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Pounder 07-08-2015 08:55 PM

Nanaimo Arena Proposal

Growing city on Vancouver Island that can help Victoria with costly ferry-aided road trips, check.

Arena proposal, check.

Wants to rent arena to potential team owner... huh?

We'll see how this plays out.

One thing for sure... the Kootenay Ice are gasping and grasping in Cranbrook. They seem like they've got one more year there.

Paul S 07-26-2015 09:41 AM

I did not realize the Kooteney ice were in trouble in Crambrook I thought that was a solid franchise. I guess I've been out of touch from the WHL for too long.

Nanaimo had a team in the 80s called the Islanders.if I remember correctly, they were the old Great Falls Americans.

Pounder 01-25-2017 01:46 AM

So a new arena proposal going to a vote in March.


Really curious to find out if Nanaimo would vote for this.

Pounder 03-19-2017 05:57 PM

The answer: 80% no.

I arrived at the conclusion that this is really a "mandate" against an arena, especially considering it was primarily for hockey. In Canada. Someone trying to convince me otherwise says the way it was presented (rushed through council) was the real reason for that vote. I'm not convinced.

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