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Six racist posters were discovered at VIU, just a day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Six racist posters were discovered at VIU, just a day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Racist posters found at VIU's Nanaimo campus

By Spencer Sterritt
March 21, 2017 - 1:28pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 8:50am

NANAIMO — An investigation is underway after several racist and discriminatory posters were found around VIU's Nanaimo campus early Monday.

Dr. Carrie Chassels, director of student affairs at VIU, said thankfully the six posters were found before many students could see them.

Team president David LeNeveu (R) sitting beside BCHL commissioner John Grisdale at last week's news conference.
Team president David LeNeveu (R) sitting beside BCHL commissioner John Grisdale at last week's news conference. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Clippers exploring multiple options to keep franchise in Nanaimo

By Dan Marshall
March 21, 2017 - 11:24am

NANAIMO — The Nanaimo Clippers are scrambling to find local ownership in a bid to save the franchise, with less than two weeks left on a deadline imposed by the club's current owners.

Nanaimo RCMP say they're happy with the relatively low number of people they arrested on St.Patrick's Day.
Nanaimo RCMP say they're happy with the relatively low number of people they arrested on St.Patrick's Day. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo behaves on St. Patrick's Day

By Spencer Sterritt
March 20, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 6:02pm

NANAIMO — The green beer flowed and crowds got rowdy, but overall Nanaimo RCMP say partiers stayed out of trouble.

According to Cst. Gary O'Brien, 21 were arrested for public intoxication, rowdiness or public urination. Three were arrested and charged with drunk driving.

BC NDP Leader John Horgan speaks to reporters about a range of issues, including his profile, during a recent visit to Parksville
BC NDP Leader John Horgan speaks to reporters about a range of issues, including his profile, during a recent visit to Parksville Candace Wu

'There's a real problem,' political pundit says lack of name recognition hurts NDP's Horgan

By Ian Holmes
March 19, 2017 - 7:48pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 10:57am

NANAIMO — BC New Democratic Party leader John Horgan's lack of profile hurts the party's chances of forming government, according to political commentator Allan Warnke.

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