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Current picture of Makayla Chang
Current picture of Makayla Chang Photo Credit: Nanaimo RCMP

Police looking for missing Nanaimo teenager

By Kyle Ireland
March 25, 2017 - 10:47am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 6:44pm

NANAIMO — Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old Nanaimo teenager.

Makayla Chang was last seen in Nanaimo on Sunday, March 19. Her family and friends are worried for her and haven't turned up anything in their search. 

Jim Pattison answers questions from Quality Foods employees about his plans for the company.
Jim Pattison answers questions from Quality Foods employees about his plans for the company. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Quality Foods sold to Jim Pattison

By Ian Holmes
March 24, 2017 - 9:18pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 7:39am

QUALICUM BEACH — Longstanding Vancouver Island grocery store chain Quality Foods (QF) has been sold to billionaire Jim Pattison.

Quality Foods founders John Briuolo and Ken Schley made the announcement Friday, in a transaction involving 13 stores and a little more than 1,000 employees.

Chester, who was attacked by a wolf at Wickaninnish Beach, recuperating from his injuries.
Chester, who was attacked by a wolf at Wickaninnish Beach, recuperating from his injuries. submitted photo/Isabel Flood

Beach closed after Nanaimo woman's dog attacked by wolves

By Spencer Sterritt
March 24, 2017 - 5:18pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo woman and her dog know how dangerous the newly emerging wolves near Ucluelet, B.C. can be.

The evening of Tuesday, March 21, Isabel Flood and her dog Chester were walking along Wickaninnish Beach when Chester was attacked by wolves.

Food bank staff ecstatic with the donation to Loaves and Fishes.
Food bank staff ecstatic with the donation to Loaves and Fishes. submitted photo/Loaves and Fishes

Nanaimo food bank boosted by sizable donation

By Daryl Major
March 24, 2017 - 9:04am

NANAIMO – Clients of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo will be better served after a significant donation.

The Walmart Foundation gave the food bank $41,000 to be used towards infrastructure, which frees up money that Loaves and Fishes can use to stock their shelves.

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