Dominic Abassi

A stretch of Hammond Bay Rd. presented serious challenges for pedestrians this week. Many other sidewalks in Nanaimo looked the same.
A stretch of Hammond Bay Rd. presented serious challenges for pedestrians this week. Many other sidewalks in Nanaimo looked the same. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

City inundated with calls after snow-covered sidewalks create dangerous conditions

By Dominic Abassi
February 15, 2019 - 11:41am

NANAIMO — After more than 50 centimetres of snow hammered Nanaimo this week, there's a growing call for the City to turn some attention to clearing sidewalks.

A sampling of some of the results for a search of Nanaimo accommodations on Airbnb.
A sampling of some of the results for a search of Nanaimo accommodations on Airbnb. Airbnb.ca

Restricting, regulating short-term listings key to increasing rental stock in Nanaimo: City report

By Dominic Abassi
February 14, 2019 - 8:18am

NANAIMO — The City is exploring ways to regulate and restrict short-term rentals in Nanaimo, a move considered key to addressing local housing affordability and availability.

Mayor Leonard Krog spent over $40,000 to ensure his victory in October's election.
Mayor Leonard Krog spent over $40,000 to ensure his victory in October's election. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Spending varied widely among top vote-getters in Nanaimo civic election

By Dominic Abassi
February 6, 2019 - 11:00am Updated: February 6, 2019 - 5:31pm

NANAIMO — A seasoned political veteran raised and spent big bucks leading up to last October's civic election in Nanaimo, while an incumbent councillor's campaign was as grassroots as it gets.

Shawn Adrian (L) and Gavin Vickery (R), partners in Input Logic, pose in front of their new cowork space in downtown Nanaimo.
Shawn Adrian (L) and Gavin Vickery (R), partners in Input Logic, pose in front of their new cowork space in downtown Nanaimo. Submitted

Nanaimo startup aims to reboot support for local tech scene

By Dominic Abassi
February 1, 2019 - 5:41pm Updated: February 1, 2019 - 7:26pm

NANAIMO — In 2014, Nanaimo-based tech startup Input Logic moved into a building on Victoria Cres. and found inspiration in a nurturing environment surrounded by like-minded young entrepreneurs.

A large crowd at the VICC celebrates an NDP victory in the Nanaimo byelection.
A large crowd at the VICC celebrates an NDP victory in the Nanaimo byelection. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

NDP's Malcolmson holds Nanaimo seat in crucial provincial byelection

By Dominic Abassi
January 30, 2019 - 10:11pm Updated: January 31, 2019 - 12:01am

NANAIMO — The governing New Democrats can breathe a sigh of relief after Sheila Malcolmson held on to the party's Nanaimo seat in a byelection critical to the future of B.C.'s minority government.

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