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A new staff report finds the City of Nanaimo needs to find a way to cover a $258 million future funding shortfall over the next 20-years.
A new staff report finds the City of Nanaimo needs to find a way to cover a $258 million future funding shortfall over the next 20-years. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Continuation of asset tax part of plans to cover Nanaimo's $258M long-term shortfall

By Dominic Abassi
April 22, 2017 - 2:22pm

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo is working on a solution to cover a more than $250 million funding shortfall to pay for things like roads, sewers and a new water supply dam.

Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9.
Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May visits Nanaimo for downtown rally

By Spencer Sterritt
April 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: April 22, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — A federal party leader visited Nanaimo for likely the only time in B.C.'s 2017 provincial election campaign.

Federal Green Party leader and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May courted voters at Diana Krall Plaza on Friday, April 21 alongside local Green Party candidates.

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B.C. party leaders square off in first election debate

By The Canadian Press
April 20, 2017 - 10:10am Updated: April 20, 2017 - 4:47pm

VANCOUVER — It wasn’t long before Liberal Leader Christy Clark put her hand on the arm of her main rival, John Horgan, and told him to calm down during Thursday’s first debate of the B.C. election campaign.

The New Democrat leader’s icy response: “Don’t touch me again, please.”

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