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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...
BC Ferries Nanaimo Parking Lots Are Full: DEPARTURE BAY PARKING LOT IS FULLUpdate as of 11:53 am Sat. Aug.. 27:Please be advised that the pay parking facilities at Departure Bay terminal have reached capacity. For traffic updates or more information please call us toll free at 1-888-BCFERRY (223-3779), check our website at www.bcferries....
Male arrested - trafficking a controlled substance: 64 yr. old Patrick Michael Andrews charged On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at approximately 2:48 PM an RCMP officer observed a male conduct a hand-to-hand drug transaction with the occupants of a vehicle in the 2300 block of Highland Blvd. The suspect was arrested and searched after trying to d...
Summertime Blues Aug. 26 - 28 - Nanaimo: Click image to visit website and lineup for the three day event.
Defamation drama at Nanaimo Council: At Monday’s Council meeting, the Financial Officer presented a report detailing Nanaimo City Council’s spending for the first six months of 2016.  (The elephant in the room – defamation – got exposed.) This year, not only did Council vote themselves a raise but they voted to increase their expens...
Nanaimo Councillors spend on conferences, call display: The City of Nanaimo released the expense report for Mayor and Council for the first six months of 2016. So far, Nanaimo Council expenses total $41,243.07 with half of that spent on attending conferences:   Annual Budget Total Expenses (Jan - June) Conferences Conferences Attended TOTAL $118,...
Playground Programs this July and August: http://www.nanaimo.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Community~Events~Resources/PlaygroundPrograms.pdf  
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 ...
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...
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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