Provincial Politics

By the time the injunction was granted against Discontent City, the camp sprawled across 1 Port Dr. and housed roughly 300 people.
By the time the injunction was granted against Discontent City, the camp sprawled across 1 Port Dr. and housed roughly 300 people. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

After injunction, Nanaimo wonders where 300+ homeless people will go

By Spencer Sterritt
September 21, 2018 - 6:01pm

NANAIMO — With downtown Nanaimo tent city residents forced to vacate the camp within 21 days, many are wondering where the hundreds of homeless people are supposed to go.

Eben Sedun (L) and Morgan Bohean (R) both played primary roles fighting the Nanaimo Lakes wildfire.
Eben Sedun (L) and Morgan Bohean (R) both played primary roles fighting the Nanaimo Lakes wildfire. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'I knew we were in trouble:' crews recount battle with Nanaimo Lakes wildfire

By Ian Holmes
September 20, 2018 - 5:18pm

NANAIMO — As a helicopter carrying Eben Sedun descended upon the Nanaimo Lakes fire, orange columns of smoke and trees burning like candles came into view. It was the first clue the veteran firefighter and his colleagues were in for a serious battle.

All open burning is allowed on Vancouver Island and the south coast, while larger industrial sized burning must be registered.
All open burning is allowed on Vancouver Island and the south coast, while larger industrial sized burning must be registered. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Open burning ban lifted for Nanaimo and area

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2018 - 9:46am Updated: September 19, 2018 - 10:18am

NANAIMO — All open burning is once again allowed across Nanaimo and areas within the the Coastal Fire Centre, thanks to recent rainfall and dropping temperatures.

An outdoor enclosed learning space is occasionally used by a displaced grade 6/7 class at Depature Bay Elementary School.
An outdoor enclosed learning space is occasionally used by a displaced grade 6/7 class at Depature Bay Elementary School. Facebook/Shirley Galbraith

Dep Bay students to be displaced for 2 months while awaiting portable

By Ian Holmes
September 18, 2018 - 5:21pm

NANAIMO — Parents are outraged their displaced children at a crowded Nanaimo elementary school spend a portion of their instructional time in an outdoor storage cage.

Current and retired Harmac workers share a laugh during a community celebration
Current and retired Harmac workers share a laugh during a community celebration Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'They said it couldn't be done:' Harmac celebrates 10 years of employee ownership

By Ian Holmes
September 13, 2018 - 6:23pm

NANAIMO — In the eyes of many, Harmac Pacific pulp mill was as good as dead.

Ten years after its previous owner went bankrupt, the employee-owned operation in Duke Point is thriving and has “no plans to go anywhere,” according to mill president Levi Sampson.

Hundreds of people will be at the annual Labour Day picnic Monday at Transfer Beach hosted by the Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council.
Hundreds of people will be at the annual Labour Day picnic Monday at Transfer Beach hosted by the Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council. Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council

Labour Day picnic salutes workers' impact on mid-island region

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 31, 2018 - 6:00pm Updated: September 3, 2018 - 9:17am

NANAIMO — This year's annual Labour Day picnic in Ladysmith holds a little extra meaning.

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