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In the two months since Discontent City opened, the City claims calls to Nanaimo RCMP have skyrocketed and neighbours no longer feel safe.
In the two months since Discontent City opened, the City claims calls to Nanaimo RCMP have skyrocketed and neighbours no longer feel safe. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Tale of Two Cities: Nanaimo vs. Discontent City court case underway

By Spencer Sterritt
July 17, 2018 - 1:31pm Updated: July 17, 2018 - 8:54pm

NANAIMO — The court battle between the City of Nanaimo and a sprawling downtown homeless encampment is officially underway.

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.

Jake Rudolph toured City Hall, meeting with staff and media on Wednesday.
Jake Rudolph toured City Hall, meeting with staff and media on Wednesday. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's interim CAO aims to rebuild trust, bring experience on homelessness issue

By Dominic Abassi
July 11, 2018 - 6:10pm Updated: July 11, 2018 - 8:32pm

NANAIMO — His contract is only eight months long, but Nanaimo's new interim chief administrative officer has several years of City Hall turmoil to untangle.

Police make a drug bust at a Parksville housing complex Tuesday night. An area resident reported constant drug-dealing and increased social disorder linked to the property.
Police make a drug bust at a Parksville housing complex Tuesday night. An area resident reported constant drug-dealing and increased social disorder linked to the property. Facebook

Frustrated neighbours hope bust on notorious Parksville property leads to change

By Ian Holmes
July 11, 2018 - 5:45pm

PARKSVILLE — A bust at a suspected Parksville drug house well-known to Oceanside RCMP is no surprise to area residents.

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