GOOD MORNING NANAIMO – Election talk is in the air – Premier John Horgan is riding high in the polls, so will he call a fall election? Read
the pros and cons of conducting an election amid a pandemic. HERE
CHEERS FOR BEERS – If you’re
a fan of craft beers you don’t have to look very far to find the best. Two local brewers finished near the top at a recent competition – Longwood Brewing won two silver medals while White Sails Brewing won a bronze.
VIRUS NUMBER UP AGAIN – The Coronavirus continues to spread in our province with 122 new cases reported yesterday. That brings the number of confirmed cases to
date to 7,498. There are 1,614 active cases, 60 in hospital and 23 in intensive care. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry urged British Columbians to not “blame and shame” people who get infected,
in fear of dissuading people from coming forward to get tested. They repeated their warning to shrink social circles, or “stick to six” as the health minister has dubbed it at prior press briefings.
80-YEAR-OLD GRANNY SCAMMED – A local senior was conned for $14,000 by scumbags claiming to represent her grandson. The 80-year-old woman transferred money over a nine-day period, believing she
was helping a grandson in legal trouble. Police say the woman was told that her grandson had been in a car crash in Montreal and was in custody and needed $7,500 bail. A follow-up call directed her to transfer another $6,500 via courier. The victim says she
was contacted by people claiming to be her grandson, a police officer and a lawyer. FULL STORY
LOOKING AHEAD – City council is looking to the future, planning upgrades for the public works yard. The over-all project could cost $40 million or more, and council has allocated $200,000 in the current
budget for an architectural concept and cost estimate. The 4.8-hectare property is the public works administration, fleet operations and more. FULL
GUARANTEED INCOME – Our member of Parliament Paul Manly continues his campaign for a Guaranteed Livable Income. Paul is combining with Coalition
Canada: Basic Income, for a national town hall on the topic tonight. He will be joined by Senator Kim Pate and a panel of experts who will explain the basics, talk about the benefits, and break down some myths and misunderstandings. You can join in from 4-5:30
p.m. Pacific time at Zoom. Follow this link https://www.paulmanlymp.ca/glbi-national-town-hall
EAST – The West Coast League Baseball is heading east Edmonton Riverhawks are the newest franchise. It is the 15th franchise in the collegiate summer league in Canada. The Riverhawks will begin play next season, along with the Nanaimo
NightOwls. The league schedule has 54 games. Riverhawks are the first WCL team outside of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.
PASSING THOUGHT – Put
your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get into your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until you turn it off. It's a security
alarm system that you already have and requires no installation.