Friday , 21 July 2017

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Nanaimo’s Top Managers Leave for New Jobs

Nanaimo’s top manager is leaving in November to accept a new position at the City of Maple Ridge. City Manager Ted Swabey has announced his decision to leave and accept a new position as the chief administration officer for the City of Maple Ridge on Nov. 13. “Twenty six years I’ve been here, it’s with a heavy heart and mixed ... Read More »

My Street Event Prevails Against Wind

by Kelly Whiteside Block Builders Nanaimo helped give the public a look at the potential that Nicol St. has today at their one-day event called My Street. Currently, Nicol St. is simply a highway built to move large amounts of traffic in and out of Nanaimo. However, the South End Neighbourhood Plan envisions a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape, and Block Builders ... Read More »

City Seeks Input on Heritage Conservation Program

by Kelly Whiteside The City of Nanaimo is beginning to review and update the Heritage Conservation Program, and they would like the public’s input regarding heritage values. The purpose of the review is to collect input, create collaborative opportunities, explore the connection between Nanaimo’s heritage and culture, and update program initiatives that support community values and priorities. On September 15, ... Read More »

Culture and Heritage Grant Applicant Information Session

by Kelly Whiteside The City of Nanaimo is accepting applications from community organizations seeking financial assistance to support their cultural organization. Two grants are available to local non-profit organizations. The first is an Operating Grant. The purpose of this grant program is to help underpin the activities of professional arts, culture, and heritage organizations that play a significant role in ... Read More »

Beban Pool and Weight Room Reopens

by Kelly Whiteside The pool and weight room at Beban Park will reopen on Tuesday, September 8. During closure, renovations were done. An Energy Conservation Measure was implemented to use excess heat from the Ammonia Plant to help heat the main pool. A domestic hot water storage tank was added to Frank Crane Arena. The leisure pool will feature new ... Read More »

Video: Getting a Building Permit in Nanaimo

video from city of nanaimo about how to get a building permit

The City of Nanaimo recently posted a video on YouTube that offers some useful tips for persons seeking a building permit in the city. This step by step instructional presentation offers some unique insights. While the video is geared toward a residential user, renovations made to a home to accommodate a home-based business might also require a building permit. For ... Read More »

Bill McKay Elected Mayor of Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo has a new mayor. Councillor Bill McKay has won the mayoral seat November 15 with 6,400 votes, defeating runners up Bill Holdom and Roger McKinnon. He also unseats two-term mayor John Ruttan, who came fourth in the vote count. Other City Councilors elected include incumbents Diane Brennan, Bill Bestwick and Jim Kipp. New members of City ... Read More »