Nanaimo

An LED streetlight, like the ones which may soon brighten up Nanaimo streets.
An LED streetlight, like the ones which may soon brighten up Nanaimo streets. Pixabay

City hears mostly positive feedback on switch to LED streetlights

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 16, 2017 - 5:30pm Updated: June 18, 2017 - 1:55pm

NANAIMO — A brighter future is expected for late night commutes in Nanaimo.

The City of Nanaimo held an open house to hear community thoughts and concerns about having brighter LED streetlights.

The extreme weather shelter at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo was used more than 3,700 times last winter, and those people are now going to other still open shelters.
The extreme weather shelter at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo was used more than 3,700 times last winter, and those people are now going to other still open shelters. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Capacity woes continue at Nanaimo homeless shelters

By Spencer Sterritt
June 15, 2017 - 4:47pm Updated: June 17, 2017 - 10:13am

NANAIMO — A harsh winter was behind the high use of Nanaimo's homeless shelters, but the situation hasn't improved in the spring.

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