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Referees Tim Bilyk and Mark Ennis in front of the net with a player at a rec division NOHL game Tuesday, Feb. 21 after the boycott was lifted.
Referees Tim Bilyk and Mark Ennis in front of the net with a player at a rec division NOHL game Tuesday, Feb. 21 after the boycott was lifted. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Referee boycott in Nanaimo highlights difficult relationship between refs and teams

By Spencer Sterritt
February 22, 2017 - 4:29pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — “I think honestly refs have one of the toughest jobs out there.”

BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget.
BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget. The Canadian Press/Leonard Krog

Nanaimo MLA and Finance Minister spar over budget

By Ian Holmes
February 22, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO —B.C.'s finance minister is challenging a comment from Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog, who argued that the newly announced B.C. budget doesn't help level the playing field between high and low-income earners.

The stolen industrial pump was worth $23,000 alone.
The stolen industrial pump was worth $23,000 alone. Nanaimo Crime Stoppers/Twitter

More than $23k of equipment stolen from worksite

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 21, 2017 - 5:23pm

NANAIMO — Construction workers at a site in Cedar were in for a surprise last week. 

According to Nanaimo RCMP, a $23,000 industrial pump was dragged from the Hazelwood Construction worksite on Thursday, Feb. 16. Batteries were taken from around the site the next Saturday, Feb. 19. 

Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations.
Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations. The Canadian Press

Where does the City of Nanaimo stand on marijuana dispensaries?

By Spencer Sterritt
February 21, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: February 21, 2017 - 10:32am

NANAIMO — The legalization of marijuana has been a contentious and complicated issue, especially surrounding who has the power to regulate dispensaries.

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