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A Walk in the Park

The parking lot was full at one of my favourite childhood parks. I was slightlyRead more ›

Criminal Identify Theft and the Old United Church Building

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:23 a.m. I was the victim of a fakeRead more ›

An Open Letter to Lantzville’s Four New Councillors

Thursday, November 26 2015 Dear Councillors, Mark Swain, Dot Neary, Bob Colclough, Will Geselbracht; IRead more ›


The Lantzville Woodlot is back in the news. The last time this happened was overRead more ›

Why Has the Municipal Experiment in Lantzville Failed?

What do you call a place where you work, shop, seek medical services, access recreationRead more ›

Tidesman Concert for Costin Hall

Bad Smell

To paraphrase former Lantzville farmer Dirk Becker when he commented on the exodus of staffRead more ›

To Make a Long Story Short

To make a long story short (never short enough) a married couple who run aRead more ›

Shut Up and Pay Your Taxes

“Shut up and pay your taxes” may not be the official motto of the districtRead more ›

Swing Dancing Etc… at Costin Hall

Friday, April 3rd (Good Friday) Costin Hall, 7232 Lanzville Rd. Contact: 250-390-2625 $10 at theRead more ›

Mild Winter

If you think that the winter has been mild here in Lantzville you are right.Read more ›

Does Election Advertising Work?

A high school buddy of mine got elected to the student council presidency on theRead more ›

Social Dancing at Costin Hall: “Swing Etc”

Friday, Feb 6th. 7:00 – 10:00 $10 admission A “Solo Swing Basics” Mini Workshop willRead more ›

How Many $100,000/Yr + Bureaucrats Does Lantzville With 3,600 Residents Need?

Should we, the taxpayers of Lantzville support the hiring of yet another $100,000/yr. (approx. incl.Read more ›

November 15th Lantzville Municipal Election Results

MAYOR (underlined elected) Colin Haime 655 Jack deJong 372 Joe Bratkowski 372   COUNCIL (underlinedRead more ›

Secrets and the Election

The old Lantzville Story Why is this election season so quiet? Oh sure, there areRead more ›

Obituary: Vernon Curtis Chic

Vernon Curtis Chic March 22, 1946 to August 26, 2014 Vernon Curtis Chic slipped awayRead more ›

“Medicare trial” interveners call on BC government to protect patients and uphold public health care rules

Vancouver – The BC Health Coalition and Canadian Doctors for Medicare welcome the possible resolutionRead more ›

Raising the Flag at the Cenotaph

Lantzville resident and Legion member Harvey Bist raising flag at cenotaph dedication. Huddlestone Park, AugustRead more ›

RDN Notice: Board Appointments

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Letter to the Editor: Brian Blood

Dear Lantzville Naieghbors, I am writing to you about my personal concern with the useRead more ›

Tate Celebrates 60th with Classical and Jazz Concert

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Dixieland Dance at Costin Hall, May 24th

This was an exciting evening of entertainment and the chance to mingle during a PotRead more ›

Island Soul Choir: Be Your Own Light!

Sunday, June 8th 2:30 pm at the Port Theatre Nanaimo with special guests Dawn PembertonRead more ›

Nanaimo Youth Fiddlers at Costin Hall

The Nanaimo Youth Fiddlers are bringing their music to Lantzville! Join them on Friday, MayRead more ›

Traditional Jazz Fest

The Dixie Downbeat Jazz Band is coming to Lantzvilles own Costin Hall on Saturday, MayRead more ›

Access to Justice: What does it mean to YOU?

Access to Justice: What does it mean to YOU? VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian BarRead more ›

BC Culture Days Workshops

BC Culture Days Workshops In Communities Throughout BC Williams Lake, Cranbrook, Penticton, Nanaimo, Port Moody, Terrace,Read more ›

Garbage Incinerator at Duke Point is a Bad Idea

The proposal to build an incinerator at Duke Point to burn garbage from Metro VancouverRead more ›

Short Fiction Contest

The Islands Short Fiction Contest is back, co-sponsored by the Nanaimo Arts Council, the VancouverRead more ›

Webinars Available for People with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Webinars available for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes Starting February 13, theRead more ›

VISFF 2014 Short Film Festival Draws Large Crowd

The ninth annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival was a resounding success with a recordRead more ›

For-Profit Clinics Attack Medicare in Court, Seek US-style System

BC Health Coalition & Canadian Doctors for Medicare   We risk losing Canadian Medicare asRead more ›

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival Fast Approaching

This year’s VISFF, the ninth edition of a constantly growing film festival, is just aRead more ›

Local Sculptor to Captain Team BC in Quebec Winter Carnival

Local Sculptor Aaron Grant to Captain Team BC in  Prestigious International Snow Sculpture Competition atRead more ›

Official Selection for the 2014 VISFF

Fifteen films have been chosen for screening at the 9th annual Vancouver Island Short FilmRead more ›

Rainwater Harvesting

Rain…what is rain? Rain is defined as: “Rain is liquid water in the form ofRead more ›

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Tickets for the 9th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival are now available online atRead more ›

Grade 1 Students Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Aspengrove’s Grade 1 students have been learning about how we depend on each other atRead more ›


With 24 inches of precipitation so far this year and only a month to go,Read more ›

Mental Health: News Release

With one in three Canadians experiencing a mental health disorder at some point in theirRead more ›

Does Improvement of the Village Commercial Core Interest You?

The Village Commercial Core Improvement Plan Committee has been meeting through the fall to discussRead more ›

3rd Annual Lantzville Food Drive

With the help of Lantzville Rotary and the Lantzville Firestation, we will be organizing ourRead more ›

Obituary: Carina Bland

BLAND, Carina July 6th 1923-November 10th 2013   Carina passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, B.C.Read more ›

Lantzville Transition Village Initiative Launched

Lantzville Transition Village initiative launched     About 20 Lantzville people turned out on OctoberRead more ›

Film: Voices of the River

Film Description: ‘Voices of the River’ is a 46 minute film which explores the historicRead more ›

Lantzville Cenotaph Fundraising Program

The “New” Lantzville District Cenotaph fundraising program is well underway with projects in the work’sRead more ›

Island Soul Choir Feels The Spirit

PARKSVILLE, BC — When word spread last year that Brian Tate was stepping down asRead more ›

RDN Notice – Board Appointments

RDN Notice – Board Appointments Application Form – Board Appointments The Regional District of NanaimoRead more ›

Community Mailout

Please see the most recent community mailout (click here): Sept 13 mailout (1)

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