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Effective today all plastic shopping bags are banned, BC government 

A cleaner and greener BC is on the horizon as the provincial government moves to reduce waste from single-use plastics starting today.  The government announced today retailers will no longer be able to offer plastic bags, and single-use products will no longer be sold in the province.  According to the Ministry...

Increased addiction treatment beds open on Sunshine Coast

Access to addiction treatment will be easier for men on the Sunshine Coast with the addition of 12 new supportive beds in Powell River.  According to the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions 14 beds have been opened in Powell River since 2014, including detox and supportive-recovery beds.   Minister Jennifer...

Downtown village site to be returned to Snuneymeux First Nation

A downtown Nanaimo village site will be returned to the Snuneymeux First Nation. In a release, the BC Government says they are returning 2.67-hectares of Millstone River Village to the nation under the Sarlequun Snuneymeux treaty of 1854, making it an important milestone in upholding treaty promises. Chief Mike Wyse says...

Nanaimo to flush water supply main for ongoing project

The City of Nanaimo is flushing their new water supply main today and tomorrow.  In a release, the city says the main will be flushed to remove dirt and debris, using 7 million litres of water to make sure it’s ready for activation.  The flushing comes as part of the Midtown...

RCMP looking for knife-wielding assailant  

Nanaimo RCMP say a man out for a leisurely walk with his dog were threatened and held at knifepoint on Northfield Road.  According to a media release, police were called out on July 11, at 9:30 a.m. to 2450 Northfield Road when a man swung two knives at the dog...

Attempted abduction on Sunshine Coast thwarted 

A woman is in custody after Sunshine Coast RCMP were called to Friendship Park on Teredo Street for an attempted abduction.   According to police, the incident happened on July 11, at 4:40 p.m. after the female suspect was attempting to force a teenage girl to with her, suspecting the...
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