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First steps taken towards goal of continuous walkway from Departure Bay to Nanaimo Estuary

By Dominic Abassi
January 9, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: January 9, 2017 - 7:44pm

NANAIMO — The city of Nanaimo is taking some of the first steps towards tripling the length of the waterfront walkway, with the goal of one day connecting Departure Bay with the Nanaimo River Estuary.

A Nanoose Bay home valued at $10.4-million
A Nanoose Bay home valued at $10.4-million Photo credit: Google Maps

Jump in Nanaimo home values doesn't automatically equal tax hike

By Dominic Abassi
January 4, 2017 - 12:46pm

Nanaimo saw the highest median increase in property values of any jurisdiction north of the Malahat, according to data from BC Assessment.

However, that doesn't automatically mean property taxes will be shooting up, says Diane Hiscock of the city of Nanaimo's Finance Department.