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Cause under investigation as blaze destroys block of shops in Nanaimo, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
March 31, 2016 - 10:55am

NANAIMO, B.C. — A blaze that tore through a heritage building in Nanaimo, B.C., is being called a major loss for the Vancouver Island city.

“This is a key building for the downtown core,” said city councillor and area business owner Jerry Hong.