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Police have found his truck but they're still looking for Lionel Cayer.
Police have found his truck but they're still looking for Lionel Cayer. Submitted/RCMP

Truck found, but no sign of missing Nanaimo man

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 25, 2018 - 4:20pm

NANAIMO — Despite finding his truck, police say there is still no sign of a missing Nanaimo man.

Nanaimo RCMP reported 65-year-old Lionel Cayer missing Wednesday morning and confirmed his truck was found around 2:30 p.m. the same day parked at Westwood Lake.

Aftermath of an alleged stolen truck on top of an undercover Nanaimo RCMP cruiser.
Aftermath of an alleged stolen truck on top of an undercover Nanaimo RCMP cruiser. submitted/RCMP

Police cars destroyed in 'horrific' incident south of Nanaimo

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 25, 2018 - 3:36pm

NANAIMO — Two men considered prolific offenders were arrested after Nanaimo RCMP say a stolen truck rammed and destroyed a pair of undercover police cruisers, causing minor injuries to the officers behind the wheel.

13-year-old Marley Warn hasn't been seen since the afternoon of April 24 and police are asking for help finding her.
13-year-old Marley Warn hasn't been seen since the afternoon of April 24 and police are asking for help finding her. Submitted/RCMP

Police searching for missing Nanaimo teen

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 25, 2018 - 12:36pm

NANAIMO — Police are asking for help finding a missing girl whose disappearance is considered out of character.

Nanaimo RCMP said 13-year-old Marley Warn did not show up for a Tuesday evening karate class and was last seen around 2 p.m. on April 24.

Many Nanaimo councillors took issue with how many FOIs were requested of the City so far this year.
Many Nanaimo councillors took issue with how many FOIs were requested of the City so far this year. Shutterstock

Nanaimo Council discussion around limiting FOI requests 'horrifying' to hear: expert

By Spencer Sterritt
April 24, 2018 - 6:17pm Updated: April 25, 2018 - 9:50am

NANAIMO — An information advocate says recent discussions by Nanaimo Council about deterring residents from filing freedom of information requests are a frightening new development.

Staff at City Hall have been tasked with finding $1 million in savings in the budget at the last minute.
Staff at City Hall have been tasked with finding $1 million in savings in the budget at the last minute. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Regressive and short-sighted:' Council minority disappointed in last minute budget demands

By Dominic Abassi
April 24, 2018 - 6:08pm

NANAIMO — The majority of Nanaimo's Council handed the budget hot potato back to staff, calling for a last second tax cut with no direction on how to achieve it.

About $40,000 worth of bottles, cans and glass containers have been donated to the Empties 4 Food program in Nanaimo over the last year.
About $40,000 worth of bottles, cans and glass containers have been donated to the Empties 4 Food program in Nanaimo over the last year. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'It's amazing:' community rallies behind Nanaimo food bank donation bins

By Ian Holmes
April 24, 2018 - 5:12pm Updated: April 25, 2018 - 8:53am

NANAIMO — Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank officials are astounded by how much money their bottle deposit bins are generating. 

Traffic stretched for kilometres in Nanoose on Friday after a devastating crash at Hillview Rd.
Traffic stretched for kilometres in Nanoose on Friday after a devastating crash at Hillview Rd. Bradley Kitchen/Facebook

Traffic officers say suddenly crossing Island Hwy lanes caused Friday's fatal crash

By Spencer Sterritt
April 23, 2018 - 6:04pm Updated: April 24, 2018 - 11:43am

NANAIMO — Traffic officers say “possible inattentiveness” was behind the serious crash in Nanoose Bay which killed one and left another in critical condition.

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