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The City of Nanaimo is now working on rebranding the community policing and services building, since there's no police officers stationed there.
The City of Nanaimo is now working on rebranding the community policing and services building, since there's no police officers stationed there. Google Earth

City looking at revamping downtown community policing office

By Spencer Sterritt
February 20, 2018 - 5:29pm

NANAIMO — Since no police officers are stationed at the downtown community policing and services office, the City of Nanaimo is now looking at how else the space can be used.

Nanaimo City Council has moved closer to approving up to $17 million for a new downtown fire hall.
Nanaimo City Council has moved closer to approving up to $17 million for a new downtown fire hall. Google

Nanaimo Council moves closer to borrowing up to $17M for new fire hall

By Ian Holmes
February 20, 2018 - 1:07pm Updated: February 20, 2018 - 1:51pm

NANAIMO — Building a new multi-million dollar fire hall in downtown Nanaimo narrowly passed a key hurdle, despite numerous concerns from some members of Council.

One of the six Piper Navajo's in the Island Express Air fleet.
One of the six Piper Navajo's in the Island Express Air fleet. Comox Airport

New airline to land at Qualicum Beach Airport

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 19, 2018 - 5:39pm Updated: February 20, 2018 - 11:44am

PARKSVILLE — A third commercial air carrier will soon offer regional service out of Qualicum Beach Airport.

Island Express Air will provide daily flights from Qualicum Beach to Victoria, Boundary Bay and Abbotsford, starting March 5, the company announced.

Rendering of what a new NRE facility could look like.
Rendering of what a new NRE facility could look like. Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

Money announced for Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, but request to build new facility denied

By Ian Holmes
February 16, 2018 - 3:59pm Updated: February 16, 2018 - 4:53pm

NANAIMO — Conditional financial support has been made to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, but it falls well short of what the non-profit organizations asked for.

Culture Craze owner Lisa Hayward following her pitch to Dragons' Den producers in Nanaimo Thursday afternoon.
Culture Craze owner Lisa Hayward following her pitch to Dragons' Den producers in Nanaimo Thursday afternoon. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'I lost everything:' determined Nanaimo woman makes Dragons' Den pitch

By Ian Holmes
February 15, 2018 - 6:22pm

NANAIMO — She was riding high then hit rock-bottom.

Nanaimo's Lisa Hayward, 34, made one of 14 presentations to producers of the popular CBC show Dragons' Den at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Thursday afternoon.

The X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport is currently broken, forcing searches by hand. The machine is expected to be fixed by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
The X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport is currently broken, forcing searches by hand. The machine is expected to be fixed by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Frustrations sky-high at Nanaimo Airport after security machine breakdown

By Ian Holmes
February 14, 2018 - 3:04pm

NANAIMO — A broken down X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport led to missed flights and plenty of irritated passengers.

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