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

Woman in Car Shot, Killed by Pedestrian in Oceanside – NBC 7 San Diego

Woman in Car Shot, Killed by Pedestrian in Oceanside – NBC 7 San Diego

 A 22-year-old woman was fatally shot inside a vehicle after she and her friends got into an argument with a pedestrian, the Oceanside Police Department said Sunday. Officers responded to a medical aid request at Bush Street and Archer Street at 11:44 a.m. Saturday, OPD Lt. Taurino Valdovinos said. “The reporting party advised their friend … 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

Tia Blanco Is Much More Than a Competitive Surfer

Tia Blanco Is Much More Than a Competitive Surfer

“I love Bob Ross,” says Tia Blanco with a laugh. “He’s so good.” RAEN’s Tia Blanco walks us through her makeshift art studio at her home in Oceanside, California. She’s produced an impressive stockpile of completed canvases in the last few months. Her most recent addition is a walkway of purple trees. It looks like … 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

Port of Vancouver’s volume increased one percent last year despite pandemic, supply, floods | NanaimoNewsNU

Port of Vancouver’s volume increased one percent last year despite pandemic, supply, floods |  NanaimoNewsNU

Amid the increase in container trade was an increased number of empty containers, which put pressure on Canadian exporters as containers were rushed back to Asia to meet strong consumer demand in North America. The port warns that serious supply chain problems will arise in a few years because west coast container terminals are expected … Read more

Design for national LGBTQ2 + monument inspired by thundercloud and disco balls | NanaimoNewsNU

Design for national LGBTQ2 + monument inspired by thundercloud and disco balls |  NanaimoNewsNU

By Canadian press March 24, 2022 | 9:43 OTTAWA – A national LGBTQ2 + monument – inspired by a dramatic thundercloud – to be built in Ottawa in 2025. The winning design, featuring a silver-mirrored mosaic interior influenced by a thundercloud and disco balls, was unveiled today at an event attended by Cultural Heritage Minister … Read more