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SFN chief Michael Wyse during the unveiling of two newly installed totem poles at Departure Bay beach.
SFN chief Michael Wyse during the unveiling of two newly installed totem poles at Departure Bay beach. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'It's like taking back what was ours:' SFN totem poles installed at Departure Bay beach

By Ian Holmes
June 20, 2018 - 6:15pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 11:16pm

NANAIMO — Snuneymuxw First Nation has a strengthened presence at their traditional Departure Bay village site.

Two 16-foot totem poles made by SFN carver Joel Good were revealed at a ceremony Wednesday at the north end of the waterfront walkway at Departure Bay beach.

Commercial St. is expected to be packed Thursday night for the first of 11 night markets.
Commercial St. is expected to be packed Thursday night for the first of 11 night markets. DNBIA

Downtown Nanaimo excited for first Commercial Street Night Market

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 20, 2018 - 5:33pm

NANAIMO — The weekend is coming early for downtown Nanaimo.

On Thursday, June 21 the first ever Commercial Street Night Market gets underway and is expected to pack the streets with roughly 70 vendors, food trucks, entertainment and enthusiastic crowds.

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