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Hello everyone, I just wanted to confirm that the South End Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted by City Council on Monday, Nov. 22 and now forms part of the City’s Official Community Plan.  A copy of the plan can be accessed on the City’s website at:

http://www.nanaimo.ca/assets/Departments/Community~Planning/Neighbourhood~Planning/South%20End%20Neighbourhood%20Plan%2072dpi%20for%20web.pdf

Bound copies will also be available for purchase ($30.00 + HST) in the new year at the Community Planning Office – City Hall Annex, 238 Franklyn Street.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your interest in the neighbourhood plan process and for your participation.  If you have any questions with respect to the neighbourhood plan, please feel free to contact me by email or directly at 250-755-4472.

Chris Sholberg

Community Planner

Community Planning Section

City of Nanaimo

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CMHA Mid-island needs to find another location for our Saori Weaving Program. We have to move from our current location as our program has not received funding (but we’re working on that). We require about 350 square feet or more of space to house our wool and looms, and of course, our wonderful weavers. We want to offer weaving classes and have the centre open to weavers three days per week.  If you know of any available space that would meet our needs, I would so appreciate hearing from you!
I can be reached at keane [at] island.net, or 250 618-0292.
With gratitude,
Carol Keane
CMHA-MI


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This is the third year that a few South End residents (and their friends) have provided an informal Christmas afternoon show at Dufferin Place, the extended care facility beside the hospital.

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This year we had some terrific music!  Michaela Chan played the piano, and Dave Hart joined Sydney Robertson on guitar.  Ed Poli told a few of his famous Christmas stories.  Maggie Wouterloot got us all organized, and Valorie (Claus) Lennox added a touch of elegance.  Thanks to Annemarie Poli, Nico Gregoire, Linda Stedfield, and Belinda Chan for bringing up the chorus and taking part in a very interactive “Twelve Days of Christmas” routine.

Santa (Bill Robinson) and Miz Claus (Barbara Densmore) showed up this year, along with Myrtle Claus, and a bunch of bags full of stuffed toys for the residents, thanks to the Nanaimo Toy Drive Folks.

It was a wonderful afternoon!  Thanks everyone for your generous hearts…!

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Carolling brings back sense of community

South-end residents get out of their homes and reach out to their neighbours

Derek Spalding, Daily News.

Published: Friday, December 24, 2010

(Beautiful front page photo on the print version)

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Your Artwork Could Line the Streets of Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo invites amateur and professional artists and graphic designers to enter a juried competition for the design of banners to be installed in the Downtown area and major streets in the summer of 2011 & 2012.

Proposals clearly marked “RFP 1091– Street Banner Design Service Competition” will be received by the Purchasing Manager, up to 2:00 pm on January 17, 2011 only at the Purchasing Office. All inquiries regarding specifications shall be directed to Kirsty MacDonald, Parks & Open Space Planner, at 250-755-7506 or email Kirsty.macdonald  [at] nanaimo.ca

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Fresh face taking over at food bank

Longtime employee Peter Sinclair will replace Mike Counsell, who has led the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank since early last year.

RACHEL STERN The News Bulletin
Published: December 14, 2010 8:00 AM

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Special Report: Our neighbourhood pieces are what make Nanaimo

Local groups give purpose to people who share a passion for where they live

Derek Spalding, Daily News, Published: Friday, December 10, 2010

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