NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Commercial St. is expected to be packed Thursday night for the first of 11 night markets.
Commercial St. is expected to be packed Thursday night for the first of 11 night markets. DNBIA

Downtown Nanaimo excited for first Commercial Street Night Market

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 20, 2018 - 5:33pm

NANAIMO — The weekend is coming early for downtown Nanaimo.

On Thursday, June 21 the first ever Commercial Street Night Market gets underway and is expected to pack the streets with roughly 70 vendors, food trucks, entertainment and enthusiastic crowds.

Surveillance footage and a picture taken by a homeowner of a man suspected of robbing three gas stations and a home.
Surveillance footage and a picture taken by a homeowner of a man suspected of robbing three gas stations and a home. Submitted/RCMP

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP arrest man accused of crime spree

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 20, 2018 - 11:41am Updated: June 20, 2018 - 3:46pm

NANAIMO — Police say they've arrested a man in connection with a series of robberies at downtown Nanaimo convenience stores.

Cst. Gary O'Brien told NanaimoNewsNOW a 55-year-old man was arrested near Port Place Shopping Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Surveillance footage of the youth in question, suspected of entering several seniors' suites during the night.
Surveillance footage of the youth in question, suspected of entering several seniors' suites during the night. submitted/Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP arrest youth for allegedly breaking into seniors care facility

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 14, 2018 - 4:11pm

NANAIMO — Local police say though no charges have been laid, seniors in care facilities can breathe easier knowing a thieving suspect was apprehended. 

About 2,500 people will pack downtown Parksville starting June 12 and every Tuesday through August for a hugely popular market.
About 2,500 people will pack downtown Parksville starting June 12 and every Tuesday through August for a hugely popular market. Facebook

Big crowds expected as Parksville summer street market opens for 15th year

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 12, 2018 - 3:49pm

PARKSVILLE — One of the most popular markets on all of Vancouver Island is set to take over downtown Parksville for a 15th year.

The Summer by the Sea Street Market kicks off at 6 p.m. on June 12, running every Tuesday through the end of August.

Fares are going up as BC Ferries is ending current fuel rebates due to the "world fuel market conditions."
Fares are going up as BC Ferries is ending current fuel rebates due to the "world fuel market conditions." BC Ferries

Prices going up as BC Ferries removes fuel rebates

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 12, 2018 - 1:43pm

NANAIMO — Perhaps the last thing any Islander wants to hear: the price to ride the ferry is going up.

BC Ferries announced they are removing fuel rebates starting on June 27 due to the increasing cost of fuel on global markets.

Surveillance footage of the man suspected of entering several seniors' suites during the night.
Surveillance footage of the man suspected of entering several seniors' suites during the night. Submitted/RCMP

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP make arrest in seniors home robberies

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 11, 2018 - 2:23pm Updated: June 14, 2018 - 4:13pm

NANAIMO — Police believe they have the perpetrator behind a robbery at a Nanaimo seniors care facility under arrest. 

Nanaimo RCMP announced they arrested a young man for the alleged crime, though no charges have yet been laid.

 

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