on a small island off the coast of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. History Newcastle Island has had quite a journey from a seasonal fishing site for the Coast Salish to the beautiful marine park it is today. Each year the Natives would practically pick up their houses and move on, leading the Spanish (Spain) and Hudson's Bay Company explorers to believe the island was uninhabited. The herring that attracted the Coast Salish were an industry of their own. Several Oriental herring salteries and fisheries were built on the Northwestern coast of the island. A migrating Snuneymuxw pointed out the existence of coal on the island, which produced the industry that would provide work for Nanaimoites for years to come. During the mining for coal, the island's sandstone was found to be exceptional and was sought after for years by different cities, and even different countries. Many different companies from all over fought for leases to cut the Newcastle Island stone. Also wanting the durable stone was an industry entirely different from architecture. It was pulp-stones that were needed up and down the coast to grind up tree fibres into pulp (Wood pulp) for papermaking and Newcastle sandstone proved to be one of the best. Even with all those different uses of the land, the Canadian Pacific Railway saw the beauty within and bought the island to create their own little island resort. It was then sold, after a decrease in popularity, to the City of Nanaimo who got so far into debt that they sold it to the BC Government, who turned it into a marine park. After years of success as a marine park, we get the lovely, picturesque island that we enjoy today. Before European discovery The two Native villages located on Newcastle Island were called Saysetsen and Clotsun. The Snuneymuxw, the Nanaimo branch of the Coast Salish linguistic group, inhabited both. Saysetsen, located on the west side of the island facing nearby Protection Island (Protection Island (Nanaimo)) near Midden Bay, had easy access to the herring that spawned in The Gap during late winter and early spring. To catch the herring, the Snuneymuxw would use a hardwood stick inlaid with sharp whalebone teeth along one side of the stick. By striking this device into the water, they were able to catch ten to twelve fish per try, quickly filling their canoes. After the success of the Mint, many other companies wanted leases to cut stone. It was used until 1932 for places such as the BC Penitentiary, the Nanaimo Post Office, the Nanaimo Court House, the Bank of Montreal, the British North American Bank of Vancouver, the St. John's Church (St. John's Church (Victoria, British Columbia)) in Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia), and the Oddfellows Hall (Oddfellows Hall (Victoria)) in Victoria. Herring salteries In the early 20th century, the influence of the Oriental, the majority being Japanese (Japanese people), and their salteries off the coast of Nanaimo was already well established. The major buyers for the salted herring and salmon were from Japan, Hong Kong, and China. Herring season went from December to February every year, but in the 1920s, the season was extended to include September, November, and October. The salmon season began in July and went until mid-August, which worked out well for the saltery owners because they could use the same facilities for both herring and salmon seeing as they could only be caught at different times of the year. The retired steamship, the ''Charmer'', made its 3000th voyage in 1902. It was used as an automobile ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo until the ''Princess Elaine'' took over. It was the first boat used on Newcastle Island as a hotel and the first ship in British Columbia to have electric lights. People would stay there for a week for only $7.50. Other boats, such as the ''Princess Elizabeth'', the ''Princess Joan'', and the ''Princess Victoria'' transported people there and back at a cost of $1.35 round trip. The ''Princess Victoria'' could make the Vancouver–Nanaimo voyage in 2 hours 19 minutes, which is not much slower than the current BC Ferries' runs. The ''Princess Victoria'' was also eventually used as a floating hotel. A noted exception in Canada is Arbutus Ridge (Arbutus Ridge Retirement Community), an age-restricted community constructed between 1988 and 1992 on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island. It was the first comprehensive retirement community built in Canada. The community is located midway between Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) and Nanaimo, on a 150-acre site on a ridge, rising 325-ft above sea level, overlooking the Strait of Georgia. The rain shadow location provides long, dry summers and mild wet winters favouring seniors. Being a gated community with 24 7 security provides emergency first-response capability adding to peace of mind for its residents. It is governed by an elected Strata Countil under the terms of the provincial Strata Property Act. - YCD CYCD Nanaimo Airport Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada - - ZNA Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport (TC: CAC8) Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada - In 1866, the colonies of British Columbia (Colony of British Columbia) and Vancouver Island (Colony of Vancouver Island) were united as "British Columbia". However, the capital of the Colony of Vancouver Island, Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia), located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, was made the capital of the newly amalgamated Colony of British Columbia (United Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia), following a vote in the House of Assembly. On the day of the vote one member of the assembly, William Cox (William George Cox) (one of the colony's Gold Commissioners and a Victoria supporter), shuffled the pages of the speech that William Franklyn from Nanaimo (a New Westminster supporter) intended to give, so that Franklyn lost his place and read the first paragraph three times. Cox then popped the lenses of Franklyn's glasses from their frames so that the Nanaimo representative could see nothing at all of his speech. After a recess to settle the resulting uproar and allow the member from Nanaimo a chance to sort out his speaking notes and his spectacles, on the members' return to the House of Assembly, the Speaker John Sebastian Helmcken (from Victoria) refused to allow Franklyn a "second" chance to speak. The subsequent vote was 13 to 8 against New Westminster. Ormsby, p. 223 align "left" Vancouver Island University align "left" Nanaimo, Duncan (Duncan, British Columbia), Parksville (Parksville, British Columbia), & Powell River (Powell River, British Columbia) style "text-align:center;" E Additionally, BC Ferries operates routes departing from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, Bowen Island, and the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia). - CHLY-FM 0 101.7 FM Nanaimo Malaspina University College campus radio - - CKWV-FM 0 102.3 FM Nanaimo Jim Pattison Group hot adult