RDN emergency fire calls will soon be answered in Surrey

Emergency fire calls in the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) will soon be answered in Surrey, rather than Nanaimo. The RDN and the City of Nanaimo made the decision because of high costs of upgrading to the new Next Generation 911 platform. The move will save an estimated $3.5 million over five years, according to the RDN.

RDN recycling used collection containers

Residents of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) can recycle their used collection containers by drop off or pickup until Nov. 30. Clean collection bins can be put out for curbside pickup between Nov. 17 and 28, the day after their regularly scheduled collection day.

Gabriola Island gets addition to parkland

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has added nine acres of parkland to a Gabriola Island park. The 707 Community Park is the second-largest park in the RDN and is now 1,052 acres.

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