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Rumours suggest changes coming to feds’ tax reform proposal: B.C. minister

By The Canadian Press
September 22, 2017 - 12:38pm Updated: September 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s finance minister is citing rumours that the federal government intends to back off on elements of its proposed tax reforms that have drawn heavy criticism from small business owners across the country.

The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire.
The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire. KMR Photography/Flickr

Despite income growth, many in Nanaimo still struggling

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: September 20, 2017 - 12:47pm

NANAIMO — Despite some strong numbers indicating significant growth, latest income statistics for Nanaimo show poverty is still a major concern.

Local advocates and experts say proposed tax changes by the federal government will hurt small businesses.
Local advocates and experts say proposed tax changes by the federal government will hurt small businesses. Pixabay

Small biz tax reform sparks concern over loss of local jobs, doctors

By Dominic Abassi
September 18, 2017 - 10:23pm

NANAIMO — Small business owners and professionals in Nanaimo are scrambling to add their voices to a growing chorus of discontent over Ottawa's plan to end what it calls "unfair tax advantages."

This sign greeted customers at the Nanaimo Wholesale Sports store on Thursday.
This sign greeted customers at the Nanaimo Wholesale Sports store on Thursday. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Wholesale Sports in Nanaimo, across Western Canada shutting down

By The Canadian Press
September 14, 2017 - 5:57pm

NANAIMO — A number of people will soon be out of a job, as a big-box store in Nanaimo is set to go out of business.

The Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters chain of a dozen hunting, fishing and camping supply stores in Western Canada is shutting down after 30 years in business.

Sick of the sun yet? There's been no shortage of it this summer.
Sick of the sun yet? There's been no shortage of it this summer. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo desert-dry as year of extreme weather continues

By Ian Holmes
September 1, 2017 - 3:41pm Updated: September 8, 2017 - 4:35pm

NANAIMO — Rain has been almost non-existent in the Nanaimo area, in what has been a year of extreme, record-breaking weather.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Cindy Yu told NanaimoNewsNOW their data shows it's been an extremely dry summer in the Harbour City.

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