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admin on March 11th, 2010

The Town of Qualicum Beach has 6 vacant lots up for sale.  They are:
1125 Ravensbourne Lane
266 Hoylake Road West
770 Eagle Ridge Place
773 Eagle Ridge Place
527 Aspen Avenue
531 Aspen Avenue
For more information and deadline to purchase visit Qualicum Beach.

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admin on March 11th, 2010

Have you noticed the gas prices have jumped up?  It must be spring break, or the busiest traveling weekend is coming up.

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admin on March 10th, 2010

Next month on April 4th or 5th is the Qing Ming Festival when Chinese families visit the graves of their ancestors with offerings.  There is a rich history of Chinese settlement in Nanaimo.  There are 4 cemeteries which include Chinese graves in Nanaimo.  In 1890 the coal company donated land at the corner of Stewart [...]

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admin on March 9th, 2010

Parksville’s Wood Chipping Program is to get under way April 6 to April 23, 2010 between the hours of 8 am and 2:30 pm.
Only put out branches for pickup on the scheduled day!
Branches with a maximum diameter of 6 inches (15 cm), stacked with the larger end of the branch or trunk facing the roadway;
Piles [...]

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admin on March 8th, 2010

How does the water get to your tap? How is it managed? How it is cleaned?   Did you think the City of Nanaimo looks after this?
The City of Nanaimo is looking for a primary waterworks supplier who will manage the delivery of the water services.  To find out more go to www.nanaimo.ca

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admin on March 5th, 2010

Where you affected by the heavy rains which caused flooding between January 11-18, 2010?
There is funding available to you if you incurred more than $1,000 of  damage, you maybe able to qualify.
Areas of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo were affected by the floods in January.
To find out more call the Provincial Emergency Program [...]

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admin on March 1st, 2010

What is happening in Nanaimo’s South End Neighbourhood?  The City of Nanaimo is undertaking the development of the South End Neighbourhood Plan.
You are invited to attend the Open House to give your ideas for the neighbourhood and see for yourself the concepts and direction suggested for the Neighbourhood Plan.
OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
4:00 pm [...]

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admin on February 26th, 2010

Are you looking to save money? Here is an idea, find out how much you are spending on commuting to work.
Go to Nanaimo Transit and use their “Calculate your Commute” you can find out how much you would save by using alternative transportation.

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admin on February 19th, 2010

Changes are being planned for Beban Park!
Come review and provide your feedback on the draft  Beban Park Redevelopment plan and concept drawings.  The  public open house is planned for Saturday at Beban Park February 27th, 2010 from 11:30am to 3:30pm.
The potential redevelopment of Beban Park includes the Beban Swimming Pool, FrankCrane Arena, Beban Social Centre, [...]

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admin on February 17th, 2010

Help for the feral cats of Nanoose Bay.
Nanoose Bay Catspan helps rescue feral cats – to raise money they need your recent, good quality books, CDs, DVDs & videos.
Drop off at Petsville (across from Tim Horton’s) (Parksville), Red Gap Video (Nanoose), or Qualicum Animal Hospital (666B Memorial).
Call for more information  250-248-6095

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admin on February 15th, 2010

A good time to head over to the mainland….
From February 12-28, 2010 BC Ferries will provide early morning (6:30 am) and late night sailings (12 am) to help residents traveling from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.

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admin on February 11th, 2010

Do have an old SLR camera that you would like to give away?  Jean Kloppenburg  and her art students at Woodland Secondary School are looking for your help.  They are learning about the darkroom techniques and require 35mm single lens reflex cameras that allow the student  photographers to manually control exposure and interchange lenses.   If [...]

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admin on February 10th, 2010

From February 15 to April 9, 2010 Parksville residents should keep clean drinking water available because there will be the annual Water Main Flushing Program taking place.
Flushing will take place between 7 am and 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Questions? call Engineering and Operations Department at 250 248-5412.

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admin on February 4th, 2010

Do you live in Ladysmith?  Are you careful how much water you use?
Instead of charging the same flat rate every month you will now be charged for how much you use.
So this will be an incentive to use your broom instead of the hose to clean your driveway.
For more detail on the rates go to [...]

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