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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 Air Canada Rouge 136-seat Airbus 319 will serve the newly added direct route of Nanaimo to Toronto. The seasonal service begins Friday, June 22 and runs through early October.
An Air Canada Rouge 136-seat Airbus 319 will serve the newly added direct route of Nanaimo to Toronto. The seasonal service begins Friday, June 22 and runs through early October. Submitted/Air Canada

Direct flights between Nanaimo and Toronto lift off

By Ian Holmes
June 22, 2018 - 9:32am Updated: June 22, 2018 - 1:28pm

NANAIMO — A critical new link added to the Nanaimo Airport schedule begins Friday, as direct service between the Harbour City and Toronto takes off.

Much of the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf will be home to a vehicle processing centre. The business received a $6.3 million boost during an on-site news conference on Wednesday.
Much of the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf will be home to a vehicle processing centre. The business received a $6.3 million boost during an on-site news conference on Wednesday. Nanaimo Port Authority

Feds inject $6.3M into new shipping business on Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

By Ian Holmes
June 20, 2018 - 4:02pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 11:20pm

NANAIMO — Federal dollars committed to Nanaimo's Assembly Wharf will help fund a new industry which could support as many as 100 well-paying full time jobs.

Uncertainty on the future of the NRE continues. Council held off on a $6.05 million funding request, instead requesting legal and further financial info.
Uncertainty on the future of the NRE continues. Council held off on a $6.05 million funding request, instead requesting legal and further financial info. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Still no NRE funding decision, Council demands more legal and financial info

By Ian Holmes
June 11, 2018 - 11:04pm

NANAIMO — The future of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange remains as uncertain as ever, as Council seeks legal advice on the impact funding the non-profit operation would have.

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