Election 2018

The VICC was packed as engaged voters turned out in droves to hear what their mayoral candidates had to say.
The VICC was packed as engaged voters turned out in droves to hear what their mayoral candidates had to say. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Different backgrounds come to the forefront in Nanaimo mayoral race

By Spencer Sterritt
October 9, 2018 - 10:55pm Updated: October 10, 2018 - 5:40pm

NANAIMO — The vastly different backgrounds of Nanaimo's frontrunning mayoral candidates was cast in the spotlight during their recent debate, different from the councillor race where many candidates are running on

It was standing room only as engaged voters filled the Beban Park Social Centre Thursday night.
It was standing room only as engaged voters filled the Beban Park Social Centre Thursday night. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Candidates try to tackle two of Nanaimo's most pressing issues

By Spencer Sterritt
October 4, 2018 - 10:05pm Updated: October 10, 2018 - 5:40pm

NANAIMO — Two of the biggest issues currently facing Nanaimo were the focus of an all-candidates forum, in the hopes of informing residents about which candidates will take a stand on homelessness and affordable housing.

There could be significant change at the Nanaimo city council table after 40 people put their names forward for the position.
There could be significant change at the Nanaimo city council table after 40 people put their names forward for the position. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

'We simply don't want a repeat:' 44 candidates gunning for overhauled Nanaimo council

By Dominic Abassi
September 14, 2018 - 6:31pm Updated: October 10, 2018 - 5:40pm

NANAIMO — It appears four tumultuous years of civic governance in Nanaimo has inspired many political dreams.