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The Buccaneers and head coach Curtis Toneff will hope to rebound after a 5-1 setback to the visiting Cougars Sunday night.
The Buccaneers and head coach Curtis Toneff will hope to rebound after a 5-1 setback to the visiting Cougars Sunday night. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Cougars tie VIJHL semi-final at 2 after 5-1 win

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 18, 2019 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — The Buccaneers and Victoria Cougars are now embroiled in a best-of-3 to determine who will advance to the VIJHL final.

The Victoria Cougars recorded a 5-1 victory Sunday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre to square the best-of-7 league semi-final at 2 games apiece.

Michelle Corfield was victorious in Satuday's Liberal Party nomination for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.
Michelle Corfield was victorious in Satuday's Liberal Party nomination for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Port Authority chairwoman voted to represent Liberals in Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 16, 2019 - 4:08pm

NANAIMO — The Federal Liberal Party has a new face in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.

Michelle Corfield, the Nanaimo Port Authority chairwoman, won the nomination on Saturday. One hundred and fifteen ballots were cast either for Corfield or her opponent Melissa Hall.

The Buccaneers have home ice advantage heading into game 4 of the VIJHL semi final versus the Victoria Cougars. Game time is 7:30 Saturday, March 9 at the Pirate Ship.
The Buccaneers have home ice advantage heading into game 4 of the VIJHL semi final versus the Victoria Cougars. Game time is 7:30 Saturday, March 9 at the Pirate Ship. NanaimoNewsNOW file photo

Cougars claw Bucs to square VIJHL semi-final series at 1

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 15, 2019 - 8:49am

ESQUIMALT — A trio of first period Victoria Cougars goals sunk the visiting Nanaimo Buccaneers ship as the VIJHL best-of-7 semi-final is knotted up at one game apiece.

Nanaimo RCMP say Karen Linda Clark has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 16. Police note this picture is not recent.
Nanaimo RCMP say Karen Linda Clark has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 16. Police note this picture is not recent. submitted/RCMP

MISSING: Nanaimo Mounties trying to find Karen Linda Clark

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 14, 2019 - 9:21am

NANAIMO — Police hope the public can help find a woman whose disappearance is described as totally out of character.

Karen Linda Clark, 59, has not been seen or heard from since February 16, causing extreme concern from her family, according to Nanaimo RCMP.

The Dover Bay Secondary School student had just stepped into the crosswalk at Hammond Bay Rd. and Ventura Dr. when he was hit by a car.
The Dover Bay Secondary School student had just stepped into the crosswalk at Hammond Bay Rd. and Ventura Dr. when he was hit by a car. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Dover Bay student hit in crosswalk tragically passes away

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 13, 2019 - 12:20pm

NANAIMO — A 17-year-old secondary student who suffered life-threatening injuries when hit in a crosswalk near Dover Bay Secondary School has died in hospital.

The Queen of Cowichan ferry will be replaced in coming years and ferry riders have a chance to shape what the new vessel looks and functions like.
The Queen of Cowichan ferry will be replaced in coming years and ferry riders have a chance to shape what the new vessel looks and functions like. BC Ferries

How would you improve new ferries coming to Vancouver Island routes?

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 12, 2019 - 3:17pm Updated: March 12, 2019 - 5:47pm

NANAIMO — With five new ferries on the way, riders have a chance to share their input into how they'd make a trip across the water smoother and more enjoyable.

Port Alberni's fire chief says three people likely saved the life of a man, who was trapped in his truck which burst into flames after a head-on crash.
Port Alberni's fire chief says three people likely saved the life of a man, who was trapped in his truck which burst into flames after a head-on crash. Mike Millar

'They are heroes:' bystanders save driver from fiery Hwy. 4 crash

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 12, 2019 - 12:01pm

PORT ALBERNI — A group of motorists are being called heroes after a frightening, fiery crash on Hwy. 4.

Port Alberni Fire Dept. chief Mike Owen said a head-on collision between a pickup and SUV on top of the hump caused the truck to burst into flames, with the driver trapped inside.

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