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Wildwood founder leaves sustainable legacy

Wildwood founder leaves sustainable legacy

Merve Wilkinson, founder of Wildwood in Yellow Point, died last week at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. He was 97.

Brownfield sites to begin recovery process

Two brownfield sites in Nanaimo can begin the process of recovery and redevelopment after receiving financial help from the province.

Compassion Farm, Lantzville district continue standoff

A standoff between Dirk Becker and Nicole Shaw, the owners of Compassion Farm, and the District of Lantzville's council over the issue of urban agriculture has arrived at a crossroads.

Workers acknowledge achievements, challenges on Labour Day

While Labour Day in Canada is widely regarded as a late summer opportunity to visit the cottage or enjoy one last long weekend before school starts, labour groups take the opportunity to remind society the importance of workers and the contributions they provide to the economy, as well as health and safety standards in the workplace.

Nanaimo tourism promoted with online prize packages

A local adventure might be just a few clicks of a mouse away, thanks to an innovative tourism promotion by Destination Nanaimo.
TRADITIONAL JOBS: Hard work, passion goes into good sausages

TRADITIONAL JOBS: Hard work, passion goes into good sausages

They’re not the butcher, the baker nor the candlestick maker, but with all the hype about new employment opportunities in the ‘green economy’ and tech sectors, we set out to talk to people working in some ‘old school’ fields
TRADITIONAL JOBS: Shoe repair business remains viable venture

TRADITIONAL JOBS: Shoe repair business remains viable venture

They’re not the butcher, the baker nor the candlestick maker, but with all the hype about new employment opportunities in the ‘green economy’ and tech sectors, we set out to talk to people working in some ‘old school’ fields

City gets OK to borrow money for water projects

Nanaimo city council will move ahead to borrow money to complete a new water treatment facility after elector opposition fell considerably short through an Alternative Approval Process.
TRADITIONAL JOBS: Horseshoers often get rough ride from clients

TRADITIONAL JOBS: Horseshoers often get rough ride from clients

They’re not the butcher, the baker nor the candlestick maker, but with all the hype about new employment opportunities in the ‘green economy’ and tech sectors, we set out to talk to people working in some ‘old school’ fields
New VIU students prepare for school

New VIU students prepare for school

More than 1,000 new Vancouver Island University students got an idea of what to expect in the months to come at a student orientation day Thursday.