forms of...
Parcel Taxes and the RDN: [This excellent piece of work concerning the introduction into this, and following years, of a parcel tax to be paid to the Regional District of Nanaimo, was presented to and at Council on April 18.  Ms. Bryce has given her permission to publish her presentation in full.  It deserves our attentio...
Dale Schulz - Nanaimo - "As He Sees It" - May 23/16: This is the fifth in what I know will be a welcome addition to Nanaimo Info Blog.Lifelong Nanaimo resident, professional artist and illustrator Dale Schulz 'sees' much of Nanaimo many of us simply walk by without giving a second thought. Through the eyes of an artist the everyday can become almos...
A Little Wildlife Drama At The Feeder:  Mr. Blackbird is not a squirrel fanHe dive bombed this squirrel until it finally leftBrewer's Blackbird attacks black squirrelWe have at least one family of Brewer's Blackbirds making nearly continuous feeding runs from our back porch feeder. The male and female come in one after another, pick u...
Heritage Parade 2016 Pictures:  Firetruck always leads off the parade A reminder of things to come Marching in step is not as easy as they make it look Every parade needs a marching band Flashy sports cars - always a crowd pleaserDo not attempt this at home - they're professionals
Nanaimo City Manager speech and Communication jobs: At Monday night’s Council meeting, the Nanaimo City Manager gave this speech: “…it’s well known that certain councillors opposed my employment with the City even before Council made the decision to hire me. Councillor Brennan contacted the media [saying] that a group of them had a newsworthy stor...
Data Mining Online and On the Street: Data mining is big business. Corporations need this extra knowledge to stay in the game. Who do they get to do their data mining? Why not the government and while they’re at it why not have the taxpayer pay for the collection of data. There are two basic kinds of data mining. One is online monito...
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 ...
Join the Mad Hatter’s (SECA) float this Sunday!: It’s Parade season! And the South End Community Association will be in on all the fun.  This coming Sunday, May 22nd, we’ll be in the Heritage Days Parade, with our Mad Hatter-y Teawagon and assorted characters.  If you’d like to join us,please do!  Come as any wacky Alice-in-Wonderland character...
Join in another Food Forest Workparty on Haliburton this Saturday!: The Livingston Food Forest is ready for more planting, and you are invited to help with the next step of the project: building more layers of mulch, shaping and planting perennial edibles.
Working Remotely from Nanaimo: How have you found positive employment opportunities in Nanaimo or do you feel you may need to look elsewhere to advance your career?
Paul Manly for Nanaimo-Ladysmith: Paul Manly is the Green Party of Canada candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith for the October 19, 2015, Canadian federal election.
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...
Nanaimo City Council 2011- 2014:
The discussion continues here-- answering voters' questions: The all-candidates' meeting was a chance to hear what candidates think about four big issues....and there are many topics of concern to Nanaimo voters.That discussion continues here. We've set up two new areas on the blog for voters to pose questions and for candidates to respond to them---Voters...

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