Housing

Jim Stewart, who works in Nanaimo, says he wants to focus on repairing relationships with the B.C. Real Estate Association which have fallen apart in recent years.
Jim Stewart, who works in Nanaimo, says he wants to focus on repairing relationships with the B.C. Real Estate Association which have fallen apart in recent years. B.C. Real Estate Association

Nanaimo realtor newest B.C. Real Estate Association president

By Spencer Sterritt
March 28, 2017 - 9:20pm

NANAIMO — The newest president of the B.C. Real Estate Association says he has a vision for how to correct the province's spiral into a housing crisis.

Realtor Jim Stewart, who sells in Nanaimo, was elected to the position after sitting on the board for several years.

A slowing housing market is being credited with a strong B.C. Economy, but not as strong as it could be.
A slowing housing market is being credited with a strong B.C. Economy, but not as strong as it could be. Credit: The Canadian Press

B.C. economy to grow more slowly over next two years: Central 1 Credit Union

By Daryl Major
March 18, 2017 - 9:24am

NANAIMO — The B.C. economy looks strong over the next two years, but not compared to previous years according to one credit union.

Bryan Yu, Central One Credit Union's senior economist, said the housing market is one of the biggest reasons why.

A temporary youth shelter at this Haliburton St. facility likely won't return after closing on March 25.
A temporary youth shelter at this Haliburton St. facility likely won't return after closing on March 25. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo shelter likely won't return as officials seek alternative solutions

By Ian Holmes
March 15, 2017 - 6:59pm Updated: March 15, 2017 - 7:34pm

NANAIMO —All signs point to an emergency shelter for Nanaimo's youth lasting just one winter.

While seven to 10 youth have used the Haliburton St. shelter lately, Tillicum Lelum's Courtney Defriend told NanaimoNewsNOW their agency and the City want a more proactive solution.

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