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Nanaimo's waste collection fleet will eventually be completely replaced by automated trucks, like the one pictured.
Nanaimo's waste collection fleet will eventually be completely replaced by automated trucks, like the one pictured. Labrie Enviroquip Group

Ultra Garbatron? Shortlisted names in the bag for Nanaimo's automated garbage trucks

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 25, 2017 - 2:27pm

NANAIMO — What sounds catchier: arm-a-gettin' or harbour city crusher?

They're both possible names for Nanaimo's two new automated garbage trucks, on a shortlist of names built by the community.

There's 10 names people can vote on from Monday, Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.

Philip Cooper is the latest senior manager to leave Nanaimo City Hall.
Philip Cooper is the latest senior manager to leave Nanaimo City Hall. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City of Nanaimo silent on departure of communications director

By Dominic Abassi
September 21, 2017 - 6:07pm

NANAIMO — There's more upheaval at Nanaimo City Hall with the sudden departure of the director of communications and engagement.

CUPE local 401 president Blaine Gurrie confirmed unionized communications staff were informed Wednesday, Sept. 20 Philip Cooper is no longer with the City.

In December, 2016, 214 people were turned away from the Salvation Army's New Hope Centre, since they were already grappling with increased homeless numbers in Nanaimo.
In December, 2016, 214 people were turned away from the Salvation Army's New Hope Centre, since they were already grappling with increased homeless numbers in Nanaimo. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo winter shelters already preparing for rough year

By Spencer Sterritt
September 19, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 2:20pm

NANAIMO — Winter is still several months away but Nanaimo shelters are already getting ready for a tough year.

Nanaimo coun. Bill Yoachim, a former Snuneymuxw councillor, returned the First Nation's flag to their chief on Friday
Nanaimo coun. Bill Yoachim, a former Snuneymuxw councillor, returned the First Nation's flag to their chief on Friday Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

SFN flag taken back from Nanaimo City Hall over denial of 'violence' against CAO

By Dominic Abassi
September 15, 2017 - 6:16pm Updated: September 15, 2017 - 10:56pm

NANAIMO — Solemn faces lined the steps of Nanaimo City Hall as Snuneymuxw First Nation took back the flag they raised there barely two years ago.

A judge has ordered a blood test after a Nanaimo firefighter was hit with bodily fluid during a recent overdose call.
A judge has ordered a blood test after a Nanaimo firefighter was hit with bodily fluid during a recent overdose call. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Judge orders blood test of overdose victim after Nanaimo firefighter hit with vomit

By Ian Holmes
September 13, 2017 - 7:52pm Updated: September 13, 2017 - 10:22pm

NANAIMO — A provincial law designed to better protect emergency responders and Good Samaritans has been used for what's believed to be the first time in a case involving a Nanaimo firefighter.

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