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The City says community support and donations are a critical way to help promote and maintain our gorgeous parks.
The City says community support and donations are a critical way to help promote and maintain our gorgeous parks. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's Adopt-A-Park program gets local funding boost

By Spencer Sterritt
April 20, 2018 - 4:28pm

NANAIMO — Nanaimo parks will be in good hands following a donation to the Adopt-A-Park program.

The City of Nanaimo accepted a $6,600 cheque from TD Bank and their Friends of the Environment Foundation on Friday, April 20.

Members of the city's cannabis task force, including members from other City committees, got down to work on Thursday, April 19.
Members of the city's cannabis task force, including members from other City committees, got down to work on Thursday, April 19. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's cannabis task force starts grappling with marijuana legalization

By Spencer Sterritt
April 19, 2018 - 7:56pm Updated: April 20, 2018 - 7:11am

NANAIMO — The heavy and often hazy issue of marijuana legalization is now being tackled at the local level.

The City-owned Jump Lake reservoir, which stores and supplies Nanaimo's drinking water.
The City-owned Jump Lake reservoir, which stores and supplies Nanaimo's drinking water. City of Nanaimo

Private ownership of Nanaimo's watershed back in focus as water watch group meets with province

By Dominic Abassi
April 16, 2018 - 5:59pm

NANAIMO — A group focused on watershed protection on Vancouver Island says too many people have no idea Nanaimo does not own and has no formal access agreement to the lands which supply the city with its drinking water.

The City says the Reuse Rendezvous is being moved to hopefully avoid the typical rainy April weather.
The City says the Reuse Rendezvous is being moved to hopefully avoid the typical rainy April weather. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City reschedules Reuse Rendezvous to avoid April showers

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 15, 2018 - 9:14am

NANAIMO — A popular city-wide swap meet is getting rescheduled to hopefully brighter days.

The City's manager of sanitation, recycling and public works administration Charlotte Davis said the Reuse Rendezvous, typically held in mid-April, will instead be moved to the summer this year.

After a decision by Council on Monday, the City is putting out the call for candidates to serve as interim CAO.
After a decision by Council on Monday, the City is putting out the call for candidates to serve as interim CAO. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Council begins search for interim chief administrative officer

By Dominic Abassi
April 10, 2018 - 1:13pm Updated: April 10, 2018 - 3:07pm

NANAIMO — More than two months after their city manager was arrested, Nanaimo Council is now searching for an interim replacement.

Homeless encampments like this one along the Millstone River will be visited during an upcoming census.
Homeless encampments like this one along the Millstone River will be visited during an upcoming census. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Volunteers sought as 'important' Nanaimo homeless census approaches

By Ian Holmes
April 9, 2018 - 5:03pm

NANAIMO — An upcoming homeless count will shed more light on a problem believed to be getting much worse in Nanaimo.

A federally funded homeless census happens Wednesday, April 18 in Nanaimo, one of 70 counts happening across the country.

Senior staff at City Hall are resuming their regular duties, calling on Council to find a new leadership option.
Senior staff at City Hall are resuming their regular duties, calling on Council to find a new leadership option. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City Hall leadership committee steps back, calls on Council to find new option

By Dominic Abassi
April 6, 2018 - 5:54pm Updated: April 9, 2018 - 2:39pm

NANAIMO — The seven member team of senior staff leading City Hall for the last month is turning the keys back to Council, calling on them to find a new leadership model.

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