Nanaimo

The six storey, $15 million hotel at 15 Front St. will be exempt from paying roughly $200,000 in taxes per year.
The six storey, $15 million hotel at 15 Front St. will be exempt from paying roughly $200,000 in taxes per year. Submitted

Downtown Nanaimo hotel proposal approved for $2M tax exemption

By Dominic Abassi
April 4, 2017 - 12:37pm Updated: April 4, 2017 - 2:26pm

NANAIMO — A proposed hotel project in downtown Nanaimo will be exempt from municipal taxes for 10 years.

Council has approved the roughly $15 million Front St. project for the exemption under a City program designed to spur new hotel and motel investment.

A man allegedly exposed himself to a woman and her young child at Colliery Dam Park on Monday, April 3. Nanaimo RCMP say indecent exposure calls are unfortunately frequent.
A man allegedly exposed himself to a woman and her young child at Colliery Dam Park on Monday, April 3. Nanaimo RCMP say indecent exposure calls are unfortunately frequent. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo RCMP investigating indecent exposure at Colliery Dam Park

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 4, 2017 - 12:03pm Updated: April 4, 2017 - 4:17pm

NANAIMO — A woman and her daughter were given a fright on Monday when they saw a man expose himself.

According to Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien, a woman and her two-year-old child were approached at Colliery Dam Park near the Highway 19 bridge on Monday around 2:30 p.m.

The suspected bike thief, who allegedly took an expensive bike from a kid right outside the Aquatic Centre.
The suspected bike thief, who allegedly took an expensive bike from a kid right outside the Aquatic Centre. Submitted/RCMP

Pricey bike stolen from Nanaimo kids in broad daylight

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 4, 2017 - 10:19am Updated: April 4, 2017 - 2:36pm

NANAIMO — Two local boys are “traumatized and upset” after a man stole their bike in broad daylight, according to Nanaimo RCMP.

Cst. Gary O'Brien said the theft happened Saturday, March 25 outside the Aquatic Centre.

Habitat is building their own small community on Extension Rd. with their Meadowhill Development.
Habitat is building their own small community on Extension Rd. with their Meadowhill Development. Submitted

Local Habitat chapter searching for family for handicap accessible home

By Dominic Abassi
April 3, 2017 - 5:32pm

NANAIMO — Habitat for Humanity mid-Vancouver Island is struggling to find a family to buy their first ever handicap accessible home.

The two-bedroom rancher will be the fifth home in their Extension Rd. Meadow Hill development.

Joan Guenther (left) and Geir Larsen (right), who have meticulous notes and files about the poor care they say they saw administered to their spouses.
Joan Guenther (left) and Geir Larsen (right), who have meticulous notes and files about the poor care they say they saw administered to their spouses. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Nanaimo seniors rally against elder care treatment

By Spencer Sterritt
April 3, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO — After watching their spouses wither in a residential care home in Nanaimo, two local seniors are speaking out about their concerns.

Geir Larsen's wife Jeannie was admitted to Dufferin Place, run by Island Health, in October 2014 and she passed away in care on July 28, 2016.

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