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Referendum or Alternate Approval Process for Georgia Park: This question was put to Bill McKay on his facebook page on Oct. 15: ”Hi Bill: I would very much appreciate clarification concerning your position regarding a referendum on the virtually perpetual lease of downtown city park land to a commercial hotel venture. As this use demands a referendum pro...
Not in Nanaimo, Mr. Edison!: Ron Bolin: Oct. 21, 2014   In another performance at Council last night, Diane Brennan railed against the temerity of a Nanaimo citizen in presenting a possible and less costly alternative to a report on the design of one of Nanaimo’s several seriously dangerous intersections. Her objection: the ...
Government by Gotcha!: Ron Bolin: Oct. 19, 2014   Here in Nanaimo and, I expect, in many other municipalities we are increasingly governed by Councils and Staff who are all too aware of the power of surprise. It can be easy to convince themselves, and unfortunately an all too trusting public, of the need for an action ...
Nanaimo Civic Election 2014 Hot Issues: The Nanaimo Civic Election will be held on November 15th and everyone will have an opportunity to vote for the next mayor and council who will sit for the next four years. So why should you vote? Here are some topics of interest: WTE (waste-to-energy) incinerator proposed for Duke Point lease o...
Wanted: Someone to video the blacked out council meetings: It was announced at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting that ALL future meetings of Nanaimo council (from October 15th onwards) will be blacked out until after the November 15, 2014 civic elections. Victoria is allowing council meetings to be live streamed and recorded, why not Nanaimo? We ar...
David Livingston Food Forest Workparty: Come help us collaboratively start this community centered project and future educational garden and public gathering place! What: Lot clearing Work Party at the Samaritan House leased property/City of Nanaimo right-of-way (across the alley from Samaritan House) What: Removing blackberry and ...
Another evening park movie success!: Well the Ratatouille outdoor showing gathered a lovely group and was a delight to watch as the summer finale…until next year! Many apologies if there was confusion around the day (turns out our date corrections to the blog don’t send notifications – oops!). Many thanks to Paula and Mike and Sandr...
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 ...
Free Symphony Sat. Oct. 25:
City Council Meeting 10/27/14:   Nanaimo City Council Meeting Monday Oct. 27, 20147:00 PM Shaw Auditorium Vancouver Island Conference Centre Democracy Is Too Important To Leave To The PoliticiansDo Your Civic Duty By Getting Informed and Getting InvolvedIf you say: " I'm too busy just trying to keep it together to get invol...
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.
Happy City: Got an e-mail today that sent chills up my spine:Dear Mr. Fuller,  I have been told by another candidate who came to my door that the attachment I sent a few days ago was not included in my email.  In case that is what happened with the one I sent to you, I have typed the content and include it b...
UPDATES: Just updated pages accessible to the left:VISIONAbout MeElection Platform
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/  
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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