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Spring Busting Out In Nanaimo: Another sign spring has arrived in Nanaimo. Meanwhile on the east coast of Canada, they still have need of snowblowers.
Orcas' Rubbing Beach Caught On Video: Note: email subscribers may have to visit Nanaimo Info Blog to view this videoThis amateur video was captured last January near Campbell River at Discovery Islands. Apparently this is an Orcas' idea of a day at the spa.
Food Production Benefits of GMO: Note: email subscribers may have to visit Nanaimo Info Blog to view videoPro GMO PresentationThere is no shortage of anti-GMO information being presented by it's opponents, Mr. Saik offers an opposing viewpoint supporting the improved food production benefits. Like everything you see on the Inter...
A Question for the School Board (and Taxpayers): Ron Bolin: March 19, 2015 ‘The average per-pupil funding in the K-12 sector will increase to $8,603 in 2013-14, the highest ever.”  from: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2013/03/operating-grants-maintained-per-pupil-funding-highest-ever.html Teachers salaries in B.C. for the 60 school districts ran...
A Question of Councillor Liability: Ron Bolin: March 18, 2015 A Letter to the Editor of the Nanaimo Daily News re: City seeks legal advice on liability: Spencer Anderson, NDN March 18, 2014 Who is advising our Councillors that they may be liable for damages in what are, in effect, “Acts of God”? We heard these protestations of liab...
Colliery Dams: money, fear, deadlines: At the March 16, 2015 Council meeting there was visible tension between members on Council and the Mayor.  Was it because of the Colliery Dam issue? That night nine residents spoke about their concerns regarding Colliery Dams — here are some them: the pool of chlorinated water stored above the d...
Bill C-51 and the Stasi State of Canada: This past weekend people across Canada took to the streets to express their disagreement with Bill C-51. Why are people upset? What is Bill C-51? Bill C-51 creates a new crime of ‘advocating for or promoting terrorism’. By using the terms ‘advocating’ and ‘promoting’ the federal government is exp...
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.
Join the next Workparty at the David Livingston Food Forest Tomorrow!: David Livingston Food Forest is almost ready for planting, and you are invited to help with the next step of the project: building our garden beds and pathways, and maybe even planting our first trees and shrubs. What: Garden bed installation, Mulching, Pathway building, When: Saturday Mar 28th, ...
Pollinator Workshop was a Buzz’n good time!: A special Thanks to Rose McCulley for her knowledgable and humorous talk on Mason Bees last Saturday. And for all the southenders (and beyond!) that came to build creative and attractive habitats. These homes and hotels support the amazing pollinators that ensure we have beautiful blossoms, diver...
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 ...
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...
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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