Health

Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations.
Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations. The Canadian Press

Where does the City of Nanaimo stand on marijuana dispensaries?

By Spencer Sterritt
February 21, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: February 21, 2017 - 10:32am

NANAIMO — The legalization of marijuana has been a contentious and complicated issue, especially surrounding who has the power to regulate dispensaries.

The Youth Employment Centre will close March 31. Employees and users of the service say it's helped then countless ways both personally and professionally.
The Youth Employment Centre will close March 31. Employees and users of the service say it's helped then countless ways both personally and professionally. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

NYSA Youth Employment Centre to possibly close at end of March

By Spencer Sterritt
February 15, 2017 - 9:41am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 11:29am

NANAIMO — Amy Watts would be dead if not for the Youth Employment Centre at the Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA). That's the story she told after learning the employment centre will close on March. 31.

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