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The announcement at VIU's Nanaimo campus was an upbeat affair with singing and dancing
The announcement at VIU's Nanaimo campus was an upbeat affair with singing and dancing Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

$13.5 million coming to VIU to help Indigenous students

By Spencer Sterritt
September 20, 2017 - 3:11pm Updated: September 20, 2017 - 5:16pm

NANAIMO — A multi-million dollar learning partnership hopes to bring more Indigenous students into Vancouver Island University and break down any barriers to a complete education.

Jennifer Hannan, 30, is wanted for several property crime offences.
Jennifer Hannan, 30, is wanted for several property crime offences. submitted/RCMP

Arrest warrant issued for Errington woman

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 20, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: September 20, 2017 - 12:29pm

PARKSVILLE — Oceanside RCMP are asking for the public's help finding a 30-year-old Errington woman wanted for several property related offences.

Police say Jennifer Megan Hannan is wanted on five arrest warrants for offences including break and enter.

The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire.
The average family income is up in Nanaimo compared to the last census in 2011, but MLA Leonard Krog says the situation is still dire. KMR Photography/Flickr

Despite income growth, many in Nanaimo still struggling

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: September 20, 2017 - 12:47pm

NANAIMO — Despite some strong numbers indicating significant growth, latest income statistics for Nanaimo show poverty is still a major concern.

RCMP say a motorcyclist was injured while trying to walk his broken-down bike across Hwy. 19 in Nanoose Bay Monday night.
RCMP say a motorcyclist was injured while trying to walk his broken-down bike across Hwy. 19 in Nanoose Bay Monday night. Google

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Nanoose Bay crash

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 3:39pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO — A Port Alberni man has serious lower body injures after he was hit on Hwy. 19 in Nanoose Bay while trying to push his broken-down motorcycle across the highway.

In December, 2016, 214 people were turned away from the Salvation Army's New Hope Centre, since they were already grappling with increased homeless numbers in Nanaimo.
In December, 2016, 214 people were turned away from the Salvation Army's New Hope Centre, since they were already grappling with increased homeless numbers in Nanaimo. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo winter shelters already preparing for rough year

By Spencer Sterritt
September 19, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 2:20pm

NANAIMO — Winter is still several months away but Nanaimo shelters are already getting ready for a tough year.

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