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Federal health minister says provinces, territories not providing OD death data

By The Canadian Press
April 26, 2017 - 10:42am

VANCOUVER — Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she’s aiming to release statistics on overdose deaths in Canada but is frustrated with provinces and territories that haven’t provided data in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis.

Uplands Walk in north Nanaimo is a subsidized housing model which serves the most needy. The City of Nanaimo hopes to help a broad range of people with its new affordable housing strategy.
Uplands Walk in north Nanaimo is a subsidized housing model which serves the most needy. The City of Nanaimo hopes to help a broad range of people with its new affordable housing strategy. Pacifica Housing

City of Nanaimo hatches affordable housing plan

By Ian Holmes
April 25, 2017 - 9:55pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 10:33pm

NANAIMO — The foundation has been laid at Nanaimo City Hall to fight an increasingly evident affordable housing problem in the harbour city.

City Council has voted in favour of identifying its role and priorities in tackling housing affordability over the next 10 years.

Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9.
Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May visits Nanaimo for downtown rally

By Spencer Sterritt
April 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: April 22, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — A federal party leader visited Nanaimo for likely the only time in B.C.'s 2017 provincial election campaign.

Federal Green Party leader and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May courted voters at Diana Krall Plaza on Friday, April 21 alongside local Green Party candidates.

Thursday marked the unveiling of the Liberals highly-anticipated framework for legalizing marijuana.
Thursday marked the unveiling of the Liberals highly-anticipated framework for legalizing marijuana. The Canadian Press

Reaction to the Liberals proposed bills to legalize marijuana

By Dominic Abassi
April 13, 2017 - 3:29pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 4:28pm

NANAIMO — The federal Liberals unveiled their long-awaited proposed legal pot regime Thursday.

Here's some local reaction to details in the legislation.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson:

Private marina operators and two elected councils are now backing efforts to replace Nanaimo's Port Authority.
Private marina operators and two elected councils are now backing efforts to replace Nanaimo's Port Authority. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Snuneymuxw joins call for new management of Nanaimo's harbour

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

NANAIMO — Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) added their name to a growing list of local organizations that want to see the Nanaimo Port Authority's (NPA) management of the city's harbour come to an end.

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