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Chester, who was attacked by a wolf at Wickaninnish Beach, recuperating from his injuries.
Chester, who was attacked by a wolf at Wickaninnish Beach, recuperating from his injuries. submitted photo/Isabel Flood

Beach closed after Nanaimo woman's dog attacked by wolves

By Spencer Sterritt
March 24, 2017 - 5:18pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo woman and her dog know how dangerous the newly emerging wolves near Ucluelet, B.C. can be.

The evening of Tuesday, March 21, Isabel Flood and her dog Chester were walking along Wickaninnish Beach when Chester was attacked by wolves.

Two parking lots, which sit empty even during peak season at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, are being converted into campground sites.
Two parking lots, which sit empty even during peak season at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, are being converted into campground sites. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Unused Rathtrevor Beach parking lots being converted to camp sites

By Spencer Sterritt
March 23, 2017 - 12:24pm

NANAIMO — Modern times are known for paving over paradise to put up parking lots, but it's the exact opposite at Rathrevor Beach Provincial Park.

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.

A trail running along Knarston Creek offers a serene hike up a ridge to a well-hidden waterfall.
A trail running along Knarston Creek offers a serene hike up a ridge to a well-hidden waterfall. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Group wants better balance in Lantzville forest; Province has 'no plans' for changes

By Dominic Abassi
March 21, 2017 - 4:27pm

NANAIMO — The provincial government is not striking the right balance between logging and conservation, according to a group fighting to save a chunk of a Lantzville woodlot.

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