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Nanaimo’s Latest Coal Hole

By Kim Goldberg Nanaimo is a town that was built on coal. Literally! And those of us who live here got a reminder of that geological fact a few days ago when a stretch of road downtown at Pine Street … Continue reading

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Dam Poets – Flash Mob

Yo! Dam Poets! Time to get yer FLASH MOB on!  This Sunday, July 14, c’mon down to the lower dam at Colliery Dam Park (Nanaimo) at 2:00 pm with a poem to share.  Bring a poem inspired by the outdoors, … Continue reading

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Colliery Dams: Snuneymuxw Demands Due Diligence & Consultation from City

This press release just came across my desk from Chief Douglas White III (Kwulasultun) of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The City of Nanaimo intends to remove the two dams at Colliery Dams Park later this month, despite widespread public opposition. Five … Continue reading

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Dam Dogs

A few of the splendid canines on hand this afternoon for the unofficial unmeeting* to save Nanaimo’s historic Colliery Dam Park – a much-loved and much-used city park, which five members of Nanaimo City Council plan to begin demolishing in … Continue reading

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