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In December, 2016, 214 people were turned away from the Salvation Army's New Hope Centre, since they were already grappling with increased homeless numbers in Nanaimo.
In December, 2016, 214 people were turned away from the Salvation Army's New Hope Centre, since they were already grappling with increased homeless numbers in Nanaimo. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo winter shelters already preparing for rough year

By Spencer Sterritt
September 19, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 2:20pm

NANAIMO — Winter is still several months away but Nanaimo shelters are already getting ready for a tough year.

Sick of the sun yet? There's been no shortage of it this summer.
Sick of the sun yet? There's been no shortage of it this summer. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo desert-dry as year of extreme weather continues

By Ian Holmes
September 1, 2017 - 3:41pm Updated: September 8, 2017 - 4:35pm

NANAIMO — Rain has been almost non-existent in the Nanaimo area, in what has been a year of extreme, record-breaking weather.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Cindy Yu told NanaimoNewsNOW their data shows it's been an extremely dry summer in the Harbour City.

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