Nanaimo Regional District

B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Duncan connector bus ridership doubles since launch

B.C. Transit says it expects numbers to grow even more with VIU classes now back in session

 

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Election 2022 candidates unveiled in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, RDN and SD69

Candidates announce campaigns for councils and school board

 

The Regional District of Nanaimo cautions residents that scammers are trying to collect payment for automated waste carts. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo alerts residents to waste cart scam

Caller posed as RDN official, asked for payment for carts

The Regional District of Nanaimo cautions residents that scammers are trying to collect payment for automated waste carts. (News Bulletin file photo)
The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)

$5M dream plan to create French Creek eagle sanctuary becomes a reality

Campaign to purchase estuary land reaches fundraising goal

The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)
Young riders test out a pump track at the Steve Smith Bike Park in Nanaimo. A pump track project is now being planned for Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file photo)
Young riders test out a pump track at the Steve Smith Bike Park in Nanaimo. A pump track project is now being planned for Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file photo)
B.C.’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs has told Regional District of Nanaimo it can’t waive requirements for a byelection in electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island community forced to go to the polls twice this year

B.C. Ministry of Muncipal Affairs says there is no ‘legislative mechanisms’ to waive RDN byelection

B.C.’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs has told Regional District of Nanaimo it can’t waive requirements for a byelection in electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file)
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Regional District of Nanaimo keen on connecting RDN Transit to the Comox Valley

Board approves continued discussion with other regional districts

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Ravensong Aquatic Centre pool in Qualicum Beach faces closures due to staff shortages

Situation depends on number of lifeguards and instructing staff available

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Resident Alien was among the TV productions filming in the Regional District of Nanaimo area in 2021, according to the Vancouver Island North Film Commission. (Black Press file)

Film and TV production on mid-Island busy despite pandemic, says film commission

INFilm estimates region benefited from $6.5 million in related economic activity in 2021

Resident Alien was among the TV productions filming in the Regional District of Nanaimo area in 2021, according to the Vancouver Island North Film Commission. (Black Press file)
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North Cedar Fire Department responded to a structure fire the night of Dec. 17 on Holden Corso Road. (News Bulletin file)

Cabin razed, man suffers burns as crews fight fire near Nanaimo

North Cedar and Cranberry firefighters extinguish blaze on Holden Corso Road

North Cedar Fire Department responded to a structure fire the night of Dec. 17 on Holden Corso Road. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report on tiny homes this week as it investigates ways to alleviate the housing crunch. (B.C. Housing photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo looks at possibility of tiny homes

RDN board receives report referencing approaches in other B.C. communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report on tiny homes this week as it investigates ways to alleviate the housing crunch. (B.C. Housing photo)
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Regional District of Nanaimo implements employee vaccination policy

‘The decision to require vaccines for all employees was not made lightly’

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Flood waters have receded at Pathfinder Camp Resorts on Martindale Road in Parksville, leaving behind a pool of mud. (Michael Briones photo)
Flood waters have receded at Pathfinder Camp Resorts on Martindale Road in Parksville, leaving behind a pool of mud. (Michael Briones photo)
The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Financial aid may be available for Vancouver Islanders affected by massive flooding

Important steps remain after evacuation orders rescinded

The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Monday, Nov. 15. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Monday, Nov. 15. (Michael Briones photo)
Martindale Road in Parksville was flooded on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Residents evacuated from Qualicum Beach, Parksville as flood waters rise

Search and rescue crews on alert in various locations

Martindale Road in Parksville was flooded on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (File photo)

Housing affordability isn’t keeping up with Regional District of Nanaimo’s growth

RDN reports it’s making progress on most of the targets in its regional growth strategy

The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (File photo)
An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Bus riders asked to weigh in on proposed ‘rapid line’ route through Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo invites feedback on proposed transit improvements

An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)