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By the time the injunction was granted against Discontent City, the camp sprawled across 1 Port Dr. and housed roughly 300 people.
By the time the injunction was granted against Discontent City, the camp sprawled across 1 Port Dr. and housed roughly 300 people. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

After injunction, Nanaimo wonders where 300+ homeless people will go

By Spencer Sterritt
September 21, 2018 - 6:01pm

NANAIMO — With downtown Nanaimo tent city residents forced to vacate the camp within 21 days, many are wondering where the hundreds of homeless people are supposed to go.

Live video feeds and immediately posted archives of Council meetings will carry on during this year's campaign period.
Live video feeds and immediately posted archives of Council meetings will carry on during this year's campaign period. City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Council ends City practice of not broadcasting meetings during campaign

By Dominic Abassi
September 20, 2018 - 5:39pm

NANAIMO — With some likening it to censorship, Nanaimo councillors struck down a City practice of not broadcasting meetings during an election campaign.

The Community Policing and Services Office will be re-named and hopefully used by other community partners to help downtown Nanaimo.
The Community Policing and Services Office will be re-named and hopefully used by other community partners to help downtown Nanaimo. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Downtown Nanaimo safety office to remain open, despite confusion over purpose

By Spencer Sterritt
September 20, 2018 - 2:47pm Updated: September 20, 2018 - 4:07pm

NANAIMO — The doors will stay open at a downtown office meant to boost safety in the area, though it's unclear exactly what the space will be used for.

A lot on Wills Rd., once home to the Long Lake Nursery, is proposed to be the home of two new car dealerships.
A lot on Wills Rd., once home to the Long Lake Nursery, is proposed to be the home of two new car dealerships. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Council supports luxury car dealerships in spite of official community plan

By Dominic Abassi
September 19, 2018 - 6:41pm

NANAIMO — Despite being told it contrasts a longstanding vision for the area, Nanaimo councillors clamoured to support a $10 million proposal for two new car dealerships in the City's north end.

Diversifying Nanaimo's neighbourhoods and finding a place for everyone to be able to lay their heads is a key hope borne out of Nanaimo's affordable housing strategy.
Diversifying Nanaimo's neighbourhoods and finding a place for everyone to be able to lay their heads is a key hope borne out of Nanaimo's affordable housing strategy. City of Nanaimo

Concrete work to start on Nanaimo's affordable housing, homelessness action plans

By Spencer Sterritt
September 19, 2018 - 5:54pm

NANAIMO — After several years of preparation, City of Nanaimo staff are ready to tackle both short and long-term projects to hopefully bring more diverse housing to the harbour city and

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