Spencer Sterritt

16-year-old Nanaimo teen Arianna Phillips was all hard-won smiles after winning three medals and posting new personal bests at the Special Olympics World event.
16-year-old Nanaimo teen Arianna Phillips was all hard-won smiles after winning three medals and posting new personal bests at the Special Olympics World event. Angela Behn/Facebook

Nanaimo teen athlete triumphs with personal bests, gold medals at world Special Olympics

By Spencer Sterritt
April 23, 2019 - 5:10pm

NANAIMO — Winning two gold medals and a bronze at the Special Olympics World Summer Games wasn't the main victory for Nanaimo athlete Arianna Phillips.

Diego was brought in to the free animal clinic for a checkup and appears to be doing well.
Diego was brought in to the free animal clinic for a checkup and appears to be doing well. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Free animal clinic gives heartwarming help to low-income Nanaimo families

By Spencer Sterritt
April 18, 2019 - 3:35pm Updated: April 18, 2019 - 5:15pm

NANAIMO — Vet bills can be enough to put families on stable financial footing into debt, but they can devastate those struggling to stay off the streets.

Funding announced by the Civil Forfeiture Office will help both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence take their next steps towards a better life.
Funding announced by the Civil Forfeiture Office will help both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence take their next steps towards a better life. Flickr/B.C. Gov't

Funding opens doors for non-profit programs helping victims of crime and violence

By Spencer Sterritt
April 18, 2019 - 1:05pm

NANAIMO — The proceeds of crime are being turned around to help those in need.

Nearly $120,000 for five local programs is being funded by the Civil Forfeiture Office, which takes money obtained through crime and redirects it back into programs designed to protect vulnerable citizens.

Roughly 30 activists and supporters took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to bring about change.
Roughly 30 activists and supporters took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to bring about change. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'People shouldn't be dying:' rally tries to shed stereotypes and stigma of drug addiction

By Spencer Sterritt
April 16, 2019 - 5:28pm

NANAIMO — Activists took their message directly to Nanaimo City Hall in an effort to reduce the stigma about drug addiction.

The plan to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and specifically Diana Krall plaza features a community garden and more art walls.
The plan to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and specifically Diana Krall plaza features a community garden and more art walls. ACE Nanaimo

VIU students bring new plan to brighten downtown Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
April 15, 2019 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — A fresh pair of eyes has brought new ideas about how to revitalize downtown Nanaimo.

A group of VIU graphic design students, known as ACE Nanaimo, developed a project to bring colour and events to the downtown.

Building the Good Food Boxes is a community event where members of Nanaimo's diversability community come together to help provide healthy meals to those in need.
Building the Good Food Boxes is a community event where members of Nanaimo's diversability community come together to help provide healthy meals to those in need. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Valuable Good Food Box program to expand thanks to community support

By Spencer Sterritt
April 13, 2019 - 2:36pm

NANAIMO — An essential program ensuring affordable, healthy meals in Nanaimo will continue long into the future thanks to community fundraising and support.

The City of Nanaimo currently owns and operates three charging stations of the 20 around Nanaimo.
The City of Nanaimo currently owns and operates three charging stations of the 20 around Nanaimo. The Canadian Press

City hopes to be fully charged with new stations for electric vehicles

By Spencer Sterritt
April 12, 2019 - 5:15pm

NANAIMO — The City is trying to expand upon an existing request to add electric vehicle charging stations and significantly boost environmentally-friendly transportation in the harbour city.

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