News Nanaimo lifts the lid on the months-long drama that has been unfolding in the city's finance department over CFO Victor Mema's credit card spending
By Dominic Jones
Dominic Jones has been involved in journalism and writing in one form or another for more than 30 years. As editor of News Nanaimo, Dominic is using his varied experience to help inform the public about important issues that affect the city.
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Closed-door meeting tomorrow may decide how city will move forward after dramatic developments involving city manager
Moderates on council desperately seek to strike a centrist coalition to move city forward after dramatic developments over the past week
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Investigators from outside of Nanaimo brought in to conduct investigation after threats allegedly made against numerous individuals
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Chief says announcement expected by the end of the week, which could conclude controversial city manager's tumultuous 26 months at the City of Nanaimo
City enforces strict silence as municipalities ministry, auditors and accounting authorities in two provinces take stock of CFO’s designation troubles
Nanaimo city manager goes on media offensive after municipal expert George Cuff calls her admin “a confused organization”
Nanaimo’s CFO stays silent on designation issue as new information suggests city required him to have valid CPA accounting title
Last-minute change comes after provincial authorities said city manager and councillors overstepped their authority
Victor Mema caught in regulatory blindspot after failing to register with BC accounting watchdog
The Integrity Group tried to help feuding councillors get along but is now suing the city for $52,000 in unpaid invoices
Question from resident leads to pregnant pause during council meeting as members duck growing questions over staff disclosures