Nanaimo

A 22-year-old man is in police custody after trying to rob a store with a syringe. RCMP say syringes used in a crime aren't uncommon.
A 22-year-old man is in police custody after trying to rob a store with a syringe. RCMP say syringes used in a crime aren't uncommon. Don Bonner/Twitter

Syringe used in weekend robbery at Nanaimo yarn store

By Spencer Sterritt
February 20, 2017 - 12:42pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:31pm

NANAIMO — A fairly uncommon weapon was used in an attempted robbery in Nanaimo – a syringe.

According to RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien, a 22-year-old man allegedly attempted to rob the Mad About Ewe yarn store on Wesley St. at approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Christopher Tio brought his product Aircoal to the Dragon's Den audition. He said being prepared for any possible question was his best advice for hopeful candidates.
Christopher Tio brought his product Aircoal to the Dragon's Den audition. He said being prepared for any possible question was his best advice for hopeful candidates. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo inventors enter the Dragons' Den

By Spencer Sterritt
February 19, 2017 - 7:42am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 11:39am

NANAIMO — For many inventors and creative-types from the Nanaimo area, the success of their ideas and inventions rested on one critical meeting.

Photo Credit: Makerspace/Facebook
Photo Credit: Makerspace/Facebook

Local inventors extend opportunity to kids

By Spencer Sterritt
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am Updated: February 18, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — Spring isn't yet here and around this time of year kids can find themselves bored.

Makerspace in Nanaimo wants to change that and teach youth ages five to 14 how to capitalize on technology.

Their monthly MakeTime for Kids event in Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Tubber Hockey Tournament action on Friday night at Frank Crane Arena
Tubber Hockey Tournament action on Friday night at Frank Crane Arena Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Huge 500 player hockey tournament underway in Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
February 18, 2017 - 12:15am

NANAIMO — One of the biggest hockey tournaments in Western Canada has taken over Nanaimo's four ice sheets.

The 36th annual Tubbers Hockey Tournament runs from Friday, Feb 17. to Sunday, Feb. 19., involving 500 players on 36 teams in seven divisions, according to organizer Tim Paugh.

A north end jewelry store was robbed by two men on Wednesday, Feb. 15. RCMP say it was a highly skilled robbery.
A north end jewelry store was robbed by two men on Wednesday, Feb. 15. RCMP say it was a highly skilled robbery. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Jewel thieves make off with $1,800 bracelet from north end jewelry store

By Spencer Sterritt
February 17, 2017 - 4:54pm

NANAIMO — A theft seemingly right out of a movie happened at a north end Nanaimo jewelry store.

It happened Wednesday afternoon when two men entered the store. They were the only ones there at the time.

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