Business & Economy

Carole James speaks about the speculation tax during a visit to Nanaimo in early March.
Carole James speaks about the speculation tax during a visit to Nanaimo in early March. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo mayor 'disappointed' after Minister declines to exempt region from speculation tax

By Dominic Abassi
July 13, 2018 - 3:34pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 5:44pm

NANAIMO — B.C.'s Finance Minister was ready to listen, but not ready to change her mind during a meeting with Nanaimo officials on the incoming speculation tax.

The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is poised to be closed for good after City Council refused to provide necessary capital funding for the non-profit organization.
The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is poised to be closed for good after City Council refused to provide necessary capital funding for the non-profit organization. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Council denies Nanaimo Recycling Exchange funding request

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 11, 2018 - 11:21am Updated: July 11, 2018 - 8:46pm

NANAIMO — City Council has voted not to fund the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, which had lobbied for local government funding to open and operate a new facility.

A call for the recently approved Waterfront Area Plan in Ladysmith to go to a referendum is a "non-starter" says mayor Aaron Stone.
A call for the recently approved Waterfront Area Plan in Ladysmith to go to a referendum is a "non-starter" says mayor Aaron Stone. Town of Ladysmith

Opponents to Ladysmith's Waterfront Area Plan want a referendum

By Ian Holmes
July 6, 2018 - 4:50pm

LADYSMITH — People opposed to the recently approved Waterfront Area Plan in Ladysmith are calling on the Town to have the vision decided in a referendum, however the mayor said that wo

Petro-Canada began selling gas at a station in Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay for $1.58.9 a litre Thursday. The pricey gas is about 12-cents a litre more than most stations in the area.
Petro-Canada began selling gas at a station in Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay for $1.58.9 a litre Thursday. The pricey gas is about 12-cents a litre more than most stations in the area. Katie O'Connor/NanaimoNewsNOW

Liquid gold: gas prices surge in Nanaimo area

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 5, 2018 - 4:42pm

NANAIMO — Filling up at Nanaimo-area gas stations is getting noticeably more expensive.

The Petro-Canada on Terminal Ave. bumped up its price of gas to $1.58 a litre Thursday afternoon, just hours after the Petro-Can in Nanoose Bay began selling gas for the same hefty price.

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