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Speaker Sophie Harrison, at VIU's Malaspina Theatre on Tuesday night, says the Kinder Morgan pipeline has undermined B.C.'s government.
Speaker Sophie Harrison, at VIU's Malaspina Theatre on Tuesday night, says the Kinder Morgan pipeline has undermined B.C.'s government. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

B.C. Liberal gov't focus of anti-Kinder Morgan discussion

By Spencer Sterritt
March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

NANAIMO — How the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion has infiltrated various levels of B.C.'s government was the most talked about point in a recent discussion on the pipeline at VIU.

Six racist posters were discovered at VIU, just a day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Six racist posters were discovered at VIU, just a day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Racist posters found at VIU's Nanaimo campus

By Spencer Sterritt
March 21, 2017 - 1:28pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 8:50am

NANAIMO — An investigation is underway after several racist and discriminatory posters were found around VIU's Nanaimo campus early Monday.

Dr. Carrie Chassels, director of student affairs at VIU, said thankfully the six posters were found before many students could see them.

The Northern Games, which have run for the last several years, promoted awareness and education about Indigenous culture outside the classroom.
The Northern Games, which have run for the last several years, promoted awareness and education about Indigenous culture outside the classroom. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo students learn about northern Indigenous culture through sport

By Spencer Sterritt
March 16, 2017 - 3:58pm Updated: March 16, 2017 - 4:36pm

NANAIMO — Students took it to the mat in the 2017 Northern Games, but not for the traditional sports you might expect.

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