Daryl Major

Photo courtesy: BC Government
Photo courtesy: BC Government Mayor Marc Lefebvre with Parksville MLA Michelle Stilwell

Timely funding announcement for Parksville Transportation Plan

By Daryl Major
March 27, 2017 - 10:07am

PARKSVILLE – Funding for a major Parksville project couldn't have come at a better time, according to their mayor.

Mayor Marc Lefebvre said the nearly $180,000 for the Jensen Ave. Greenway Project will help them build the walkway and also finish already planned upgrades to Corfield St.

Food bank staff ecstatic with the donation to Loaves and Fishes.
Food bank staff ecstatic with the donation to Loaves and Fishes. submitted photo/Loaves and Fishes

Nanaimo food bank boosted by sizable donation

By Daryl Major
March 24, 2017 - 9:04am

NANAIMO – Clients of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo will be better served after a significant donation.

The Walmart Foundation gave the food bank $41,000 to be used towards infrastructure, which frees up money that Loaves and Fishes can use to stock their shelves.

A roughly $1.9 million dollar expansion is badly needed for the overcrowded shelter for women.
A roughly $1.9 million dollar expansion is badly needed for the overcrowded shelter for women. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's Samaritan House eyes ambitious expansion

By Daryl Major
March 21, 2017 - 8:07pm

NANAIMO — Samaritan House emergency women's shelter in Nanaimo is virtually out of room.

That has Island Crisis Care Society, the shelter's operator, planning an ambitious expansion with a tentative price tag of $1.9 million.

A slowing housing market is being credited with a strong B.C. Economy, but not as strong as it could be.
A slowing housing market is being credited with a strong B.C. Economy, but not as strong as it could be. Credit: The Canadian Press

B.C. economy to grow more slowly over next two years: Central 1 Credit Union

By Daryl Major
March 18, 2017 - 9:24am

NANAIMO — The B.C. economy looks strong over the next two years, but not compared to previous years according to one credit union.

Bryan Yu, Central One Credit Union's senior economist, said the housing market is one of the biggest reasons why.

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