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Nanaimo Daily News Sold to Black Press: It is reported in the Times Colonist that the Nanaimo Daily News is one of the papers purchased by Black Press in a deal for Vancouver Island newspapers. The article states that in addition to the Nanaimo Daily News, the Alberni Valley Times and the Cowichan Valley Citizen are also included in th...
COST OF EXTRA GARBAGE BAG INCREASES 50%: The fee for putting out an extra bag of garbage on collection day will be increasing to $3.00 beginning January 1, 2015. Nanaimo residents can purchase garbage tags when their garbage exceeds the one container limit on their scheduled garbage collection day. Attaching a tag to the extra standa...
Site C Project Approved By Province $8.775 Billion: Site C to provide more than 100 years of affordable, reliable clean powerVICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark announced the Province has approved the Site C Clean Energy Project, concluding it will provide British Columbia with the most affordable, reliable clean power for over 100 years.“Affordable,...
Church Contributions and Contributions to Churches: Ron Bolin: Dec. 16, 2014 Religion plays an important part in the life of communities and its role has been legislated into our economic life as well. Recent events had brought this to my attention as events have uncovered some holes in the legislation which, to my way of thinking, cast doubt on i...
DOWNTOWN PARKING AND YET ANOTHER DNBIA GRANT: Ron Bolin: Dec. 16, 2014 For another excellent presentation from the Mid Island News, see; http://midislandnews.com/downtown-nanaimo-parking-free-fee I only wish to add to the discussion the point that what happened last night re downtown parking in Nanaimo is, in effect, yet another grant to the...
Downtown Nanaimo Parking Free or Fee?!: There is a motion on the Nanaimo Council agenda for the Monday December 15, 2014 meeting regarding downtown Nanaimo parking. DNBIA (Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association)  is requesting free on-street parking on Saturdays downtown and in the Old City Quarter for a one year trial perio...
Naming Rights: rename Nanaimo or not?: On Monday,  December 8, 2014 at the  Committee of Whole meeting Nanaimo council will vote to proceed with a Sponsorship Program.  What is ‘Sponsorship’? How does it work? The City of Nanaimo would like to make some money. How does it plan to do this? By selling ‘naming rights’ or get corporations...
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.
South End Festive Car Rolling Dec 17: It`s time for some festive Car Rolling in the South End … or is that Caroling?  You`ll have to join us to find out!  December 17th at 7 pm, we`ll gather in front of Iron Oxide (in the Firehall building at Victoria Road, Nicol Street and Victoria Crescent).  Songbooks, hot chocolate and goodies wi...
A CHILD’S CREATIVE CHRISTMAS – FREE EVENT: Local artist/makers are offering a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to make their own presents, gift bags and cards Saturday, November 29, from 2:15 pm to 4:15 pm at the Harbourfront Library.  There will also be carols, storytelling and goodies.  Both the supplies and the expertise ...
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 ...
Inaugural meeting of 2014 Council: For those that missed it here is the video of the inaugural meeting of Council: http://www.nanaimo.ca/meetings/VideoPlayer/Index/C141201V
Election Results: http://www.nanaimo.ca/assets/Departments/Legislative~Services/Municipal~Elections/2014~General~Election/2014GeneralElectionOfficialMayorResults1.pdfhttp://www.nanaimo.ca/assets/Departments/Legislative~Services/Municipal~Elections/2014GeneralElectionOfficialCouncillorResults.pdf
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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