Dominic Abassi

A new staff report finds the City of Nanaimo needs to find a way to cover a $258 million future funding shortfall over the next 20-years.
A new staff report finds the City of Nanaimo needs to find a way to cover a $258 million future funding shortfall over the next 20-years. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Continuation of asset tax part of plans to cover Nanaimo's $258M long-term shortfall

By Dominic Abassi
April 22, 2017 - 2:22pm

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo is working on a solution to cover a more than $250 million funding shortfall to pay for things like roads, sewers and a new water supply dam.

Where to vote packages like this will be arriving in mailboxes shortly.
Where to vote packages like this will be arriving in mailboxes shortly. Elections BC

Made up your mind? You can vote now for the provincial election

By Dominic Abassi
April 20, 2017 - 5:13pm

NANAIMO — If you're already done with the campaigning and have made up your mind how to vote in the provincial election, there's no need to wait.

Elections BC is reminding people they can vote anytime between now and May 9 at district electoral offices. There's one in every riding.

Tourism stakeholders hope to see Nanaimo's seawall packed with visitors as the industry undergoes a period of transition.
Tourism stakeholders hope to see Nanaimo's seawall packed with visitors as the industry undergoes a period of transition. Photo Credit: File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's tourism transition continues to take shape

By Dominic Abassi
April 15, 2017 - 7:26am Updated: April 15, 2017 - 8:05am

NANAIMO — A new marketing plan for Nanaimo's tourism industry has been unveiled, as the transition to a fresh model of service delivery continues.

Thursday marked the unveiling of the Liberals highly-anticipated framework for legalizing marijuana.
Thursday marked the unveiling of the Liberals highly-anticipated framework for legalizing marijuana. The Canadian Press

Reaction to the Liberals proposed bills to legalize marijuana

By Dominic Abassi
April 13, 2017 - 3:29pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 4:28pm

NANAIMO — The federal Liberals unveiled their long-awaited proposed legal pot regime Thursday.

Here's some local reaction to details in the legislation.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson:

Get rid of unwanted household items this weekend and maybe find a hidden gem around the city.
Get rid of unwanted household items this weekend and maybe find a hidden gem around the city. Pixabay

Spring cleaning made easier with Nanaimo's annual Reuse Rendezvous

By Dominic Abassi
April 8, 2017 - 5:23am Updated: April 9, 2017 - 7:32am

NANAIMO — One man's junk is another man's treasure.

That's the idea behind Nanaimo's Reuse Rendezvous. The annual city-wide swap meet happens today and tomorrow, April 8-9. People are encouraged to put unwanted household items at the curb for others to pick up, take home and reuse.

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