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IN-CAMERA REDUX: Ron Bolin: June 23, 2017   At the Council meeting of June 19, 2017, Item 9-b on the agenda was as follows: 1411 White Street – Property Disposition 177 – 181 To be introduced by Dale Lindsay, Director of Community Development. Purpose:  To obtain Council approval for the sale of City-owned proper...
Catch 22 in Action: Ron Bolin: June 23, 2017 The following correspondence is meant to provide some of the reasons why I have taken the time and trouble to document an important and expensive new City function which I believe demonstrates the danger to taxpayers posed by the arbitrary use of IN-CAMERA decisions with ...
Catch 22 and the City of Nanaimo: Ron Bolin: June 19, 2017 Some may have noted that our Council, holds an IN_CAMERA meeting behind closed doors in a private room preceding almost every open (i.e. public) Council meeting. IN-CAMERA is a term meaning “in private”. In the context of our City Council it provides authority for Council...
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This Time I Really Really Really Mean It: Not sure exactly how I talked myself back into writing about the goings on in our fair city after enjoying four months away from the drama that is Nanaimo City politics.The political scene and battle for the golden purse at city hall has always been interesting. That said, lately Nanaimo politics...
86 Year Old LANCE PARKER Is Missing: Lance Parker The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing elderly male who left his home around noon today and has not been seen since. His family is extremely worried for his well-being as he has significant medical issues and requires daily medication.86 year ...
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Speed Bumps; Bike Lanes; Drug needles; Nanaimo by-election: Nanaimo by-election is in full swing!  Advance polls open next Wednesday. Coming up this Monday, June 26th there is a Nanaimo Council COW (Committee of the Whole) meeting.  Some topics on the agenda include: Bike lanes on Turner Road to Dover Road Application process for social planning grants T...
Green Bin dilemma and Dog Waste to Energy: At Monday night’s Nanaimo Council meeting Councillor Hong as acting mayor requested speakers to give their addresses. People haven’t done that for years. Why was this done? Was it to intimidate the speakers, especially those speaking on the topic of sexual and gender based harassment at the city?...
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Termimal Nicol Re-Imagined: Over the past year we’ve had an opportunity to hear from many community members during the Terminal Nicol Re-imagined process.  Thank you to everyone who has participated so far – your input has provided valuable insights and ideas to the Project Committee for the development of the DRAFT Termina...
SECA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Aug. 3/2016: Agenda Financial Food Forest Art in the Park Event Aug 13 Bocce in the Park Teawagon BlogOther items: Women’s Group Event Chaired by S. Larocque It is acknowledged that we meet on traditional land of the Snunymuxw First Nation FINANCIAL:General Account – $2,603.75 Picnic Account – 1,123.29 FOO...
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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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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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