Nanaimo

Roughly 300 people donate blood during visits from Canadian Blood Services, which happens more often in Nanaimo than in other Island communities.
Roughly 300 people donate blood during visits from Canadian Blood Services, which happens more often in Nanaimo than in other Island communities. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo blood donation clinics most popular on Vancouver Island

By Spencer Sterritt
December 13, 2018 - 5:58pm

NANAIMO — Generous community spirit means Nanaimo's blood donor clinics are the most frequently visited on Vancouver Island and one of the most popular across the province.

A woman had mail parcels stolen from her central Nanaimo home three times in the past three weeks.
A woman had mail parcels stolen from her central Nanaimo home three times in the past three weeks. The Canadian Press

Mail thief strikes 3 times at same Nanaimo home

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 13, 2018 - 1:12pm

NANAIMO — The holiday season is considerably less cheerful for a Nanaimo woman after three mail packages were stolen from her home. 

RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said the three parcels were taken from the same central Nanaimo home in the last three weeks. 

So far in December, Nanaimo RCMP recorded 32 break-and-enter incidents, which is up roughly 30 per cent from 2017.
So far in December, Nanaimo RCMP recorded 32 break-and-enter incidents, which is up roughly 30 per cent from 2017. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo RCMP, homeowners grappling with 'significant spike' of daytime B&E's

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 12, 2018 - 10:55am

NANAIMO — Police are used to break-and-enter crimes increasing during the holidays, but 2018 is proving to be a particularly dangerous time.

Former NCHS executive director Susan Maureen Steen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 20 in Nanaimo for misusing $6,000 from a NCHS credit card.
Former NCHS executive director Susan Maureen Steen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 20 in Nanaimo for misusing $6,000 from a NCHS credit card. Nanaimo Community Hospice Society

Former Nanaimo Hospice official stole $6K from the non-profit agency

By Ian Holmes
December 11, 2018 - 6:14pm Updated: December 11, 2018 - 10:19pm

NANAIMO — The former executive director of a prominent organization is poised to be sentenced for misusing the charity's credit card, while she also faces more serious charges in the Okanagan.

Negotiations are set for Wednesday and Thursday between UNITE HERE Local 40 and Coast Hotels, under the shadow of strike and lock out notices.
Negotiations are set for Wednesday and Thursday between UNITE HERE Local 40 and Coast Hotels, under the shadow of strike and lock out notices. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

72-hour lockout notice declared against Nanaimo Coast Bastion employees

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 11, 2018 - 10:11pm

NANAIMO — Fractious labour relations between Coast Hotels and their Nanaimo employees have escalated. 

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