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The suspect, pictured, wore a Halloween costume while robbing the Harewood Arms liquor store on Sept. 30.
The suspect, pictured, wore a Halloween costume while robbing the Harewood Arms liquor store on Sept. 30. submitted/RCMP

Harewood liquor store robbed by man in Halloween costume

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
October 5, 2017 - 2:11pm Updated: October 5, 2017 - 3:23pm

NANAIMO — A Halloween scare came early for staff at a local Nanaimo liquor store. 

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said the Harewood Arms liquor store on Eighth St. was robbed near the end of their day around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. Only staff were inside the store.

RDN Transit going to the Duke Point area was recommended at a recent RDN meeting, but the board deferred the expansion.
RDN Transit going to the Duke Point area was recommended at a recent RDN meeting, but the board deferred the expansion. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

New bus routes to Duke Point not approved, RDN asks for more options

By Spencer Sterritt
October 4, 2017 - 6:21pm Updated: October 5, 2017 - 10:00am

NANAIMO — Despite overwhelming support from the community, transit riders will have to wait and see if they'll be able to ride the bus to Duke Point.

Damage done by a brush fire off Albert St.
Damage done by a brush fire off Albert St. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Frustration heats up after fire at Nanaimo homeless encampment

By Ian Holmes
October 4, 2017 - 1:31pm Updated: October 4, 2017 - 2:24pm

NANAIMO — A small early morning brush fire off Albert St. is by no means an isolated incident.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue captain Ennis Mond said crews responded to the fire down an embankment from Albert near Kennedy St. just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The NRE's lease expires early next year and after another delegation appearance before City Council, are still no closer to a decision.
The NRE's lease expires early next year and after another delegation appearance before City Council, are still no closer to a decision. Submitted/Environmental Protection Agency

Cost confusion complicates council decision about Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

By Spencer Sterritt
October 3, 2017 - 5:36pm

NANAIMO — The unknown cost of supporting the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange clouded City Council discussions about partnering with the site.

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