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Nanaimo Notes 5 & 6: Ron Bolin: July 16, 2017 Nanaimo Notes on the Nanaimo City Hall blog are reproduced from my Facebook page as the come out.  As in Facebook, comments and suggestions are welcomed here as well where they may be easier to find at a later date…   Nanaimo Notes #5 Herding Cats in Nanaimo Finding any c...
Nanaimo Notes: Ron Bolin: July 13, 2017 I recently opened a Facebook group under my name in which I try to deal with ideas that may be less tedious and more introductory.  I will periodically present the latest series of Nanaimo Notes to this blog.  This is the first installment.. Nanaimo Notes #1: I recently r...
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...
CANADA DAY .................... SHACK ISLAND STYLE: Photo credit Sher FallsYou won't likely find a more impressive display of patriotism than some of the residents on Shack Island displayed to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
HAPPY 150th CANADA: CANADA DAY TRIBUTE by photo artist Sher Falls
Cinnabar Valley Park improvements; higher user fees; walking on the highway: Cinnabar Valley Neighbourhood Park upgrades will be discussed at the COW (Committee of the Whole) meeting on Monday, July 24th. Proposed upgrades will include new playground equipment, a picnic shelter, pickle ball lines on the tennis court, a second basketball net and lines for basketball. Also,...
Bathtubs; Greater Nanaimo Water District Lands; Bicycle bylaws: Nanaimo had a summer time council meeting on Monday, July 10th packed with speakers and hot topics.  People came to speak about bathtubs, leasing city land and expanding Colliery Dam Park. Councillors Kipp and Thorpe were absent. Greater Nanaimo Water District City staff made a presentation and r...
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...
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 ...
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?
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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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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