My Nanaimo This Week - February 18 to 23, 2020

Feb 18, 2020

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This week we enter a new season, get ready to celebrate culture and heritage and have a full week of committee meetings. Read on!

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It's that time of year

Pothole season! Have you come across a pothole on your commute? You can report it to the City or, if it's on a Provincial highway, to the Province's road maintenance contractor, Mainroad.

How do you know if you are on a road maintained by the City or the Province? If you are travelling on the following routes and come across a pothole, report it to Mainroad at 1-877-215-6006:

  • Old Island Highway (Island Highway 19A)
  • Nanaimo Parkway (Highway 19)
  • Brechin Road
  • Stewart Road
  • Highway 1

For all other roads within City of Nanaimo limits, report them on the City website, on the Nanaimo Recycles app (use the "Need Help/Report a Problem" feature) or call public works at 250-758-5222.

Tickets! Get your FREE tickets!
To the 2020 Culture and Heritage Awards! On Thursday, April 16, 2020, celebrate the best of Nanaimo's culture and heritage. The awards have been important for community building and partnerships in Nanaimo since 1998. They bring awareness to the variety of cultural activity in our community, and build pride in the culture and heritage accomplishments of individuals and organizations. This year the following community members will be honoured:

  • Trish & Geoff Horrocks, Honour in Culture
  • Patrick Aleck, Emerging Cultural Leader
  • Gary & Adam Manson, Honour in Heritage
  • Devon Joiner, Excellence in Culture

The ceremony will be held in the Port Theatre at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Get your tickets on the Port Theatre's website. Did we mention the tickets for this fun community event are free?

Upcoming community events:

For a look at more City-related events, visit

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This week’s Council and Committee Meetings 
Meetings pick up this week starting with a Special Economic Development Task Force meeting on Tuesday, Finance and Audit Committee meeting and Health and Housing Task Force meetings on Wednesday and the Board of Variance on Thursday.  

Visit the Meetings, Documents and Videos page on the City website to view upcoming meetings, agendas and past meeting videos or visit the Council Meeting Summaries page to read a recap of decisions made in previous meetings. 

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Here's a recap of City news from February 10-14:

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