Dominic Abassi

The City of Nanaimo's newest communications manager Farnaz Farrokhi.
The City of Nanaimo's newest communications manager Farnaz Farrokhi. Farnaz Farrokhi/Twitter

Long-debated communications manager position filled at City of Nanaimo

By Dominic Abassi
April 12, 2019 - 4:13pm Updated: April 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

NANAIMO — More than 18-months after abruptly parting ways with its communications manager, the City of Nanaimo has filled the position.

The City announced it hired Farnaz Farrokhi to fill the vacant and newly re-added position of communications manager.

The local health officer says the nature of measles infections on the south island is concerning.
The local health officer says the nature of measles infections on the south island is concerning. The Canadian Press

Not a matter of if, but when measles will appear in mid-island region: medical health officer

By Dominic Abassi
April 11, 2019 - 2:17pm Updated: April 11, 2019 - 6:02pm

NANAIMO — Local anxiety levels are rising given the number and nature of measles cases cropping up in the south island, the region's medical health officer says.

Francine (Fred) Peters found a new life in Mexico years after rising to prominence as a painter in Nanaimo.
Francine (Fred) Peters found a new life in Mexico years after rising to prominence as a painter in Nanaimo. Derek Carkner

'A wonderful talent in our midst:' painter Francine Peters remembered for impact on Nanaimo

By Dominic Abassi
April 10, 2019 - 11:35am Updated: April 11, 2019 - 7:28am

NANAIMO — A world-renowned artist whose career blossomed in Nanaimo is being remembered for her lasting legacy in the Harbour City.

A rendering of the walkway in the Northfield Creek section, extending from the Departure Bay ferry terminal.
A rendering of the walkway in the Northfield Creek section, extending from the Departure Bay ferry terminal. City of Nanaimo

Steep spike in projected cost leads to further review of waterfront walkway extension

By Dominic Abassi
April 5, 2019 - 5:48pm Updated: April 5, 2019 - 7:39pm

NANAIMO — The City is taking a step back on a popular addition to the waterfront walkway after detailed design work revealed a price tag three-times initial est

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