Spencer Sterritt

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital was criticized for becoming a poor workplace which didn't respect their workers, according to a report sought by Island Health.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital was criticized for becoming a poor workplace which didn't respect their workers, according to a report sought by Island Health. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Hospital on path to 'self-destruction,' new report shows

By Spencer Sterritt
November 9, 2017 - 1:41pm Updated: November 9, 2017 - 5:08pm

NANAIMO — Too focused on the budget, being heavy-handed and censuring staff from raising questions are just some of the criticisms found in a new report about Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Families and their affected children visited Parliament Hill on Monday, bringing to light their struggles of having names similar or identical to those on the no-fly list.
Families and their affected children visited Parliament Hill on Monday, bringing to light their struggles of having names similar or identical to those on the no-fly list. submitted/Amber Cammish

Nanaimo woman petitions Canadian gov't to amend no-fly list for her 4-year-old daughter

By Spencer Sterritt
November 7, 2017 - 4:47pm Updated: November 8, 2017 - 6:00am

NANAIMO — Flying can already be a hassle, made even more chaotic when a young child is detained for extra screening because their name is similar to someone on the no-fly list.

The research done by Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh has long-reaching impacts on how drugs such as marijuana are legalized across Canada.
The research done by Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh has long-reaching impacts on how drugs such as marijuana are legalized across Canada. Submitted/VIU

VIU doctor receives prestigious honour for work on mental health and addictions

By Spencer Sterritt
November 3, 2017 - 5:59pm Updated: November 3, 2017 - 10:00pm

NANAIMO — Nanaimo professor Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh now has more letters following her name. She was recently selected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a prestigious award vaulting her into Canada's oldest organization for the arts, humanities and sciences.

Nanaimo bars from the Heartstone Artisan Bakery in south Nanaimo make their prime-time debut on Friday, Nov. 3 on the Food Network.
Nanaimo bars from the Heartstone Artisan Bakery in south Nanaimo make their prime-time debut on Friday, Nov. 3 on the Food Network. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Quaint Nanaimo bakery featured Friday night on new Food Network show

By Spencer Sterritt
November 2, 2017 - 8:06pm

NANAIMO — “Pretty amazing, proud, excited and still a little shocked because it's been such a whirlwind” is how a local bakery owner describes being on national TV.

Though it won't be closed for now, Nanaimo city staff say the aging build does need to be replaced or at least seriously renovated.
Though it won't be closed for now, Nanaimo city staff say the aging build does need to be replaced or at least seriously renovated. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Alternatives to closure looked at for Departure Bay Activity Centre

By Spencer Sterritt
November 1, 2017 - 3:39pm

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo is exploring options which could provide a new lease on life for the Departure Bay Activity Centre instead of simply closing it down.

Four jail guards within the Nanaimo RCMP detachment were re-assigned after a gender-specific policy for guards was eliminated.
Four jail guards within the Nanaimo RCMP detachment were re-assigned after a gender-specific policy for guards was eliminated. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Gender-specific guarding ends at Nanaimo jail

By Spencer Sterritt
October 31, 2017 - 2:38pm Updated: October 31, 2017 - 4:40pm

NANAIMO — The City has followed through on eliminating gender-specific guarding, but it's unclear how much money the controversial policy shift will save taxpayers.

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