Nanaimo has a special place in my heart

I’ve lived here for 30 years and absolutely love it. The vibrant diverse community we have here in Nanaimo is something that constantly leaves me with a smile. I have a loving family and friends, and am very appreciative of the quality of living we get to have here. Nanaimo is such a beautiful place to call home!

I’m a thinker and a doer. I thrive on team work and overcoming challenges; I see challenges as being opportunities to further improve upon the amazing community we live in. You can find out more about me here.

I enjoy listening to different viewpoints and engaging in deep discussion around the things that can help Nanaimo become a better place for everyone. Please feel welcome to send me an email or reach out to me on Facebook.

Come join in the conversation – you can find some of my recent posts below and I’d love to hear from you!

Peter Urquhart

Recent Posts

The Waterfront Walkway

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In its essence, the citizens have clearly made a decision in support of this project - including myself. Yet, I find myself to have a love/hate relationship with this project. Not because of what it is, but because of its designed flaws.
Affordable Housing - 1406 Bowen Road

Affordable Housing is Beautiful

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Today I had an unexpected opportunity to check out the affordable homes at 1406 Bowen Road - there was a birthday party happening there and I needed to help someone get there to attend. I was excited, I’ve been wanting to check out this beautiful award-winning complex for quite some time.

The Province has taken bold steps, but the crisis isn't over

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I would like to thank the Province and all others involved in taking bold steps to assist some of the most vulnerable in our community. I am so pleased and impressed with the commitment to action that the Province and many others have towards addressing the homelessness crisis here in Nanaimo!
Rutherford School Nanaimo Takeover

The Rutherford School Takeover

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For those who are concerned about the Rutherford School takeover, I completely understand and am very concerned as well. I would like to help provide some clarity and a voice of reason for those who may not be aware of underlying circumstances around this.
Small Homes Concept - Single Family Duplexes

The Concept of Smaller Homes

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Housing affordability is a serious issue in Nanaimo that affects many young adults, seniors, and others with modest incomes in our community – over 25% of all households in Nanaimo face a housing affordability issue! Have you wondered what it might look like if we were to tackle this issue through smaller homes?