Henna and art

Moments after I sat down to chat with Ava Crabbe, owner of the Charcoal Eclectic Art Emporium and Henna Lounge (Charcoal Henna Lounge), customers began to wander in off the bright Old City streets. Located directly across from the historic St. Andrew’s United Church on Wesley St., Charcoal Henna Lounge’s warm, inviting collage of local … Continued

Op-ed: The streets of Nanaimo

Above: Nanaimo skyline via Wikipedia By contributor Philip Gordon The streets of Nanaimo are shifting. Where the salt-air and diaspora meet, hundreds of displaced people gather in huddled masses to talk about how broken the system is that put them there. Downtown Nanaimo is currently a hub of invalids, mental patients, and drug addicts—all of … Continued

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