Top 12 posts for first half of 2014

Reflecting back on the first half of 2014, what happened on mid Vancouver Island?  Here are the top 12 posts for the first half of the year:

Diver Lake riparian bylaws broken but fines waived
Nanaimo taxpayers lose out with no bidding process on exclusive water works deal
Outrage over empty schools in SD68
Recycling in BC with MMBC: taxpayers pays twice
Yellow Flag Iris: Silent killer choking Buttertubs Marsh
SD68 budget: 44 full-time jobs to be cut 
BC Ferries increases fares: a slow death for coastal communities
SD68 in BC Supreme Court for all the wrong reasons
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange faces closure
Nanaimo providing water to Lantzville especially for Foothills Development
Four schools close in Parksville and Qualicum SD69
What can Nanaimo learn from Spokane’s experience with waste to energy

Other news items that are being watched are the construction of Linley Valley Drive and the option to purchase parkland in Linley Valley.

Some community healing took place in January with the Ka Na Ta Conversations.

Healthcare is in trouble; Nanaimo was ground zero for the new Care Delivery Model Redesign and patients are suffering.

Mid Island news will be back here at the end of August.  Have a great summer.