Business & Economy

British Columbians have been slow to offer an opinion on potentially changing our provincial electoral system.
British Columbians have been slow to offer an opinion on potentially changing our provincial electoral system. Elections BC

Mid-island leads pack as electoral reform ballots trickle in

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 13, 2018 - 3:03pm

NANAIMO — While only a small fraction of eligible voters in British Columbia have bothered to mail in their electoral reform referendum ballots, mid-islanders appear among the most eager.

A Canada Post employee at the agency's distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. had a health scare after dealing with a suspicious package Wednesday morning.
A Canada Post employee at the agency's distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. had a health scare after dealing with a suspicious package Wednesday morning. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Leaky package causes health scare for Nanaimo Canada Post employee

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 7, 2018 - 4:07pm Updated: November 7, 2018 - 5:26pm

NANAIMO — It was a frantic few minutes at the Canada Post distribution centre in Nanaimo as an employee at the East Wellington Rd. facility was sent to hospital.

The City of Nanaimo doesn't expect an earlier projection to reduce annual garbage rates can be met.
The City of Nanaimo doesn't expect an earlier projection to reduce annual garbage rates can be met. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Garbage rates not expected to drop as originally predicted: City

By Ian Holmes
November 4, 2018 - 8:34pm Updated: November 5, 2018 - 6:37am

NANAIMO — The projected decline in garbage and recycling rates in Nanaimo appears to be in doubt and it's unclear what long-term user rates will look like.

Dozens of CUPW members on the picket line outside the Canada Post distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. in Nanaimo
Dozens of CUPW members on the picket line outside the Canada Post distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. in Nanaimo Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

UPDATE: Mail moving again in Nanaimo area

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
October 31, 2018 - 10:15am Updated: November 1, 2018 - 9:25am

NANAIMO — The union representing striking Canada Post employees announced Thursday morning strike action is no longer in several Vancouver Island communities, including Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum Beach.

North and south Nanaimo residents can exchange to larger garbage and recycling carts throughout November.
North and south Nanaimo residents can exchange to larger garbage and recycling carts throughout November. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

City expects busy month of garbage & recycling bin exchanges

By Ian Holmes
October 28, 2018 - 9:30pm Updated: October 29, 2018 - 11:28am

NANAIMO — The City's public works are about to be put to the test as hundreds of residential curbside carts are slated to be exchanged over the coming month.

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