Ian Holmes

RCMP say slow-moving vehicles like RV's can frustration for some motorists
RCMP say slow-moving vehicles like RV's can frustration for some motorists Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Stats show Island Highways can be treacherous May long weekend

By Ian Holmes
May 19, 2017 - 1:34pm

NANAIMO — The numbers don't lie - May long weekend can be dangerous on local highways.

There were 290 crashes which injured 52 people on Vancouver Island roads on Victoria Day long weekend last year, according to ICBC.

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas dominated Nanaimo's waterfront on Wednesday, May 17.
Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas dominated Nanaimo's waterfront on Wednesday, May 17. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Monster-sized cruise ship visits Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
May 17, 2017 - 10:56am Updated: May 17, 2017 - 1:04pm

NANAIMO — It's a rather slow cruise ship year in Nanaimo, but it kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, May 17.

The huge, more than 1,000 foot long Explorer of the Seas pulled into Nanaimo's Cruise Ship Terminal at 7 a.m.

Nanaimo council agreed to fix this challenging intersection, but it's not clear when the overhaul will happen.
Nanaimo council agreed to fix this challenging intersection, but it's not clear when the overhaul will happen. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo council approves upgrades for much-maligned intersection

By Ian Holmes
May 16, 2017 - 4:48pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 5:19pm

NANAIMO — City Council wants to vastly overhaul one of Nanaimo's worst intersections, however it's not clear when upgrades are coming or how much they'll cost.

The original Nanaimo Child Development Centre and its first seven children on Estevan Rd.
The original Nanaimo Child Development Centre and its first seven children on Estevan Rd. Submitted

Nanaimo Child Development Centre celebrates milestone anniversary

By Ian Holmes
May 15, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: May 15, 2017 - 12:35pm

NANAIMO — One of Nanaimo's most cherished non-profit groups turns 50-years-old on Monday, May 15.

The Nanaimo Child Development Centre (CDC) opened on May 15, 1967 at a small house on Estevan Rd. and served seven children at the time.

A southbound car on the Nanaimo Parkway crashed and burst into flames early Saturday morning. The driver was safely pulled from the fiery wreckage.
A southbound car on the Nanaimo Parkway crashed and burst into flames early Saturday morning. The driver was safely pulled from the fiery wreckage. Submitted photo

VIDEO: Man pulled from car after fiery crash on Nanaimo Parkway

By Ian Holmes
May 13, 2017 - 10:25am Updated: May 13, 2017 - 10:57am

NANAIMO — A driver luckily survived a fiery early morning crash on the Nanaimo Parkway which shut the highway down for several hours.

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