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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...
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Thefts Cost Boys & Girls Club Thousands: Day trips cancelledEight thefts in the past two monthsThe Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club of Nanaimo have been hit hard by a recent rash of thefts which is impacting their day to day activities.In the past two months, there have been 8 reported thefts from their Fifth St location. Most have involv...
Canadian Food Prices Fell In June: Huffpost reports some good news on the Canadian consumer front: food prices are showing a complete turnaround after months of rising due to our weakened Loonie.Stats Canada showed consumer food prices dropped 0.3% over the previous month. The overall consumer price index was steady at 1.5%, the s...
Dale Schulz - NANAIMO - 'As he sees it' - July 22/16: 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 almost magical and with a few simple photos of his daily walks, Dale captures and shar...
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A river runs through it: Beban Plaza sewer upgrade: There used to be a creek that ran through what is now Beban Plaza at the corner of Bowen Road and Northfield Road. The creek was buried and routed through a sanitary/storm sewer pipe in the 1970s. Now the sanitary/storm sewer needs to be replaced. The problem is that the pipe is located underneat...
Enviroment and Grant Committees Axed: At the July 11th Nanaimo Council meeting it was announced that there would be a reorganizing of the Council committees. Environment and Grant Committees Axed The big news was the elimination of two standing committees — Grants and ACES (Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability). The six...
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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 ...
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Playground Programs this July and August: http://www.nanaimo.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Community~Events~Resources/PlaygroundPrograms.pdf  
24th Annual Miner’s Heritage Picnic Saturday, June 18th: This Saturday, come one come all and enjoy in the annual & free community family day event of pancakes, petting zoo, painting and other party fun! Sales/fundraising items such as SECA garb, hot dogs, popcorn and silent auction items all contribute towards the SECA association for continued ...
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Destination Earth: In a new book titled Destination Earth veteran traveler Nicos Hadjicostis elucidates his personal philosophy of travel developed after a round-the-world trip lasting six years and six months.
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?
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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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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...
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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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