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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.

Seaspan Ferries plans to leave its location adjacent to Front St., allowing the City-owned site to be developed.
Seaspan Ferries plans to leave its location adjacent to Front St., allowing the City-owned site to be developed. Google

Seaspan Ferries departure speeds up downtown Nanaimo waterfront options

By Ian Holmes
April 7, 2017 - 6:56am Updated: April 7, 2017 - 12:19pm

NANAIMO — Extending the Waterfront Walkway to the Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal could be a reality shortly with Seaspan Ferries Corporation preparing to leave the downtown waterfront.

Noelle Hanuse is VIU's first Indigenous counsellor. She says she most often sees depression and anxiety in her clients from the ongoing and historical trauma the students have faced.
Noelle Hanuse is VIU's first Indigenous counsellor. She says she most often sees depression and anxiety in her clients from the ongoing and historical trauma the students have faced. Photo Credit: Vancouver Island University

VIU Nanaimo's first Indigenous counsellor helping students

By Spencer Sterritt
March 26, 2017 - 9:15am Updated: March 27, 2017 - 9:11am

NANAIMO — Vancouver Island University-Nanaimo's first Indigenous counsellor is addressing trauma from her student's past in order to help set the next generation up for a more productive future.

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