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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...
Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again: Ron Bolin: April 12, 2016 At its COW (Committee of the Whole) meeting on Monday, April 11, our City Council, while displaying differences of opinion on various matters, still kept the discussion on the solid rails of reason and reasoned opinion.  There was promise in the air as, following a well-...
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Nanaimo RCMP Do Not Endorse 'Shoot to Kill': Grade 12 students in Nanaimo commence "Shoot to Kill" competition The Nanaimo RCMP wishes to advise the public of a game involving Grade 12 students across Nanaimo, called "Shoot to kill" or "STK". The game involves competitors being assigned a "target". To win the competition, the target mu...
Cowichan Bay Fire Destroys Vacation Home: Flames shooting skyward as house and trees burnFire razing one house and spreading to adjacent homeHouse completely destroyed, adjacent fire brought under controlCowichan Bay Fire Destroys Homedamages two othersLocal photo artist Sher Falls happened to be in Cowichan Bay hoping to catch sight of ...
Nanaimo Street Banners Installed 2016/17: Culture in Horticulture Themedesign by Patrick BelangerIn late 2015, the City of Nanaimo invited all amateur and professional artists to submit designs for the 2016/17 Street Banner Design Competition. Submissions were received by 12 artists. The successful banner design, by local artist Patric...
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Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) explained: At the last Nanaimo Council meeting there was a brief presentation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It was shocking to hear how many on council had never heard of the TPP, the largest free trade deal ever. What is the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)? On February 4, 2016, after only a few w...
Problems with RDN Parcel Tax scheme: At the last Nanaimo council meeting there was a presentation on parcel taxes just before the end of the meeting at 11pm.  Many questions were raised about the current RDN parcel tax scheme. Everybody in the Regional District of Nanaimo is affected including Parksville, Qualicum, Lantzville and th...
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Join in another Food Forest Workparty on Haliburton this Saturday!: The Livingston Food Forest is ready for more planting, and you are invited to help with the next step of the project: building more layers of mulch, shaping and planting perennial edibles.
SECA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Apr. 6/2016: Agenda Paul Biscop Financial Report Silly Soiree Letter of Understanding Re: Food Forest/Update Strengthening relationships w. Bayview/John Barsby schools Miner’s Heritage Picnic/fund-raising letters SECA participation in local parades/eventsOther Business KB Associates/Coastland Fires, vacant ...
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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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