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Special COW Meeting - Nanaimo July6/15: Meeting location and agenda items changeThe agenda for the SPCOW meeting on July 6 appears above and if you don't watch for the addendum you would think the meeting was being held at the SARC building and that the Colliery Dams were not on the agenda.The fact the Colliery Dams were not on the age...
Nanaimo Farmers' Markets July 2015:  Nanaimo & Area Farmers' Markets Bastion Waterfront Farmers' Market Open Friday ( May 15 - Oct. 2015)Salutations Nanaimo Folk, Vancouver Islanders and visiting guests. Welcome to the Bastion Street Farmers Market 2015 Season! Starting May 15th, the market will be open every Friday from ...
Colliery Dams Is On July 6/15 Council Meeting: Any delegates need to register by 11:00 am Friday morningThe Colliery Dams is now going to be on the agenda for the Special Open Committee of the Whole Council Meeting to be held on July 6/15 in the Shaw Auditorium at 4:30pm.As of this posting the Addendum has not been posted on the City website ...
OIPCBC UPDATE – We’re Doing it Again?: A call earlier today from Jim Taylor inquired whether I had heard back from the OIPCBC regarding my complaint about the City redacting Public Records.  I called their office in Victoria which led to a response from that body that the best off the top of the head estimate, given my place in the qu...
Wednesday’s Non-Council Meeting: How Much did it Cost?: Mayor McKay and Councillors: I looked at the City’s web site after 5pm today and saw no notice of cancellation. Accordingly I left home at 6:30 to catch the meeting. I got there to find no meeting.  This should not happen. How much did today’s (Wed. June 24) non-Council meeting cost the taxpayer...
Flashback Friday: 1972 minimum wage $1.50 goes up: Here is an old Norris cartoon from The Vancouver Sun back in 1972. It was a big year because the minimum wage was to go up from $1.50 to $2 in BC. Prior to 1972 there were different minimum wage rates for men and women. In 1972 the minimum wage in BC was $1.50 for men and … Continue reading Flash...
Feral cats in Nanaimo: Problems and concerns: In August 2014  the Nanaimo SPCA requested the City  consider new cat regulations to address the growing problems of feral cats and free-ranging domestic cats. At the February 2, 2015 council meeting Staff was told to prepare a report regarding the feasibility of licencing cats and amending the  ...
SECA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES June 3/2015: AGENDA Introductions Financial Report Community Safety Harbour View Development – Frank Basciano/Mike Leung MyStreet Update – Nicol St Pop-up Festival Sept 20, 2015 David Livingston Food Forest Picnic Update Other Business 1. Introductions 2. Financial Report 3. Community Safety: Concerns were e...
SECA’s 23rd Miner’s Heritage Picnic June 20 8:30am-2pm: Click following link for printable pdf: Heritage Picnic 2015
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 ...
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.
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/  
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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