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Waterfront walkway study may help beat ‘formidable obstacles’

Effort would aimed at finding where city should invest money for enhancement

Tamara Cunningham, Daily News

Published: Saturday, December 22, 2012

A waterfront study could find new ways to push past the “formidable obstacles” facing an extended waterfront walkway, city officials say.

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(Given what is happening, it may be easier to bring the walkway south than north…:)

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Project could create hub for transportation

Mayor touts spin off benefits of project

Tamara Cunningham, Daily News

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012

The city’s potential land-purchase along the south industrial waterfront could spur development and transform the area into a “transportation hub,” says Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan.

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The BIG news for we South Enders is not so much the possibility of a multiplex, but the purchase of part of our waterfront.

Multiplex talks heat up once again

City buys large piece of waterfront land

Robert Barron, Daily News

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012

The subject of a new sports and entertainment centre in Nanaimo is being raised again after a recent visit to the city by officials from RG Properties and the city’s purchase of a large portion of the waterfront Wilcox Railway Lands.

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Interesting comments below…check them out.

And another article on Saturday:

Land-purchase deal hinges on key environmental review

Agreement would see city purchase 27-acre Wellcox Railway Lands downtown

Robert Barron, Daily News

Published: Saturday, December 15, 2012

A deal that will see the City of Nanaimo acquire the 27-acre Wellcox Railway Lands downtown is contingent on an environmental review of the active industrial site.

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And another on Tuesday

Snuneymuxw chief irked city didn’t consult on Wellcox

Tamara Cunningham, Daily News

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nanaimo city officials did not include the Snuneymuxw First Nation in discussions for a new transit exchange in south Nanaimo, an oversight Chief Doug White calls “disappointing” and difficult to understand.

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City purchases waterfront rail yard downtown

This article in the Saturday News Bulletin mentions that community consultation will begin in 2013. 
Interesting quotes by Councillor Diane Brennan.
By Toby Gorman – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Published: December 14, 2012 3:00 PM

The City of Nanaimo has entered into a purchase agreement to secure a key piece of property in Nanaimo’s downtown core.

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Monthly Meeting March 3 Notes

Charles Thirlkill attended and talked about his proposal to adopt the Bog Birds-foot Trefoil as Nanaimo’s official flower.  (Scroll down to read more about the plan and his rationale.)  Apparently, there are 15 or 16 species of rare flowers on the Harewood Plains.  In the late spring, the Plains are a wonderful place to visit, and he’s hoping to organize some walking tours in late may or early June.  We’ll post more info as it becomes available.

We talked about the Open House for the Neighbourhood Plan held the previous evening.  For more info, read down to the next post.

That led into a discussion of planned developments, including a transportation hub mentioned in a newspaper article last month.  Is our neighbour, the Assembly Wharf lands, considered part of the South End?  Either way, do they know about the plans that are coming about (or the dreams we have) for the area surrounding them?  Is there a way we can work together?  We’ve invited the Port Authority CEO to attend the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Planning steering committee later this month.

We debriefed the Litter pickup on Feb 21 and heard the story about Wayne, who showed up 2 hours early and had a bulk of the clean-up completed by starting time.  Luckily, he was not at the meeting, otherwise he would have been recognized with a ridiculous book from the neighbourhood book shelf.

Next SECA meeting will be Wed April 7 @ 7 PM.  Princess Royal Centre, corner of Irwin and Farquhar.

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