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.
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.
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.