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A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the east coast of Vancouver Island across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver. Originally an outpost of the Hudson's Bay Company, it was settled in the 1850s after the discovery of coal.
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(nəˈnaɪ moʊ)

a port in SW British Columbia, in SW Canada, on the SE part of Vancouver Island. 50,890.
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Noun1.Nanaimo - a town in southwestern British Columbia on Vancouver Island to the west of Vancouver
British Columbia - a province in western Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada, August 15, 2019 --( Bellatrix, today released its first medical mystery novel, by acclaimed writer Lawrence Winkler.
The Canadian Ministry of Environment announced that the winds also forced the cancellation of multiple sailings from the northwest of Vancouver between Horseshoe Bay and the coast of Nanaimo. One of the ferries was damaged as the icy wind gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour.
Tilray supplied the cannabis varieties for the study from its Good Manufacturing Practices certified facility in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
The Canadian dessert requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, where it was invented.
Overall, the food at Bistro Taiyo was decent and ultimately did the job, especially in Nanaimo.
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Nanaimo helped the United States Coast Guard seize 478 kilograms of cocaine from a suspect vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean on October 31, 2017.
Tracey Lindberg will explore the complexities of reconciliation at Vancouver Island University's Indigenous Speakers Series in Nanaimo this month.
Authorities at the Nanaimo Airport are excited over Rouge's daily non-stop service to Calgary.
THE picture of the Chinese longboat (Echo, September 30) reminded of the time in Nanaimo, Victoria, Canada, when the lobby of our hotel was graced by a bathtub, complete with all fittings.
"The plane, an amateur-built Avid amphibious aircraft, crashed shortly after it took off from the Nanaimo Airport in Vancouver Island, one-and-half-hours' ferry sailing from Vancouver city," Mr.