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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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Temporary Art In Maffeo Sutton Park: When you attend the Canada Day Celebrations in Maffeo Sutton Park be sure to take the time to stroll around the park and check out this year's newest temporary art. In addition to the many new pieces the golden picture frame and the large crab continue to please park visitors of all ages.
Coastal Naturalists Return To BC Ferries: Discover the world beneath the waves VICTORIA – BC Ferries in partnership with Parks Canada is pleased to announce the return of the popular Coastal Naturalists program to educate and entertain customers of all ages again this summer. The Coastal Naturalists program runs on board from June 29 thr...
Dale Schulz - Nanaimo - 'As he sees it' - June 29/16: 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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Nanaimo Mega Projects; cutting out local suppliers: Monday’s Nanaimo council meeting saw a packed house. The main focus of the meeting was a wishlist of mega projects and the Beban Park development. Mega Projects and Public Consultation A very brief presentation was made by the Communications Manager referring to one slide which had a list of majo...
New Bastion Street Bridge, E&N Trail, watershed woes: At the June 20th Nanaimo Council meeting there were two major presentations. The first one was from the Lantzville Mayor regarding the water agreement.  The second was from City staff on the proposed two kilometre trail downtown beside the E&N railroad tracks. Other items on the agenda includ...
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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 ...
SECA Mad Hatter’s Float in Nanaimo’s First PRIDE Parade Sunday June 12th!: SECA is very excited to be in on all the parade fun, especially for Nanaimo’s First PRIDE PARADE!  This coming Sunday, June 12, we’ll be in our Mad Hatter-y (and Drag!) garb with our beloved Teawagon and assorted characters.  If you’d like to join us, please do!  Come as any wacky Alice-in-Wonde...
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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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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?
Paul Manly for Nanaimo-Ladysmith: Paul Manly is the Green Party of Canada candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith for the October 19, 2015, Canadian federal election.
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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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