Vancouver approves ambitious, 30-year plan to redevelop Broadway corridor | NanaimoNewsNOW

Vancouver approves ambitious, 30-year plan to redevelop Broadway corridor | NanaimoNewsNOW

By Canadian Press Jun 23, 2022 | 11:57 AM Vancouver’s council has voted in favour of a plan that will dramatically change the look of the city’s Broadway corridor over the next 30 years. Councillors voted seven to four in support of the plan to add up to 30,000 homes along a six-kilometre, 16-block wide … Read more

A&W opening first trial of Pret A Manger brand in Vancouver this summer | NanaimoNewsNOW

A&W opening first trial of Pret A Manger brand in Vancouver this summer | NanaimoNewsNOW

By Canadian Press Jun 2, 2022 | 3:23 PM VANCOUVER — A&W plans to open the first trial of UK-based chain Pret A Manger this summer in Vancouver after signing an agreement granting the restaurant chain with master franchisor rights in Canada. A&W says it is introducing Pret’s freshly made food and organic coffee as … Read more

Film examines fall and rise of Nanaimo man’s battle with trauma and addiction | NanaimoNewsNOW

Film examines fall and rise of Nanaimo man’s battle with trauma and addiction | NanaimoNewsNOW

“I just let people say what they needed to say and put it all together in the most honest way I could tell the story,” Reimer said. Longstaff’s road recovering from damaging trauma and substance abuse was bumpy. He faced childhood abuse, leading to behavioural outbursts, drug use and deteriorating mental health. In adulthood, the … Read more

Two bodies found during demolition of fire-ravaged building in Vancouver’s Gastown | NanaimoNewsNOW

Two bodies found during demolition of fire-ravaged building in Vancouver’s Gastown | NanaimoNewsNOW

The statement from the fire department, which does not identify the victims, says the demolition of the building has been paused until Monday. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services says the blaze was accidental and started on the second floor of the building by unattended candles. Five people were also hurt in the blaze, including one … Read more