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Provincial funds have been committed to fix the Morden Mine headframe (left) and tipple (platform on right).
Provincial funds have been committed to fix the Morden Mine headframe (left) and tipple (platform on right). Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Provincial support revives hope in saving Morden Mine

By Ian Holmes
October 7, 2017 - 9:01pm Updated: October 9, 2017 - 9:02am

NANAIMO — There's a glimmer of hope in restoring an iconic coal mining structure south of Nanaimo.

The provincial government has announced $25,000 to conserve a 74-foot high mine shaft structure at Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park located off Morden Rd.

Mike de Jong during a BC Liberal leadership campaign visit to Nanaimo.
Mike de Jong during a BC Liberal leadership campaign visit to Nanaimo. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Longtime Liberal cabinet minister takes leadership campaign to Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
October 6, 2017 - 4:59pm

NANAIMO — A longtime BC Liberal cabinet minister visited Nanaimo to explain his vision to refresh the beleaguered party.

Mike de Jong, who's been a Fraser Valley Liberal MLA since the mid-1990's, met with supporters at a downtown Nanaimo restaurant Friday.

A man and his grandson were attacked and robbed while walking in Bowen Park.
A man and his grandson were attacked and robbed while walking in Bowen Park. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Elderly man, grandson punched and robbed in Bowen Park

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
October 6, 2017 - 9:19am Updated: October 6, 2017 - 10:54am

NANAIMO — RCMP say a casual walk in Bowen Park for a man and his grandson ended with a completely random attack.

Cst. Gary O'Brien said it happened on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. on a trail along the Millstone River, just north of the volleyball courts and picnic tables.

$10,000 was awarded to help usher in a new, nature inspired playground for students at Ecole Quarterway Elementary.
$10,000 was awarded to help usher in a new, nature inspired playground for students at Ecole Quarterway Elementary. Ecole Quarterway Nature Inspired Play Space/Facebook

Significant donation recharges efforts for new Ecole Quarterway playground

By Spencer Sterritt
October 5, 2017 - 11:50pm Updated: October 6, 2017 - 2:05pm

NANAIMO — The plan to replace an aging playground at a Nanaimo school is now on the fast track after a substantial donation.

The suspect, pictured, wore a Halloween costume while robbing the Harewood Arms liquor store on Sept. 30.
The suspect, pictured, wore a Halloween costume while robbing the Harewood Arms liquor store on Sept. 30. submitted/RCMP

Harewood liquor store robbed by man in Halloween costume

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
October 5, 2017 - 2:11pm Updated: October 5, 2017 - 3:23pm

NANAIMO — A Halloween scare came early for staff at a local Nanaimo liquor store. 

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said the Harewood Arms liquor store on Eighth St. was robbed near the end of their day around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. Only staff were inside the store.

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