Dominic Abassi

A large load of garbage left illegally outside the Nanaimo Habitat for Humanity ReStore overnight on April 10.
A large load of garbage left illegally outside the Nanaimo Habitat for Humanity ReStore overnight on April 10. Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island/Facebook

Habitat ReStore spending thousands dealing with illegal dumping at Nanaimo location

By Dominic Abassi
April 17, 2018 - 5:49pm

Nanaimo's Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts a wide range of household items and building materials. What they aren't looking for is people's garbage.

The City-owned Jump Lake reservoir, which stores and supplies Nanaimo's drinking water.
The City-owned Jump Lake reservoir, which stores and supplies Nanaimo's drinking water. City of Nanaimo

Private ownership of Nanaimo's watershed back in focus as water watch group meets with province

By Dominic Abassi
April 16, 2018 - 5:59pm

NANAIMO — A group focused on watershed protection on Vancouver Island says too many people have no idea Nanaimo does not own and has no formal access agreement to the lands which supply the city with its drinking water.

Local street hockey buffs are being called on to take part in a one-day tournament to raise money and show support for Humboldt.
Local street hockey buffs are being called on to take part in a one-day tournament to raise money and show support for Humboldt. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo street hockey tourny to show support, raise money for grieving Humboldt

By Dominic Abassi
April 12, 2018 - 5:29pm

NANAIMO — As Angela Eaves fought back tears watching coverage of the Humboldt Broncos horrific bus crash, the Nanaimo hockey mom wondered "how can I help?"

The next thing she knew, she was headlong into organizing a street hockey tournament for the first time in her life.

Police say a large brawl between students happened in behind Serauxmen Stadium on April 3.
Police say a large brawl between students happened in behind Serauxmen Stadium on April 3. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Several injured in huge brawl between students from Nanaimo high schools

By Dominic Abassi
April 11, 2018 - 2:33pm Updated: April 11, 2018 - 5:13pm

NANAIMO — Criminal charges are possible after a massive brawl between students from two Nanaimo high schools.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien told NanaimoNewsNOW more than 15 students from two unnamed high schools clashed at Serauxmen Stadium around 1 p.m. on April 3.

After a decision by Council on Monday, the City is putting out the call for candidates to serve as interim CAO.
After a decision by Council on Monday, the City is putting out the call for candidates to serve as interim CAO. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Council begins search for interim chief administrative officer

By Dominic Abassi
April 10, 2018 - 1:13pm Updated: April 10, 2018 - 3:07pm

NANAIMO — More than two months after their city manager was arrested, Nanaimo Council is now searching for an interim replacement.

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