City of Nanaimo Adopts Doughnut Economics to guide City Planning

Doughnut Economics is the vision of building a thriving local economy that respects the health of all people and the planet The 2018-2022 City of Nanaimo Councils Evolution The current Nanaimo City Mayor and Council were elected just over two years ago on 20th October 2018.  The election resulted in 7 out of 9 new …

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Im running for re-election as a Director at Large on the Union of BC Municipalities #UBCM2020

This past year, it has been an honour to represent BC local governments on the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.    I am running for a second term as a Director-at-Large to continue  ensuring that the province works closely with local government to build resilient communities.  Building resilient communities is especially important in the face …

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CBC Gem Documentary on Nanaimo’s Waste Reduction Efforts and Circular Economy!

We have been working hard at the Regional District of Nanaimo to reduce our community’s waste.  Our efforts towards diverting 90% of our waste from landfill is being recognized nationally. Mark Sakamoto from the Good People series came last winter to film half of an episode on the good things happening in our region around …

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April 10, 2020, Nanaimo City Council Update

Some reports, updates and thoughts from my week on Council.  Photo is of our champion public works crew and contractors working around the clock to repair a ruptured water main on Bowen Rd. last Saturday April 3rd.  They did amazing work. Covid-19 The curve is flattening and there is a tone of tentative optimism in …

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