August 2014
Dolphins surfacing

Starboard spectacles

Posted: August 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm   /   Vee-Ai-Yi-Yi

By Ben Chessor The ocean has always been an important part of Vancouver Islanders’ livelihoods. It fuels local tourism — including the whale watching industry — and gives flavour to our best restaurants. An orca even appears on the logo of the province’s most popular sports franchise, the Vancouver Canucks. Because the ocean plays such a large […]

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Nanaimo 9/11 memorial

9/11 in Nanaimo

Posted: August 23, 2014 at 3:40 am   /   Central V.I.

By Anja Hamerski Screams. Panic. Dust. Shrapnel. That was a Tuesday morning in New York when the two main towers of the World Trade Centre were destroyed. September 11th claimed 2819 lives, of which 23 were police officers and 343 were fire fighters. In memory of those who died, and to honour the brave fire […]

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Kid walks into a bar . . .

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 2:21 am   /   Vee-Ai-Yi-Yi

By Jessica Key When BC premier Christy Clark announced that the Liberal government was supporting a revamp of “antiquated licensing rules,” the province’s imbibers put down their pints and listened up. The 73 changes stemming from “The Liquor Policy Review” led by Parliamentary Secretary John Yap are already appearing in pubs and lounges, but it […]

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Gabriel Stuart

Good times in the Snoezelen room

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm   /   Central V.I.

By Leah Myers Almost everyone has a schedule they need to adhere to, whether for school, work, or otherwise. But during a busy week, who doesn’t want an hour to rock out to AC/DC or fall asleep in a large ball pit? Visitors to Nanaimo’s only Snoezelen room have the opportunity to do just that. […]

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