Provincial Politics

Armed forces arrive in B.C. as federal assistance approved for flooded areas

By The Canadian Press
May 17, 2018 - 10:13am Updated: May 17, 2018 - 6:22pm

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — The first wave of 300 Canadian military personnel is being sent to  British Columbia to help communities overwhelmed by floodwaters as parts of the province are expected to be hit with heavy rain following snowmelt from unseasonably warm weather.

Public opinion was already divided at an open house on the housing held on March 20. It's become a larger, more divisive issue since then.
Public opinion was already divided at an open house on the housing held on March 20. It's become a larger, more divisive issue since then. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Familiar questions asked and answered about Parksville's proposed supportive housing

By Spencer Sterritt
May 11, 2018 - 5:46pm

NANAIMO — Community concern is increasing in Parksville as a $6.9 million, 49-unit supportive housing project gets closer to reality.

The Fire Smart program will reduce the risk of an interface blaze in Nanaimo's Long Lake Heights area.
The Fire Smart program will reduce the risk of an interface blaze in Nanaimo's Long Lake Heights area. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Reducing Nanaimo's urban forest fire risk among focuses of Emergency Preparedness Week

By Ian Holmes
May 7, 2018 - 3:26pm

NANAIMO — Reducing the urban wildfire risk in Nanaimo is one of several initiatives aimed at better preparing the community in case of an emergency.

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