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Crystal Dennison (middle) receiving a check from the Nanaimo Lions Club at the Stock the Lockers kickoff event.
Crystal Dennison (middle) receiving a check from the Nanaimo Lions Club at the Stock the Lockers kickoff event. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Fundraiser hopes to stock students' lockers to help them succeed

By Spencer Sterritt
August 10, 2017 - 5:09pm Updated: August 11, 2017 - 6:36am

NANAIMO — An annual initiative is boosting their fundraising goal to help give Nanaimo students all the tools they need to succeed in school.

Kids got to express their artistic abilities at a family BBQ at Sanala, where people who had left the complex returned and complimented the recent change.
Kids got to express their artistic abilities at a family BBQ at Sanala, where people who had left the complex returned and complimented the recent change. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Revamping Harewood neighbourhood coming together after decades of hard work

By Spencer Sterritt
July 19, 2017 - 10:34pm Updated: July 20, 2017 - 11:25am

NANAIMO — A vital piece is being placed in the complex puzzle of revamping the Harewood neighbourhood.

VIU alumni Morgan Mowatt, Elder-in-Residence Gary Manson and program coordinator Troy Barnes are looking forward to welcoming Indigenous youth to VIU for a summer camp this August.
VIU alumni Morgan Mowatt, Elder-in-Residence Gary Manson and program coordinator Troy Barnes are looking forward to welcoming Indigenous youth to VIU for a summer camp this August. VIU

VIU summer camp to help ease transition into university or college for Indigenous students

By Spencer Sterritt
July 13, 2017 - 11:39am

NANAIMO — Making the switch from living at home to living on campus for school can be a challenge, which is why a new VIU summer camp wants to prepare Indigenous students thinking about post-secondary education far in advance.

The mother of a six-year-old boy learned second-hand that her autistic son was locked in a school storage room.
The mother of a six-year-old boy learned second-hand that her autistic son was locked in a school storage room. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

8 months pass before Nanaimo mother learns autistic son locked in school storage room

By Ian Holmes
June 29, 2017 - 5:30pm Updated: June 29, 2017 - 10:36pm

NANAIMO — School District 68 did not tell the mother of a six-year-old boy her son was locked in a storage room at a north-end school, NanaimoNewsNOW has learned.

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