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Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations.
Nanaimo is still in a state of flux about marijuana dispensaries, deciding whether to follow the federal Liberals' lead or make their own regulations. The Canadian Press

Where does the City of Nanaimo stand on marijuana dispensaries?

By Spencer Sterritt
February 21, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: February 21, 2017 - 10:32am

NANAIMO — The legalization of marijuana has been a contentious and complicated issue, especially surrounding who has the power to regulate dispensaries.

Christopher Tio brought his product Aircoal to the Dragon's Den audition. He said being prepared for any possible question was his best advice for hopeful candidates.
Christopher Tio brought his product Aircoal to the Dragon's Den audition. He said being prepared for any possible question was his best advice for hopeful candidates. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo inventors enter the Dragons' Den

By Spencer Sterritt
February 19, 2017 - 7:42am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 11:39am

NANAIMO — For many inventors and creative-types from the Nanaimo area, the success of their ideas and inventions rested on one critical meeting.

Newly open Trump tower a beacon of controversy in multicultural Vancouver

By The Canadian Press
February 19, 2017 - 7:32am

VANCOUVER — When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump's name, the main controversy was whether the glitzy luxury hotel was at odds with the city's reputation as a home of casual yoga-pants-wearing types.

Photo Credit: Makerspace/Facebook
Photo Credit: Makerspace/Facebook

Local inventors extend opportunity to kids

By Spencer Sterritt
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am Updated: February 18, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — Spring isn't yet here and around this time of year kids can find themselves bored.

Makerspace in Nanaimo wants to change that and teach youth ages five to 14 how to capitalize on technology.

Their monthly MakeTime for Kids event in Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 until 4 p.m.

B.C. fishing industry upset over pending announcement of marine protection area

By The Canadian Press
February 16, 2017 - 11:09am

VANCOUVER — The federal government’s decision to ban all fishing in some marine protected areas off Canada’s west coast threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of Canadians and ignores years of discussions with the fishing industry, says the country’s largest commercial fishermen’s association.

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