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Bucs celebrate after beating host Comox Valley 2-0 to tie the first round series up at 1-1
Bucs celebrate after beating host Comox Valley 2-0 to tie the first round series up at 1-1 Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Buccaneers win 2-0, first round series with Glacier Kings tied 1-1

By Ian Holmes
February 26, 2017 - 12:43am

COURTENAY — A gutsy 2-0 win on the road for the Nanaimo Buccaneers over the Glacier Kings on Saturday night has the VIJHL North Division best-of-seven semi-final series tied at one game apiece.

Tara Slone and Ron MacLean will be on air starting at 1:30, but there's numerous events going on around them for Hometown Hockey.
Tara Slone and Ron MacLean will be on air starting at 1:30, but there's numerous events going on around them for Hometown Hockey. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Your full itinerary for Hometown Hockey weekend

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 24, 2017 - 5:11pm

NANAIMO — After months an anticipation, Hometown Hockey is here.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone's broadcast will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Maffeo Sutton Park but there's numerous activities before then.

Wounded Warriors running, venting and dealing with their PTSD through a 700 km. marathon run down the Vancouver Island coast.
Wounded Warriors running, venting and dealing with their PTSD through a 700 km. marathon run down the Vancouver Island coast. Wounded Warriors Run B.C./Facebook

PTSD awareness campaign runs into Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 4:43pm

NANAIMO — A year ago, after her second round of chemotherapy treatments for stage two breast cancer, full-time reservist Jacqueline Zweng didn't think she'd be able to run more than few kilometres. Now, Friday afternoon, she's running into Nanaimo with six other compatriots for the 700 km.

Regulation time wasn't enough as the Bucs-Glacier Kings playoff rivalry renewed.
Regulation time wasn't enough as the Bucs-Glacier Kings playoff rivalry renewed. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Dominant goaltending lifts Glacier Kings over Bucs in playoff opener

By Ian Holmes
February 23, 2017 - 11:33pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 11:27am

NANAIMO — Stellar goaltending was the difference as the Comox Valley Glacier Kings beat the Buccaneers 3-2 in overtime to draw first blood in the VIJHL North Division playoff series Thursday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

After taking on a short-term contract to fill a maternity leave position, Brian Denbigh says he was wrongfully terminated. The City says they didn't have to list a cause for firing him.
After taking on a short-term contract to fill a maternity leave position, Brian Denbigh says he was wrongfully terminated. The City says they didn't have to list a cause for firing him. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

City of Nanaimo sued by senior manager for wrongful dismissal

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 23, 2017 - 6:18pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:00pm

NANAIMO — After more than 40 years working with the municipality, a former senior manager is suing the City of Nanaimo, claiming he was wrongfully terminated.

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