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It was a packed house Friday morning as community members turned out to kick off the United Way's annual fundraising campaign.
It was a packed house Friday morning as community members turned out to kick off the United Way's annual fundraising campaign. Harper Bauer/NanaimoNewsNOW

United Way kicks off annual campaign in the face of dynamic challenges

By Dominic Abassi
September 22, 2017 - 6:04pm

NANAIMO — A local charity which helps more than 40,000 people in the region is evolving in the face of more challenging issues than ever before.

Samaritan House, on Nicol St. in Nanaimo, is in dire need of an expansion to provide more beds and programs for women in need.
Samaritan House, on Nicol St. in Nanaimo, is in dire need of an expansion to provide more beds and programs for women in need. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo women's shelter desperate for funds to stem capacity crisis

By Spencer Sterritt
September 7, 2017 - 4:31pm

 NANAIMO — In the midst of a crisis, Samaritan House in Nanaimo hopes the community will help fund their expansion, which is set to double their size and offer more services to women in need.

The old Nanaimo Hospital, which is on the national heritage register, will be torn down by the end of the year.
The old Nanaimo Hospital, which is on the national heritage register, will be torn down by the end of the year. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Old Nanaimo Hospital building to be demolished

By Dominic Abassi
August 18, 2017 - 12:18am

NANAIMO — A heritage building that represents the evolution of health care in Nanaimo will be torn down.

This week, the City issued a demolition permit for the old Nanaimo Hospital building at 388 Machleary St. and crews have already begun prep work.

Foreign buyers’ tax and other measures under review, B.C. housing minister says

By The Canadian Press
July 31, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: July 31, 2017 - 7:10pm

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is reviewing the foreign buyers’ tax in the Vancouver area and the interest-free loan program to first-time homebuyers to determine whether they have been effective in improving affordability, the province’s new housing minister says.

Kids got to express their artistic abilities at a family BBQ at Sanala, where people who had left the complex returned and complimented the recent change.
Kids got to express their artistic abilities at a family BBQ at Sanala, where people who had left the complex returned and complimented the recent change. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Revamping Harewood neighbourhood coming together after decades of hard work

By Spencer Sterritt
July 19, 2017 - 10:34pm Updated: July 20, 2017 - 11:25am

NANAIMO — A vital piece is being placed in the complex puzzle of revamping the Harewood neighbourhood.

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