Nanaimo

Site of a stabbing last Friday night in French Creek
Site of a stabbing last Friday night in French Creek Google Earth

Charges laid after man stabbed by friend outside Parksville-area pub

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 26, 2017 - 10:03am Updated: January 26, 2017 - 11:41am

PARKSVILLE — A man accused of stabbing his friend outside the French Creek Marine Pub has been charged following a court appearance in Nanaimo. 

Garret Ryan Bruce, 30, of Errington is charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, according to court files.

Harmac and three other mills have signed an agreement with the First Nations Forestry Council to work together in the future.
Harmac and three other mills have signed an agreement with the First Nations Forestry Council to work together in the future. Submitted photo/Harmac

First Nations and local mills band together to secure forestry future

By Spencer Sterritt
January 25, 2017 - 4:37pm Updated: January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

NANAIMO — After more than a year of discussions, paper and pulp companies in British Columbia have an improved way of accessing fibre for processing.

How Nanaimo and area businesses can grow and evolve with the ever-changing market will be major topics at the Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook event Wednesday.
How Nanaimo and area businesses can grow and evolve with the ever-changing market will be major topics at the Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook event Wednesday. KMR Photography/Flickr

Booming IT sector and island opportunities focus of economic conference

By Spencer Sterritt
January 25, 2017 - 8:46am Updated: January 25, 2017 - 4:07pm

NANAIMO — Nanaimo's economic future will be front and centre Wednesday.

Bruce Leslie, the executive director of western Canada for the Conference Board of Canada, said it was a “no-brainer” to return to Nanaimo after their enthusiastic reception the first time they arrived in 2016. 

Thanks to $1.2 million of new funding, 23 full-time staff will be in Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools to help boost teacher services and student interaction.
Thanks to $1.2 million of new funding, 23 full-time staff will be in Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools to help boost teacher services and student interaction. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Addition of staff expected to bolster current Nanaimo school programs

By Spencer Sterritt
January 24, 2017 - 5:29pm

NANAIMO — Thanks to a Supreme Court of Canada decision, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public School District will hire more staff to support learning in their schools.

Ongoing construction to install water supply mains means College Dr. will be closed west of the Nanaimo Parkway.
Ongoing construction to install water supply mains means College Dr. will be closed west of the Nanaimo Parkway. Google Maps

College Dr. closed Wednesday

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 24, 2017 - 4:40pm

NANAIMO — Your morning commute may be slightly waylaid.

Construction on College Dr. west of the Nanaimo Parkway is expected to last all day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Drivers are to use Calder Rd. and Westwood Rd. instead.

Inside the Northfield Rd. Visitors Centre, off the Nanaimo Parkway
Inside the Northfield Rd. Visitors Centre, off the Nanaimo Parkway Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's Visitor Centre reporting busy 2016, as staffing cuts loom

By Dominic Abassi
January 24, 2017 - 3:49pm Updated: January 24, 2017 - 7:51pm

NANAIMO — While the future of the service remains up in the air, staff at Nanaimo's Visitor Centre are reporting a big spike in the number of people coming through the door.

The home (pictured) suffered damage inside from a fire which started in a trailer right beside the house
The home (pictured) suffered damage inside from a fire which started in a trailer right beside the house Google Maps

Early morning fire carves out part of a house

By Spencer Sterritt
January 24, 2017 - 12:03pm Updated: January 24, 2017 - 1:44pm

NANAIMO — A fire which started in an RV trailer quickly spread and significantly damaged the inside of a Nanaimo home.

The blaze started at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24. at 673 Western Acres Rd.

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