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A car took out a stop side, then crashed into First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo on Townsite Rd. at Millstone Ave.
A car took out a stop side, then crashed into First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo on Townsite Rd. at Millstone Ave. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Building plowed, drunk driving ticket issued in back-to-back Nanaimo crashes

By Ian Holmes
January 11, 2018 - 5:28pm

NANAIMO — Emergency responders were hopping Thursday afternoon with both a possible drunk-driving crash and a car barreling into a church.

RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said the incidents happened just 20 minutes and a few blocks apart on Jan. 11.

A bus struggles to get up a downtown Nanaimo hill on Friday afternoon.
A bus struggles to get up a downtown Nanaimo hill on Friday afternoon. @Alexandriandria/Twitter

Unexpected snow creates nasty conditions on Nanaimo roads

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 29, 2017 - 4:20pm

NANAIMO — It appears everyone, including Environment Canada, was caught off-guard by a significant snow storm hammering Nanaimo.

Large, heavy wet flakes began falling early Friday afternoon and quickly started accumulating as the temperature dropped to 0 C.

It was a tale of two cities in many parts of Nanaimo, with the northend covered in snow while it didn't stick in parts of the southend.
It was a tale of two cities in many parts of Nanaimo, with the northend covered in snow while it didn't stick in parts of the southend. Facebook

Winter wonderland and traffic mayhem expected leading up to Christmas

By Spencer Sterritt
December 19, 2017 - 1:23pm Updated: December 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

NANAIMO — “It just doesn't look like a nice place to be.”

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan told NanaimoNewsNOW heavy snowfall on Tuesday, the area should brace for more interesting and unusual weather on Thursday.

A truck on fire on Highway 19 is blocking northbound traffic between Superior and Lantzville Roads. (11 a.m.)
A truck on fire on Highway 19 is blocking northbound traffic between Superior and Lantzville Roads. (11 a.m.) Cristina Evanusich

Strong winter storm blankets Nanaimo with snow

By Dominic Abassi
December 19, 2017 - 9:23am Updated: December 19, 2017 - 5:25pm

NANAIMO — Our live updates on the weather situation in Nanaimo has ended as the snow stops and everything returns to normal.

If anything major happens, or the weather takes a turn for the worse, we'll be sure to update this post and keep your eyes peeled to our FB page and website.

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