RDN Curbside collection fees increasing this year

Rachelle Stein-Wotten Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Gabriola Sounder Curbside utility fees are going up in the Regional District of Nanaimo, but the cart exchange fee for recycling bins will be eliminated. The RDN board of directors passed an amendment to the...

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Lulu presents African Chamber Music

African chamber music - Kurai Mubaiwa, Kofi Gbolonyo and Curtis Andrews will be performing at the Phoenix Auditorium on March 9. Photos courtesy Ruby SinghAlexander Varty Lulu Performing Arts Society Curtis Andrews, the globetrotting adventurer behind the African...

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Secondary suites program open in RDN this spring

Rachelle Stein-Wotten Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Gabriola Sounder The B.C. government’s secondary suites incentive program (SSIP) has expanded to 16 regional districts, including the Regional District of Nanaimo. The three-year pilot program launches April...

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March 19 will be first trip for Gabriola MediGo

People for a Healthy Community March 19 has been set by PHC for their first medical appointment van trip to Nanaimo.  The Gabriola MediGo van will provide free rides to Gabriolans going to medical appointments.  Riders will book a ride on the PHC website, or by phone...

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Parliament agrees to anchorages amendment

Press Release NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) is celebrating that Members of Parliament agreed to the NDP’s amendments to Bill C-33 to get freighter anchorages out of the Salish Sea. These changes are a much-needed first step in bringing relief to coastal...

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