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The empty BC Liberal table was an often-used piece of symbolism in the all-candidate meeting on Tuesday, April 18.
The empty BC Liberal table was an often-used piece of symbolism in the all-candidate meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

BC Liberals absence focus of Nanaimo all-candidate meeting

By Spencer Sterritt
April 19, 2017 - 11:32am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 5:19pm

NANAIMO — A provincial all-candidates meeting in Nanaimo meant to focus on education instead turned into a lecture against the only major party not there.

Though they may be dry, local notaries say it's crucial to have a will because you never know what will happen.
Though they may be dry, local notaries say it's crucial to have a will because you never know what will happen. Photo Credit: Ken Mayer/Flickr

A provincial campaign designed to encourage the public to write their will

By Spencer Sterritt
April 15, 2017 - 9:48am

NANAIMO — Getting a will isn't the most exciting task, but the Make a Will Week provincial campaign wants to remind people how critical it is.

Tiah Workman, a notary public in Nanaimo, said people never realize how important it is to have a will until they really need a will.

Sap from Giant hogweed can cause serious skin burns.
Sap from Giant hogweed can cause serious skin burns. CISC

Invasive species problem in Nanaimo area gets funding boost

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 11, 2017 - 4:12pm

NANAIMO — More support has been thrown behind the longstanding effort of fighting invasive species on the South Coast.

$13,000 from the BC Liberals for the Coastal Invasive Species Committee (CISC) is part of $1.8 million in provincial grants to 31 conservation groups around B.C.

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