Infrastructure

The Queen of Cowichan ferry will be replaced in coming years and ferry riders have a chance to shape what the new vessel looks and functions like.
The Queen of Cowichan ferry will be replaced in coming years and ferry riders have a chance to shape what the new vessel looks and functions like. BC Ferries

How would you improve new ferries coming to Vancouver Island routes?

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 12, 2019 - 3:17pm Updated: March 12, 2019 - 5:47pm

NANAIMO — With five new ferries on the way, riders have a chance to share their input into how they'd make a trip across the water smoother and more enjoyable.

Both Nanaimo mayor Leonard Krog and Lantzville Mayor Mark Swain said the $75 million announcement from Telus will bring their cities into the modern age and beyond.
Both Nanaimo mayor Leonard Krog and Lantzville Mayor Mark Swain said the $75 million announcement from Telus will bring their cities into the modern age and beyond. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

$75M project bringing fibre optic internet to Nanaimo, Lantzville, area First Nations

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 8, 2019 - 12:53pm Updated: March 9, 2019 - 5:12am

NANAIMO — Nearly all areas of Nanaimo and Lantzville will join the 21st century and prepare for the 22nd with the installation of fibre optic internet.

Our Place in Victoria's downtown core, where shelter beds and outreach services are offered.
Our Place in Victoria's downtown core, where shelter beds and outreach services are offered. Google Earth

Victoria's Our Place Society puts support behind proposed drop-in centre for Nanaimo's homeless

By Spencer Sterritt
March 4, 2019 - 5:53pm

NANAIMO — One of Victoria's largest homelessness outreach and shelter organizations could also run a proposed drop-in centre for Nanaimo's homeless.

The now vacant lot on Wills Rd. along the Island Hwy. where the owner wants to build two car dealerships. Staff say it's a poor fit.
The now vacant lot on Wills Rd. along the Island Hwy. where the owner wants to build two car dealerships. Staff say it's a poor fit. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Car dealership proposal moves to public hearing despite 'serious concerns' over location

By Dominic Abassi
February 26, 2019 - 2:38pm Updated: February 26, 2019 - 3:13pm

NANAIMO — There will be a public hearing over a disputed rezoning application pitting economic development and job creation against City staff's wishes and community planning.

Snuneymuxw First Nation administrators are working toward building an SFN owned and operated gas station at Duke Point.
Snuneymuxw First Nation administrators are working toward building an SFN owned and operated gas station at Duke Point. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Snuneymuxw reveals plans for Duke Point gas station

By Ian Holmes
February 25, 2019 - 5:35am Updated: February 25, 2019 - 3:01pm

NANAIMO —Snuneymuxw First Nation announced plans to open a gas station and convenience store in Duke Point later this year, which the band anticipates will lead to future economic development.

A rendering of the street-level cafe at Gordon St. and Museum Way. It's part of a $22-million hotel project.
A rendering of the street-level cafe at Gordon St. and Museum Way. It's part of a $22-million hotel project. PEG Developments

With building permit issued, developer says construction on downtown Nanaimo hotel imminent

By Dominic Abassi
February 21, 2019 - 5:50pm Updated: February 21, 2019 - 7:01pm

NANAIMO — For the first time in the storied history of 100 Gordon St., a building permit has been issued for a hotel behind Nanaimo's downtown conference centre.

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