Anyone who has spent even one day in downtown Nanaimo has seen and heard our unofficial Town Minstrel and nationally renown poet Tim Lander, who on most days can be found playing his pennywhistle in front of the Harbourfront Public Library on Commercial Street with his dog “Doggie” at his feet.
Tim has now been fined $25 by the City for busking in the wrong spot. Read the full story here.
The City of Nanaimo and its antiquated killjoy bylaws seem to be perpetually at war with local street musicians. Helloooooo City officials. Music is NOT a crime!