Dominic Abassi

A $10,000 donation is kickstarting VIU's CLB Accelerator Program, to boost education savings for local children.
A $10,000 donation is kickstarting VIU's CLB Accelerator Program, to boost education savings for local children. submitted/VIU

Event aims to cut down number of Nanaimo children missing out on free money for education

By Dominic Abassi
September 21, 2018 - 5:21pm

NANAIMO — The federal government is handing out free money to give children a leg up towards their future education goals and thousands in the Nanaimo region are missing out.

Live video feeds and immediately posted archives of Council meetings will carry on during this year's campaign period.
Live video feeds and immediately posted archives of Council meetings will carry on during this year's campaign period. City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Council ends City practice of not broadcasting meetings during campaign

By Dominic Abassi
September 20, 2018 - 5:39pm

NANAIMO — With some likening it to censorship, Nanaimo councillors struck down a City practice of not broadcasting meetings during an election campaign.

A lot on Wills Rd., once home to the Long Lake Nursery, is proposed to be the home of two new car dealerships.
A lot on Wills Rd., once home to the Long Lake Nursery, is proposed to be the home of two new car dealerships. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Council supports luxury car dealerships in spite of official community plan

By Dominic Abassi
September 19, 2018 - 6:41pm

NANAIMO — Despite being told it contrasts a longstanding vision for the area, Nanaimo councillors clamoured to support a $10 million proposal for two new car dealerships in the City's north end.

The stack of legal documents involving the City of Nanaimo continues to grow.
The stack of legal documents involving the City of Nanaimo continues to grow. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Trial scheduled in Integrity Group lawsuit as City slogs through legal quagmires

By Dominic Abassi
September 17, 2018 - 2:34pm

NANAIMO — A five-day trial has been scheduled to settle a lawsuit filed by a human resources consulting firm, despite the fact the City already publicly agreed to pay at l

There could be significant change at the Nanaimo city council table after 40 people put their names forward for the position.
There could be significant change at the Nanaimo city council table after 40 people put their names forward for the position. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

'We simply don't want a repeat:' 44 candidates gunning for overhauled Nanaimo council

By Dominic Abassi
September 14, 2018 - 6:31pm Updated: September 14, 2018 - 8:02pm

NANAIMO — It appears four tumultuous years of civic governance in Nanaimo has inspired many political dreams.

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