Nanaimo

MLA Doug Routley, mayor Leonard Krog, school board chair Charlene McKay and housing minister Selina Robinson announce a new partnership in Nanaimo Monday.
MLA Doug Routley, mayor Leonard Krog, school board chair Charlene McKay and housing minister Selina Robinson announce a new partnership in Nanaimo Monday. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Partnership aims to transform Harewood sites to help 'community under stress'

By Dominic Abassi
December 17, 2018 - 5:55pm

NANAIMO — There's no timeline, budget or firm plans in place, but there is palpable excitement over a new partnership with the potential to transform underutilized sites in the heart of Harewood.

Tyson Chang, 38, was sentenced to three-months in jail and three-years probation for a fake bomb threat against a former co-worker.
Tyson Chang, 38, was sentenced to three-months in jail and three-years probation for a fake bomb threat against a former co-worker. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo man jailed for fake bomb threat related to workplace feud

By Ian Holmes
December 17, 2018 - 5:42pm Updated: December 18, 2018 - 7:20am

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo man who falsely claimed a co-worker planned to hide a bomb on a plane was sentenced to three-months in jail and a lengthy probation term.

The Sea King helicopter is being phased out of service and flew over the Nanaimo region in formation one final time Monday afternoon.
The Sea King helicopter is being phased out of service and flew over the Nanaimo region in formation one final time Monday afternoon. Amy Ballard

VIDEO: Sea King choppers roar over Nanaimo region on farewell flight

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 17, 2018 - 3:08pm Updated: December 17, 2018 - 10:13pm

NANAIMO — After 55 years serving the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Sea King helicopter made its presence known in the Nanaimo region one final time.

A Parksville man jokingly tried to include his entire body as part of his weapons ban, citing his martial arts ability.
A Parksville man jokingly tried to include his entire body as part of his weapons ban, citing his martial arts ability. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Man tells judge ‘I'm a walking weapon’ during strange sentencing

By Ian Holmes
December 17, 2018 - 6:41am Updated: December 18, 2018 - 9:30am

NANAIMO — A Parksville man told a judge his martial arts background should require his entire body to be included in a weapons ban handed down on him.

Sheila Malcolmson (left) celebrating with current NDP MLA's Selina Robinson, Scott Fraser and Rob Fleming
Sheila Malcolmson (left) celebrating with current NDP MLA's Selina Robinson, Scott Fraser and Rob Fleming Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Sheila Malcolmson acclaimed as BC NDP's candidate in high-stakes Nanaimo byelection

By Spencer Sterritt
December 16, 2018 - 3:34pm Updated: December 16, 2018 - 7:10pm

NANAIMO — To no surprise, Nanaimo's federal representative is now officially the BC NDP candidate to represent the Nanaimo riding in an upcoming provincial byelection.

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