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I got up this morning and as I do every morning I went online to read the articles in the Nanaimo Daily News.
It is usually about 7 am when they update the homepage of their website to reflect the days stories but the "news" link is updated much earlier.
I clicked on the "news" link and...
Much appears to be made about the apparent drop in homeless people based on the latest survey. I find it interesting that later in the story it mentions that the survey is not valid based on statistics/methodology.
Frankly I believe that there are as many homeless as before just that they have...
Effective today, the City of Nanaimo did an incredible update to their website.
Check it out. It now is compatible with most other operating systems.. .. .
These are some of the news stories in the past couple months
BC Ferry Ridership Down 10% (reported Sept 2008)
Nanaimo Hotel Occupancy down 3.5% (reported Sept 2008)
Comox airport usage up 9% (Aug 2008)
Nanaimo Airport usage up 25% (Aug 2008)
The big F is now off the old Fiesta Lanes building on Chapel Street. Here is the article from the Nanaimo Daily News
I got these clippings from the Nanaimo Daily News paper today. The date was Thursday September 23, 2008. And the article from the Internet is at the bottom.
Pirate Chips forced to remove Ney icon
Statue of ex-mayor dressed as pirate gone
Darrell Bellaart, The Daily News
I was wondering why,with all the problems BC Ferries are having with their brand new ships, there has been absolutely nothing in the news. Does BC Ferries have that much control over the media? Or is our provincial government pressing it's thumb firmly down on the media, to keep the bad press out...
For anyone who is interested, here is an interesting article about Mike Gogo's sawmill and tree farm.
Meet Mike Gogo
by Joe Perraton:
The 639-acre Gogo family farm has been in operation for over 100 years, and today Mike...
B.C.'s Hells Angels regroup after seizure
Published: Tuesday, September 09, 2008
"But according to one local Hells Angels member, the local club has already purchased a new hangout.
"We bought a place already . . . it's a secret where it is," said Fred Widdifield, who later added...
Say NO to the Cable Bay Lands Project by signing an Elector Response Form. Here’s some information about Cable Bay:
Where and what is Cable Bay?
Cable Bay is over 500 acres of forest and waterfront southeast of Harmac. 420 acres are in the City of Nanaimo, and 90 acres are in the Regional...
Because my wife gets to the paper first I usually read the Nanaimo Daily News online each day.
I cannot seem to find the letters to the editor anymore. There used to be a link called "Letters" on the left hand side of their website but it no longer appears.
I wonder why?
Daily News Aug27-08
Now they are saying that the project was under budget? After almost doubling the budget part way through the process. I can understand some cost overruns, but to double the budget and then claim it was under budget is misleading.
I am still in approval of the project as it...
Great to see Harmac saved by the workers - hopefully it works out.
Daily News Aug26-08
I understand that living on a small island situated off another island is going to cost more, that is a choice and I believe it is fair for the user to pay for it. It would be riduculous for the rest of the province to pay for lifestyle choice, (& a ferry service that isn't...
I cant believe that this was worthy of putting in the local paper.
Is this what the highly paid staff at City Hall fret about?
I wonder if it was a result of a press release where the City was bragging about how well they were working with our money?
No comment from any of the Council on...
Pretty tough gig. Terrible roller coaster ride for some of the people from that plant.
The School Board has voted to close the current NDSS and Woodlands. I can fully understand that. But the location for the replacement school (Woodlands) I cannot understand.
The area around Boundary/Northfield is already dangerous and the site is a lot smaller.
I would have thought the NDSS...
"...The place is McTavish Elementary School on the Saanich Peninsula, where teacher Maria St. Amand and a group of students have reached the top three in a North America-wide contest for schools organized by QuantumShift.tv, a web-video...
I hear Harmac closed today...500 jobs gone....:(
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