Nanaimo

The X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport is currently broken, forcing searches by hand. The machine is expected to be fixed by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
The X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport is currently broken, forcing searches by hand. The machine is expected to be fixed by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Frustrations sky-high at Nanaimo Airport after security machine breakdown

By Ian Holmes
February 14, 2018 - 3:04pm

NANAIMO — A broken down X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport led to missed flights and plenty of irritated passengers.

The Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre will have a new outreach worker to help them stem the tide of death and despair caused by the ongoing overdose crisis.
The Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre will have a new outreach worker to help them stem the tide of death and despair caused by the ongoing overdose crisis. Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Provincial funding to help Indigenous Nanaimo youth overcome addictions, avoid overdose

By Spencer Sterritt
February 13, 2018 - 5:44pm

NANAIMO — New money is putting boots on the ground in Nanaimo to fight the ongoing overdose crisis, specifically to save Indigenous lives.

The six selected for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, who will now travel the world for research.
The six selected for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, who will now travel the world for research. Vancouver Island Unviersity

VIU students traveling abroad to help global climate change efforts

By Spencer Sterritt
February 9, 2018 - 7:29pm Updated: February 10, 2018 - 10:00pm

NANAIMO — To help in global efforts to fight climate change, six Vancouver Island University students are traveling abroad as part of a prestigious scholarship program.

The online resource database bc211, where people are guided to the services they need, heard from nearly 900 people in less than a year.
The online resource database bc211, where people are guided to the services they need, heard from nearly 900 people in less than a year. bc211

Housing, homelessness top queries for new Island social services database

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 9, 2018 - 5:35pm Updated: February 13, 2018 - 11:12am

NANAIMO — Housing concerns on Vancouver Island have been a primary reason people have leaned on a new online resource database.

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