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All I want for Christmas is a laneway… and double the density… and part of Georgia Park:: Ron Bolin: Sept 5, 2014 Monday, August 4, was another exciting night at a Public Hearing as a battle over the “Hilton” hotel properties at 10 and 28 Front Street and its implications raged between those with dollars in their eyes and those determined to protect Georgia Park. In the end the zoning...
What is Left? What is Right?: Another thoughtful post from David Brown. David Brown Sept. 2, 2014 At the municipal level who are the left-wingers and who are the right-wingers? What policies are progressive? What policies are conservative or regressive? There are Nanaimo councillors who self-identify as left-wing or progressi...
CODE OF CONDUCT: David Brown: August 10, 2014 This is another thought provoking post from David Brown who defines the characteristics of his ideal candidate(s) for City Council.  It is a topic which should be on all our minds as we drift ever closer to the November 15 municipal election and there is so much at st...
Budget 2014: Nanaimo RCMP contract: Monday, September 29th is the upcoming eTown Hall meeting where you can ask questions regarding the City of Nanaimo’s budget. The Nanaimo RCMP contract is the second largest budget item. Policing costs account for 17% of tax dollars collected in Nanaimo. In 2007, there was a 6.7% increase in fund...
Nanaimo tax increases & budget: town hall meeting: This Monday, September 29, 2014 there will be an hour long eTown Hall meeting starting at 7:00 pm where the public can ask questions about the City of Nanaimo’s budget. Here is a look at Nanaimo’s tax increases. According to the City’s finance manager the 6.1% increase in taxes for 2017 is for th...
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 ...
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...
Movie in the Park returns!: Join us for another delightful family movie… Movie Night in the Park Saturday, Sept 21st in Deverill Square Park (Princess Royal School Park between Haliburton and Irwin Streets at Milton) Come and bring your family, some blankets and chairs. This evenings selection, Ratatouille, will have you ge...
DAILY NEWS EDITOR RESIGNS: Mark MacDonald Leaves Daily NewsWith the resignation of Hugh Nicholson and now Mark MacDonald it will be interesting to see what, if anything changes with Nanaimo's oldest newspaper.I went into the Daily to deliver a press release about my council bid and asked to speak to the editor, Mark MacDon...
ZERO TAX INCREASES FOR 10 YEARS: The following video has been posted at www.JimTaylorForCouncil.com, outlining how Taylor would eliminate tax increases for the next ten years at least.
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.
Letters to the Editor; Daily News: Here is a link to many of my letters to the editor in the Daily News; this one works :)http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/searchresults-7.3409?q=Gordon+W.+FullerFrom the search engine of the Bulletin; for some reason only goes back to 2012.http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/search/?q=Gordon+W.+Fuller&am...
Previous Links: Sadly in the Spring of 2013 the Nanaimo Daily News switched from Canada.com to being its own service provider; this has resulted in the links associated with stories from the Daily News no longer being accessible.What one can try is copying the tittle and pasting it in the search box, upper right...
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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