Environment

Heiltsuk First Nation

Fuel spill off Great Bear Rainforest offers few answers one year later

By The Canadian Press
October 12, 2017 - 3:45pm Updated: October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

VICTORIA — A rich marine harvest ground for a First Nation near British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest remains closed to shell fishing one year after a tug ran aground, spilling more than 100,000 litres of fuel into Seaforth Channel.

SFN chief John Wesley & Minister Carolyn Bennett sign the 79-acre land claim settlement on Tuesday in Nanaimo.
SFN chief John Wesley & Minister Carolyn Bennett sign the 79-acre land claim settlement on Tuesday in Nanaimo. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Snuneymuxw, feds talk additional land for band at settlement signing

By Ian Holmes
October 11, 2017 - 9:29am Updated: October 11, 2017 - 11:20am

NANAIMO — Snuneymuxw First Nation hopes a historic settlement with the federal government is the first step towards more room to house members of the land-starved band.

Damage done by a brush fire off Albert St.
Damage done by a brush fire off Albert St. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Frustration heats up after fire at Nanaimo homeless encampment

By Ian Holmes
October 4, 2017 - 1:31pm Updated: October 4, 2017 - 2:24pm

NANAIMO — A small early morning brush fire off Albert St. is by no means an isolated incident.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue captain Ennis Mond said crews responded to the fire down an embankment from Albert near Kennedy St. just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The NRE's lease expires early next year and after another delegation appearance before City Council, are still no closer to a decision.
The NRE's lease expires early next year and after another delegation appearance before City Council, are still no closer to a decision. Submitted/Environmental Protection Agency

Cost confusion complicates council decision about Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

By Spencer Sterritt
October 3, 2017 - 5:36pm

NANAIMO — The unknown cost of supporting the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange clouded City Council discussions about partnering with the site.

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