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A large section of the Trans Canada Trail south of Nanaimo is reopen.
A large section of the Trans Canada Trail south of Nanaimo is reopen. Pureoutside.com

Two popular mid-island hiking trails reopen

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 26, 2017 - 12:04pm

NANAIMO — An easing forest fire threat has allowed two popular Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) hiking trails to reopen.

A 21 km section of the Trans Canada Trail from the Timberlands Rd. trailhead by the Haslam Creek Suspension bridge to Harewood Mines Rd. has been reopened.

A substantial amount of waste and trash was gathered from Pipers Lagoon beach Sunday, Sept. 24.
A substantial amount of waste and trash was gathered from Pipers Lagoon beach Sunday, Sept. 24. submitted/Kristi Woodall

Beach cleanup restores Pipers Lagoon to natural glory

By Spencer Sterritt
September 25, 2017 - 6:16pm Updated: September 26, 2017 - 10:42am

NANAIMO — How many times have you gone down to the beach or lake and found your perfect weekend getaway marred by trash lining the shoreline?

Kristi Woodall said it happens all too frequently, which is why she and 32 others spent their Sunday cleaning Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo's waste collection fleet will eventually be completely replaced by automated trucks, like the one pictured.
Nanaimo's waste collection fleet will eventually be completely replaced by automated trucks, like the one pictured. Labrie Enviroquip Group

Ultra Garbatron? Shortlisted names in the bag for Nanaimo's automated garbage trucks

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 25, 2017 - 2:27pm

NANAIMO — What sounds catchier: arm-a-gettin' or harbour city crusher?

They're both possible names for Nanaimo's two new automated garbage trucks, on a shortlist of names built by the community.

There's 10 names people can vote on from Monday, Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.

It was a packed house Friday morning as community members turned out to kick off the United Way's annual fundraising campaign.
It was a packed house Friday morning as community members turned out to kick off the United Way's annual fundraising campaign. Harper Bauer/NanaimoNewsNOW

United Way kicks off annual campaign in the face of dynamic challenges

By Dominic Abassi
September 22, 2017 - 6:04pm

NANAIMO — A local charity which helps more than 40,000 people in the region is evolving in the face of more challenging issues than ever before.

Only 25 per cent of smoke detectors found at fires worked in Nanaimo, a number even lower for those living downtown.
Only 25 per cent of smoke detectors found at fires worked in Nanaimo, a number even lower for those living downtown. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Fire hitting the streets for smoke alarm awareness

By Spencer Sterritt
September 22, 2017 - 5:32pm

NANAIMO — Even if there hasn't been a fire, downtown residents will soon see Nanaimo firefighters at their door.

Nanaimo Fire is expanding their awareness campaign about working smoke detectors and will go door to door downtown starting in October.

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