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The upcoming Minds in Motion workshop wants to help those suffering from the early stages of dementia live and laugh.
The upcoming Minds in Motion workshop wants to help those suffering from the early stages of dementia live and laugh. Alzheimers Society of B.C.

Upcoming workshop to help dementia-sufferers have a laugh-filled life

By Spencer Sterritt
August 19, 2017 - 12:48pm

NANAIMO — There can still be hope and positivity when dealing with dementia and an upcoming workshops wants to help as many sufferers as possible realize that.

The Minds in Motion workshop, hosted at the Beban Park Social Centre, starts Sept. 12 with two sessions a week.

Surveillance footage of a caretaker allegedly riffling through a drawer she wasn't supposed to, who's accused of stealing $570. Her face has been blocked out since the caregiver has not been charged.
Surveillance footage of a caretaker allegedly riffling through a drawer she wasn't supposed to, who's accused of stealing $570. Her face has been blocked out since the caregiver has not been charged. Susan Tye

Investigations underway after Nanaimo caregiver accused of theft from elderly patient

By Spencer Sterritt
August 18, 2017 - 5:19pm Updated: August 19, 2017 - 12:18pm

NANAIMO — After more than $500 was allegedly taken from her elderly father, a Nanaimo woman is speaking out and trying to prevent other seniors from being taken advantage of.

The old Nanaimo Hospital, which is on the national heritage register, will be torn down by the end of the year.
The old Nanaimo Hospital, which is on the national heritage register, will be torn down by the end of the year. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Old Nanaimo Hospital building to be demolished

By Dominic Abassi
August 18, 2017 - 12:18am

NANAIMO — A heritage building that represents the evolution of health care in Nanaimo will be torn down.

This week, the City issued a demolition permit for the old Nanaimo Hospital building at 388 Machleary St. and crews have already begun prep work.

The master of the C.T. Titan left the controls at full speed, causing the vessel to veer into the Albern, a TSB report found.
The master of the C.T. Titan left the controls at full speed, causing the vessel to veer into the Albern, a TSB report found. Transportation Safety Board

Tug at fault in 2016 sinking off Nanaimo left unattended at full speed: TSB

By The Canadian Press/Dominic Abassi
August 17, 2017 - 4:25pm

NANAIMO — The Transportation Safety Board says a six-to-eight-second absence from the controls of a tug boat caused the sinking of another tug off Nanaimo.

VIEx organizers have stretched their expectations this year and hope the new ribfest will help bring in 30,000 people.
VIEx organizers have stretched their expectations this year and hope the new ribfest will help bring in 30,000 people. Vancouver Island Exhibition/Facebook

VIEX trying something new for 123rd year

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 17, 2017 - 3:12pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 12:26am

NANAIMO — There will be stickier fingers and fuller stomachs at this year's Vancouver Island Exhibition fair.

Operations manager Stephen Kass told NanaimoNewsNOW 2017 will be a banner year for the VIEx since they're introducing a ribfest to run all weekend.

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