Spencer Sterritt

Kids got to express their artistic abilities at a family BBQ at Sanala, where people who had left the complex returned and complimented the recent change.
Kids got to express their artistic abilities at a family BBQ at Sanala, where people who had left the complex returned and complimented the recent change. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Revamping Harewood neighbourhood coming together after decades of hard work

By Spencer Sterritt
July 19, 2017 - 10:34pm Updated: July 20, 2017 - 11:25am

NANAIMO — A vital piece is being placed in the complex puzzle of revamping the Harewood neighbourhood.

Boats line up down at Maffeo-Sutton Park for what may be a triumphant or quickly ended boat race.
Boats line up down at Maffeo-Sutton Park for what may be a triumphant or quickly ended boat race. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Silly sailors take to the water for charity

By Spencer Sterritt
July 14, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: July 16, 2017 - 7:57am

NANAIMO — In the Silly Boat Regatta, it's less about who wins and more about who looks the best doing it.

There will be 38 boats in the water at Maffeo Sutton Park on Sunday, racing to a buoy and back before sinking.

The Findlay family on the porch of their new Habitat for Humanity home
The Findlay family on the porch of their new Habitat for Humanity home Daryl Major/102.3 The Wave

Moving into Habitat for Humanity home a dream come true for family

By Spencer Sterritt
July 14, 2017 - 12:34pm Updated: July 15, 2017 - 7:34am

NANAIMO — For Audrey Findlay and her family, a better living situation is only a few weeks away.

They received the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home on Thursday and they'll move into the house on Extension Rd. in August.

(from left) Dana Richardson, Sash Barber and Katie Barber with Sash's two gold medals from the Special Olympics BC Summer Games.
(from left) Dana Richardson, Sash Barber and Katie Barber with Sash's two gold medals from the Special Olympics BC Summer Games. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes come home winners

By Spencer Sterritt
July 14, 2017 - 10:19am

NANAIMO — For Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes, winning doesn't only mean standing on the podium with a gold medal.

Track and field coach Angela Behn said many of the 47 athletes representing Nanaimo earned medals or posted personal best times in their sport.

VIU alumni Morgan Mowatt, Elder-in-Residence Gary Manson and program coordinator Troy Barnes are looking forward to welcoming Indigenous youth to VIU for a summer camp this August.
VIU alumni Morgan Mowatt, Elder-in-Residence Gary Manson and program coordinator Troy Barnes are looking forward to welcoming Indigenous youth to VIU for a summer camp this August. VIU

VIU summer camp to help ease transition into university or college for Indigenous students

By Spencer Sterritt
July 13, 2017 - 11:39am

NANAIMO — Making the switch from living at home to living on campus for school can be a challenge, which is why a new VIU summer camp wants to prepare Indigenous students thinking about post-secondary education far in advance.

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