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SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling.
SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Restaurant, longhouse among development plans for Newcastle Island

By Ian Holmes
April 13, 2018 - 5:11pm Updated: April 14, 2018 - 12:05am

NANAIMO — Several new culturally inspired amenities on Newcastle Island highlight Snuneymuxw First Nation plans to develop the former site of their sacred village.

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO Veronica Carroll and the board's vice-chair Sandra Hudson holding a cheque at the Coast Bastion Inn Wednesday.
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO Veronica Carroll and the board's vice-chair Sandra Hudson holding a cheque at the Coast Bastion Inn Wednesday. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo gets a piece of $4.7M child healthcare announcement

By Ian Holmes
April 11, 2018 - 7:32pm Updated: April 12, 2018 - 11:54am

NANAIMO — Significant funding was announced to enhance children's health outcomes on Vancouver Island, with some of the money allowing several Nanaimo programs to continue serving the community.

There is confusion among some people in Nanaimo on where to take recyclables since the Nanaimo Recycing Exchange shut down.
There is confusion among some people in Nanaimo on where to take recyclables since the Nanaimo Recycing Exchange shut down. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

City, private operators raise recycling awareness in absence of NRE

By Ian Holmes
April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

NANAIMO — If you can't put it out at the curb, where do you take it?

It's a question many people in the harbour city are asking since the non-profit Nanaimo Recycing Exchange (NRE) closed down, according to the City's Charlotte Davis.

VIU heavy mechanics students Reuben Krull and Cody Blackmore and instructor Neil Taberner alongside an electronic cab simulator.
VIU heavy mechanics students Reuben Krull and Cody Blackmore and instructor Neil Taberner alongside an electronic cab simulator. Vancouver Island University

Funding announced to further boost VIU's evolving trades programs

By Ian Holmes
April 3, 2018 - 4:37pm Updated: April 3, 2018 - 6:07pm

NANAIMO— Funding for new trades equipment at VIU's Nanaimo campus is the latest in a string of significant senior government cash infusions to overhaul the growing department.

A more than $280,000 fine was levied against Harmac Pacific after a worker died in an accident in 2016.
A more than $280,000 fine was levied against Harmac Pacific after a worker died in an accident in 2016. Submitted/Harmac

Nanaimo mill fined $284K for 'high-risk' violations leading to worker's death

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

NANAIMO — A stiff financial penalty was levied against a Nanaimo pulp mill after a worker died in a March 2016 accident.

Nanaimo Forest Product's Harmac Pacific operation was fined a little more than $284,000 for what WorkSafeBC described as a "high-risk violation."

Conceptual drawing of potential strata housing development at the old Nanaimo Hospital site in the Old City Quarter.
Conceptual drawing of potential strata housing development at the old Nanaimo Hospital site in the Old City Quarter. Wensley Architecture

New-look plan showcased for old Nanaimo Hospital site

By Ian Holmes
March 27, 2018 - 9:24pm Updated: March 28, 2018 - 10:56am

NANAIMO — A revised conceptual plan to develop a high-profile Old City Quarter property has been revealed.

Vancouver based Molnar Group intends to build 140 to 160 residential strata units at the former Malaspina Gardens property on Machleary St.

The NRE closed their gates earlier in March as discussions over a new site continued.
The NRE closed their gates earlier in March as discussions over a new site continued. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

NRE discussions stall over lack of business plan, continued financial confusion

By Spencer Sterritt
March 26, 2018 - 8:42pm

NANAIMO — “This has been going on for five years and we don't have a business plan?” a Nanaimo councillor asked skeptically during yet another debate about helping the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange pay for a new facility.

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