Posts Tagged ‘Port Place Mall’

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Condos eyed for Port Place plan.  Project will be introduced in several stages

The Star, Published: Friday, April 16, 2010


Third store opens for Salvation Army (at Southgate Mall)

By Rachel Stern – Nanaimo News Bulletin,Published: April 14, 2010


Darrell Bellaart, Daily News, Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Story ends for longtime bookseller

Large chains dominate in the competitive industry, says owner of Falconer’s books

Walter Cordery, Daily News, Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Residents rescue neighbourhood

South-end citizens come together to clean an area once rife with crime and disorder  (article about tree planting day)

Danielle Bell, The Daily News,published: Monday, April 12, 2010


Cruise ship terminal still stuck in mud

Little said as talks continue between Ottawa, Snuneymuxw and port officials

Darrell Bellaart, The Daily News,Published: Thursday, April 08, 2010


7-Eleven store may be key to rejuvenation

Business may be resurrected at south-end corner where it previously encountered many localized problems.

Derek Spalding, The Daily News, Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010


Derek Spalding, The Daily News, Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010


Meeting may salvage shaky deal to build cruise-ship dock. Port authority, MP differ on who needs to resolve impasse

Robert Barron, The Daily News,Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010


The Daily News,Published: Monday, April 05, 2010


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We sing with gusto!

On Christmas eve, a group of about 15 carollers braved the cold to sing around the South End.  A highlight of the evening was our stop at the Balmoral, where we got a warm reception from the catering staff and some of the residents, who came out and sang along with us.

And on Christmas afternoon, we entertained at Dufferin Lodge, the extended care facility beside the hospital.  We told stories and jokes, like this one:

Turkey Trouble: It was Christmas Eve in at the supermarket and a woman was anxiously picking over the last few remaining turkeys in the hope of finding a large one.

In desperation she called over the meat manager and said, ‘Excuse me. Do these turkeys get any bigger?’

‘No, madam, ‘he replied, ‘they’re all dead.’

This year (our second one), we got bolder and invited audience participation (we had a BIG audience.)  The “12 Days of Christmas” turned out to be a lively song with wild & crazy headgear, and singers reinacted “I want a Hippopotamus from Christmas” with a bunch of placards.  And we handed out stuffed toys, thanks to the Nanaimo Toy Drive, to both residents in the audience and also those who were bed-ridden and unable to attend.

Soon these volunteers were all wearing silly hats.

Thanks to Pat Squire for linking us together with the Toy Drive folks, to Sydney Robertson, Rebecca and Michaela Chan for pulling together the entertainment, and to Ed Chan, for goodnaturedly holding up the male voice section…:)

In the News….

More on the Value Lodge’s nuisance property designation from the Nanaimo Daily News’ Dec. 1 edition.  Click here.

Merchants bail out as Port Place mall gets ready to renovate from Dec 5 Nanaimo Daily news article.

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The city has received a development permit application for a 4 story apartment building at 253 Victoria Road (think behind the Dairy Queen).  We’ve invited the designer to come to our November meeting, present his concept, and get some initial feedback.


Artist Yvonne Vander Kooi is half-way through her colourful mural on the washroom walls at Deverill Park.  mural Although this is a commissioned job for her, she has donated countless hours of service to both the South End and the city.  If you’re quick, you she’s the Hidden Hero this week on Shaw TV Channel 4.  Bravo, Yvonne.


Fitness Edge is taking over the lower floor of the building next door, which formerly held the hydroponics store and MP Jean Crowder’s campaign office.  They will use of for exercise classes, and it can also double as a meeting space, fitting up to 50 people comfortably.  They’ve done a terrific job in renovating.


On Sunday November 1st, 2009 the Young Professionals of Nanaimo are hosting a community BBQ to help raise funds for the restoration of Nanaimo’s E&N Train Station. The event will be from 1-3 pm and will include many local residents, community and business leaders as well as local media. We encourage you to forward on this invitation to anyone who may be interested in learning more or contributing to the restoration of the Train Station.


MLA Doug Routley is finalizing plans on a Nanaimo office.  In the meantime,  the grand opening of his Ladysmith office is on November 14th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  Anyone that would like to come and have a coffee/tea and visit with Doug and his staff  is welcome.


Port Place Mall is doing an info session about the mall redevelopment, sadly, the same night as our next SECA meeting.  In the Mall, Wed Nov 4 from 6 to 8 PM.  Perhaps we can ask them to come speak with us at another time?


The Nanaimo Community Gardens Society & The City of Nanaimo

Invite You to a Gathering of Local Community Gardeners

Who? Community Garden leaders and anyone interested in spearheading new food garden initiatives, including representatives from the City of Nanaimo and food security organizations.

Where? Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St (near Bruce St.)

When?  Tuesday November 24th,

Display Set Up & Viewing 6-6:30pm Meeting 6:30-8:30pm

Why? To share our successes, challenges, and our dreams – with the aim of supporting each other, increasing collaboration and growing more community gardens.


(To help us shape the agenda to benefit those who are attending, please indicate what you would like to gain from this meeting when you RSVP.)

6:00pm Set-up and view displays of community garden initiatives (photos, literature)

6:30pm Facilitator will bring meeting to order. The agenda will be modified to suit needs of participants, but will likely include introductions and discussion of:

§ how your garden is structured

§ who participates

§ to whom food is distributed

§ how it is funded

§ what has worked well for your initiative

§ what has been a challenge/barrier, and

§ individual and collective goals for the future and how we can help each other

8:30pm Adjourn.

Please RSVP by November 17th by calling 250-816-GROW (4769)

Or emailing Pat at pat.w@shaw.ca

Remember to let us know what you would be interested to gain from this meeting so we can best accommodate you and your community garden group.

Nanaimo Community Gardens Society


250-816-GROW (4769)

7-10 Club Grand Opening

The Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society invites you to celebrate their Grand Opening November 8, 1:00 to 4:00 at the Community Service Building 285 Prideaux Street. For more information 250-714-0917. email – info@nanaimo710club.com Web site – www.nanaimo710club.com

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