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Start packing that truck!
Michael Lunn and Fred McEachern were killed in the shooting.
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Kevin Addison was armed with a sawed-off shotgun.
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A friend of mine recently moved to Nanaimo and she shared with me that it is a wonderful and often overlooked destination. I spent a few days in the Harbour City, and she couldn't have been more right: Nanaimo is a hidden gem.
When most communities in B.C. have more in-camera meetings than the City of Toronto, there's a problem. In Ontario, councils are entitled to go in-camera to consider six specific matters. There are four reasons that councils must go in camera and over a dozen reasons why they "may" close a meeting. The nuance between "may" and "must" seems to have been lost on a few.
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The cause is under investigation.
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It was the sandwich, I tell you! The sandwich!
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There's something about local government that brings out the worst in some people. Staff get spat on. Mayors and councillors are often the victims of what can only be described as cyberbullying. In some towns, process servers would be well-advised to offer volume discounts to local governments.
Colliery Dams is a heritage site, there are old growth trees, it feeds numerous streams and rivers, houses fish and numerous species of wildlife. People have spent over three years of their lives fighting for this park through every legal means possible feel like they have been left with little options to save this beautiful park.
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Sadly, the civic mayhem isn't limited to staffing, it's cross-contaminated a few council chambers, sometimes making the Hatfield and McCoy feud seem like an episode of the Brady Bunch.
One epicentre of the Vancouver Island local-food scene is a funky downtown Nanaimo restaurant called Gabriel's Gourmet Café.
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City bureaucracies are a bit like junk drawers -- they need a good purging every once in a while.
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The six-minute video was posted to YouTube and shows two boys about the age of 10 or 11 holding toy guns and discussing how to kill a teacher referred to as Ms. D.
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Attempts are underway to identify a pair of young boys who acted in and posted a video that demonstrates ways to kill your teacher. The boys, who might be from Nanaimo, B.C., appear to be in a bedr...
Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.
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BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan says ferry fares may have to go up now that the province has said no to possible changes to the service between Nanaimo and West Vancouver. Corrigan's words come onl...
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In Vancouver, less than one in five eligible voters re-elected Gregor Robertson in 2011. In Victoria, less than one in six re-elected Dean Fortin. In Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George, less than one in seven elected their mayors.
NANAIMO, B.C. - A man charged in a mass shooting at a Vancouver Island sawmill where he was laid off six years ago may now be entitled to severance pay as part of a settlement involving a group of for...
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NANAIMO, B.C. - A 49-year-old man wanted on several kidnapping charges in Alberta is under arrest after driving off a B.C. Ferry.David Rogerson was arrested Wednesday night at the Departure Bay ferry...
NANAIMO, B.C. - Nanaimo RCMP arrested a 41-year-old man after an alleged sexual assault on a 30-year-old woman.Police say officers were called to a home after a report that a woman, who works as a sex...
NANAIMO, B.C. - Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the plane, an "amateur built" Avid amphibio...
NANAIMO, B.C. - A feisty Vancouver Island woman is being applauded by Mounties for taking down a male burglar who broke into her home.Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien says homeowner Jamie Fawcett is o...
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Nanaimo RCMP have released a composite sketch of a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 17-year-old who had stopped to help some kittens trying to cross a road on Vancouver Island. Police say the woma...
NANAIMO, B.C. - Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are investigating a bizarre early-morning attack on a teen who reported being thrown to the ground when she stopped her car to help some kittens crossing the r...
It's that time of year again, when local governments across B.C. grit their teeth and post their annual statements of financial information for all and sundry. Depending upon your perspective, they're either a veritable treasure trove of news stories or a minefield of PR disasters waiting to happen.
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A former employee of a Vancouver Island mill has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Kevin Douglas Addison was arrested after a shooting at the West...
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It's another historical first for Canada's modern medical marijuana market, as the first batch of substandard bud has been recalled. Patients who have been using Greenleaf's product should be worried. Without more information, the reason for the recall could be anything from a minor risk to a serious one.
NANAIMO, B.C. - Police say a 38-year-old woman whose car hit a logging truck on a Nanaimo, B.C., highway, flipping upside down with her two young sons inside has a couple of rescuers to thank.RCMP Con...
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Several people are being hailed as heroes for lifting up a car and pulling an infant to safety after he was struck by the vehicle in Nanaimo, B.C. The six-month-old baby, who was in a stroller, and hi...
NANAIMO, B.C. - An enthusiastic crowd gave Nanaimo, B.C., Mayor John Ruttan a loud cheer as he moved to snuff out plans to burn Metro Vancouver garbage near his Vancouver Island city.Nanaimo councillo...
A massive waste-to-energy garbage incinerator is being proposed for Nanaimo, population 88,000, to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage. It would be located on a site roughly 50 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, but prevailing winds would rain toxic material all over a town that breathes air rated by the World Health Organization as among the cleanest on earth.