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Firefighters check the interior of a house during a fire at 52 Athletic St. where a body was found in August, sparking an RCMP homicide investigation. Nanaimo city council approved designating the site as a nuisance property Wednesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nuisance designation slapped on Nanaimo property that was scene of fire and homicide

City has dealt with complaints at Athletic Street home since 2019

 

Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)

Nanaimo Art Gallery envisions new location with potential $20-million price tag

Feasibility study presented to city with options for gallery reconstruction or relocation

 

The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre slated for demolition

Following fire earlier this year, city has been advised the building cannot be repaired

 

At a meeting Monday, July 4, Nanaimo city council adopted a new city plan for the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo reimagined with new city plan

City council votes 6-2 to adopt new city plan, which incorporates new official community plan

At a meeting Monday, July 4, Nanaimo city council adopted a new city plan for the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will work with RCMP and other organizations to develop a program that addresses gun and gang violence through allocated federal funding. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will work with RCMP and other organizations to develop a program that addresses gun and gang violence through allocated federal funding. (News Bulletin file photo)
A graphic from the ReImagine Nanaimo draft city plan representing a healthy urban centre in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)

Intergenerational living to be a big focus of Nanaimo’s future

New city plan aims to incorporate philosophies from age-friendly plan

A graphic from the ReImagine Nanaimo draft city plan representing a healthy urban centre in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo image)
A seismic retrofit and other upgrades and renovations at Duncan’s City Call could cost approximately $10 million, a report has concluded. (Citizen file)

Cost to save Duncan’s heritage city hall estimated at about $10 million

Unique seismic upgrade close to half total cost of retrofit of iconic 1913 building

A seismic retrofit and other upgrades and renovations at Duncan’s City Call could cost approximately $10 million, a report has concluded. (Citizen file)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo’s finance committee has recommended full implementation of a downtown Nanaimo safety action plan. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo plans to address downtown safety by adding more uniformed officers

Councillors recommend full implementation of downtown safety action plan at $2.5-million annual cost

The City of Nanaimo’s finance committee has recommended full implementation of a downtown Nanaimo safety action plan. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo is contemplating removing all of Commercial Street’s curbs and making the space more versatile with what they call ‘flex zones.’ (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo looking at eliminating all of Commercial Street’s curbs

Concepts show ideas for more flexible use of space in downtown core

The City of Nanaimo is contemplating removing all of Commercial Street’s curbs and making the space more versatile with what they call ‘flex zones.’ (City of Nanaimo image)
A City of Nanaimo action plan accompanying the new ReImagine Nanaimo city plan includes advocacy to ask the province for a moratorium on all new natural gas connections. (News Bulletin photo)

City of Nanaimo draft plan calls for B.C.-wide moratorium on new natural gas connections

Environment committee recommendation included in draft action plan

A City of Nanaimo action plan accompanying the new ReImagine Nanaimo city plan includes advocacy to ask the province for a moratorium on all new natural gas connections. (News Bulletin photo)
The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge community safety officer charged with assault

Assaulting peace officer, possession of weapon among charges laid

The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)
Nanaimo is ready to launch the first phase of a program to fast-track simple building applications. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo preparing to test new fast-track building permit program

City partnering with development industry representatives on improvements to permit process

Nanaimo is ready to launch the first phase of a program to fast-track simple building applications. (News Bulletin file photo)
A site plan showing the location of a proposed liquor retail store next to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Dover and Blueback roads. (Van Land Use Consulting image)

7-Eleven wants to open liquor store next door in north Nanaimo

City council passes first and second reading of re-zoning application

A site plan showing the location of a proposed liquor retail store next to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Dover and Blueback roads. (Van Land Use Consulting image)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville awards $1.28M outdoor theatre contract to Nanaimo company

Project also includes servicing site with water, storm and sanitary infrastructure

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)

Former Nanaimo councillor Brennan honoured with Freedom of the City

Longtime councillor given the highest honour the city can bestow

Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo discuss perceptions and realities of neighbourhood safety

City council debates recently released safety audits

Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo decides it won’t limit election campaign signs

Freedom of expression, environmental concerns, jurisdiction considerations discussed

City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased the former Jean Burns building site on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin photo)

City buys prominent burned-out downtown Nanaimo property

Mayor outlines some possible plans for the Jean Burns property at 6, 10, and 14 Commercial St.

The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased the former Jean Burns building site on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo city council voted in support of penning a letter to the province asking for a public inquiry into the justice system in B.C. and why the courts release prolific chronic offenders back into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo supports call for tougher penalties, criminal justice reforms

Council concerned that repeat offenders keep being released, votes to send letter to B.C. government

Nanaimo city council voted in support of penning a letter to the province asking for a public inquiry into the justice system in B.C. and why the courts release prolific chronic offenders back into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)