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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 crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion St. need a touchup, since they currently look a little worn.
The crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion St. need a touchup, since they currently look a little worn. City of Nanaimo

Downtown Nanaimo adds two more colourful crosswalks for Pride

By Spencer Sterritt
May 16, 2017 - 4:16pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 5:14pm

NANAIMO — A downtown Nanaimo crosswalk will become even more colourful.

The remaining two unpainted crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion St. will be filled with rainbow colours for the upcoming Pride festival, joining the two already painted walkways.

Kim Smythe says the Chamber is boosting their support for economic development in Nanaimo.
Kim Smythe says the Chamber is boosting their support for economic development in Nanaimo. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Chamber boosts support for economic development as City transitions to new model

By Dominic Abassi
May 9, 2017 - 2:18pm Updated: May 9, 2017 - 4:08pm

NANAIMO — The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is stepping up efforts to support economic development, as the City works towards creating their own in-house model.

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