Arts

A teacher on call was suspended and disciplined for locking a six-year-old in a storage room.
A teacher on call was suspended and disciplined for locking a six-year-old in a storage room. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo teacher disciplined for locking autistic boy in storage room

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 24, 2017 - 5:45pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 11:20pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools substitute teacher has been suspended after admitting to locking a six-year-old autistic boy inside a storage room.

The legendary Bastion, right on the waterfront, where cannons will now be fired every day at noon.
The legendary Bastion, right on the waterfront, where cannons will now be fired every day at noon. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Big bang marks beginning of downtown museum season

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 19, 2017 - 4:14pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 10:48am

NANAIMO — The sound of cannons firing will echo along Nanaimo's waterfront for the next several months.

The Bastion, an iconic downtown exhibit run by Nanaimo Museum, officially opened for the year on Friday, May 19 with the ceremonial firing of the cannons.

The Millstone River, where dancers visited numerous times over the week to feel more in touch with nature.
The Millstone River, where dancers visited numerous times over the week to feel more in touch with nature. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

VIDEO: Nanaimo dance workshop honours the spirit of local waters

By Spencer Sterritt
May 19, 2017 - 1:51pm Updated: May 19, 2017 - 5:39pm

NANAIMO — Down by the water, where the green grass grows, Nanaimo women are getting in touch with the rhythms of nature and the Millstone River.

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Bankruptcy forces organizers of Pemberton Music Festival to cancel event

By The Canadian Press
May 18, 2017 - 5:11pm

VANCOUVER — The Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia has filed for bankruptcy and this year’s event has been cancelled.

Those who have already bought tickets to the event that was scheduled to start July 13 may also be out of luck when it comes to getting a quick refund.

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.

Curious Comics will take over the whole Country Club Centre on Saturday for their third annual Curious Comicon.
Curious Comics will take over the whole Country Club Centre on Saturday for their third annual Curious Comicon. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

3rd annual Curious Comicon bringing free comics and high-profile artists to Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
May 5, 2017 - 10:09am Updated: May 6, 2017 - 8:09am

NANAIMO — After a wildly successful year, Curious Comics in Nanaimo hopes to turn the Country Club Centre into a geek's paradise for their third annual Curious Comicon. 

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