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Children play on the gym floor of Fairview Community School at an event Friday hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership.
Children play on the gym floor of Fairview Community School at an event Friday hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership. David Seath

1/4 of young Nanaimo children live in poverty: report

By Ian Holmes
November 17, 2017 - 4:08pm Updated: November 18, 2017 - 6:58am

NANAIMO — An increasing number of young Nanaimo children belong to families struggling to make ends meet.

The semi-annual State of the Child Report, released by the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership on Friday, points to several concerning poverty-related indicators.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital was criticized for becoming a poor workplace which didn't respect their workers, according to a report sought by Island Health.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital was criticized for becoming a poor workplace which didn't respect their workers, according to a report sought by Island Health. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Hospital on path to 'self-destruction,' new report shows

By Spencer Sterritt
November 9, 2017 - 1:41pm Updated: November 9, 2017 - 5:08pm

NANAIMO — Too focused on the budget, being heavy-handed and censuring staff from raising questions are just some of the criticisms found in a new report about Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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