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The City says it is not late releasing staff expenses because they are not bound by a policy.
The City says it is not late releasing staff expenses because they are not bound by a policy. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'No policy is required:' City of Nanaimo denies release of staff expenses overdue

By Dominic Abassi
January 18, 2018 - 3:11pm

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo denies it is behind schedule releasing expense reports for top earning staff.

While third quarter expense reports for councillors were included in the agenda for the Dec. 7 Finance and Audit Committee meeting, staff expenses were not.

The City of Nanaimo owns a 40x80 mat to be used as part of an outdoor hockey rink, leading many to wonder why it was only used once in 2017 and currently isn't planned to be used.
The City of Nanaimo owns a 40x80 mat to be used as part of an outdoor hockey rink, leading many to wonder why it was only used once in 2017 and currently isn't planned to be used. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Where is Nanaimo's outdoor skating rink?

By Spencer Sterritt
January 16, 2018 - 5:25pm Updated: January 17, 2018 - 10:56am

NANAIMO — After making a high-profile debut, Nanaimo's outdoor skating rink hasn't been seen or mentioned in nearly a year.

Hospital volunteer Alia Johnston holding Isabella, who was born addicted to various narcotics and was helped by being held and soothed constantly.
Hospital volunteer Alia Johnston holding Isabella, who was born addicted to various narcotics and was helped by being held and soothed constantly. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

No baby unhugged: new program helping Nanaimo newborns thrive

By Spencer Sterritt
January 15, 2018 - 3:39pm Updated: January 15, 2018 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — A new program at Nanaimo's hospital hopes to make the stay easier for newborns and also help them develop and grow.

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