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Nanaimo RCMP say two small fires were detected in the Howard St. lot pictured, which could have been much worse if not for the quick action of witnesses and fire crews.
Nanaimo RCMP say two small fires were detected in the Howard St. lot pictured, which could have been much worse if not for the quick action of witnesses and fire crews. Google Maps

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP release video of suspect starting grass fire

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 8, 2017 - 1:49pm Updated: August 10, 2017 - 11:11am

NANAIMO — RCMP have released a video of a suspect lighting a grass fire in the empty lot at 357 Howard Ave. at 5:40 a.m. on Aug. 2.

Helicopters from the Coastal Fire Centre dump water on a bush fire in Extension on Sunday evening.
Helicopters from the Coastal Fire Centre dump water on a bush fire in Extension on Sunday evening. Submitted

VIDEO: Wildfire in Extension quickly brought under control

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 6, 2017 - 9:38pm Updated: August 6, 2017 - 11:22pm

NANAIMO — Crews from the Coastal Fire Centre have contained a small bush fire south of Nanaimo.

The BC Wildfire Service's online map shows the blaze just west of Extension Rd.

Medical health officer Charmaine Enns says it's now called the overdose crisis, since fentanyl has been found in so many other drugs and is no longer just found in opioids.
Medical health officer Charmaine Enns says it's now called the overdose crisis, since fentanyl has been found in so many other drugs and is no longer just found in opioids. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Island Health stresses human connection after newest overdose fatality numbers

By Spencer Sterritt
August 4, 2017 - 5:58pm Updated: August 4, 2017 - 11:38pm

NANAIMO — BC Coroners Service released the latest overdose statistics and like clockwork news stories focused on the exceedingly alarming number of deaths.

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