Nanaimo

A picture of a needle jammed into a tree shared by a resident near the Unitarian shelter.
A picture of a needle jammed into a tree shared by a resident near the Unitarian shelter. Catherine Ann/Facebook

Public safety concerns front and centre as Council approves showers for homeless

By Dominic Abassi
January 23, 2018 - 6:15pm

Nanaimo Council approved funding to provide public showers for the homeless, however much of the debate on the topic focused on broader safety concerns in the community.

The path towards legally buying marijuana in Nanaimo is an often convoluted one, which a new ad hoc task force hopes to make simpler.
The path towards legally buying marijuana in Nanaimo is an often convoluted one, which a new ad hoc task force hopes to make simpler. The Canadian Press

Local rules and regulations around weed sales now closer to reality

By Spencer Sterritt
January 23, 2018 - 3:15pm Updated: January 23, 2018 - 5:11pm

NANAIMO — The often hazy picture of what legalized marijuana in Nanaimo will look like is now more clear after details of a cannabis task force were confirmed.

Residential developments are proposed on: (clockwise from top left) the Island Highway behind Michael's, on Uplands near Northidge and on Metral across from the Home Depot.
Residential developments are proposed on: (clockwise from top left) the Island Highway behind Michael's, on Uplands near Northidge and on Metral across from the Home Depot. Google/City of Nanaimo

Proposed north Nanaimo developments to add vital rental stock in key areas

By Dominic Abassi
January 22, 2018 - 11:59pm

NANAIMO — A proposed development which would transform the northern gateway to Nanaimo is one of three projects set to significantly boost housing stock in the city's north end.

The finance and corporate services department are the latest to see significant changes at Nanaimo City Hall.
The finance and corporate services department are the latest to see significant changes at Nanaimo City Hall. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Staff shuffle continues at Nanaimo City Hall; expert calls departures 'odd and unusual'

By Dominic Abassi
January 22, 2018 - 4:19pm Updated: January 23, 2018 - 7:24am

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo embarked on yet another shuffling of staff within the municipality, more than three months after Council and the public were told the ongoing reorganization's final phase had played out.

(clockwise from left) Rock Dragon by Heather Wall, Driftwood Nests by Deryk and Samuel Houston, Forest Cloak by Maggie Wouterloot and Giant Pacific Octopus by Laura and Michael Timmermans.
(clockwise from left) Rock Dragon by Heather Wall, Driftwood Nests by Deryk and Samuel Houston, Forest Cloak by Maggie Wouterloot and Giant Pacific Octopus by Laura and Michael Timmermans. City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo's artistic spirit reflected in new downtown outdoor art

By Spencer Sterritt
January 22, 2018 - 11:34am Updated: January 22, 2018 - 12:48pm

NANAIMO — The walk along Nanaimo's waterfront around Maffeo Sutton Park will become much more eye catching in coming months.

Eleven new pieces of temporary outdoor artwork for $29,000 were approved unanimously by Nanaimo City Council.

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