Environment

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.

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.

SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling.
SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Restaurant, longhouse among development plans for Newcastle Island

By Ian Holmes
April 13, 2018 - 5:11pm Updated: April 14, 2018 - 12:05am

NANAIMO — Several new culturally inspired amenities on Newcastle Island highlight Snuneymuxw First Nation plans to develop the former site of their sacred village.

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