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RDN says it wants input related to the regional growth strategy

The Regional District of Nanaimo is asking residents for their thoughts on "a set of measures to track progress towards the goals of the regional growth strategy (RGS)."

In a news release issued Monday, the RDN said the RGS "guides regional sustainability and land-use decisions that impact quality of life for RDN residents in rural and urban communities."

"This confidential survey is an opportunity for residents to tell us what types of information they are interested in and to confirm that we are on the right track with these measures and targets," said RDN Chair Joe Stanhope in the release. "The more participation we receive, the better we will be able to monitor our progress and guide the regional planning and decision-making that affects day-to-day life in our communities."

The survey can be completed online at www.rdn.bc.ca/rgsmonitoring. Paper copies are also available upon request.

The RDN said the first part of the survey will take less than two minutes to complete. The second part is optional and will take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete.

The RDN said the first 100 survey participants will receive a Fortis B.C. compact expandable hand towel. Residents who complete both parts of the survey will also be entered into a draw for prizes including a BC Hydro Home Energy Saving Kit, a one-month RDN transit pass, and 10 RDN transit day passes. To be eligible, residents must submit surveys before midnight on Oct. 16.

For more information about the survey or about the RGS, visit www.rdn.bc.ca/rgsmonitoring and click on Services/Long Range Planning, or call the Long Range Planning Department at (250) 390-6510 or (250) 954-3798.

— NEWS Staff/RDN news release

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