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Nanaimo City Council Meeting - Sept. 2/15: Wednesday Sept. 2, 20151:00 PMShaw Auditorium Vancouver Island Convention CentreThe purpose of the Special Open Council meeting is for Council to consider awarding the Colliery Dams Tender Contract.  NOTE: This meeting had first been advertised as being in the Mt. Benson Rm.
Maffeo Sutton Park - Public Input Invited: Public Input for Maffeo Sutton Park"Maffeo Sutton is becoming a waterfront hub for recreation, gathering and entertainment. Through this park planning process, we're looking forward to hearing the community's ideas to improve the park over the next 15 years and make it an even better open space f...
Nanaimo City Council Aug. 31 - Colliery Dams: Note: Email subscribers may have to visit Nanaimo Info Blog to view video.Mayor says his ruling is beyond appeal
More of the Same on the Colliery Dams: Ron Bolin: August 25, 2015 At yesterday’s (Aug. 24) second meeting of the recently appointed Colliery Dams Select Committee it became apparent that the Committee was on a course for implosion. Established in late July of this year to try to make some sense of the comedy of misinformation and powe...
Note to Council: Understanding Insurance.: Council: I await the disclosure of further statistical information about the 2016 Fire Rescue Budget. I am particularly interested in the way in which the capital investment in a new fire station (circa $2.7 million +equipment) and some $2+ million a year in additional operating payroll in perpet...
Mayor’s Trip to China: A slow boat?: At Monday’s Council Meeting (August 17, VICC, 7 pm), Staff will bring forward a request that Council authorize an extra $11,000 in 2015 travel funds for the Mayor to travel to Shanghai and Beijing in China. It is difficult not to notice that the information backdrop to this request for $11,000 in...
Maffeo Sutton Park: future planning: Does Maffeo Sutton Park need any improvements? That is the question The City of Nanaimo is currently asking. The City is looking for the your input. From 11 am to 7 pm on Monday, September 14 and Thursday, September 17, the public is invited to drop by Maffeo Sutton Park to give suggestions for t...
What the Duff? The Duffy Trial and the Money Trail: A lot of Canadians are confused about the Duffy Trial. What’s the big deal they say? Why does it matter if someone paid Duffy’s debt? @stephenlautens@camrclark what’s the matter with Canadian journalism? Who the hell cares about someone in the PMO lending Duffy money? — Bruce MacKinnon (@rmackb)...
My Street – Parking Allowed!: Exciting news for My Street – We’re going to be able to park cars in the curb lanes of Nicol for one glorious day during the My Street event! This is an amazing step toward revitalization. It’s just one day, but its symbolic value is huge, and if we make it count, it can lead to some good, good t...
My Street!:
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 ...
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.
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.
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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