Nanaimo Regional District

Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

With meat-processing site numbers dwindling, farmer seeks abattoir in rural Nanaimo

Ben Glassen has ALC application for small-scale facility on Jingle Pot Road

Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)

RDN: $70K given to fund zero waste education program in mid-Island schools

Parksville Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo-Ladysmith students involved

Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)
The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Horne Lake residents call for enhanced fire protection services

Funds requested in 2022 budget for a feasibility study

The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)
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Firework bans don’t work, says Canadian group pushing for more education on contentious issue

Concerns raised in Regional District of Nanaimo regarding negative impact on animals

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After receiving approximately $1.17 million in COVID-19 safe restart money from the B.C. government in late 2020, Regional District of Nanaimo received an additional $715,000 in 2021. (News Bulletin file)

RDN spending COVID-19 recovery money on cyberattack protection, portable toilets

B.C. government grants $715,000 in COVID-19 Safe Restart money to Regional District of Nanaimo

After receiving approximately $1.17 million in COVID-19 safe restart money from the B.C. government in late 2020, Regional District of Nanaimo received an additional $715,000 in 2021. (News Bulletin file)
Curtailing lawn watering is advised under the RDN’s Stage 3 water restrictions. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo imposes Stage 3 water restrictions

Residents are requested to reduce non-essential outdoor water use

Curtailing lawn watering is advised under the RDN’s Stage 3 water restrictions. (PQB News file photo)
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Development permit granted for 60-unit building project in French Creek

RDN staff indicated a water study will soon be conducted in the French Creek area

(PQB News file photo)
Sandpiper residents have been enduring murky waters coming out of their faucets. (Submitted photo)
Sandpiper residents have been enduring murky waters coming out of their faucets. (Submitted photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo wants to improve transit service and seeks resident input. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo wants to improve transit service and seeks resident input. (PQB News file photo)
Map of the site of a proposed 60-unit building project in French Creek. (RDN map)
Map of the site of a proposed 60-unit building project in French Creek. (RDN map)
The proposed running track upgrade at Ballenas Secondary is now on course. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Parksville track upgrade project gains some traction

Staff recommends board approve $204,000 funding

The proposed running track upgrade at Ballenas Secondary is now on course. (PQB News file photo)
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Fireworks report highlights enforcement challenges for Regional District of Nanaimo

Director: ‘I just think it’s wasting everybody’s time’

(PQB News file photo)
Douglas Holmes, current Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District chief administrative officer, is set to take on that position at the Regional District of Nanaimo come late August. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo’s next CAO keen to work on building partnerships

Douglas Holmes to take over top administrator role with RDN this summer

Douglas Holmes, current Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District chief administrative officer, is set to take on that position at the Regional District of Nanaimo come late August. (Submitted photo)
Leadership Vancouver Island is about to start its 2021-22 session.  (Stock photo)

Leadership Vancouver Island welcomes return to in-person sessions

2021-22 program features a three-day retreat at Cowichan Lake

Leadership Vancouver Island is about to start its 2021-22 session.  (Stock photo)
Residents in the RDN’s Electoral Area G support a governance and service delivery review of the community. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo’s Electoral Area G wants governance restructuring study

Area includes French Creek, San Pareil, Little Qualicum and Englishman River

Residents in the RDN’s Electoral Area G support a governance and service delivery review of the community. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo hospital district may seek help from other Vancouver Island regions for $1B project

Funding for patient tower and services discussed by committee

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
Map of the proposed site in Qualicum Bay for a Telus telecommunications tower. (RDN map)
Map of the proposed site in Qualicum Bay for a Telus telecommunications tower. (RDN map)
The Regional District of Nanaimo wants a three-bin system imposed on single-family homes to be applied to new developments. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo wants a three-bin system imposed on single-family homes to be applied to new developments. (PQB News file photo)
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Regional District of Nanaimo to discontinue committee of the whole meetings

Several other committees being eliminated following review

(PQB News file photo)