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Nanaimo's previous Council decided not to hire a senior communications manager. Months later, the need arose to hire a consultant for significantly more money.
Nanaimo's previous Council decided not to hire a senior communications manager. Months later, the need arose to hire a consultant for significantly more money. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City hired communications consultant months after former Council refused to fund position

By Dominic Abassi
November 16, 2018 - 6:05pm Updated: November 16, 2018 - 9:03pm

NANAIMO — Less than three months after the majority of Nanaimo's previous Council fought to remove a communications director position from the budget, the City hired a consultant to provide the service.

A wired safety mesh now covers a portion of Sugarloaf Mountain after rocks fell onto private properties below.
A wired safety mesh now covers a portion of Sugarloaf Mountain after rocks fell onto private properties below. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Safety net installed after rocks fall from Sugarloaf Mountain

By Ian Holmes
November 15, 2018 - 12:31pm

NANAIMO — Wire mesh installed to prevent rocks from tumbling down Nanaimo's Sugarloaf Mountain Park onto properties below makes Deana Baumel feel more safe and secure in her home.

Construction well underway at 250 Terminal Ave, a site which wasn't rezoned for the incoming supportive housing.
Construction well underway at 250 Terminal Ave, a site which wasn't rezoned for the incoming supportive housing. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Legal action filed against incoming temporary supportive housing in Nanaimo

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 13, 2018 - 1:23pm Updated: November 13, 2018 - 3:51pm

NANAIMO — The process of building 80 units of temporary housing on Terminal Ave. will now be questioned in the courts.

Rob and Jane Kolompar are the only caretakers in a City of Nanaimo Park. They live in the only structure at Neck Point park, a cabin just up the hill from the parking lot.
Rob and Jane Kolompar are the only caretakers in a City of Nanaimo Park. They live in the only structure at Neck Point park, a cabin just up the hill from the parking lot. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Last caretaker standing: Neck Point cabin anchors popular park

By Ian Holmes
November 12, 2018 - 5:58pm Updated: November 13, 2018 - 8:56am

NANAIMO — Park caretaker is a title nobody else in Nanaimo besides Rob Kolompar can claim.

Nanaimo's incoming council: mayor Leonard Krog, incumbents Sheryl Armstrong and Ian Thorpe with Tyler Brown, Don Bonner, Erin Hemmens, Ben Geselbracht, Zeni Maartman and Jim Turley were sworn-in Monday night.
Nanaimo's incoming council: mayor Leonard Krog, incumbents Sheryl Armstrong and Ian Thorpe with Tyler Brown, Don Bonner, Erin Hemmens, Ben Geselbracht, Zeni Maartman and Jim Turley were sworn-in Monday night. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's new council looks ahead to hopefully bright future

By Spencer Sterritt
November 5, 2018 - 9:45pm

NANAIMO — “This is a good night for Nanaimo,” new mayor Leonard Krog said to a wide round of applause during the swearing-in ceremony for the new council.

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