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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)
The City of Nanaimo voted against a motion to initiate a pilot project dispense menstrual products free in 26 civic washrooms. (Stock photo)

Councillors vote against dispensing tampons and pads for free in City of Nanaimo washrooms

City will instead improve signage to communicate that menstrual products already free upon request

The City of Nanaimo voted against a motion to initiate a pilot project dispense menstrual products free in 26 civic washrooms. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting Monday, voted on five resolutions to put forward for debate at this year’s Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors want to discuss whether terms should be three or four years

Coun. Ian Thorpe’s proposed resolution will be forwarded to AVICC conference

Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting Monday, voted on five resolutions to put forward for debate at this year’s Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference. (News Bulletin file photo)
Workers delivered the first wooden cabins last month to replace the tents at a tent site for people experiencing homelessness in the Cowichan Valley. (Black Press file photo)

City of Nanaimo looking at setting up tiny cabins for people experiencing homelessness

Council asks for staff report after learning about Cowichan’s emergency accommodation program

Workers delivered the first wooden cabins last month to replace the tents at a tent site for people experiencing homelessness in the Cowichan Valley. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo city council passed three readings Monday of an animal responsibility bylaw that will include complaint-driven limitations on roaming cats. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo passes controversial animal bylaw restricting roaming cats

Bylaw brought back to council table following city staff revisions and legal review

Nanaimo city council passed three readings Monday of an animal responsibility bylaw that will include complaint-driven limitations on roaming cats. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo’s draft economic development strategy points to opportunities for expansion of the Port of Nanaimo’s vehicle processing centre, clockwise from left, a community fibre initiative to improve internet speeds, identifying ‘employment lands,’ and advancing south downtown waterfront development. (Black Press photos and Colliers International Consulting/City of Nanaimo images)
Nanaimo’s draft economic development strategy points to opportunities for expansion of the Port of Nanaimo’s vehicle processing centre, clockwise from left, a community fibre initiative to improve internet speeds, identifying ‘employment lands,’ and advancing south downtown waterfront development. (Black Press photos and Colliers International Consulting/City of Nanaimo images)
City councillors, after reviewing public feedback, voted to recommend the city move forward with an animal responsibility bylaw that will keep cats from roaming. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo a step closer to clawing back the freedom of roaming cats

Councillors consider public input at governance meeting, bylaw will still need to be adopted

City councillors, after reviewing public feedback, voted to recommend the city move forward with an animal responsibility bylaw that will keep cats from roaming. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo is satisfied with progress on the conference centre hotel at 100 Gordon St. and will waive its right to purchase back the property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo satisfied with construction, waives right to buy back hotel property

PEG Developments has passed $1-million mark in construction investment

The City of Nanaimo is satisfied with progress on the conference centre hotel at 100 Gordon St. and will waive its right to purchase back the property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city council voted to adopt the ‘doughnut’ economic model as a guiding principle for all city initiatives and planning. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo council decides city will be guided by ‘doughnut’ economic model

Councillor says Nanaimo first city in Canada to adopt the model as a guiding principle

Nanaimo city council voted to adopt the ‘doughnut’ economic model as a guiding principle for all city initiatives and planning. (Stock photo)
The Wesley Street encampment earlier this fall. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Disorder, conflict, violence, frequent overdoses’: Why Nanaimo tent city was dismantled

City of Nanaimo says had fire happened at night, the result would have been multiple fatalities

The Wesley Street encampment earlier this fall. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo RCMP detachment. City councillors have approved two civilian police support positions that will assist RCMP in bringing child porn cases to the courts. (News Bulletin file photo)

Two new police staffers in Nanaimo will help get child porn cases to court

Nanaimo city councillors approve positions in 2021 budget

The Nanaimo RCMP detachment. City councillors have approved two civilian police support positions that will assist RCMP in bringing child porn cases to the courts. (News Bulletin file photo)
City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog addresses citizens this past summer. Krog, in his mayor’s report Monday, asked citizens to “redouble their efforts” to control the spread of COVID-19. (City of Nanaimo photo)

Nanaimo mayor asks citizens to ‘redouble efforts’ to control spread of COVID-19

More than half of the active COVID-19 cases in Island Health are on the central Island

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog addresses citizens this past summer. Krog, in his mayor’s report Monday, asked citizens to “redouble their efforts” to control the spread of COVID-19. (City of Nanaimo photo)
The City of Nanaimo will defer readings of a draft animal responsibility bylaw until the new year to allow time for public engagement. (Stock photo)

‘Voluminous’ public response prompts Nanaimo to delay animal responsibility bylaw

Bylaw readings deferred to January to allow time for public consultation

The City of Nanaimo will defer readings of a draft animal responsibility bylaw until the new year to allow time for public engagement. (Stock photo)
Business-as-usual modelling projects the City of Nanaimo on pace for a 32-per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 levels by 2050. (C2MP Consulting Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo isn’t on track to meet emissions targets

Councillors updated on climate action plan as part of master planning process

Business-as-usual modelling projects the City of Nanaimo on pace for a 32-per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 levels by 2050. (C2MP Consulting Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo’s mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience has made six recommendations to city council, including emphasis on pride of place and prioritizing strategic investment. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s recovery task force recommends pride of place, strategic investment

Mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience reports to city council

The City of Nanaimo’s mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience has made six recommendations to city council, including emphasis on pride of place and prioritizing strategic investment. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council asked for a staff report to look into options for providing free menstrual products in washrooms at city facilities. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo will consider free pads and tampons in civic washrooms

City council votes unanimously to ask for staff report

Nanaimo city council asked for a staff report to look into options for providing free menstrual products in washrooms at city facilities. (Stock photo)
The cover photo of an emergency food and nutrition strategy prepared for the City of Nanaimo’s health and housing task force. (Maddy Koch photo/City of Nanaimo)

City of Nanaimo will consider the creation of a food policy council

Working group says new arm’s-length body could help with food security in the region

The cover photo of an emergency food and nutrition strategy prepared for the City of Nanaimo’s health and housing task force. (Maddy Koch photo/City of Nanaimo)
Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo moves closer to banning plastic and other single-use checkout bags

Nanaimo city council votes to forward checkout bag regulation bylaw to province for approval

Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)
A point-in-time count tallied 433 people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Homelessness count gives City of Nanaimo clearer picture of the issue

Agencies involved with this year’s point-in-time count present data to city council

A point-in-time count tallied 433 people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council is interested in a pilot project to reduce speed limits to 40 kilometres per hour on residential streets. (Black Press file/News Bulletin photo illustration)

Nanaimo wants more info about pilot project to lower residential speed limits

Staff will report back on ministry of transportation pilot that could lower speed limit to 40km/h

Nanaimo city council is interested in a pilot project to reduce speed limits to 40 kilometres per hour on residential streets. (Black Press file/News Bulletin photo illustration)