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Crews cleanup a massive amount of garbage and debris left at 1 Port Dr. following the closure of the camp in early December 2018.
Crews cleanup a massive amount of garbage and debris left at 1 Port Dr. following the closure of the camp in early December 2018. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Discontent City costs well over $300K; City continues to withhold legal bill

By Dominic Abassi
January 17, 2019 - 5:31pm

Nanaimo taxpayers will soon find out the total bill for Discontent City but preliminary numbers show it will be significant.

The front gate of 250 Terminal Ave., which will be replaced by a C-can office for tighter control and awareness of who goes in and out.
The front gate of 250 Terminal Ave., which will be replaced by a C-can office for tighter control and awareness of who goes in and out. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

More security, stricter access installed at Terminal Ave. supportive housing

By Spencer Sterritt
January 16, 2019 - 9:18am Updated: January 16, 2019 - 9:58am

NANAIMO — Housing operators are hopeful the challenges of running an 80 unit temporary supportive housing project will be addressed by upcoming changes to the site.

Mayor Leonard Krog was the most outspoken of councillors Monday night about the difficult situation developing around 250 Terminal Ave.
Mayor Leonard Krog was the most outspoken of councillors Monday night about the difficult situation developing around 250 Terminal Ave. City of Nanaimo

'None of us are happy:' Nanaimo leadership speaks out against new supportive housing complex

By Spencer Sterritt
January 14, 2019 - 10:24pm

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo's leaders have expressed concern and disappointment with a substantial supportive housing complex quickly opened to alleviate the homelessness crisis.

The public will be able to observe Nanaimo councillors deciding the strategic priorities for their administration, in what's normally a much more private process.
The public will be able to observe Nanaimo councillors deciding the strategic priorities for their administration, in what's normally a much more private process. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City of Nanaimo to go public, RDN to remain private when deciding strategic priorities

By Spencer Sterritt
January 8, 2019 - 7:38pm

NANAIMO — The status quo is changing about how City of Nanaimo councillors decide what they should tackle as an administration.

Nanaimo's highly anticipated municipal election on Oct. 20 drew a record number of voters.
Nanaimo's highly anticipated municipal election on Oct. 20 drew a record number of voters. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

NNN's top 5 of 2018: Nanaimo voters respond to four years of municipal mayhem

By Ian Holmes
December 28, 2018 - 2:48pm

NANAIMO — Disaster, circus, train-wreck.

Just a few of the phrases used to sum up a bulk of the four-year reign at Nanaimo City Hall which thankfully expired Oct. 20, 2018.

Nanaimo homeowners will have to crunch some numbers with higher bills on the way in 2019.
Nanaimo homeowners will have to crunch some numbers with higher bills on the way in 2019. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Happy New Year: Nanaimo user rates among several cost hikes coming in 2019

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 28, 2018 - 2:28pm

NANAIMO — As if the New Year's Eve hangover wasn't bad enough, life will be instantly more expensive for homeowners in Nanaimo on Jan. 1.

New user rates approved by Council in December take effect for 2019, adding roughly $50 to the annual bill for an average Nanaimo home.

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