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Regional senior high school students interested in trades careers are operating heavy machinery themselves.
Regional senior high school students interested in trades careers are operating heavy machinery themselves. Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

VIDEO: High school students keen on trades operate heavy machinery near Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
October 19, 2017 - 6:16pm

NANAIMO — It's an extended field trip of sorts for senior high school students who traded their pencils for work boots at an industrial site to get a feel for heavy construction equipment.

Provincial funds have been committed to fix the Morden Mine headframe (left) and tipple (platform on right).
Provincial funds have been committed to fix the Morden Mine headframe (left) and tipple (platform on right). Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Provincial support revives hope in saving Morden Mine

By Ian Holmes
October 7, 2017 - 9:01pm Updated: October 9, 2017 - 9:02am

NANAIMO — There's a glimmer of hope in restoring an iconic coal mining structure south of Nanaimo.

The provincial government has announced $25,000 to conserve a 74-foot high mine shaft structure at Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park located off Morden Rd.

$10,000 was awarded to help usher in a new, nature inspired playground for students at Ecole Quarterway Elementary.
$10,000 was awarded to help usher in a new, nature inspired playground for students at Ecole Quarterway Elementary. Ecole Quarterway Nature Inspired Play Space/Facebook

Significant donation recharges efforts for new Ecole Quarterway playground

By Spencer Sterritt
October 5, 2017 - 11:50pm Updated: October 6, 2017 - 2:05pm

NANAIMO — The plan to replace an aging playground at a Nanaimo school is now on the fast track after a substantial donation.

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