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About 350 people attended the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon in Nanaimo on Thursday at the Beban Park Social Centre.
About 350 people attended the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon in Nanaimo on Thursday at the Beban Park Social Centre. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's many volunteers praised at annual appreciation luncheon

By Ian Holmes
April 20, 2018 - 4:38pm

NANAIMO — A community would be nothing without its volunteers.

That was the message behind the 23rd annual Volunteer Nanaimo luncheon on Thursday at the Beban Park Social Centre. The event, attended by more than 300 people coincided with National Volunteer Week.

Therapy dog Tigger, on his first day at VIU's library helping students unwind and clear their minds.
Therapy dog Tigger, on his first day at VIU's library helping students unwind and clear their minds. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

VIU students discover adorable dogs are the perfect way to destress from exams

By Spencer Sterritt
April 12, 2018 - 6:17pm

NANAIMO — University libraries during exam season are stressful places, filled with students pulling their hair out and second-guessing their life choices. 

But this week there's been an adorable repreive. 

Police say a large brawl between students happened in behind Serauxmen Stadium on April 3.
Police say a large brawl between students happened in behind Serauxmen Stadium on April 3. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Several injured in huge brawl between students from Nanaimo high schools

By Dominic Abassi
April 11, 2018 - 2:33pm Updated: April 11, 2018 - 5:13pm

NANAIMO — Criminal charges are possible after a massive brawl between students from two Nanaimo high schools.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien told NanaimoNewsNOW more than 15 students from two unnamed high schools clashed at Serauxmen Stadium around 1 p.m. on April 3.

There is confusion among some people in Nanaimo on where to take recyclables since the Nanaimo Recycing Exchange shut down.
There is confusion among some people in Nanaimo on where to take recyclables since the Nanaimo Recycing Exchange shut down. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

City, private operators raise recycling awareness in absence of NRE

By Ian Holmes
April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

NANAIMO — If you can't put it out at the curb, where do you take it?

It's a question many people in the harbour city are asking since the non-profit Nanaimo Recycing Exchange (NRE) closed down, according to the City's Charlotte Davis.

The province has agreed to provide capital funding to expand Hammond Bay Elementary School. It's unclear what the final price tag of the multi-million dollar project will be.
The province has agreed to provide capital funding to expand Hammond Bay Elementary School. It's unclear what the final price tag of the multi-million dollar project will be. Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Province agrees to fund expansion to cramped north Nanaimo school

By Ian Holmes
April 5, 2018 - 12:11pm

NANAIMO — The province agreed to pay for expanding a chronically over-capacity north Nanaimo elementary school.

Supt. John Blain announced the Ministry of Education approved the local school district's business case to increase the size of Hammond Bay School from nine to 15 classrooms.

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