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Nanaimo students visit public works dept. to become future environmental caretakers

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 24, 2017 - 5:36pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 6:00am

NANAIMO — A field trip to Nanaimo public works was more than just a sightseeing fieldtrip for nearly 200 Grade 4 and 5 students.

It was the first time Nanaimo hosted an event for the national Public Works Week initiative.

The overturned garbage truck in the middle of McGirr Rd, just after the bend before Dover Bay Secondary School.
The overturned garbage truck in the middle of McGirr Rd, just after the bend before Dover Bay Secondary School. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Garbage truck flips on McGirr Rd.

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 24, 2017 - 2:57pm

NANAIMO — Parents picking up their children from Dover Bay Secondary School had to turn back around due to a flipped garbage truck in the middle of the road and the awful smell coming from it. 

The City of Nanaimo garbage truck overturned before 2:30 p.m., closing the street. 

Crews deal with a tree down over the lines in the Departure Bay area Tuesday evening.
Crews deal with a tree down over the lines in the Departure Bay area Tuesday evening. Kam Abbott/NanaimoNewsNOW

Hydro truck crushed by tree, 10K lose power in Nanaimo thanks to wicked winds

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff/The Canadian Press
May 24, 2017 - 1:21pm

VANCOUVER — A BC Hydro technician is unhurt but his truck was crushed by a falling tree while he tried to restore power in a Vancouver neighbourhood as a windstorm tore across southern British Columbia late Tuesday.

A Bowser man was trapped inside his SUV after losing control and tumbling down a Hwy. 19 embankment.
A Bowser man was trapped inside his SUV after losing control and tumbling down a Hwy. 19 embankment. Jessica Lepp/CTV Vancouver Island

'Very, very lucky,' man's SUV plunges 200 ft. down embankment near Qualicum Beach

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 23, 2017 - 4:48pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 5:54pm

PARKSVILLE — Emergency responders say a man is lucky after rolling his vehicle down an embankment north of Qualicum Beach on Tuesday.

Strong winds will buffet Vancouver Island's coast for the rest of the day and be particularly strong from Duncan to Fanny Bay.
Strong winds will buffet Vancouver Island's coast for the rest of the day and be particularly strong from Duncan to Fanny Bay. Pixabay

Island coast bracing for 70 km/h winds

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 23, 2017 - 3:38pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 4:29pm

NANAIMO — It's time to batten down the hatches.

According to Environment Canada, winds as high as 70 km/h will whip along the East coast of Vancouver Island Tuesday afternoon and evening. Their special weather statement about the winds stretches from Duncan to Fanny Bay.

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