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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.

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.

(From left to right) Arrowsmith SAR members Paul Nash and Nick Rivers being recognized for helping to find Jan Baartman on Jan. 24, 2017.
(From left to right) Arrowsmith SAR members Paul Nash and Nick Rivers being recognized for helping to find Jan Baartman on Jan. 24, 2017. submitted/RCMP

SAR group singled out for saving stranded man in backcountry

By Ian Holmes
November 2, 2017 - 4:33pm Updated: November 3, 2017 - 1:17pm

PARKSVILLE — Arrowsmith Search and Rescue were recognized for likely saving the life of an elderly Bowser man who was found stranded in the bush north of Qualicum Beach.

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