Nanaimo

The City-owned Jump Lake reservoir, which stores and supplies Nanaimo's drinking water.
The City-owned Jump Lake reservoir, which stores and supplies Nanaimo's drinking water. City of Nanaimo

Private ownership of Nanaimo's watershed back in focus as water watch group meets with province

By Dominic Abassi
April 16, 2018 - 5:59pm

NANAIMO — A group focused on watershed protection on Vancouver Island says too many people have no idea Nanaimo does not own and has no formal access agreement to the lands which supply the city with its drinking water.

The City says the Reuse Rendezvous is being moved to hopefully avoid the typical rainy April weather.
The City says the Reuse Rendezvous is being moved to hopefully avoid the typical rainy April weather. File Photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City reschedules Reuse Rendezvous to avoid April showers

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 15, 2018 - 9:14am

NANAIMO — A popular city-wide swap meet is getting rescheduled to hopefully brighter days.

The City's manager of sanitation, recycling and public works administration Charlotte Davis said the Reuse Rendezvous, typically held in mid-April, will instead be moved to the summer this year.

SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling.
SFN's Erralyn Thomas explains the potential in sharing Snuneymuxw's culture during a Newcastle Island business case unveiling. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Restaurant, longhouse among development plans for Newcastle Island

By Ian Holmes
April 13, 2018 - 5:11pm Updated: April 14, 2018 - 12:05am

NANAIMO — Several new culturally inspired amenities on Newcastle Island highlight Snuneymuxw First Nation plans to develop the former site of their sacred village.

St. Paul's Anglican Church was filled for two community meetings on Thursday, April 12, informing concerned citizens about recent steps taken to combat the homelessness crisis.
St. Paul's Anglican Church was filled for two community meetings on Thursday, April 12, informing concerned citizens about recent steps taken to combat the homelessness crisis. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo residents hoping to change conversation around homeless in positive direction

By Spencer Sterritt
April 13, 2018 - 4:40pm Updated: April 13, 2018 - 7:11pm

NANAIMO — Engagement instead of alienation is the message a group of concerned Nanaimo residents is taking into the community.

Therapy dog Tigger, on his first day at VIU's library helping students unwind and clear their minds.
Therapy dog Tigger, on his first day at VIU's library helping students unwind and clear their minds. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

VIU students discover adorable dogs are the perfect way to destress from exams

By Spencer Sterritt
April 12, 2018 - 6:17pm

NANAIMO — University libraries during exam season are stressful places, filled with students pulling their hair out and second-guessing their life choices. 

But this week there's been an adorable repreive. 

Local street hockey buffs are being called on to take part in a one-day tournament to raise money and show support for Humboldt.
Local street hockey buffs are being called on to take part in a one-day tournament to raise money and show support for Humboldt. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo street hockey tourny to show support, raise money for grieving Humboldt

By Dominic Abassi
April 12, 2018 - 5:29pm

NANAIMO — As Angela Eaves fought back tears watching coverage of the Humboldt Broncos horrific bus crash, the Nanaimo hockey mom wondered "how can I help?"

The next thing she knew, she was headlong into organizing a street hockey tournament for the first time in her life.

Jordan Shepherd pleaded guilty on Wednesday to all seven charges he was facing. Court heard stories of vulnerable women left facing financial hardship.
Jordan Shepherd pleaded guilty on Wednesday to all seven charges he was facing. Court heard stories of vulnerable women left facing financial hardship. Facebook

Stories of devastated victims told as Nanaimo romance scammer pleads guilty

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 11, 2018 - 11:45pm Updated: April 12, 2018 - 2:30pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo man has admitted to bilking several women out of thousands of dollars in a series of high-profile scams.

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO Veronica Carroll and the board's vice-chair Sandra Hudson holding a cheque at the Coast Bastion Inn Wednesday.
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO Veronica Carroll and the board's vice-chair Sandra Hudson holding a cheque at the Coast Bastion Inn Wednesday. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo gets a piece of $4.7M child healthcare announcement

By Ian Holmes
April 11, 2018 - 7:32pm Updated: April 12, 2018 - 11:54am

NANAIMO — Significant funding was announced to enhance children's health outcomes on Vancouver Island, with some of the money allowing several Nanaimo programs to continue serving the community.

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