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A lifeguard overseas a few toddlers in the Westwood Lake waters.
A lifeguard overseas a few toddlers in the Westwood Lake waters. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

On guard: Nanaimo lifeguards plant feet in sand at Westwood Lake

By Spencer Sterrit
July 8, 2017 - 9:22pm Updated: July 9, 2017 - 7:59am

NANAIMO — Outdoor lifeguards are rare on Vancouver Island, but Nanaimo's beaches will be under watchful eyes for the summer.

Four lifeguards are on duty from 12 to 6 p.m. every day at Westwood Lake, cleaning the area, tending to any minor injuries and keeping a sharp eye on the water.

Nanaimo's newest councillor Sheryl Armstrong, sitting at a council seat in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre after her byelection victory.
Nanaimo's newest councillor Sheryl Armstrong, sitting at a council seat in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre after her byelection victory. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Sheryl Armstrong wins Nanaimo byelection in landslide

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 8, 2017 - 8:20pm Updated: July 8, 2017 - 9:23pm

NANAIMO - The polls have closed and Sheryl Armstrong is Nanaimo's latest councillor. 

She defeated 12 other candidates and won with more than 3,600 votes. 

Armstrong was thousands of votes ahead of the pack, with runner up Sacia Burton coming in at slightly more than 850.

A speed hump designed to slow traffic on Nanaimo's Oliver Rd.
A speed hump designed to slow traffic on Nanaimo's Oliver Rd. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo councillors quiz City staff over placement of new speed humps

By Dominic Abassi
July 7, 2017 - 2:27pm

NANAIMO — Some Nanaimo councillors are wondering why a north-end road will get traffic calming measures instead of other routes considered more dangerous.

Two speed humps will be placed on Ross Rd. this month after the City received complaints from area residents.

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