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Downtown filming for the show "Chesapeake Shores" will block one small street and limit parking from Monday to Wednesday.
Downtown filming for the show "Chesapeake Shores" will block one small street and limit parking from Monday to Wednesday. Nanaimo Arts Council

Prepare for traffic delays due to downtown Nanaimo TV filming

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 14, 2017 - 5:09pm

NANAIMO — Finding a parking spot in downtown Nanaimo will be more difficult in coming days. 

Filming for the show Chesapeake Shores will close Skinner St. from Commercial to Bastion St. from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, May 15. 

A concept of the "Hungry Bunny" art piece in Maffeo Sutton Park, which sculptor Dale Schulz says is about Nanaimo's feral rabbit problem.
A concept of the "Hungry Bunny" art piece in Maffeo Sutton Park, which sculptor Dale Schulz says is about Nanaimo's feral rabbit problem. Submitted/Dale Schultz

Eye-catching art set up around Nanaimo for Public Art Week

By Spencer Sterritt
May 13, 2017 - 11:48am Updated: May 14, 2017 - 1:29pm

NANAIMO — There's more public art around Nanaimo to draw your eye. 

Seven pieces were installed across the city for Public Art Week. The latest piece, called the "Hungry Bunny," will be unveiled at Maffeo Sutton Park on Saturday at 3 p.m.

A southbound car on the Nanaimo Parkway crashed and burst into flames early Saturday morning. The driver was safely pulled from the fiery wreckage.
A southbound car on the Nanaimo Parkway crashed and burst into flames early Saturday morning. The driver was safely pulled from the fiery wreckage. Submitted photo

VIDEO: Man pulled from car after fiery crash on Nanaimo Parkway

By Ian Holmes
May 13, 2017 - 10:25am Updated: May 13, 2017 - 10:57am

NANAIMO — A driver luckily survived a fiery early morning crash on the Nanaimo Parkway which shut the highway down for several hours.

The annual Walk With Your Doc event helps show how easy it is to get your daily recommended amount of exercise and also meet local doctors.
The annual Walk With Your Doc event helps show how easy it is to get your daily recommended amount of exercise and also meet local doctors. BC Medical Association

Stay healthy and informed at Nanaimo's Walk With Your Doc event

By Spencer Sterritt
May 12, 2017 - 5:26pm

NANAIMO — Going for an early morning walk doesn't have to be done alone.

Island Health's annual Walk With Your Doc event is Saturday, May 13 at Maffeo Sutton Park starting at 10 a.m. where anyone can take a stroll with local doctors and other health-minded people.

Kerry Chang won't be released from jail on Saturday, May13 as scheduled. New charges have been laid against the father of missing teen Makayla Chang.
Kerry Chang won't be released from jail on Saturday, May13 as scheduled. New charges have been laid against the father of missing teen Makayla Chang. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Serious charges delay release for father of missing Nanaimo teen

By Ian Holmes
May 12, 2017 - 3:23pm

NANAIMO — The father of a missing Nanaimo teenager will have to wait longer to join the search for his daughter.

Kerry Chang, 49, was scheduled to be released from a Victoria jail on Saturday, however, he's facing serious new charges and will remain behind bars.

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