Infrastructure

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.

Hybrid vehicle registrations between 2013 and 2017 Nanaimo increased from 540 to 910, according to ICBC.
Hybrid vehicle registrations between 2013 and 2017 Nanaimo increased from 540 to 910, according to ICBC. The Canadian Press

Hybrid and electric vehicles in demand as gas prices soar

By Ian Holmes
April 26, 2019 - 5:01pm

NANAIMO — Motorists fed up with soaring fuel prices are increasingly turning to hybrid and electric vehicles to ease pain at the pumps.

Nanaimo Toyota product advisor Paul DeBron said a vast majority of his recent sales have been plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Recycling bins at Regional Recycling has seen a substantial jump of materials since the NRE closed down.
Recycling bins at Regional Recycling has seen a substantial jump of materials since the NRE closed down. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's recycling culture remains strong despite NRE closure, officials say

By Ian Holmes
April 26, 2019 - 2:54pm Updated: April 26, 2019 - 4:42pm

NANAIMO — The sky is not falling more than one year after the popular non-profit Nanaimo Recycling Exchange (NRE) shut its doors.

Morden Mine is one of only two above ground concrete mining structures left in North America. $1.4 million from the B.C. Government will see the historic landmark restored.
Morden Mine is one of only two above ground concrete mining structures left in North America. $1.4 million from the B.C. Government will see the historic landmark restored. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Morden Mine will be around for another 100-years:' funding announced to restore iconic structure

By Ian Holmes
April 13, 2019 - 6:24pm Updated: April 15, 2019 - 11:57am

NANAIMO — A significant funding announcement is the ray of hope supporters of Morden Mine prayed for but assumed would never materialize.

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