Dec. 5, 2022

This Week...

Submit your questions for e-Town Hall, start your Frosty Bucket Sticker Search and learn about how the City has been recognized for its Climate Action work. Read on for more!

Submit Questions for e-Town Hall

Ever wonder how much the City of Nanaimo's budget pays for, or how far your property tax dollars go? The video above gives you a glimpse into the everyday functions, from asset management to recreation to snow plowing. Do you have questions? Tonight, Dec. 5 at 7 pm an e-Town Hall will take place in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Shaw Auditorium. Submit your questions in advance at You can attend, tune in and/or post more questions in the @cityofnanaimo Facebook Event or on @cityofnanaimoTwitter using #nanaimoTH.


Frpsty Bucket Sticker Search is back this winter, search, anbdenter to win!

Frosty Bucket Sticker Search

Looking for a family friendly outdoor activity? Search for stickers at various parks throughout the City of Nanaimo and enter to win.

1. Find the Frosty Bucket sticker in 12 parks or trails that have references to the holiday season.

2. Use the clues found on our website or Facebook to find the sticker.

3. Once you find the Frosty Bucket sticker, use your smart phone camera or QR reader to reveal a special WORD.

4. Collect all 12 WORDS and unscramble the PHRASE.

5. Once you collect all 12 words, submit your answer on the form provided on the City website by Dec. 28 at 4 pm for a chance to win tickets to our New Year's Day Event "Activate" and a Parks, Recreation and Culture gift card!


Sponsor Winter Wonderland 

The City of Nanaimo is still searching for sponsors for this popular community event. If you are a business or organization looking for exposure, consider sponsoring a session. This event attracts 6,000 skaters and provides an opportunity for everyone in the community, regardless of economic position, to come and skate for free. Please contact the Arenas Department at 250-756-5200 for information on how you can be part of this worthwhile Nanaimo tradition.


Lions Free Skates at Frank Crane Arena

Lions FREE Skates

The City of Nanaimo, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates, held Sundays at the Frank Crane Arena from 12 to 1:30 pm. On Clipper game days (Dec. 11, Jan. 15 and Mar. 12) the schedule will change slightly to 11:30 am to 1 pm.


City's Climate Action Work Recognized

The City of Nanaimo has been recognized by the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) as one of 122 local governments across the globe taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency, despite the pressures of a challenging global economic situation. 


Warming Centres

The City has provided funding to support two warming centres in Nanaimo: one at 520 Prideaux Street, which Risebridge will operate seven days a week and one in St. Paul's Anglican Church at 100 Chapel St, operated by the 7-10 Club Society Monday through Fridays.


Snow and Catch Basins

There's snow time like now to think about catch basins and melting snow, because whenever it snows this much, there is always the risk of flooding. Michael Olson from Public Works shows us how to keep our catch basins clear so that the melt off will have an easy run into the storm drain.


Will Your Commute Be Affected This Week?

Up-to-date information on City construction projects:

  • Along the Nanaimo Parkway, between East Wellington Road and Northfield Road, construction crews continue to break rock and fuse pipe for the Midtown Water Supply Project. Commuters should expect merging construction traffic entering the Nanaimo Parkway south of Northfield Road.
  • Trench Preparations will create visual distractions and minor delays along Northfield Road, between the Nanaimo Parkway and Northfield Marsh before Boxwood Road. Commuters should expect minor delays along Boxwood Road between Meredith Road and Tulsa Road in relation to the Midtown Water Supply Project.
  • Beban Park has detours within the park and areas of restricted access for the Midtown Water Supply Project. Access to the Stevie Smith Bike Park and Community Gardens is off Bowen Road past the tennis courts and golf course. All main parking lots, facilities and park amenities are open. In an effort to protect the public and provide a safe working area, certain areas of the park are fenced off and restricted for all non-construction personnel.
  • Labieux Road between Beban Parkway and Kenworth Road will be closed in both directions for the Midtown Water Supply Project. The road closure will be in place for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access is available for local traffic and emergency vehicles only. Commuters should plan an alternate route. A detour will be in place and the closure will remain in effect until mid-January.
  • Emerald Drive (from Uplands to Ross Rd) will be closed during the day for a water main upgrade. Access will be limited to residents, buses and emergency services. Other commuters should plan an alternate route.
  • Metral Drive is substantially complete! Please respect traffic control as the workers finish off road markings and other important details.


Work With Us!

We are currently looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Recreation Coordinator - Temporary Full-Time
  • Police Records Clerk
  • Manager, Human Resources
  • Two Lifeguard/Instructors
  • Roads Management Specialist - Temporary Full-Time
  • Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics
  • Municipal Services Inspector
  • Lifeguard/Instructor - Permanent Part-Time
  • Planning Assistant
  • Building Official
  • Casuals - Police Services
  • Custodian - Relief Pool
  • Casual Lifeguard/Instructors


Meetings This Week

Monday, Nov. 5: e-Town Hall  followed by the Regular Council Meeting, starting at 7 pm.



If you are not able to attend or tune in live, you can always review decisions made at each Council meeting simply by reading the Council Meeting Summaries. These summaries are typically posted the day after each meeting.


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