Nanaimo

While boating can be fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if rules aren't followed.
While boating can be fun, it can also be a dangerous activity if rules aren't followed. Photo Credit: Shearwater Marine Group

Boaters urged to put safety first

By Daryl Major
May 22, 2017 - 7:04am

NANAIMO — With May long weekend marking the unofficial start to summer, you can bet boaters are getting their crafts ready for another season on the water.

While having fun might be the number one priority, Boating BC President Don Prittie is urging boaters to put safety first.

The legendary Bastion, right on the waterfront, where cannons will now be fired every day at noon.
The legendary Bastion, right on the waterfront, where cannons will now be fired every day at noon. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Big bang marks beginning of downtown museum season

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 19, 2017 - 4:14pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 6:00am

NANAIMO — The sound of cannons firing will echo along Nanaimo's waterfront for the next several months.

The Bastion, an iconic downtown exhibit run by Nanaimo Museum, officially opened for the year on Friday, May 19 with the ceremonial firing of the cannons.

The Millstone River, where dancers visited numerous times over the week to feel more in touch with nature.
The Millstone River, where dancers visited numerous times over the week to feel more in touch with nature. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

VIDEO: Nanaimo dance workshop honours the spirit of local waters

By Spencer Sterritt
May 19, 2017 - 1:51pm Updated: May 19, 2017 - 5:39pm

NANAIMO — Down by the water, where the green grass grows, Nanaimo women are getting in touch with the rhythms of nature and the Millstone River.

RCMP say slow-moving vehicles like RV's can frustration for some motorists
RCMP say slow-moving vehicles like RV's can frustration for some motorists Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Stats show Island Highways can be treacherous May long weekend

By Ian Holmes
May 19, 2017 - 1:34pm

NANAIMO — The numbers don't lie - May long weekend can be dangerous on local highways.

There were 290 crashes which injured 52 people on Vancouver Island roads on Victoria Day long weekend last year, according to ICBC.

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