Housing

With Nanaimo's homeless population around 300, the safety committee is calling for an immediate focus on housing.
With Nanaimo's homeless population around 300, the safety committee is calling for an immediate focus on housing. Marc Bruneke/Flickr

City's safety committee calls for focus on housing, modular homes

By Dominic Abassi
November 19, 2017 - 9:55pm

NANAIMO — With more than $200 million of provincial government money up for grabs, the City committee responsible for community safety is calling for a focus on new housing in Nanaimo.

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.

Crews are putting the finishing exterior touches on Tillicum Lelum's childcare centre on Tenth St.
Crews are putting the finishing exterior touches on Tillicum Lelum's childcare centre on Tenth St. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Tillicum Lelum's new childcare centre nears completion

By Ian Holmes
November 3, 2017 - 6:02pm Updated: November 5, 2017 - 1:08pm

NANAIMO — The latest addition to an already expansive list of programs offered by the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre (TLAFC) is expected to open in the new year.

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