Federal Politics

It's unclear what B.C.'s NDP government can do about the federally approved Trans Mountain pipeline, which they've vowed to overturn.
It's unclear what B.C.'s NDP government can do about the federally approved Trans Mountain pipeline, which they've vowed to overturn. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

B.C. government to make announcement about Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2017 - 5:36pm

VANCOUVER — Two key British Columbia cabinet ministers are expected to outline the government’s next steps Thursday on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after campaigning against the project.

Trudeau on Vancouver Island for summer social, kayak voyage, round table meeting

By The Canadian Press
August 4, 2017 - 11:45pm Updated: August 5, 2017 - 10:00am

VICTORIA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his party must be ready and willing to have difficult and reasonable conversations with Canadians about the economy, environment and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples leading up to the next federal election.

Medical health officer Charmaine Enns says it's now called the overdose crisis, since fentanyl has been found in so many other drugs and is no longer just found in opioids.
Medical health officer Charmaine Enns says it's now called the overdose crisis, since fentanyl has been found in so many other drugs and is no longer just found in opioids. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Island Health stresses human connection after newest overdose fatality numbers

By Spencer Sterritt
August 4, 2017 - 5:58pm Updated: August 4, 2017 - 11:38pm

NANAIMO — BC Coroners Service released the latest overdose statistics and like clockwork news stories focused on the exceedingly alarming number of deaths.

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi touring the RDN's Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre Thursday.
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi touring the RDN's Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre Thursday. Christina Gray/Regional District of Nanaimo

City optimistic for infrastructure cash after federal minister visits Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
August 3, 2017 - 4:33pm Updated: August 3, 2017 - 5:16pm

NANAIMO — Improving infrastructure was on the mind of local politicians as the federal minister responsible for the file visited Nanaimo.

The Viki Lyne II being towed from Ladysmith's harbour after a years-long battle to get it removed.
The Viki Lyne II being towed from Ladysmith's harbour after a years-long battle to get it removed. Submitted/Sheila Malcolmson

MP says not enough being done to deal with abandoned vessels on Canada's coasts

By The Canadian Press
July 25, 2017 - 2:16pm

HALIFAX — A British Columbia MP is pressing Ottawa to do more to deal with the hundreds of abandoned vessels that blight Canada's coasts and harbours, despite a new federal program announced last month.

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