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Nanaimo Arena Proposal

Post by Pounder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:55 am

http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/sports/ ... -1.1976500

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.
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Post by Paul S » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:41 pm

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.
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Post by Pounder » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:46 am

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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3940463

Really curious to find out if Nanaimo would vote for this.
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Post by Pounder » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:57 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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