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The current overdose prevention site on Wesley St., which Island Health is working towards turning into a supervised consumption site.
The current overdose prevention site on Wesley St., which Island Health is working towards turning into a supervised consumption site. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Last chance to speak with Nanaimo Council about supervised consumption site

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 26, 2017 - 5:09pm Updated: May 29, 2017 - 6:00am

NANAIMO — The public has another chance to share their thoughts about Nanaimo having a supervised consumption site.

Denis Lucero will spend nine extra months in jail after trying to escape from the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.
Denis Lucero will spend nine extra months in jail after trying to escape from the Nanaimo Correctional Centre. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

9 more months for man who tried to escape Nanaimo jail

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 26, 2017 - 4:13pm

NANAIMO — A judge has handed nine extra months in jail to a man who tried to escape custody while serving time at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.

Denis Lucero, 37, was sentenced in Provincial Court in Nanaimo on Friday, May 26 after pleading guilty to being unlawfully at large.

Downtown Nanaimo will see an injection of people this weekend, with two cruise ships set to visit.
Downtown Nanaimo will see an injection of people this weekend, with two cruise ships set to visit. Nanaimo Port Authority/Twitter

Back-to-back cruise ship visits bring thousands to Nanaimo this weekend

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 26, 2017 - 11:20am

NANAIMO — It might be another slow cruise season in the harbour city, but downtown Nanaimo will be hopping this weekend.

Two of the six ships set to visit this year are in town, starting with the Celebrity Infinity on Friday, May 26.

Several RCMP officers stormed this home, according to a witness
Several RCMP officers stormed this home, according to a witness Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Waste of time' fake call about gunshot draws Nanaimo RCMP to Nicol and Milton St.

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 25, 2017 - 1:11pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 2:01pm

NANAIMO —  Heavy police presence on a busy Nanaimo street was all for naught.

Nanaimo RCMP said they investigated calls about shots being fired in the 200 block of Nicol St. but found nothing when they arrived at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday. 

A teacher on call was suspended and disciplined for locking a six-year-old in a storage room.
A teacher on call was suspended and disciplined for locking a six-year-old in a storage room. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo teacher disciplined for locking autistic boy in storage room

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 24, 2017 - 5:45pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 11:20pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools substitute teacher has been suspended after admitting to locking a six-year-old autistic boy inside a storage room.

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