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Another Municipal Election Looms: Ron Bolin: July 30, 2014 Due to technical difficulties, this post is best viewed via the connection shown below.  To get it, do a “control/click” on the link shown below and then open it with MS Word. Let me know how this works, please. Ron   Another Municipal Election Looms
Oops!…They Did It Again: Ron Bolin: July 16, 2014   Just after coming clean about the Leadercast fiasco –and at the same meeting at which the costs of same to Nanaimo taxpayers were released- Council reverted to form on July 14, 2014. Staff put forward three recommendations for proceeding with the drama which has been ge...
The Dog that Didn’t Bark…: Ron Bolin: July 6, 2014   One of the most popular Sherlock Holmes short stories, “Silver Blaze” focuses on the disappearance of the titular race horse (a famous winner) on the eve of an important race and on the apparent murder of its trainer. The tale is distinguished by its atmospheric Dartmoor...
Top 12 posts for first half of 2014: Reflecting back on the first half of 2014, what happened on mid Vancouver Island?  Here are the top 12 posts for the first half of the year: Diver Lake riparian bylaws broken but fines waived Nanaimo taxpayers lose out with no bidding process on exclusive water works deal Outrage over empty schoo...
Experimenting with chocolate in a Nanaimo kitchen: Everyone enjoys a good story and a sweet treat.  Here is the famous Nanaimo Bar story: After World War II, recipes for sweet unbaked desserts such as refrigerator squares became widespread when butter and sugar were once more available. By 1950, ingredients such as marshmallows, sweetened condens...
Canada’s Most Dangerous Intersection: One of my childhood memories of suffering through long car journeys with my brothers and sisters is of my father, whenever he approached a particular junction on the way to Loch Lomond exclaiming, “brace yourselves for Scotland’s most dangerous intersection!” For a while it was an enjoyable famil...
Bathtub Parade: Our SECA Teawagon will be floating along in this year’s Bathtub Parade. Now we just need characters, and we all know the South End is full of them! The Teawagon is decorated with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. (The painting’s a work in progress, but so’s our neighbourhood.) So that’s our theme. Everyo...
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 ...
Nuthin' But Blue Skies Headin' Our Way: Email Subscribers may have to visit Nanaimo Info Blog to view video
Nanaimo City Hall Wages 2018 - 2013: The above chart clearly demonstrates one of the reasons for ever-increasing taxes and that is the ever-increasing cost of staffing in Nanaimo which has definitely 'blossomed' under the leadership of two-time Mayor John Ruttan.Human Resources at city hall will be quick to tell you that you need to...
Tenerife Tours and Vacations: Few holiday destinations in Europe match Tenerife for the variety of water activities available at such a reasonable price.
Top 10 Free Attractions of Nanaimo: The top 10 free attractions of Nanaimo, BC, showcase the city’s environment and culture.
Extreme Tardiness: Been quite a while since posting but do have many more posts to come.Been busy with work and attending council meetings; here is an example : ·      View 13(a) and then my question during question period. T'is a shame that there is no code of conduct for Mayor & Council and that even with R...
Strategic Plan Finale: Not a huge document by any means but the city will also have all of the info gathered, surveys, comments etc., if you are interested in seeing it.During the upcoming discussions of the 2013/14 budget the city will try and put some costs towards implementation, ought to be amusing. Disappointed th...
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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