Spencer Sterritt

Hospital volunteer Alia Johnston holding Isabella, who was born addicted to various narcotics and was helped by being held and soothed constantly.
Hospital volunteer Alia Johnston holding Isabella, who was born addicted to various narcotics and was helped by being held and soothed constantly. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

No baby unhugged: new program helping Nanaimo newborns thrive

By Spencer Sterritt
January 15, 2018 - 3:39pm Updated: January 15, 2018 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — A new program at Nanaimo's hospital hopes to make the stay easier for newborns and also help them develop and grow.

Health minister Adrian Dix told reporters on Friday the staff surveys about iHealth were "striking" and concerning.
Health minister Adrian Dix told reporters on Friday the staff surveys about iHealth were "striking" and concerning. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

New review of iHealth system 'Highly critical, even quite devastating:' Health Minister

By Spencer Sterritt
January 12, 2018 - 2:03pm Updated: January 12, 2018 - 2:55pm

NANAIMO — The price tag for the much maligned iHealth system, which was being tested at three health facilities in the Nanaimo area, is going up.

The main square of Woodgrove Centre, which will soon be filled with a synthetic ice rink for the rest of the holidays.
The main square of Woodgrove Centre, which will soon be filled with a synthetic ice rink for the rest of the holidays. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Indoor skating rink coming to Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre

By Spencer Sterritt
January 3, 2018 - 5:07pm Updated: January 3, 2018 - 6:05pm

NANAIMO — Instead of running back out to your car, Nanaimo's biggest mall wants you to strap on a pair of skates once your shopping is done.

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