Dominic Abassi

Event centres in Penticton and Prince George cost the city money every year, but both claim strong community benefits.
Event centres in Penticton and Prince George cost the city money every year, but both claim strong community benefits. SOEC/CN Centre

Events centres in B.C.: annual costs weighed against community benefits

By Dominic Abassi
February 15, 2017 - 5:29pm Updated: February 15, 2017 - 11:04pm

NANAIMO — As Nanaimo ponders its own $80 million events centre, NanaimoNewsNOW looked at how similar venues in B.C. are performing and what kind of impact they have had on their communities.

A campaign featuring these stunning images of Nanaimo appeared in front of more than 10 million people in 2016.
A campaign featuring these stunning images of Nanaimo appeared in front of more than 10 million people in 2016. Submitted/Array Studios

End of the road: Nanaimo reborn as natural, spiritual destination

By Dominic Abassi
February 11, 2017 - 1:49am Updated: February 11, 2017 - 7:15am

NANAIMO — Transforming the way Nanaimo is viewed as a destination.

That was the goal when Tourism Nanaimo and local web and creative company Array Studios embarked on their 2016 campaign.

More possibilities could be on the horizon for Rotary Bowl and Serauxmen if a sale to the City goes ahead.
More possibilities could be on the horizon for Rotary Bowl and Serauxmen if a sale to the City goes ahead. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

City makes offer to buy Rotary Bowl, Serauxmen from school district

By Dominic Abassi
February 9, 2017 - 6:03pm Updated: February 9, 2017 - 8:33pm

NANAIMO — A deal described as a win-win for everyone involved could unlock the potential of two major pieces of sport infrastructure in the heart of Nanaimo.

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