Infrastructure

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.

B.C ministers and Premier John Horgan announcing a significant step towards universal child care in B.C.
B.C ministers and Premier John Horgan announcing a significant step towards universal child care in B.C. Screenshot/CTV

Province testing universal child care at select sites, none in mid-island

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 9, 2018 - 12:20pm Updated: November 9, 2018 - 2:51pm

NANAIMO — More than 50 prototype sites are being launched across the province for universal child care, though none are located in the mid-island.

The speed limit along Hwy 19 from Parksville to Campbell River will now be posted at 110 km/h.
The speed limit along Hwy 19 from Parksville to Campbell River will now be posted at 110 km/h. Google Earth

Speed limits rolled back on two stretches of mid-island highways

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 6, 2018 - 10:32am Updated: November 8, 2018 - 5:36pm

NANAIMO — Mid-island drivers will have to go a little slower following speed limit reductions in the area.

Both the Trans-Canada Hwy. From Cowichan Bay to Nanaimo and Hwy. 19 from Parksville to Campbell River are being reduced by 10 km/h.

The City of Nanaimo doesn't expect an earlier projection to reduce annual garbage rates can be met.
The City of Nanaimo doesn't expect an earlier projection to reduce annual garbage rates can be met. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Garbage rates not expected to drop as originally predicted: City

By Ian Holmes
November 4, 2018 - 8:34pm Updated: November 5, 2018 - 6:37am

NANAIMO — The projected decline in garbage and recycling rates in Nanaimo appears to be in doubt and it's unclear what long-term user rates will look like.

Many conditions included in a Supreme Court of B.C. ruling about Discontent City are now in effect at the camp, which is much more organized and calm than it has been in recent months.
Many conditions included in a Supreme Court of B.C. ruling about Discontent City are now in effect at the camp, which is much more organized and calm than it has been in recent months. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Discontent City closed to outsiders, cleanup begins

By Spencer Sterritt
October 26, 2018 - 6:16pm Updated: October 29, 2018 - 9:35am

NANAIMO — Anyone staying at downtown Nanaimo's Discontent City will have to prove they belong there, though it's unclear who's manning the gates. 

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