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The drumming family Footprints of the Wolf in front of the Snuneymuxw First Nation band office.
The drumming family Footprints of the Wolf in front of the Snuneymuxw First Nation band office. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

By Spencer Sterritt
June 21, 2018 - 4:38pm Updated: June 21, 2018 - 5:54pm

NANAIMO — Snuneymuxw First Nation members celebrated what makes them unique on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Dozens of SFN members and residents celebrated at the band office Thurday, singing, dancing and playing traditional Indigenous games.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital patients will be able to access free Wi-Fi during their stay in hospital.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital patients will be able to access free Wi-Fi during their stay in hospital. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Free Wi-Fi coming to Nanaimo Hospital

By Spencer Sterritt
June 20, 2018 - 10:06am

NANAIMO — Anyone staying at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital won't have to feel isolated and disconnected from their friends and family.

Island Health announced Wednesday free Wi-Fi is coming to the hospital in an effort to keep patients connected during their stay.

City-owned land at the corner of Pine and Albert St., which will likely be given to Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island for a new affordable housing project.
City-owned land at the corner of Pine and Albert St., which will likely be given to Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island for a new affordable housing project. Google Earth

City agrees in principle to donate land for Habitat's new affordable housing subdivision

By Spencer Sterritt
June 19, 2018 - 4:44pm Updated: June 19, 2018 - 5:54pm

NANAIMO — After successfully building 20 homes across Nanaimo, Habitat for Humanity is looking to build their newest subdivision in Harewood.

Matilin and Lily Schaan will soon have more than just a few swings to play on when their new playground is built this summer.
Matilin and Lily Schaan will soon have more than just a few swings to play on when their new playground is built this summer. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Ecole North Oyster to win $100,000 for new accessible playground

By Spencer Sterritt
June 18, 2018 - 5:49pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 10:47am

NANAIMO — Years of hard work and weeks of campaigning has paid off in a big way for an elementary school south of Nanaimo.

Brian Dunbar, who's currently living at Discontent City in downtown Nanaimo, sharing his story with Charlene Brise.
Brian Dunbar, who's currently living at Discontent City in downtown Nanaimo, sharing his story with Charlene Brise. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Families invite Nanaimo's homeless to picnic for compassionate conversations

By Spencer Sterritt
June 17, 2018 - 8:59pm Updated: June 18, 2018 - 12:04pm

NANAIMO — Several of Nanaimo's homeless now know they're part of a sympathetic community which doesn't discriminate about their situation.

1,000 Douglas fir trees will be planted around the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region as part of a substantial national initiatve
1,000 Douglas fir trees will be planted around the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region as part of a substantial national initiatve Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region

National effort on climate change means 1,000 trees being planted in Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region

By Spencer Sterritt
June 15, 2018 - 4:31pm

NANAIMO — The Mount Arrowsmith Bioshpere Region is doing its part to curb carbon emissions.

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