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Nanaimo's waste collection fleet will eventually be completely replaced by automated trucks, like the one pictured.
Nanaimo's waste collection fleet will eventually be completely replaced by automated trucks, like the one pictured. Labrie Enviroquip Group

Ultra Garbatron? Shortlisted names in the bag for Nanaimo's automated garbage trucks

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 25, 2017 - 2:27pm

NANAIMO — What sounds catchier: arm-a-gettin' or harbour city crusher?

They're both possible names for Nanaimo's two new automated garbage trucks, on a shortlist of names built by the community.

There's 10 names people can vote on from Monday, Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.

A section of Monterey Dr. was closed off Thursday night while RCMP investigated the scene where a woman was seriously hurt.
A section of Monterey Dr. was closed off Thursday night while RCMP investigated the scene where a woman was seriously hurt. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

UPDATE: Nanaimo woman in critical condition after being pinned under own car

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 21, 2017 - 10:53pm Updated: September 22, 2017 - 10:15am

NANAIMO — RCMP confirmed an elderly woman was taken to Victoria Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after being trapped under her own car.  

Jennifer Hannan, 30, is wanted for several property crime offences.
Jennifer Hannan, 30, is wanted for several property crime offences. submitted/RCMP

Arrest warrant issued for Errington woman

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 20, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: September 20, 2017 - 12:29pm

PARKSVILLE — Oceanside RCMP are asking for the public's help finding a 30-year-old Errington woman wanted for several property related offences.

Police say Jennifer Megan Hannan is wanted on five arrest warrants for offences including break and enter.

The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire.
The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire. KMR Photography/Flickr

Despite income growth, many in Nanaimo still struggling

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: September 20, 2017 - 12:47pm

NANAIMO — Despite some strong numbers indicating significant growth, latest income statistics for Nanaimo show poverty is still a major concern.

RCMP say a motorcyclist was injured while trying to walk his broken-down bike across Hwy. 19 in Nanoose Bay Monday night.
RCMP say a motorcyclist was injured while trying to walk his broken-down bike across Hwy. 19 in Nanoose Bay Monday night. Google

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Nanoose Bay crash

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 3:39pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO — A Port Alberni man has serious lower body injures after he was hit on Hwy. 19 in Nanoose Bay while trying to push his broken-down motorcycle across the highway.

A lightning strike on a Pacific Coastal Airlines plane forced an emergency landing Monday night at Vancouver International Airport. No injuries were reported.
A lightning strike on a Pacific Coastal Airlines plane forced an emergency landing Monday night at Vancouver International Airport. No injuries were reported. Pacific Coastal Airlines

Lightning strike forces emergency landing of Comox to Vancouver flight

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 12:56pm

COURTENAY — A lightning strike on a plane flying from Comox to Vancouver was forced to make an emergency landing.

Pacific Coastal Airline's Kevin Boothroyd says it happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night.

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