The shovels were out in the Ermineskin Street area in Parksville with neighbors helping each other clean driveways. — Michael Briones photo

Snow forces cancellation of RDN meetings

Curbside collection in some rural areas also put off for Tuesday, Feb. 12

The Regional District of Nanaimo has cancelled all meetings scheduled for today, Feb. 12 and have been rescheduled to Feb. 19. They are:

  • Electoral Area Services Committee – 1:30 p.m.
  • Special Board – 3 p.m.
  • In Camera Special Board – Immediately following Special Board meeting
  • Committee of the Whole – 3 p.m.
  • In Camera Committee of the Whole – Immediately following Regular Committee of the Whole meeting

Curbside collection for all rural area routes — Lantzville, Nanoose, Extension, Wellington, Benson Meadows —for safety of residents and the collection crew has also been cancelled today.

The RDN has indicated that every effort will be made to collect materials on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. If materials have not been collected by end of Thursday, the missed material will be collected on the next corresponding collection day.

For more information, the snow procedure can be found here

All Regional district of Nanaimo facilities are currently open and operating which includes the: Administration and Transit offices, Regional Landfill, Church Road Transfer Station, Ravensong Aquatic Centre, & Oceanside Place Arena

RDN Transit is operating. To see where your bus is in real time on the NextRide site visit:

All RDN recreation programs that happen off-site are cancelled today. Call ahead to see if your class or program is in at Ravensong Aquatic Centre (250-752-5014) and Oceanside Arena (250-248-3252).

RDN Solid Waste Facilities – The Regional Landfill & Church Road Transfer Station are open but at reduced capacity. Customers can expect short delays.

Environment Canada has indicated that a second low pressure centre in as many days is giving more snow to the South Coast today.

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