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The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire.
The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire. KMR Photography/Flickr

Despite income growth, many in Nanaimo still struggling

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: September 20, 2017 - 12:47pm

NANAIMO — Despite some strong numbers indicating significant growth, latest income statistics for Nanaimo show poverty is still a major concern.

A lightning strike on a Pacific Coastal Airlines plane forced an emergency landing Monday night at Vancouver International Airport. No injuries were reported.
A lightning strike on a Pacific Coastal Airlines plane forced an emergency landing Monday night at Vancouver International Airport. No injuries were reported. Pacific Coastal Airlines

Lightning strike forces emergency landing of Comox to Vancouver flight

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 12:56pm

COURTENAY — A lightning strike on a plane flying from Comox to Vancouver was forced to make an emergency landing.

Pacific Coastal Airline's Kevin Boothroyd says it happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night.

Flames shoot into the air from a fishing boat fire off Gabriola Island late Wednesday afternoon.
Flames shoot into the air from a fishing boat fire off Gabriola Island late Wednesday afternoon. Tara Bell/Nanaimo Port Authority

Boat goes up in flames off Gabriola Island, five rescued

By Ian Holmes
August 30, 2017 - 6:45pm Updated: August 30, 2017 - 8:25pm

NANAIMO — Five people were rescued from a burning fishing boat off Gabriola Island's southeast side.

A Joint Rescue Coordination Centre official in Victoria told NanaimoNewsNOW the 72 foot boat caught fire late Wednesday afternoon about 5 kilometres from Silva Bay.

Each of the RDN's 49 long buses are outfitted with 14 of these cameras.
Each of the RDN's 49 long buses are outfitted with 14 of these cameras. Katie-Lynn Dandeno/Submitted

New public bus cameras improving security: RDN

By Ian Holmes
August 28, 2017 - 3:32pm

NANAIMO — Extra eyes and ears on local buses appears to have made transit in the mid-island safer.

Manager of transit operations Daniel Pearce with the Regional District of Nanaimo said new security cameras on their long buses are doing what they intended.

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