contemporary - - CHWF-FM 0 106.9 FM Nanaimo Jim Pattison Group active rock - In 1856 the US and Britain set up a Boundary Commission to resolve a number of issues regarding the international boundary, including the water boundary from the Strait of Georgia to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The British appointed James Charles Prevost First Commissioner, George Henry Richards Second Commissioner, and William A.G. Young Secretary. The US appointed Archibald Campbell First Commissioner, John Parke Second Commissioner, and William J. Warren Secretary. The two sides met several times in 1857 in Esquimalt Harbour and Nanaimo Harbour, and corresponded by letter between meetings. The water boundary was discussed from October to December. From the start Prevost maintained that Rosario Strait was required by the treaty's wording and was intended by the treaty framers, while Campbell had the same opinion for Haro Strait. Prevost held that the channel specified in the treaty must have three key qualities: It must separate the continent from Vancouver Island, it must carry the boundary in a southerly direction, and it must be navigable. Only Rosario fulfilled these requirements, he wrote. Campbell countered that the expression "southerly", in the treaty, was to be understood in a general sense, that Rosario Strait did not separate the continent from Vancouver Island, but the San Juan Islands from Lummi Island, Cypress Island, Fidalgo Island, and others, and that navigability was not germane to the issue, but even if it was, Haro Strait was the wider and more direct passage. Finally he challenged Prevost to produce any evidence showing that the treaty framers had intended Rosario Strait. Prevost responded to the challenge by referring to American maps showing the boundary running through Rosario Strait, included one by John C. Frémont, produced for and published by the US government, and another by John B. Preston, Surveyor-General of Oregon in 1852. To the other points, Prevost repeated his statements about Rosario Strait's navigability—the channels between Lummi, Cypress, and Fidalgo islands not being navigable—and that a line through Rosario would be southerly, while one through Haro would have to be drawn westerly. The two continued to discuss the issue into December 1857, until it was clear what each side's argument was and that neither would be convinced of the other. Prevost made a final offer at the sixth meeting, December 3. He suggested a compromise line through San Juan Channel, which would give the US all the main islands except San Juan Island. This offer was rejected and the commission adjourned, agreeing to report back to their respective governments. Thus ambiguity over the water boundary remained. WikiPedia:Nanaimo, British Columbia
and awesome food! * Discovery Room is a secret fine dining restaurant hold inside of Vancouver Island University (Known as Malaspina University-College) * WikiPedia:Nanaimo, British Columbia
; Previously known as the "Hub City" because of its central location on the island. ''Hub City: Nanaimo – 1886–1920'', Heritage House Publishing, Googlebooks It has also been known as the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World" and is today fondly known as the "Hub, Tub and Pub City" because of its association with bathtub racing and the numerous "watering holes" in Old
the lives of a few people who felt cheated. Various media outlets have run stories critical of Popoff's comeback.
to the Trans-Canada Highway (British Columbia Highway 1) just south of Nanaimo's city centre. '''Bathtub racing''' started in Nanaimo, British Columbia and involves the use of a bathtub boat (Bathtub Boat). The idea was conceived to showcase Nanaimo to the world, with the first races beginning with the "Nanaimo to Vancouver Great International World Championship Bathtub Race" in 1967.
, as well as construction of a city-funded waterfront conference centre, has proven controversial. Proponents of these developments argue that they will bolster the city's economy, while critics worry that they will block waterfront views and increase traffic congestion. Concerns have also been raised about the waterfront conference centre's construction running over its proposed budget. The current council is working hard to solve homeless issues, and has established a strong relationship
, as well as construction of a city-funded waterfront conference centre, has proven controversial. Proponents of these developments argue that they will bolster the city's economy, while critics worry that they will block waterfront views and increase traffic congestion. Concerns have also been raised about the waterfront conference centre's construction running over its proposed budget. The current council is working hard to solve homeless issues, and has established a strong relationship with the provincial government to provide several hundred low-income housing spaces. Nanaimo has also been experiencing job growth in the technology sector. WikiPedia:Nanaimo, British Columbia
commodity. Still just 25, he was considered one of the best young centers in the game. He had already posted two 100-point seasons, and was only two years removed from finishing 3rd in the NHL in assists and 6th in points. To the offense-starved Vancouver Canucks, who were the 3rd-lowest scoring team in the league the previous year, he looked like a saviour and had the added attraction of being a 'local boy' - while originally from Saskatchewan, he'd played his junior hockey nearby in Nanaimo and Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) from the age of 15 onward. *Ladysmith (Ladysmith, British Columbia), British Columbia WikiPedia:Nanaimo, British Columbia
(The Wolf) and CKWV-FM (The Wave), as well as CHLY-FM, an independent community campus radio station and Vista Radio's CKAY-FM (Coast FM). CBC Radio One is heard over CBU (CBU (AM)) from Vancouver, providing Nanaimo with local programming from Vancouver instead of from Victoria (CBCV-FM). While not considered mainstream media, a leading alternate media has been serving Nanaimo for over six years and has archived over 8200 articles to do with news and events
at Vancouver Island University offers a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Faculty members include guitarist Pat Coleman, trumpeter Greg Bush, and bassist Ken Lister. The Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, a non-profit, charitable organization has been offering classical music lessons and producing concerts since 1977.
'''Nanaimo''' (Canada 2011 Census population 83,810) is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is known as "The Harbour City." Previously known as the "Hub City" because of its central location on the island. ''Hub City: Nanaimo – 1886–1920'', Heritage House Publishing, Googlebooks It has also been known as the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World" and is today fondly known as the "Hub, Tub and Pub City" because of its association with bathtub racing and the numerous "watering holes" in Old Nanaimo. Nanaimo is also the headquarters of the Regional District of Nanaimo.