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Councillors debated $30,000 in funding for INfilm for nearly an hour Monday evening.
Councillors debated $30,000 in funding for INfilm for nearly an hour Monday evening. City of Nanaimo

Council amends policy to fund non-profit despite concerns from staff

By Dominic Abassi
June 30, 2017 - 12:17am Updated: June 30, 2017 - 12:14pm

NANAIMO — A senior staffer at City Hall is concerned Nanaimo council is setting a dangerous precedent by ignoring their own policies to fund a Campbell River-based non-profit.

The advisory about shellfish infected with a norovirus, which starts when sewage is dumped into water and then filters by oysters, was listed on May 11.
The advisory about shellfish infected with a norovirus, which starts when sewage is dumped into water and then filters by oysters, was listed on May 11. The Canadian Press

Van Isle shellfish growers tackling unanswered questions after eating advisory lifted

By Spencer Sterritt
June 28, 2017 - 5:20pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 10:41pm

NANAIMO — More than a month after an advisory against eating Vancouver Island shellfish was lifted, oyster farmers are working hard to figure out what happened. 

Smoke billows from a forest fire burning east of Port Alberni
Smoke billows from a forest fire burning east of Port Alberni Evan Hammond

UPDATED: Forest fire burning at base of Mt. Arrowsmith 'under control'

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 25, 2017 - 8:35pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 4:23pm

UPDATED - 8:45 a.m - The Mt. Arrowsmith fire is now 15 hectares in size and 95 per cent contained according to the Coastal Fire Centre. There will be 20 firefighters on site today, but no aircraft will be used to combat the blaze.

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