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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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Coalminers’ Memorial in Nanaimo

There will be a memorial gathering tomorrow (Saturday, May 7) from 1-3 pm in memory of the 148 coalminers who lost their lives in the Nanaimo mine explosion of 1887. The gathering will take place at the old entrance to … Continue reading

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