Nanaimo Regional District

The Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (PQB News file photo)

RDN director wants Nanoose Bay residents to contribute for Ravensong pool services

Wallace calls it unfair electoral area not paying its share

The Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (PQB News file photo)
A BC Transit bus. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A BC Transit bus. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
The Ballenas Secondary outdated cinder track is used by students in School District 69 and is need of a major upgrade. (PQB News File Photo)
The Ballenas Secondary outdated cinder track is used by students in School District 69 and is need of a major upgrade. (PQB News File Photo)
(PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo tax hike not as high as earlier anticipated

COVID-19 forced closure of some facilities in 2020

(PQB News file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
The mountain biking trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. (PQB file photo)
Terry Keogh, an RDN Transit driver, used his paramedic skills the morning of Jan. 22 after coming across an unconscious woman along his route in downtown Nanaimo. (RDN Transit photo)

RDN Transit driver stops his bus and helps get overdosing woman breathing again

Former EMT from Ireland performed CPR on a woman in downtown Nanaimo on Friday

Terry Keogh, an RDN Transit driver, used his paramedic skills the morning of Jan. 22 after coming across an unconscious woman along his route in downtown Nanaimo. (RDN Transit photo)
Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Longtime Nanoose Bay farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

Colin Springford expressed his thanks following a birthday truck parade that was held for him on his 75th birthday on April 10, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff recommending bus route to Cowichan Valley

More than 1,900 survey respondents expressed support for inter-regional transit, notes RDN report

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)
The Meadowood Community Centre will be located on Galvin Place in Electoral Area F. (RDN illustration)
The Meadowood Community Centre will be located on Galvin Place in Electoral Area F. (RDN illustration)
More electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions photo)

RDN seeks electoral approval for electric vehicle charging bylaw

Areas targetted include Nanoose Bay, French Creek and Qualicum Bay

More electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions photo)
Closures in 2020 resulted in net financial losses for Oceanside Place. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Closures in 2020 resulted in net losses for Oceanside Place in Parksville

Regional District of Nanaimo applies grant to COVID-related services

Closures in 2020 resulted in net financial losses for Oceanside Place. (PQB News file photo)
Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach director wants regional district to look at yard, garden waste collection

Other director suggests promoting programs that educate property owners on composting

Garden waste is not included in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s automated curbside garbage collection. (PQB News file photo)
Three houses on Judges Row in Qualicum Beach are among the most expensive properties in District 69. (Google Map)

Assessed property values on the rise in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Increase approximately 3-6 per cent in PQB area; most expensive home listed at $5.2M

Three houses on Judges Row in Qualicum Beach are among the most expensive properties in District 69. (Google Map)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo collects approximately 10,000 old garbage bins

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be repurposed

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)

RDN ratepayers in Parksville Qualicum Beach area projected to see tax hike

Regional district board approves proposed 2021-2025 financial plan

(PQB News file photo)
Improvements to Dunsmuir Park in Electoral Area Ha is one of many projects of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (RDN illustration)
Improvements to Dunsmuir Park in Electoral Area Ha is one of many projects of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (RDN illustration)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo recreation department has cancelled all adult hockey programs due to the latest COVID-19 restriction. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Some recreational facilities still operating in Parksville, Qualicum Beach

Appointments required as adjustments made to comply with pandemic protocols

The Regional District of Nanaimo recreation department has cancelled all adult hockey programs due to the latest COVID-19 restriction. (PQB News file photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo will form a fire services advisory committee consisting of area directors, fire chiefs from departments funded by the RDN and fire society executives from within the regional district. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo forms fire services advisory committee

Stakeholders to form committee and establish terms of reference

Regional District of Nanaimo will form a fire services advisory committee consisting of area directors, fire chiefs from departments funded by the RDN and fire society executives from within the regional district. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo started automated garbage collection in October. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville residents sour with RDN response addressing garbage cart replacement requests

District: ‘We should have a shipment of carts first week of January’

The Regional District of Nanaimo started automated garbage collection in October. (Michael Briones photo)