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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

 

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

 

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 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)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting Wednesday, April 14, recommended spending $400,000 on nighttime security throughout downtown and the Old City Quarter. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo city councillors recommend $400,000 spending on downtown security

City will also spend $50,000 to hire consultant to prepare a public safety action plan

Nanaimo city councillors, at a finance and audit committee meeting Wednesday, April 14, recommended spending $400,000 on nighttime security throughout downtown and the Old City Quarter. (Stock photo)
A Nanaimo city councillor plans to bring forward a motion demanding stronger measures to protect communities from repeat and prolific offenders released into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillor wants tougher measures for prolific offenders

Coun. Sheryl Armstrong plans to bring forward motion asking province for justice-system reforms

A Nanaimo city councillor plans to bring forward a motion demanding stronger measures to protect communities from repeat and prolific offenders released into communities. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Coun. Ben Geselbracht speaks at a forest march co-promoted by Extinction Rebellion and the Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition last summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council votes to oppose logging of at-risk old-growth forests

City calls on province to fund a just transition from logging old-growth

Nanaimo Coun. Ben Geselbracht speaks at a forest march co-promoted by Extinction Rebellion and the Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition last summer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has asked for a staff report on options around a ban on conversion therapy in the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo looking at banning conversion therapy

Council votes unanimously to ask for staff report on options

Nanaimo city council has asked for a staff report on options around a ban on conversion therapy in the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo, as seen from the Nanaimo Parkway. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s state of the economy report points to positive outlook in hard times

Job losses and shutdowns have hurt, but some sectors showing resiliency

The City of Nanaimo, as seen from the Nanaimo Parkway. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19: Nanaimo considers one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease pandemic stress on business community

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)