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Once more unto the breach: Ron Bolin: Dec. 10, 2015 Act 2 Begins: I have begun again the tedious process of attempting to see the segment redacted from a City Council video over a year and a half ago restored to its place in the public record following the recent decision by the OIPC adjudicator that my original request wh...
Looking at the budget from the Top Down: Ron Bolin: Dec. 6, 2015 At the COW meeting of Nov. 23, 2015, at 2:47:47 into the portion of the meeting devoted to a Town Hall, http://www.nanaimo.ca/meetings/VideoPlayer/Index/COW151123V a gentleman spoke the words that many had been thinking: Why don’t we look at the City Budget in the way that...
Governance and the Governed: Ron Bolin: Dec. 3, 2015 The question of Governance has arisen on many levels in the last few years as so much of what we have hoped for seems to be receding from our grasp. I have started to assemble some materials which can provide an overview of governance as a concept and in practice which I h...
Old Nanaimo Hall City Annex - Tax Dollars Lost?: City gives away $4 million building in 2012New owner still not paying any taxesRegular readers of this blog will know that the saga surrounding the old and new city annexes are a prime example of wasted tax dollars. Previous senior management and two Council's on John Ruttan's watch arguably set ...
Nanaimo Family Day Weather Forecast:
Mt. Washington Family Day 50% Off: For BC residentsHave an adventure together this Family Day, Monday February 8, 2016. Come on up to Mount Washington and enjoy 50% off alpine lift tickets and nordic trail passes.
Shawnigan Lake: 3.5 years of protesting soil dump: Our neighbours down the road in Shawnigan Lake have been trying to stop a contaminated soil dump in their watershed for the last three and half years. The residents are concerned about toxins leaking into their drinking water from the site. Here are the highlights from their video: “We Thought It...
Bankrupting BC Hydro: the death nail for BC: The following is from a presentation by Damien Gillis in 2013 called “Bankrupting BC Hydro” regarding the hazardous level of debt forced onto BC Hydro: “…Our  provincial debt has two parts.  The debt we see and the debt we don’t see.  Let’s call the debt we don’t see “secret debt” …this “secret d...
SECA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Jan. 6/2016: AGENDA Financial Report New Executive Neighbourhood Safety Needle Box Location Waterfront Update SECA Soiree’ Brochures Other: Chase River Estuary Park SECA potential Grant Recipient 1. Financial Report 2. New Executive: Positions held on the new Executive are as follows: Chrysalis LoScerbo – C...
Chair’s Address: To see the 2015 Chair’s Address in full, follow this link: HardieAGM15
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 ...
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?
Paul Manly for Nanaimo-Ladysmith: Paul Manly is the Green Party of Canada candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith for the October 19, 2015, Canadian federal election.
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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