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Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to receive second urgent and primary care centre

Residents of Nanaimo and the surrounding area will soon have better access to healthcare.  A second urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) is set to open in Nanaimo in 2025, replacing the temporary clinic that opened on June 12, 2024.  Minister of Health Adrian Dix said the Provincial Government is taking...

Construction begins on new electric ferries for Campbell River, Nanaimo routes

Construction has started on new battery-electric hybrid ferries for Campbell River and Nanaimo. The shipyard in Romania which is building them, Damen Shipyards, had the steel cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Construction has now started on the first two of four new Island-class vessels, which will replace ferries on the Campbell...

Level 3 water restrictions in effect for Regional District of Nanaimo

Level 3 water restrictions are now in effect for the Regional District of Nanaimo. According to the district, the restrictions are in effect because the recent heat wave combined with a below-average snowpack have pushed the region into drought conditions, with the BC government listing east Vancouver Island at Drought...

Nanaimo RCMP looking for witnesses following stabbing of a 52-year-old man

Police are looking for answers as they investigate a stabbing.  On Friday, July 12, around 3:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Fitzwilliam Street, an incident was reported where Nanaimo Fire Rescue and BCEHS responded.  On arrival they found a man who was stabbed and had to be treated at the...

BC Hydro aims to make housing developments easier by updating policy

BC Hydro hopes to make housing developments easier for communities by updating one of its policies. Hydro says they filed an application to the BC Utilities Commission on June 27, asking to update the Distribution Extension Policy, a policy that sets out how costs are allocated between new and existing...

SCRD Seeks Public Feedback on Park Repair Plan

The Sunshine Coast Regional District will give residents a chance to provide their thoughts on a plan to repair flood damage in Cliff Gilker Park. Flooding at the end of 2021 caused severe damage to two popular pedestrian bridges and inundated several sections of trail. The SCRD says the bridges have...
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