Questions raised about ability of councillors to be impartial in quasi-judicial censure hearings
Dominic Jones has been involved in journalism and writing in one form or another for more than 30 years. He began his journalism career as a reporter on the Daily Dispatch, made famous in the film Cry Freedom. He helped expose the hidden facts about South Africa's most prolific racist killer, covering the multi-year investigation for national and international media organizations simultaneously. This early experience of journalism's power to create change against adversity by informing the public has carried on throughout his career in newsrooms, magazines, public education and communications consulting. With News Nanaimo, Dominic is using his varied experience to inform the public about important issues that affect their city.
Realtor, vacation rental owner and city staff member among those to be offered park parcels at 2012 prices
Tracy Samra fires off unusual all-staff email following article about her and CFO’s spending on travel, hotels and meals
85 pages of receipts and other records document meals, hotels and other expenses by the city’s two most senior bureaucrats.
She claims questions from public could create a “toxic” work environment for staff -- but city admits it has no record of staff complaints
A year ago, they were happy to go on camera to talk up their allegations against a political foe. But now they’ve got nothing to say -- except for Jim Kipp
One instructor runs $500 per night “sexual empowerment retreat” with wife, while details of city training program by tiny firm still being finalized
Almost $100 million in extra debt projects in pipeline as council ignores advice to adopt detailed debt policy
City manager gets usual 25% pay boost at closed meeting but city failed to provide updated pay info when finally disclosing Samra's contract
City pushing ahead to meet WHL deadline, but lack of consent from First Nation casts legal doubt on proposed hockey arena
Taxpayers may pay costs for both sides in unusual legal action over controversial dismissal of beloved council assistant Marilyn Smith who gave 42 years...
Previously paid out $75K after just seven months at city, Tracy Samra is in line for a huge payout if council wants to replace her