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City Council has formally approved designating the grey shaded area north of the Parkway as park land.
City Council has formally approved designating the grey shaded area north of the Parkway as park land. City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Council reverses course, designates chunk of Harewood forest parkland

By Ian Holmes
July 25, 2017 - 7:31pm Updated: July 26, 2017 - 12:25am

NANAIMO — A sizable section of forested land south of Colliery Dam Park is destined to become parkland after all, thanks to a change of direction by Nanaimo city councillors.

Bathtub racer Kyle Boyd on his way out of the Nanaimo harbour. It would be more than five hours until he returned.
Bathtub racer Kyle Boyd on his way out of the Nanaimo harbour. It would be more than five hours until he returned. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Bathtub racer perseveres on rough water for more than 5 hours

By Spencer Sterritt
July 25, 2017 - 1:09pm Updated: July 25, 2017 - 1:51pm

NANAIMO — If you were in a bathtub boat, riding some of the roughest waves in race history, getting bruised and battered around, for more than five hours, would you quit?

A massive crowd gathered to remember and celebrate Tom Harris on Saturday in Nanaimo.
A massive crowd gathered to remember and celebrate Tom Harris on Saturday in Nanaimo. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

A Nanaimo icon: Friends, family celebrate the life of Tom Harris

By Dominic Abassi
July 22, 2017 - 4:57pm Updated: July 22, 2017 - 5:39pm

NANAIMO — On a weekend dedicated to celebrating Nanaimo's heritage, it seemed only fitting to honour the life of a man woven into the very fabric of the harbour city.

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