Environment

Hopefully it's a false alarm, but Environment Canada is calling for more snow.
Hopefully it's a false alarm, but Environment Canada is calling for more snow. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Heavy' snowfall destined for Nanaimo by Sunday morning: Environment Canada

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 25, 2017 - 2:08pm

NANAIMO — Here we go again.

If Environment Canada's guess is correct, Nanaimo is in store for another "heavy" dump of snow. A snowfall warning issued by the weather agency predicted up to 20 cm. could fall, beginning overnight Saturday, lasting until late Sunday morning.

B.C. fishing industry upset over pending announcement of marine protection area

By The Canadian Press
February 16, 2017 - 11:09am

VANCOUVER — The federal government’s decision to ban all fishing in some marine protected areas off Canada’s west coast threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of Canadians and ignores years of discussions with the fishing industry, says the country’s largest commercial fishermen’s association.

The Canadian Press

B.C. government and lumber industry to launch softwood lobbying campaign

By The Canadian Press
February 6, 2017 - 4:48pm

MONTREAL — The BC Lumber Trade Council and provincial government said Monday they will try to convince American consumers, politicians and lumber buyers that an equitable softwood lumber deal is needed to avoid the damage that will result from import restrictions into the U.S.

City crews have been out 24/7 to clear the snow but say constant heavy snowfall has hampered their ability to help everywhere in the city.
City crews have been out 24/7 to clear the snow but say constant heavy snowfall has hampered their ability to help everywhere in the city. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Residents complain as snow removal stretches on for fourth day

By Spencer Sterritt
February 6, 2017 - 2:29pm

NANAIMO — On Nanaimo Facebook pages such as A Better Nanaimo and Nanaimo Talk you'll find many complaints about how the city handled snow removal on Friday and the wee

Pages