The City of Nanaimo will present an update on its transportation master plan at Monday's council meeting.
The document is intended to be a guide transportation decisions the city will make over the next 25 years.
City staff and consultants have been gathering data for the plan for months now, and the presentation on Monday will provide an overview of the work that has been done so far, plus upcoming work on the plan. A set of policies from the document are expected to come forward in November for review.
New face at NEDC The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation has brought another staff member on board.
Lesley Anderson will start as NEDC's executive director of destination management effective Nov. 25. The new position was created to help NEDC meet an increasing work load, corporation CEO Sasha Angus said recently.
According to a press release from NEDC, Anderson spent the last five and a half years at the Canadian Tourism Commission, where she was credited for helping to launch national tourism
programs. Anderson also holds a MA in tourism management and a Hon. bachelor of commerce degree from Royal Roads University.
Anderson will be in charge of the Tourism Nanaimo arm of the NEDC. "She brings a wealth of experience and results in the tourism sector," said Angus in a statement. "As we continue to implement the (tourism leadership committee's) strategic plan and help foster new tourism experiences, Lesley's skills and passion for the industry will be a tremendous asset to our tourism and broader communities."
Anderson said she was looking forward to "roll up my sleeves and get to work."
"There are incredible opportunities on the horizon for Nanaimo and I look forward to supporting the growth of local tourism businesses and showcasing Nanaimo to the world," she said in the statement.
"There are incredible opportunities on the horizon for Nanaimo and I look forward to supporting the growth of local tourism businesses and showcasing Nanaimo to the world."
The NEDC conducted a national search to fill the new post.
Halloween in the OCQ Zombies and other Halloween denizens take over Nanaimo's Old City Quarter and downtown today.
The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association is hosting a day full of Halloween events.
Included in the list is an all new event in Diana Krall Plaza where dance instructor Stacey Butterworth will teach people to get their zombie on and dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller The event will be taped for future years.
For a full listing of the day's events, go to http://www.dnbia. ca/events/downtown-halloweenhowl/.
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