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Local disability advocates say as housing costs skyrocket, their living options dwindle dramatically.
Local disability advocates say as housing costs skyrocket, their living options dwindle dramatically. Pixabay

In B.C. housing crisis, disabled people facing brunt of vacancy shortage

By Spencer Sterritt
October 14, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

NANAIMO — An ultra-low vacancy rate challenges anyone trying to find a place to live in Nanaimo. Now imagine you're disabled, trying to find an accommodating place with limited funds.

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.

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Feds win bid to reargue the facts used in landmark assisted-dying case

By The Canadian Press
October 11, 2017 - 5:37pm Updated: October 12, 2017 - 9:50am

VANCOUVER — Severely ill Canadians who don’t qualify for medical help in dying will suffer even longer while they wait to find out whether the federal government has violated their right to a medically assisted death after a court ruling in B.C. on Wednesday, a civil liberties group says.

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.

The public is being asked for their thoughts on a proposed medical pot shop on Fir St. in downtown Qualicum Beach.
The public is being asked for their thoughts on a proposed medical pot shop on Fir St. in downtown Qualicum Beach. Google

Qualicum residents to weigh in on marijuana dispensary application

By Daryl Major
September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: October 2, 2017 - 12:26pm

QUALICUM BEACH — The Town of Qualicum Beach wants the public's opinion on a bid to set up a temporary medical marijuana dispensary in the downtown area.

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