My Nanaimo This Week - July 6, 2020

Jul 06, 2020

In this edition of My Nanaimo This Week summer activities are back in the City's parks, commutes may be affected on Bowen Road and a new economic development survey is open for business. Read on for more information!Around-the-City-July-6 Planning for Reopening

Corporate Services

Although our doors remain closed, the City is definitely open for business! Check out our Online Services page to see how we can help you. 

Public Works

City staff continue regular garbage, recycling and organics collection. Be sure to check the recycling page for helpful curbside tips and tricks! 

Parks, Recreation & Culture

- Open- 

Playgrounds, parks, trails, skateboard parks, Steve Smith Bike Park, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, lacrosse boxes, sports fields and dog parks are open with a number of guidelines to follow.

There are several fitness classes and summer camps being offered outdoors. Visit to register. 

- Closed -

Indoor recreation facilities, such as recreation centres, arenas and pools, as well as City-owned cultural venues remain closed. A planning process is underway to reopen City of Nanaimo recreation facilities.  

Find more information about the City's response on the COVID-19 information page.  

outdoorfitnessParks & Recreation Summer Activities

The Playground Program returns this year at several of Nanaimo's favourite parks. This free program is geared for kids ages 5 to 12 years old that includes physical distancing activities such as crafts, sports and games. A StoryWalk and a "Park It" family challenge will also take place. Visit the summer activities page on the City's website for more information.playgroundsbannerBowen Road Upgrades

Just a reminder that the Bowen Road utility and corridor upgrades are underway. Improvements include watermain replacement, road rehabilitation and improved safety. Keep an eye out for current traffic advisory announcements, including closures and detours scheduled for this week (June 5-10) at Kenworth Road and Bowen/Labieux intersection. 

bowen-road-rendering---2020-07-03Business Survey

The City of Nanaimo is in the process of updating a number of key planning policy documents, including a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The input and insights gleaned from a business survey and other business engagement processes will help inform the direction, goals and priorities. Please take a moment to contribute to the survey before July 17, 2020.Council-and-CommitteesJuly-6 Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings

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 Here's a recap of City news:

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