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The intersection of Opal Rd. and Rock City Rd. Access onto Opal at this spot will be closed and vehicles coming out of Opal can only turn right.
The intersection of Opal Rd. and Rock City Rd. Access onto Opal at this spot will be closed and vehicles coming out of Opal can only turn right. Google

Partial road closure aims to shut down popular Rock City-Uplands shortcut

By Dominic Abassi
May 1, 2019 - 5:22pm

NANAIMO — A partial road closure is coming to hopefully stop drivers from using an otherwise quiet Rock City neighbourhood as a popular shortcut.

The 2019 property tax increase is the largest in several years.
The 2019 property tax increase is the largest in several years. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

2019 City of Nanaimo property tax increase set at 5 per cent

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 29, 2019 - 7:53pm Updated: April 30, 2019 - 11:22am

NANAIMO — Home owners will grapple with one of the largest property tax increases in recent years.

Nanaimo councillors on Monday, April 29 gave three readings to a five per cent property tax increase for 2019. 

Roughly 30 activists and supporters took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to bring about change.
Roughly 30 activists and supporters took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to bring about change. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'People shouldn't be dying:' rally tries to shed stereotypes and stigma of drug addiction

By Spencer Sterritt
April 16, 2019 - 5:28pm

NANAIMO — Activists took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to reduce the stigma about drug addiction.

The plan to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and specifically Diana Krall plaza features a community garden and more art walls.
The plan to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and specifically Diana Krall plaza features a community garden and more art walls. ACE Nanaimo

VIU students bring new plan to brighten downtown Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
April 15, 2019 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — A fresh pair of eyes has brought new ideas about how to revitalize downtown Nanaimo.

A group of VIU graphic design students, known as ACE Nanaimo, developed a project to bring colour and events to the downtown.

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