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Bike Park to become Memorial for Nanaimo Rider

New purpose and passion has been thrown behind the long standing effort to expand the bike park in Beban Park.

The concept of a bike park, adjacent to the existing Marie Davidson BMX track in Beban Park, was approved as part of the overall updated park master plan in 2015.

Nanaimo council has now given approval to move on to the detailed design phase for the project.

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New C-T Scanners at NRGH

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has added two new C-T scanners.

Hospital spokesman Scott McCarten says the 'Flash' and the 'Edge' represent a $3.6 million investment, and will result in better faster treatment.

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BC Ferries well equipped to handle medical emergencies

BC Ferries has just announced the company has dealt with 196 medical incidents in it's current fiscal year.

Spokesperson Deborah Marshall says that figure is about normal for that time period, and the company is well equipped to handle those situations.

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Postal Union Rep says Warehouse Security is Lax

Major security concerns are being raised at a Canada Post warehouse serving most of Vancouver Island.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 786 President Don Varnadore says there needs to be action following a break-in and theft of mail at the Canada Post warehouse in Nanaimo last month.

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Prices and unit sales continue to soar in mid Island

Unit sales and prices are up in every region of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, except Campbell River.

In the central Island, June unit sales went up 22 percent to 204 in Nanaimo and rose four percent to 102 in Parksville/Qualicum.

Sale prices shot up as well.

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