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Roughly 30 activists and supporters took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to bring about change.
Roughly 30 activists and supporters took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to bring about change. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'People shouldn't be dying:' rally tries to shed stereotypes and stigma of drug addiction

By Spencer Sterritt
April 16, 2019 - 5:28pm

NANAIMO — Activists took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to reduce the stigma about drug addiction.

The plan to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and specifically Diana Krall plaza features a community garden and more art walls.
The plan to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and specifically Diana Krall plaza features a community garden and more art walls. ACE Nanaimo

VIU students bring new plan to brighten downtown Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
April 15, 2019 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — A fresh pair of eyes has brought new ideas about how to revitalize downtown Nanaimo.

A group of VIU graphic design students, known as ACE Nanaimo, developed a project to bring colour and events to the downtown.

The City of Nanaimo currently owns and operates three charging stations of the 20 around Nanaimo.
The City of Nanaimo currently owns and operates three charging stations of the 20 around Nanaimo. The Canadian Press

City hopes to be fully charged with new stations for electric vehicles

By Spencer Sterritt
April 12, 2019 - 5:15pm

NANAIMO — The City is trying to expand upon an existing request to add electric vehicle charging stations and significantly boost environmentally-friendly transportation in the harbour city.

The City of Nanaimo's newest communications manager Farnaz Farrokhi.
The City of Nanaimo's newest communications manager Farnaz Farrokhi. Farnaz Farrokhi/Twitter

Long-debated communications manager position filled at City of Nanaimo

By Dominic Abassi
April 12, 2019 - 4:13pm Updated: April 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

NANAIMO — More than 18-months after abruptly parting ways with its communications manager, the City of Nanaimo has filled the position.

The City announced it hired Farnaz Farrokhi to fill the vacant and newly re-added position of communications manager.

Housing Minister Selina Robinson claimed crime hadn't increased around two temporary housing sites in Nanaimo and did not backtrack on the statement after Nanaimo RCMP presented new crime stats.
Housing Minister Selina Robinson claimed crime hadn't increased around two temporary housing sites in Nanaimo and did not backtrack on the statement after Nanaimo RCMP presented new crime stats. BC Legislature

B.C. housing minister claims crime not increasing around Nanaimo's temporary housing

By Spencer Sterritt
April 11, 2019 - 8:07pm Updated: April 11, 2019 - 8:56pm

NANAIMO — Despite ample evidence to the contrary, B.C.'s housing minister claimed criminal activity hadn't increased around Nanaimo's two temporary housing locat

Nanaimo RCMP and Fire Rescue have been a constant presence at both the Newcastle and Labieux temporary housing complexes.
Nanaimo RCMP and Fire Rescue have been a constant presence at both the Newcastle and Labieux temporary housing complexes. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'We expect an immediate response:' police task force to tackle temporary housing crime

By Spencer Sterritt
April 9, 2019 - 5:20pm Updated: April 9, 2019 - 9:20pm

NANAIMO — With nearly constant police presence not deterring criminals, Nanaimo RCMP is now creating a task force to specifically handle crime at two temporary housing complexes.

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