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The Daily News Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Nanaimo cruise ship dock will be christened on Friday. The grand opening follows nearly a decade of lobbying senior governments for funding, marketing to cruise ship lines and community consultation.

The facility took 10 months to build, on the northeast corner of the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf terminal, near the Gabriola Island ferry terminal. It has a 350-foot floating dock capable of berthing 1,050-foot vessels and a 13,775 square foot welcome centre that will have a Canadian Border Service Agency office. The port authority administration office will relocate there this summer.

Improved access, new roadways, parking and a pick-up and drop-off for coaches are also included in the design. The grand opening is Friday at 2 p.m.

© The Daily News (Nanaimo) 2011

Cruise ship terminal opening will be invitation-only

Daily News

Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Nanaimo Port Authority plans to officially launch its new cruise ship terminal on Friday, but it will be an invitation-only event.

A public launch will be announced at a later date.

© The Daily News (Nanaimo) 2011
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$22-million dock will be ready for first cruise ship

Construction delays put project a month behind schedule; will be ready by May 6

Darrell Bellaart, Daily News, Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Pontoon will complete $22-million cruise terminal

New berth can be used by largest passenger ships on West coast

The Daily News,Published: Monday, February 21, 2011

Update: Terminal’s biggest piece arriving late

Daily News

Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The arrival of the biggest single piece of the cruise ship terminal in the Nanaimo harbour has been delayed by a day.

Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd., the marine contractor hired to build the $22-million project originally planned to ship the 100-metre floating pontoon to Nanaimo Tuesday but it is now expected to arrive on Wednesday.

The contractor needs time to clear away temporary pilings before fixing the floating marine terminal in its final anchoring point.

The delay shouldn’t impact timing of the project. Ensuring the $4-million float arrives safely in one piece takes priority.

The float will be moved at night, with favourable tides. Weather permitting, the giant pontoon should arrive in Nanaimo Wednesday morning

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Tough first year ahead for cruise ship terminal

By Chris Hamlyn – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Published: January 23, 2011 6:00 AM

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Danielle Bell, Daily News; with a file from Postmedia News

Published: Saturday, December 04, 2010

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Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal Open House Sept 8

The Nanaimo Port Authority is holding an informational open house on the new Cruise Ship Terminal and Welcoming Centre
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Departure Bay Room
VI Conference Centre
101 Gordon Street

Dental Clinic Needs a Helping Hand

We’ve talked before about the non-profit community dental clinic planned to go into the building that also houses The Diner’s Rendezvous. It’s coming along, but needs a helping hand in order to open its doors.

Are you a skilled drywaller or painter?  Are you good with a hammer?  If you are experienced and would be willing to volunteer some time or offer your services at a greatly reduced rate, please call John Horn, City of Nanaimo Social Planner, at 755.4483 or Volunteer Nanaimo at 758-7121.

Building Developments

Summer has been fairly quiet, according to Gary Noble, Development Approval Planner.  The one thing that you may have noticed is the construction happening at 9 Nicol Street on the Port Place mall property.  A former gas station site, workers are currently decontaminating the site and grading will be next on the agenda.

Neighbourhood Plan

This in from our Community Planner Chris Sholberg:

We have been refining the South End draft plan over the summer based on input from various city departments and outside stakeholder agencies such as the provincial Ministry of Transportation, and Ministry of Environment, as well as the Nanaimo Port Authority, Island Corridor Foundation and Snuneymuxw First Nation among others, and the neighbourhood plan committee.  We are working to have a finalized draft of the neighbourhood plan ready for review and endorsement by the City’s Plan Nanaimo Advisory Committee later this month and then be in a position to introduce the plan to Council in October for the required statutory review including a public hearing (likely in November or December).

The Book House…could it happen?

The neighbourhood bookshelf on Irwin Street has become a beehive of activity over the past few years.  The contributions are becoming more generous, as are the quality of the books that people are leaving.  And while it has given good service, as you can see from the photo, it wants to retire and go read a few books…:) As winter approaches, we’re dreaming of a studier bookshelf, with…dare we ask for it…some doors on the front to keep out the rain.  And maybe even a little roof?  (suggested by an passer-by that it could become “The Book House”..we like it…:)

Can you help?  Do you have any solid wood that could be used to build or upgrade a new bookshelf?  Or an old wood cupboard that might fit into the space that you could give us?  Or could you donate a few hours to help construct something creative?  If so, call Barbara at 740.0123.

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Balmoral transformation brightens lives of tenants

South-end residents supportive of innovative project

Derek Spalding, Daily News, Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Transformation of old city hotel now nearly complete

Mental health and addiction workers support clients and build model for rest of city

Derek Spalding, The Daily News, Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Robert Barron, The Daily News,Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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