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Nanaimo COW Meeting March 9, 2015 : Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, March 9, 20154:30 PM Shaw Auditorium Vancouver Is. Conference CentreNote: This meeting starts immediately following the conclusion of the Special Council Meeting. Dr. Paul Hasselback, Medical Health Officer, Island Health, to provide a presentation regardin...
Special City Council Meeting March 9/15: Special Council Meeting Monday, March 9 , 20154:30 PM Shaw Auditorium Vancouver Is. Conference Centre Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw (To amend Schedule 'A' to include 2015 projects granted early approval) be adopted
Nanaimo Heritage Days Event Coordinator Sought: Request for Quotation  Nanaimo Heritage Days Festival Event Coordinator Invitation The Real Estate Webmasters, The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association are looking to seed a new one day event, the Nanaimo Heritage Days Festival in downtown Nan...
OIPCBC Process is Scheduled: Ron Bolin:  March 5, 2015 In keeping with my commitment to keep my ongoing  OIPCBC inquiry and request to the City available for public perusal so that others may understand the process better, I provide the following documents received earlier this week from the Office of the Privacy Commission....
The Long and the Short of Campaign Finance: Ron Bolin: Feb. 24, 2015 The financial figures for Nanaimo’s 2014 election came up on the Elections BC web site yesterday and they present a pile of data for those who are interested in such things. Total election expenditures as presented came to $298,507, with $154, 206 coming from individuals;...
LNG in BC: petro-state politics Part 2 – fracking: This is part 2 of a 3-part series based on a presentation by investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk to Squamish residents last year on LNG in BC. What is shale gas? Shale rocks are generally dense and black-coloured, formed from mud deposited at the bottom of past oceans, now solidified into r...
LNG in BC: petro-state politics – 3 part series: What is happening with the LNG in BC? British Columbia is counting on three LNG projects operating by 2020 in Prince Rupert, Squamish, and Port Alberni. On Thursday, February 19th, Prime Minster Harper arrived in Surrey to announced 10 years of tax relief for the BC LNG industry, including a join...
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.
SECA Meeting: This is reminder, SECA’s  March general meeting will be held Wednesday March 4th , starting at 7:00 p.m., in our usual place, Princess Royal School. Listed below are topics to be discussed. Agenda SECA Insurance review David Livingston gathering place Neighborhood safety Community hall update ...
What’s all the buzzzz about? …Pollinator Workshop March 21!    : Mason bees, and other pollinating insects will help your garden to flourish! When helping these fantastic hefty workers, they will help us pollinate our flowers, fruit trees and berry bushes. More pollination = more yummy food! What: Mason Bee and Pollinator Q&A and Workshop – FREE! When:...
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 ...
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...
Inaugural meeting of 2014 Council: For those that missed it here is the video of the inaugural meeting of Council: http://www.nanaimo.ca/meetings/VideoPlayer/Index/C141201V
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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