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SCRD offers public hearing on protecting riparian and shorelines 

The SCRD will be hosting a public hearing this month to allow for engagement on changing bylaws around the protection of riparian areas and shorelines to meet legislative requirements.  According to the district, two of the three proposed amendments will be focused on bringing SCRD bylaws into alignment with provincial...

City of Nanaimo changes bylaws to adapt to provincial legislation 

To comply with new legislation around small-scale housing, the City of Nanaimo says it has amended the bylaws to adapt to the changes.  The city adopted the changes to the bylaw during a meeting on Jun. 17 which now allow for more housing, as well as different types of housing...

Town of Gibsons provides feedback on active transportation 

A plan is being put in place to help the Town of Gibsons improve and modernize, public transit by identifying gaps in the current network whether it involves foot traffic or bus.   According to the town, round two of the public engagement session closed and provided feedback on how...

City of Nanaimo looks to fill vacant volunteer position

If you are looking to get involved in shaping the future of the City of Nanaimo, then the city has a position for you.  A three-year term, volunteer-based, position has opened for one applicant to be involved on the Design Advisory Panel, which the city says considers development permits in...

BC salmon farms get five-year deadline, Indigenous supporters upset by feds’ decision

Net-pen salmon farms in BC have five years to change completely to closed-containment systems, or get out of the ocean entirely. Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier made the announcement today, setting a deadline of June 30, 2029. She also said a long-promised transition plan will finally be released in draft form...

Structure fire displaces over 50 people from housing facility

A structure fire resulted in more than 50 people being displaced in Nanaimo. The incident happened early Sunday morning. Nanaimo Fire Rescue was dispatched when alarms were activated at the Samaritan House at Nicol Street. Assistant chief of operations Troy Libbus says 4 engines and a total of 16 firefighters attended. “Upon arrival,...
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