Nanaimo Regional District

Tiny homes are now being looked at to help solve shortage of affordable housing. (BC Housing photo)
Tiny homes are now being looked at to help solve shortage of affordable housing. (BC Housing photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors discussed asking the provincial government for increased funding, awareness and enforcement against human trafficking. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo asking province to better address human trafficking issue

Directors agree to write to the premier and solicitor-general after hearing from advocate

Regional District of Nanaimo directors discussed asking the provincial government for increased funding, awareness and enforcement against human trafficking. (File photo)
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Consultants hired to find ways to motivate RDN residents to take action to save water

Behaviour change principles added to WaterSmart Outreach Progam

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Solid waste management committee looks at options for recycling in Parksville Qualicum Beach

PQB residents now have to travel 45 minutes to drop off specific items

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Coombs Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department crews dig through the ground in search of hot spots as they took out a fire on Redman Road (May 8). (Michael Briones photo)
Coombs Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department crews dig through the ground in search of hot spots as they took out a fire on Redman Road (May 8). (Michael Briones photo)
The first-quarter chart of the building permits issued in the electoral areas in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (RDN illustration)

Regional District of Nanaimo sees building permit numbers fall in first quarter

Value of construction activity in RDN more than $25 million

The first-quarter chart of the building permits issued in the electoral areas in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (RDN illustration)
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Regional District of Nanaimo to increase fees for disposal of mattresses

Current rate of $15 per unit not enough to cover recycling

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As dry season approaches, now is a good time to clean up yards and do a FireSmart assessment of your home and surrounding property. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offer sessions on emergency preparedness

Official says it’s time to update personal emergency plans

As dry season approaches, now is a good time to clean up yards and do a FireSmart assessment of your home and surrounding property. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
Bowser resident Joseph Lambert wins $25,070 from Keno draw. (BCLC photo)

Bowser man in disbelief over $25K Keno win

Lambert says he had to check his ticket mulitiple times

Bowser resident Joseph Lambert wins $25,070 from Keno draw. (BCLC photo)
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Parksville announces Stage 2 outdoor watering restrictions beginning May 1

Goal is to maintain adequate water supply throughout the summer

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The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to make its operations efficient and carbon neutral. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo works to become carbon neutral by 2032

Plan developed to achieve goal of becoming regional leader in climate change

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to make its operations efficient and carbon neutral. (PQB News file photo)
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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

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)
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

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