The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is now accepting applications for community-level projects that monitor, restore or enhance regional watercourses.
Here are some of the most prominent and impactful stories we reported on in 2021 (in no particular order).
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is looking for volunteers with experience or interest in parks, recreation, culture, agriculture, waste management, planning or drinking water and watershed protection.
The city said the decision was made in order to conserve water after B.C. entered Drought Level 5 last week.
The Lifesaving Society of Canada designates this week National Drowning Prevention Week to bring attention to drownings and drowning prevention.
“In coming to our decision on Sandpiper, we seriously considered the potential impacts of climate change on our system and concluded that we have the ability to help,” said Brian Wiese, mayor of Qualicum Beach.
“And then came Lehann Wallace. Since her election as our current Area G Director on the RDN board, she has been committed and relentless in pursuing a solution to this issue,” writes Larry Biccum in his letter.
Under Stage 3 watering restrictions, residents are requested to further reduce non-essential outdoor water use, including reduce lawn watering and refraining from washing cars or outdoor surfaces.
Construction on the project is expected to start immediately with water supply being provided to Sandpiper by early fall, according to a joint release by the Town of Qualicum Beach and the RDN.
“The most perplexing thing about this water is that it’s been this bad for as long as it has and that a solution hasn’t been figured out yet,” said Lehann Wallace, RDN Area G director.

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