The SSS Manhao conference centre hotel has not filed the necessary paperwork to get a building permit.
The highest-ever number of students are signed up for the program locally.
The Nanaimo teachers' union and school board chairwoman say that Learning Improvement Fund money for 2014-15 is not adequate.
A new helicopter service would offer 18-minute commute between downtown Vancouver and Nanaimo.
Gas exporters will be able to buy carbon offsets or pay into "technology fund" if they go over greenhouse gas limits