May 31. 2022

This week... 

It's Spring GoByBike week, National AccessAbility Week and we wrap up Invasive Plant Removal Month with one last work party. Read on for more!

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Bike Events

Tues May 31, 5-7pm Downtown Heritage Bike Tour, meet at Old Railway Station, 321 Selby St

Sat June 4, 10am-12pm Clean Up Ride, meet at Brooks Landing Staples

Sat June 4, 3-5pm Nanaimo (Handle) Bar Ride, meet  at Burnt Honey, Country Club Centre

Sat June 11, 11am-2pm Wrap Up Event at Kinsmen Park where there will be yoga in the park and a grand prize giveaway of an adult and youth bike courtesy of Canadian Tire.

BikeTag play anytime!


Celebration Stations

If you want to enjoy the beverages, please be sure to bring your own coffee mugs! Swag and prizes will be given out. 

Mon May 30, 3-5pm at Maki Rd & Island Hwy near Rona, thank you to hosts: Country Grocer & Team Copenhagen

Tues May 31, 7-9am at the Island Hwy & Jingle Pot Rd along E&N Trail, thank you to hosts: Cobs & Buzz Coffee House

Wed Jun 1, 12-2pm in the Old City Quarter's Wesley Square, thank you to host: My Hubby's Bagels

Thurs Jun 2, 3-5pm at Wakesiah & Fourth St near VIU, thank you to hosts: VIU & SD68

Fri Jun 3, 7-9am at The Hospital, thank you to hosts: NRGH, Cobs & Drip Coffee

National AccessAbility Week

May 30-June 4 marks National AccessAbility week. In addition to an established committee, the City is actively working to remove barriers so individuals of all diverse-abilities have equitable access to choose the places they wish to live, work and play. In the video above, you'll learn about the newest pedestrian crosswalk technology being installed in Nanaimo. 


Bike Park Open

The annual maintenance of the Steve Smith Bike Park is now complete. There have been a few minor changes to the course so be sure to check it out! Did you know? There is a mountain bike skills park beside the pump track, designed to help all levels of mountain bikers gain skills and confidence. Both bike parks can be found at Beban Park. 


Invasive Plant Removal 

We are wrapping up Invasive Plant Removal Month with a work party at Linley Valley Park from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, June 4. It is free to participate. Equipment and training will be provided, however you do need to register using code #70920. Thank you for helping improve our environment's health!


Concerts in the Park

Don't miss the Concerts in the Park series this summer. The next one will take place June 1 at Harewood Centennial Park from 4:30-5:30 pm. This concert features Bandeira Parker playing Brazillian/Bossa Nova music. 


Will Your Commute Be Affected This Week?

Up-to-date information on City construction projects:

  • Metral Drive is still under active construction, so please drive slowly, respect the new 3-way stops, and expect delays while navigating the construction zone. All businesses remain open and accessible.
  • Watermain upgrades are underway on Laguna Way east of the intersection with Lost Lake Road. Commuters can expect minor delays.
  • Nottingham Drive is closed between Hammond Bay Road and Cumberland Place. Commuters should plan to access Nottingham from the north end.
  • Utility upgrades are taking place on Cottleview Drive and Hillside Avenue between Caldwell Street and Pacific Edge Way. Commuters can expect minor delays.
  • Fourth Street between Bruce Avenue and Pine Street is closed in both directions to through traffic, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hamilton Avenue at Pine Street will be closed to southbound right turning vehicles. Local traffic is permitted. All businesses remain open and accessible. Road closures will remain in effect until the Fourth Street Complete Street Phase 1 project is completed.


Work With Us!

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

  • Lifeguard/Instructor
  • Parks Maintenance Worker - Playgrounds
  • Fleet Maintenance Mechanic
  • Watch Clerk
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Recreation Coordinator - Temporary Full-Time
  • Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Police Records Clerk
  • Recreation Coordinator - Aquatics
  • 2022 General Municipal Election Workers
  • Planning Assistant
  • 2022 Seasonal Recreation Leader Vacancies
  • Head Lifeguard/Instructor - Temporary Full-Time
  • Casuals - Police Services
  • Engineering Services Technologist
  • Custodian - Relief Pool
  • Casual Lifeguard/Instructors


Meetings This Week

Monday, May 30: Regular Council Meeting at 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 2: Board of Variance at 4:00 pm

Did you know? 

β€œCity Plan Bylaw 2022 No. 6600” is being presented to Council tonight, May 30, for consideration of first and second reading, and direction to proceed to public hearing in accordance with the Local Government Act.

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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