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Tara Slone and Ron MacLean will be on air starting at 1:30, but there's numerous events going on around them for Hometown Hockey.
Tara Slone and Ron MacLean will be on air starting at 1:30, but there's numerous events going on around them for Hometown Hockey. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Your full itinerary for Hometown Hockey weekend

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 24, 2017 - 5:11pm

NANAIMO — After months an anticipation, Hometown Hockey is here.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone's broadcast will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Maffeo Sutton Park but there's numerous activities before then.

BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget.
BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget. The Canadian Press/Leonard Krog

Nanaimo MLA and Finance Minister spar over budget

By Ian Holmes
February 22, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO —B.C.'s finance minister is challenging a comment from Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog, who argued that the newly announced B.C. budget doesn't help level the playing field between high and low-income earners.

Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations.
Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations. The Canadian Press

Where does the City of Nanaimo stand on marijuana dispensaries?

By Spencer Sterritt
February 21, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: February 21, 2017 - 10:32am

NANAIMO — The legalization of marijuana has been a contentious and complicated issue, especially surrounding who has the power to regulate dispensaries.

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