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Watching gangs in Nanaimo, assessing the HST, protecting Echo Heights and Portraits of Honour

Sergeant Shinder Kirk of the RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit discusses why the REDD Alert first nations gang  is now surfacing in Nanaimo and what happened to the Hell's Angels influence in that city's drug trade.

The Hells Angels clubhouse in Nanaimo, B.C., was seized by the provincial government under new legislation aimed at preventing criminals from keeping the profits of crimes. CBC photo

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David Lennam speaks with Martha O'Brien, a UVic law prof and tax policy expert, about the costs and benefits of the Harmonized Sales Tax, as the B.C. finance minister reveals a dramatic increase in tax revenue since the HST came into effect. 

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Gregor speaks with Mark Kiemele about why Chemainus residents are rallying to save an area known as a Echo Heights Forest from development.

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We meet David Sopha, the artist who has painted a traveling exhibition to remember Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

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