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1 hr ago | Nanaimo News Bulletin

Coastal Living: Row homes offer another real estate option

First-time home buyers, young families, empty nesters or retirees downsizing have a new option for buying high-quality homes in Nanaimo.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Canada

5 hrs ago | Nanaimo News Bulletin

Coastal Living: Public opinion prevented past incinerators

It's been 50 years since my friends and I used to ride our skateboards and banana seat bicycles through the streets of Toronto to expand our childhood horizons.

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Related Topix: Canada, Saint Lawrence University, North America, World News

9 hrs ago | Nanaimo News Bulletin

First World War effort began 100 years ago

On Aug. 20, 1914 - less than three weeks after Britain declared war on Germany - 19 British Army reservists prepared for the trip to England.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

13 hrs ago | Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

New affordable housing suites ready by spring in Qualicum Beach

Fortunately, there was space available to her at the Kiwanis Village affordable housing complex, run by the Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Teen's death puts Alberta youth labour laws under scrutiny

Christopher Lawrence was working at a gravel-crushing site near Drumheller, Alta., this month when he became entangled in a conveyor belt and was killed.

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Related Topix: Canada, Family, Teenagers

GlobalNews

Men killed in Nanaimo plane crash had plane inspected multiple times

We're learning more about the two men killed in the crash of their amateur-built plane at a Vancouver Island golf course over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Canada,

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Cabela's sets opening date for Nanaimo store

The company is transforming the former Canadian Tire building, at 6900 Island Highway in the Dickinson Crossing Shopping Centre, into a 4,600-square metre store with an exterior reflecting Cabela's model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing.

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Related Topix: Canada

Kootenay Advertiser

Kimberley Pipe Band's Dave Ekskog retires

I first met Dave when I was 13 years old. The pipe band had played at the Blossom Festival Parade in Creston and were playing afterwards in a park.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Canada.com

Fisher: Royal Canadian Navy navigates rough seas

Earlier this month, Canada's top sailor, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, ordered HMCS Whitehorse home to CFB Esquimalt from a mine-sweeping drill near San Diego that is part of the Hawaii-based Rim of the Pacific exercise because of a series of incidents involving misbehaviour by its crew.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News,

Reuters

Press Digest- Canada - July 28

The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Africa, Libya, Weather,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CBC News

Crash of 'amateur-built' plane on Vancouver Island golf course kills 2

Michael Weir, left, and Gerald Thom had been friends for 28 years and shared a passion for flying.

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Related Topix: Canada, Air Accidents

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Born to perform

When Raine Hamilton steps onto the stage at Bowen Park later this week, she will have travelled over 2,500 kilometres.

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Related Topix: Canada

Sat Jul 26, 2014

CFRA

2 killed in crash of small amphibious plane near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the plane, an "amateur built" Avid amphibious aircraft, crashed on takeoff from the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy Saturday evening.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin

Windsurfing windfall directed to charities

The Gyro Georgia Strait Charity Challenge is on again this summer with three men poised to make the crossing from Pipers Lagoon Park to Sechelt.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Williams Lake Tribune

BC Assessment uses mobile digital cameras to document properties

Digital cameras mounted on a clearly-marked van will soon be on the residential streets throughout the Cariboo region as BC Assessment uses innovation to update photos used for property assessment purposes.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Canada,

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Sport tourism targeted for action plan

Tourism Nanaimo has taken over sport tourism from the City of Nanaimo, with the goal to present a new policy for event hosting, develop a steering group and plan for the sector.

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Related Topix: Canada

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Beefs & Bouquets, July 24

BOUQUET To all the volunteers who help with the community lunch at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

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Related Topix: Canada, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Leaving a legacy in Oceanside

Mike Jiggins passed away peacefully surrounded by family July 10 at the age of 80, but not before leaving behind a legacy in Parksville Qualicum Beach.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, Anaheim, CA

Coquitlam Now

Shakamoraine stages homecoming show

PoCo artist Olga Cuttell will have her work on display as part of the Craft Council of British Columbia and Circle Craft Cooperative's outdoor Summer Market at the Jack Poole Plaza, located adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Peace Arch News

Peninsula producer unites top talents

It doesn't matter what genre of live music it is, at some time or other Rob Warwick has presented it.

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Related Topix: Canada

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