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The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offers $300K in grants for zero-waste projects

Cash allotted for Zero Waste Recycling Funding program

The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)
Samples of Parksville Qualicum Beach artist, Louise Parrack’s, work. Parrack will host an art sale on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2021, where 25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Project REBUILD. (Submitted photo)
Samples of Parksville Qualicum Beach artist, Louise Parrack’s, work. Parrack will host an art sale on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2021, where 25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Project REBUILD. (Submitted photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Community members from Coombs and beyond are invited to come down to the Coombs Farmers Institute’s annual apple pressing event. (CFI photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
(PQB NEWS file photo)

RDN receives $457K in funding to improve development application processing

Project to start in November, with completion slated for 2023

(PQB NEWS file photo)
Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff proposes free bus rides on election day

Goal is to provide more voters a chance to reach polling stations on Sept. 20

Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susan Farlinger is the Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
A new seniors housing facility is planned for the former Alberni District Secondary School site on Anderson Ave. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

‘Shovel-ready’ non-profit seniors’ housing coming to Port Alberni

Vancouver Resource Society purchases 2.5-acre lot from District Group

A new seniors housing facility is planned for the former Alberni District Secondary School site on Anderson Ave. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
(File photo)
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Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)
Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)

25 books for 25 youngsters donated in Bowser Elementary School catchment area

Newly formed foundation ‘Wonderful World of Books’ provides gifts

Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)
Pre-registration is set to start for Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation programs such as fall swim and skate sessions. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo recreation services to operate under limited capacity

As of Sept. 13, proof of vaccination will be required for entry into facilities

Pre-registration is set to start for Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation programs such as fall swim and skate sessions. (PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)

Town of Qualicum Beach agrees to apologize to resident after Ombudsperson report

Complaint lodged after unsuccessful attempts to appear before town council

(PQB News file photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ryan John Grob as he walks down the Nanaimo courthouse steps on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)