Spencer Sterritt

Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9.
Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May visits Nanaimo for downtown rally

By Spencer Sterritt
April 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: April 22, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — A federal party leader visited Nanaimo for likely the only time in B.C.'s 2017 provincial election campaign.

Federal Green Party leader and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May courted voters at Diana Krall Plaza on Friday, April 21 alongside local Green Party candidates.

The empty BC Liberal table was an often-used piece of symbolism in the all-candidate meeting on Tuesday, April 18.
The empty BC Liberal table was an often-used piece of symbolism in the all-candidate meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

BC Liberals absence focus of Nanaimo all-candidate meeting

By Spencer Sterritt
April 19, 2017 - 11:32am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 5:19pm

NANAIMO — A provincial all-candidates meeting in Nanaimo meant to focus on education instead turned into a lecture against the only major party not there.

Premier Christy Clark, speaking in Nanaimo on Monday, April 17, says it's time for the Vancouver Island voice to be heard in the BC legislature.
Premier Christy Clark, speaking in Nanaimo on Monday, April 17, says it's time for the Vancouver Island voice to be heard in the BC legislature. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Christy Clark says Nanaimo underrepresented for decades by NDP

By Spencer Sterritt
April 18, 2017 - 9:58am

NANAIMO — Years of almost entirely NDP representation in the legislature has left Nanaimo without a true champion, according to Premier Christy Clark.

Miss BC candidate Krista-Lee Spivey, who says she wasn't ready to put the crown behind because it was so much fun.
Miss BC candidate Krista-Lee Spivey, who says she wasn't ready to put the crown behind because it was so much fun. Photo Credit: Krista-Lee Spivey/Facebook

Former Miss Nanaimo hoping for provincial spotlight

By Spencer Sterritt
April 16, 2017 - 8:39am Updated: April 16, 2017 - 9:40am

NANAIMO — A former Miss Nanaimo is now a candidate for Miss BC.

Krista-Lee Spivey, a VIU nursing student, was crowned Miss Nanaimo in October 2015. When the next winner was crowned the following year, Spivey said she knew her time helping the community wasn't finished.

Though they may be dry, local notaries say it's crucial to have a will because you never know what will happen.
Though they may be dry, local notaries say it's crucial to have a will because you never know what will happen. Photo Credit: Ken Mayer/Flickr

A provincial campaign designed to encourage the public to write their will

By Spencer Sterritt
April 15, 2017 - 9:48am

NANAIMO — Getting a will isn't the most exciting task, but the Make a Will Week provincial campaign wants to remind people how critical it is.

Tiah Workman, a notary public in Nanaimo, said people never realize how important it is to have a will until they really need a will.

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