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Downtown Nanaimo will see an injection of people this weekend, with two cruise ships set to visit.
Downtown Nanaimo will see an injection of people this weekend, with two cruise ships set to visit. Nanaimo Port Authority/Twitter

Back-to-back cruise ship visits bring thousands to Nanaimo this weekend

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 26, 2017 - 11:20am

NANAIMO — It might be another slow cruise season in the harbour city, but downtown Nanaimo will be hopping this weekend.

Two of the six ships set to visit this year are in town, starting with the Celebrity Infinity on Friday, May 26.

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas dominated Nanaimo's waterfront on Wednesday, May 17.
Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas dominated Nanaimo's waterfront on Wednesday, May 17. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Monster-sized cruise ship visits Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
May 17, 2017 - 10:56am Updated: May 17, 2017 - 1:04pm

NANAIMO — It's a rather slow cruise ship year in Nanaimo, but it kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, May 17.

The huge, more than 1,000 foot long Explorer of the Seas pulled into Nanaimo's Cruise Ship Terminal at 7 a.m.

Nanaimo council agreed to fix this challenging intersection, but it's not clear when the overhaul will happen.
Nanaimo council agreed to fix this challenging intersection, but it's not clear when the overhaul will happen. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo council approves upgrades for much-maligned intersection

By Ian Holmes
May 16, 2017 - 4:48pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 5:19pm

NANAIMO — City Council wants to vastly overhaul one of Nanaimo's worst intersections, however it's not clear when upgrades are coming or how much they'll cost.

The original Nanaimo Child Development Centre and its first seven children on Estevan Rd.
The original Nanaimo Child Development Centre and its first seven children on Estevan Rd. Submitted

Nanaimo Child Development Centre celebrates milestone anniversary

By Ian Holmes
May 15, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: May 15, 2017 - 12:35pm

NANAIMO — One of Nanaimo's most cherished non-profit groups turns 50-years-old on Monday, May 15.

The Nanaimo Child Development Centre (CDC) opened on May 15, 1967 at a small house on Estevan Rd. and served seven children at the time.

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