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The Salish Sea Marine Trail, which is hopefully just the first part of a more extensive coastal trail, is set to encourage paddlers to explore the Nanaimo area.
The Salish Sea Marine Trail, which is hopefully just the first part of a more extensive coastal trail, is set to encourage paddlers to explore the Nanaimo area. Island Coastal Economic Trust

New trail to explore rarely seen parts of Nanaimo and island

By Spencer Sterritt
January 17, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

NANAIMO — A new trail stretching from Horseshoe Bay through the northern Strait of Georgia and down the Vancouver Island coast is set to unveil hidden treasures in Nanaimo.

Paramedics were called to the safe consumption site near City Hall today, Jan. 17, after an overdose. Staff say the man may have died if he hadn't used their site.
Paramedics were called to the safe consumption site near City Hall today, Jan. 17, after an overdose. Staff say the man may have died if he hadn't used their site. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Safe injection site sees third overdose in a week

By Spencer Sterritt
January 17, 2017 - 3:33pm

NANAIMO — For the third time in a week, staff at Nanaimo's pop-up drug consumption site say their service has saved a life.

Paramedics arrived at Onsite in the City Hall parking lot at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to treat a man who had overdosed.

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