August 29, 2022

This Week...

Review results from Phase I of Te'tuxwtun engagement, you're invited to the Summer Splash and don't miss the last night market of the season. Read on for more!

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Let's Talk Te'tuxwtun

Te’tuxwtun is a land and community enhancement project looking to develop 5.8 acres from three existing properties into ecologically balanced outdoor space, housing, services, education and amenities. It aims to understand, respect and heal the land so that the housing, education, recreation and accessible services created will benefit all now and in the future.

Phase I of Engagement for the Te’tuxwtun project has officially wrapped up! The What We Heard report summarizes insights gained in Phase I through an online community survey, Community Circle Conversations with community members and organizations and dialogue with tenants of Sanala, the BC Housing development currently situated on Te’tuxwtun lands.

The What We Heard report shares:

  • How we've effectively reached the greater community, receiving suggestions from a diverse pool of people
  • Wisdom gathered from the Community Survey and Community Circle Conversations, including both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Survey results and real samples of what was shared by the community
  • Next steps and top priorities for the project moving forward

Check out the full What We Heard report and learn more about how the stories shared during this phase will combine with the traditional teachings of Snuneymuxw First Nation to create design concepts that prioritize healing the land.


September 5 city facilities will be closed however lifeguards will be on duty that day at westwood lake

Holiday Swimming at Westwood

Just a reminder that City of Nanaimo facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5. However, Westwood Lake lifeguards will be on duty from 11:30am - 5:30 pm. This will be their last day at the lake! 


end of summer splash swim event september 1 from 4-8 pm at Beban Pool

End of Summer Splash

Join us for a tropical beach themed pool party at Beban Pool Thursday, September 1 from 4-8 pm. Enjoy poolside activities and a hot dog BBQ with popcorn by donation, hosted by members of the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North. Regular admission rates apply. 


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Election Update

The 2022 Municipal Election is drawing nearer with the nomination period opening on Tuesday, August 30. Those wishing to run as candidates must file nomination papers with the Chief Election Officer or designate at the Legislative Services Office in City Hall. To file, candidates must make an appointment by calling Legislative Services at 250-755-4405.


photo of city of nanaimo booth set up for the last night market talking about the municipal election

Last Night Market

After a successful summer of evening fun, shopping and entertainment the Thursday Commercial Street night market wraps up this week. The City of Nanaimo booth will be there with information about the upcoming municipal election. Stop by and say hello!

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Home Energy Efficiency Rebates

Thinking of upgrading your home to reduce energy costs, improve comfort and climate resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Review a summary of grant and financing programs available from the City, Province and Federal Government.


Walley Creek Trail is closed for bridge repair starting August 23 until August 29

Bridge Repair

Walley Creek Trail has been closed since August 23 for bridge repair. Work should be wrapped up by the end of the day on August 29. In the meantime, please use our other parks and trails found throughout the City.


Annual Maintenance

Staff are completing annual maintenance on the Old Harewood Dam (behind Western Acres) and the Chase River (Colliery) Dams. The work will include pressure washing and inspections. Work will be completed by September 6. Park users are not expected to be impacted, but please pay attention to signage when in the area.

Will Your Commute Be Affected This Week?

Up-to-date information on City construction projects:

  • Metral Drive is still an active construction area. Traffic control will aim to keep traffic flowing; however, please display patience for the workers as they endeavor to do this work as quickly as they can.
  • Continuous closures on Cameron Street will be in effect until 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 30. 
  • Mobility upgrades are taking place at the intersection of Bruce Avenue and Sixth Street. Commuters should expect minor delays.
  • Park Avenue between Fifth Street and Seventh Street will be closed in both directions for a sanitary sewer upgrade. The road closure will be in place for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access is available for local traffic and emergency vehicles only. A detour will be in place using Bruce Avenue and the closure will remain in effect until the sewer upgrade project is completed in September.


Work With Us!

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

  • Municipal Services Inspector
  • Recreation Assistant II Arenas - Temporary Part-Time
  • Recreation Coordinator - Cultural Services
  • Director, Information Technology / Chief Information Officer
  • Casual Labourer Pool
  • Building Official
  • Planner - Temporary Full-Time
  • Buyer - Temporary Full-Time
  • Recreation Coordinator Aquatics
  • Casuals - Police Services
  • Engineering Services Technologist
  • Custodian - Relief Pool
  • Casual Lifeguard/Instructors


Meetings This Week

Aug 29: Regular Council Meeting at 7:00 pm

Sept 1: Board of Variance at 4:00 pm

Did you know? 

After a short summer break, meetings are back in session. Check out the agenda and tune in!

You can watch live meetings, view a list of upcoming meetings, read agendas and watch recordings of past meetings all in one place on the City website. 


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