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This picture of the cougar lounging in the sun on Newcastle Island was posted on Facebook on July 14. The post was shared 800 times.
This picture of the cougar lounging in the sun on Newcastle Island was posted on Facebook on July 14. The post was shared 800 times. Ândria Lopes Dos Santos/Facebook

Conservation officers to trap and remove cougar roaming Newcastle Island

By Dominic Abassi
July 16, 2018 - 5:17pm

NANAIMO — After multiple sightings around the popular summer destination, conservation officers are taking the extraordinary step of trying to trap and remove a cougar from Newcastle Island.

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.

An architects rendering of the proposed facility, in the works for roughly two years.
An architects rendering of the proposed facility, in the works for roughly two years. Nanaimo Ocean Discovery Centre

Despite earlier claims, proposed Ocean Discovery Centre now asking for City money

By Spencer Sterritt
June 26, 2018 - 4:49pm Updated: June 26, 2018 - 6:17pm

NANAIMO — Two years into the process, organizers behind the Ocean Discovery Centre for downtown Nanaimo's waterfront are coming to the City for cash.

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