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Nanaimo Daily News Littering Nanaimo Streets?: Daily News leaving papers on my streetYesterday, Friday July 31 in the early evening I noticed that a folded copy of the Daily News was in front of all the driveways on my street as seen above. They were not delivered to doors or mailboxes but rather just tossed at the end of the driveways.Many o...
Sea Dog Seen In Nanaimo Inner Harbour: While checking out the Downtown Farmers' Market on Friday I spotted this trio loading some supplies into their tender and it was obvious this was a very experienced crew, especially the four-legged sea dog who obviously has done this routine many times before.When they came down the dock the sea ...
What Happened To Downtown Farmers' Market?: Less than 30 vendorsFor the first time this year since this market changed names (I think) and calling itself the Bastion Waterfront Farmers' Market I stopped by on Friday July 31 and was both surprised and disappointed by what I found.This market had 50 vendors listed on their website in 2014 an...
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Learning never stops and neither should we: I don’t know how many of you may have had a chance to watch last night’s four hour Council meeting either really live, video live, or video recorded on the City’s web site, but I do know that almost all of you (and I, until Sandi Blankenship’s pre-in-camera recording showed up) did not see a very...
To Mayor and Council re: Colliery Dams Decision: Mayor McKay and Councillors: As you are very well aware, the situation in which we find ourselves with the Comptroller of Water is both vexing and perplexing. Nanaimo has been ordered to make a choice between two options in a situation where the majority of Council are unable to reach a clear dec...
Another OIPCBC Update: The following correspondence was received in response to the questions (see below) regarding the new penchant for chronic redaction which seems to have overtaken City Hall recently. _____________________________________ Dear Mr. Bolin, Now that the submissions portion of the inquiry is finished, ...
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New Temporary Public Art Downtown Nanaimo: Be sure to take to take a walk around downtown Nanaimo and discover seven new temporary public art exhibits that are on display for 2015. This looks like the hull of a boat made of branches or like the tail of a whale diving into the grass.  Raises questions: What path are we taking? A slice of e...
Colliery Dams: Political Theatre in Nanaimo: Colliery Dams was on the agenda for the Monday July 20th Nanaimo council meeting. There were 4 delegations who came to speak. Councillor Yoachim raised his motion for the dams which was legally drafted and all encompassing. Here are the highlights of the motion: select the Lower Dam remediation ...
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My Street!:
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...
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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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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.
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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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