Photo courtesy: Regional District of Nanaimo
Photo courtesy: Regional District of Nanaimo

Affordable housing study next initiative for City of Nanaimo

By Daryl Major
October 21, 2016 - 3:23pm Updated: October 21, 2016 - 4:27pm

NANAIMO – The City of Nanaimo has completed their low barrier housing project, but issues still remain.

At any time there's an estimated 150 to 300 people classified as homeless in the city, according to Nanaimo's social planner John Horn.

Nanaimo surpasses 2015 overdose death totals, as toll reaches new peak in B.C.

By The Canadian Press/Dominic Abassi
October 20, 2016 - 1:23pm

NANAIMO — The number of illicit drug deaths in British Columbia surpassed last year’s death toll after just nine months.

The Ministry of Public Safety says in the first nine months of this year there were 555 deaths because of illicit drug overdoses, compared with 508 for all of 2015.