First Nations

SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling.
SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Restaurant, longhouse among development plans for Newcastle Island

By Ian Holmes
April 13, 2018 - 5:11pm Updated: April 14, 2018 - 12:05am

NANAIMO — Several new culturally inspired amenities on Newcastle Island highlight Snuneymuxw First Nation plans to develop the former site of their sacred village.

Missing and murdered inquiry emboldens those to move forward: chairwoman

By The Canadian Press
April 6, 2018 - 1:45pm Updated: April 6, 2018 - 6:12pm

RICHMOND, B.C. — Some of those who have told their harrowing stories at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have since redoubled that courage by taking their complaints to police, getting treatment, or reuniting with family, said the head of the inquiry. 

A review of how all 18 federal ports will be done by the federal government, including an examination of how the Nanaimo Port Authority is run.
A review of how all 18 federal ports will be done by the federal government, including an examination of how the Nanaimo Port Authority is run. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo group applauds review of Canada's ports

By Ian Holmes
March 13, 2018 - 5:26pm Updated: March 14, 2018 - 7:22am

NANAIMO — A review of Canada's federal ports will be closely watched by a Harbour City group hoping to sink the Nanaimo Port Authority.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a “ports modernization review” will take place over the next year to examine how they operate.

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