Nanaimo Regional District

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)

Vote pending on proposed Nanaimo-Cowichan transit link

More than 1,900 survey respondents expressed support for inter-regional transit, notes RDN report

 

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

 

Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

UPDATE: Rescue crews evacuate residents stranded due to Parksville flooding

Flood waters breach banks of the Englishman River

 

A goat on the roof at Coombs Old Country Market. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has begun a process working toward possible incorporation. (Black Press file photo)

Coombs-Errington area looking at becoming its own municipality

Regional District of Nanaimo board supports official request, asks for more information

A goat on the roof at Coombs Old Country Market. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has begun a process working toward possible incorporation. (Black Press file photo)
Beginning in January, the District 69 Arena will be owned by the City of Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Curling arena ownership to transfer from RDN to City of Parksville

Administrative efficiencies created with new deal

Beginning in January, the District 69 Arena will be owned by the City of Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

$1 billion patient tower fuels Nanaimo Regional Hospital District budget talk

Potential future capital plan estimates $2.6 billion in projects through 2035

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
Residents in the Regional District of Nanaimo have raised concerns about indiscriminate use of fireworks. (PQB News file photo)

Residents want random use of fireworks to stop in Regional District of Nanaimo

Petition signed by more than 2,000 people calls for new bylaw

Residents in the Regional District of Nanaimo have raised concerns about indiscriminate use of fireworks. (PQB News file photo)
The COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on film production on central and north Vancouver Island, says Vancouver Island North Film Commission. Pictured here, production of TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith earlier this year. (Black Press file)

Film commissioner says COVID-19 cost central Island $6 million in economic activity

Jurassic World: Dominion, Chesapeake Shores among productions halted due to pandemic, says INFilm

The COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on film production on central and north Vancouver Island, says Vancouver Island North Film Commission. Pictured here, production of TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith earlier this year. (Black Press file)
Central Island 911 has a new fire dispatch service provider. (E-Comm 911 photo/Submitted)

City of Nanaimo, RDN transitioning to fire dispatch service from City of Surrey

Switch anticipated to save $3.5 million over five-year period

Central Island 911 has a new fire dispatch service provider. (E-Comm 911 photo/Submitted)
A rendering of Nanaimo Airport land, including proposed commercial development along the Trans-Canada Highway. (SNC Lavalin/Nanaimo Airport Commission image)
A rendering of Nanaimo Airport land, including proposed commercial development along the Trans-Canada Highway. (SNC Lavalin/Nanaimo Airport Commission image)
A Regional District of Nanaimo Transit bus prepares to make a stop. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit hopes recovery funding will help balance books as ridership slowly returns

Nanaimo area September ridership about 56 per cent what it was previous September

A Regional District of Nanaimo Transit bus prepares to make a stop. (News Bulletin file)
Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)

Brewery, lounge coming for Island farmers forced to close restaurant due to ALR concerns?

Rusted Rake in Nanoose Bay ready to try again after restaurant forced to close last year

Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)
There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach running track project plans reduced in scale

Track group to switch to community grassroots level due to lack of support from regional district

There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)
Stage 4 watering restrictions in Whiskey Creek continue to be enforced. (PQB News file photo)

High turbidity in water supply remains an issue in Whiskey Creek

Regional District of Nanaimo trucking in water as required

Stage 4 watering restrictions in Whiskey Creek continue to be enforced. (PQB News file photo)
Dana Wacker, president of the Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club, and Chris Hudec check out Fine China, one of more than 60 trails in the Doumont Trails network, which was voted Nanaimo’s best place for mountain biking in last year’s Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo exploring mountain biking as an economic driver

Nanaimo Hospitality Association executive says coordinated trail network could lead to job creation

Dana Wacker, president of the Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club, and Chris Hudec check out Fine China, one of more than 60 trails in the Doumont Trails network, which was voted Nanaimo’s best place for mountain biking in last year’s Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin file photo)
According to a Regional District of Nanaimo transit select committee report, the RDN is estimating a $2.1 million loss in transit revenue due to COVID-19. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 pandemic estimated to lead to $2-million loss for Nanaimo area transit

Regional District of Nanaimo has been seeing gradual rider increase since mid-May

According to a Regional District of Nanaimo transit select committee report, the RDN is estimating a $2.1 million loss in transit revenue due to COVID-19. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo has made it a priority to improve the quality of water supplied to Sandpiper residents. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo wants water quality issues addressed quickly

‘Those videos are disturbing that there’s water in the regional district that is of this poor quality’

The Regional District of Nanaimo has made it a priority to improve the quality of water supplied to Sandpiper residents. (Submitted photo)
The resale price of a detached home in Nanaimo rose 69 per cent between 2013-18, says a Regional District of Nanaimo housing needs study. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo needs more rental housing, study finds

RDN directors will take another look at the report and consider next steps

The resale price of a detached home in Nanaimo rose 69 per cent between 2013-18, says a Regional District of Nanaimo housing needs study. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Illegal dumping rose in the Regional District of Nanaimo during 2019. (File photo)

Illegal waste dumping increased in Regional District of Nanaimo last year

RDN collected 74 tonnes in 2019, up from 49 tonnes in 2018

Illegal dumping rose in the Regional District of Nanaimo during 2019. (File photo)
Sandpiper residents have been dealing with water quality issues for years. (Larry Biccum photo)
Sandpiper residents have been dealing with water quality issues for years. (Larry Biccum photo)