Nanaimo

Homes are flying up around Nanaimo, like in this new subdivision called Marjorie Way off Jingle Pot Rd.
Homes are flying up around Nanaimo, like in this new subdivision called Marjorie Way off Jingle Pot Rd. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Booming residential construction values put Nanaimo on pace for record year: City

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 16, 2018 - 5:17pm

NANAIMO — The construction industry remains red hot in Nanaimo, according to a report from the City.

City staff recently presented a report breaking down community development data for the first six-months of 2018.

Air Canada intends to again offer direct flights between Nanaimo and Toronto next summer.
Air Canada intends to again offer direct flights between Nanaimo and Toronto next summer. Submitted/Air Canada

Direct Nanaimo to Toronto flights expected next summer despite late season cancellations

By Ian Holmes
August 16, 2018 - 4:57pm

NANAIMO — Air Canada has cancelled several direct flights between Nanaimo Airport and Toronto this fall, but the air carrier vows it's committed to the route beyond this year.

A harbour seal making an appearance on Nanaimo's waterfront. Ongoing research is studying the impact seals play in the Strait of Georgia ecosystem.
A harbour seal making an appearance on Nanaimo's waterfront. Ongoing research is studying the impact seals play in the Strait of Georgia ecosystem. Kathryn Seymour

Researchers weigh pros and cons of west coast seal cull

By Ian Holmes
August 15, 2018 - 5:34pm

NANAIMO — Preliminary results of a study have revealed new information about seals in the Strait of Georgia, which have long been blamed for high mortality rates in west coast salmon.

Plenty of charred earth remains in the path of the large Nanaimo Lakes fire. It is now considered held.
Plenty of charred earth remains in the path of the large Nanaimo Lakes fire. It is now considered held. Matthew David/Facebook

Nanaimo Lakes fire now 'held,' crews begin mop-up work

By Dominic Abassi
August 15, 2018 - 4:28pm Updated: August 15, 2018 - 5:08pm

NANAIMO — After an 11-day battle with one of the largest fires in our region in recent memory, the BC Wildfire Service has reported another victory on the Nanaimo Lakes fire.

Ken Spence devoted 52-years of continuous service to Lantzville Fire Rescue. He passed away at the age of 69 last week.
Ken Spence devoted 52-years of continuous service to Lantzville Fire Rescue. He passed away at the age of 69 last week. Lantzville Fire Rescue/Facebook

Passing of iconic Lantzville firefighter 'leaves a large gap' in the community

By Dominic Abassi
August 14, 2018 - 2:52pm

LANTZVILLE — When an ambulance arrived at Ken Spence's Lantzville home to take him to palliative care, the 69-year-old refused to be carried out on a stretcher. He told paramedics if it was the last time he would be leaving his home, he would walk out under what strength he had left.

WestJet announced it's increasing the number of flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver and Calgary.
WestJet announced it's increasing the number of flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver and Calgary. The Canadian Press

WestJet announces more flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver and Calgary

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 14, 2018 - 1:40pm Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:06pm

NANAIMO — WestJet has bolstered its fall and winter schedule at Nanaimo Airport by adding more flights to Vancouver and Calgary.

The company announced a third daily flight linking Nanaimo and Calgary debuted Tuesday and will continue through April 27.

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