Nanaimo Regional District

Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Housing crunch or not, it’s illegal to live in an RV in Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw forcing pensioner to move RV he calls home off private farm land

 

Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council agrees to meet with other elected officials in the region

RDN’s Tyler Brown sent letters to Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach

 

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RDN looks to establish treatment facilities and complex care housing

District asks City of Parksville to write a letter of support

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Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dwelling destroyed, two taken to hospital after mid-Island blaze

Numerous fire departments and first responders at area south of Nanaimo

Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)

RDN says $82M pollution control centre upgrade now complete

Wastewater treatment enhanced at Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)
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Regional District of Nanaimo to form fire services advisory committee

Group to report on matters related to fire dispatch, emergency and fire response

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A bill to increase income tax credits for volunteer firefighters has been introduced in Parliament by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord John. (PQN News file photo)
A bill to increase income tax credits for volunteer firefighters has been introduced in Parliament by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord John. (PQN News file photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Island’s cardiac care gap sparks hard push for major Nanaimo hospital expansion

New patient tower, cardiac services and cancer centre on the wish list for central and north Island

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo board is worried residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach will add their recycling to garbage collected at the street level. (PQB News file photo)

RDN seeks temporary solution to provide recycling facilities in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Directors agree travelling 45 minutes to nearest depot is unacceptable

The Regional District of Nanaimo board is worried residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach will add their recycling to garbage collected at the street level. (PQB News file photo)
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Site of the proposed TELUS cell tower in Qualicum Bay. (TELUS Map)

Residents raise concerns over proposed cellphone tower in Qualicum Bay

TELUS proposes building a 63-metre steel self-support structure

Site of the proposed TELUS cell tower in Qualicum Bay. (TELUS Map)
A new study focuses on increasing child care spaces in the Regional District of Nanaimo by 2030. (PQB News file photo)

Action plan targets significant increase in mid-Island child care spaces by 2030

‘Accessible and affordable child care is essential to the well-being of children’

A new study focuses on increasing child care spaces in the Regional District of Nanaimo by 2030. (PQB News file photo)
The Lighthouse Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society wants to purchase night vision for its Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 59 boat. (Submitted Photo)

Deep Bay marine SAR group to get additional funding from RDN

Society plans to add night thermal vision equipment for its boat

The Lighthouse Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society wants to purchase night vision for its Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 59 boat. (Submitted Photo)
HandyDART service registration has been amended to include mobility assessments by an occupational therapist. (File photo)
HandyDART service registration has been amended to include mobility assessments by an occupational therapist. (File photo)
An active transportation initiative is being planned for Electoral Area G of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Active transportation planning sought for French Creek area

Consultant to be hired to undertake $85,000 project

An active transportation initiative is being planned for Electoral Area G of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)
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Some frustrated Parksville Qualicum Beach residents now tossing recyclables in garbage

Option is driving to collection centres in Nanaimo and Courtenay

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Qualicum Beach, RDN land grants for asset management projects

The two District 69 projects are 10 initiatives in B.C. chosen to receive funding

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The Regional District of Nanaimo faces challenges with garbage bin replacement requests. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo faces challenges with garbage bin replacement requests. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)