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City crews busy clearing roadside storm drains in Nanaimo Friday afternoon. Metal detectors are used to locate drains buried beneath the snow.
City crews busy clearing roadside storm drains in Nanaimo Friday afternoon. Metal detectors are used to locate drains buried beneath the snow. City of Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo crews race to clear storm drains following massive snowfall

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 16, 2019 - 8:58am

NANAIMO — While two feet of snow melts to a slushy mess around Nanaimo, crews are busy clearing storm drains to improve public safety and prevent localized flooding.

This area of Hammond Bay Rd. will see traffic and resident disruptions through May.
This area of Hammond Bay Rd. will see traffic and resident disruptions through May. City of Nanaimo

Lengthy utility project will cause disruptions on section of Hammond Bay

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 15, 2019 - 12:37pm

NANAIMO — Commuters can expect some traffic headaches on Hammond Bay Rd. as the City gets underway with a utility project on Feb. 19.
 
Two areas of Hammond Bay will be impacted by the work, happening between Stephenson Point Rd. and Friar Tuck Way.
 

A stretch of Hammond Bay Rd. presented serious challenges for pedestrians this week. Many other sidewalks in Nanaimo looked the same.
A stretch of Hammond Bay Rd. presented serious challenges for pedestrians this week. Many other sidewalks in Nanaimo looked the same. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

City inundated with calls after snow-covered sidewalks create dangerous conditions

By Dominic Abassi
February 15, 2019 - 11:41am

NANAIMO — After more than 50 centimetres of snow hammered Nanaimo this week, there's a growing call for the City to turn some attention to clearing sidewalks.

An accident on Labieux Rd. during a recent snowstorm.
An accident on Labieux Rd. during a recent snowstorm. Kamie Bilton/Facebook

Nanaimo RCMP 'surprised' by minimal car crashes during February storm

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 14, 2019 - 1:59pm

NANAIMO — It's popular to complain about poor drivers in winter time, but Nanaimo RCMP say those behind the wheel did everything right during the recent snowstorm.

RMCP Cst. Gary O'Brien said there were only two reported car crashes in Nanaimo from Sunday, Feb. 9 to Wednesday, Feb. 13.

SFN chief Mike Wyse (L) and SFN coun. Paul Wyse-Seward (R) drummed as Malcolmson walked in for her swearing-in ceremony at the B.C. legislature.
SFN chief Mike Wyse (L) and SFN coun. Paul Wyse-Seward (R) drummed as Malcolmson walked in for her swearing-in ceremony at the B.C. legislature. BC Government

SFN chief, councillor lead Malcolmson into swearing-in ceremony in Victoria

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 14, 2019 - 1:31pm

NANAIMO — The B.C. legislature's newest member is officially on the job.

The NDP's Sheila Malcolmson was sworn in Thursday morning in Victoria, where she takes over the Nanaimo riding seat vacated by now mayor Leonard Krog.

A sampling of some of the results for a search of Nanaimo accommodations on Airbnb.
A sampling of some of the results for a search of Nanaimo accommodations on Airbnb. Airbnb.ca

Restricting, regulating short-term listings key to increasing rental stock in Nanaimo: City report

By Dominic Abassi
February 14, 2019 - 8:18am

NANAIMO — The City is exploring ways to regulate and restrict short-term rentals in Nanaimo, a move considered key to addressing local housing affordability and availability.

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