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Schools in District 68 are closed for a third straight day in Nanaimo. Vancouver Island University is also shut down on Wednesday.
Schools in District 68 are closed for a third straight day in Nanaimo. Vancouver Island University is also shut down on Wednesday. Darcy McBride

WEDNESDAY SNOW CONDITIONS: Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools closed for a third straight day

By Dan Marshall
February 13, 2019 - 6:56am Updated: February 13, 2019 - 10:58am

NANAIMO — It's a third straight snow day for public school students in District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith.

We'll update this page often throughout the day with conditions and issues if and when they happen. If you see something, please share it with us.

The man pictured is accused of illegally obtaining $70,000 from RBC banks all across Canada.
The man pictured is accused of illegally obtaining $70,000 from RBC banks all across Canada. Submitted/RCMP

Fraudster steals $11,500 from Nanaimo banks in Canada-wide spree

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 12, 2019 - 10:56am

NANAIMO — Police are turning to the public for help finding a man who's Canada-wide fraud spree made its way to Nanaimo.

On Dec. 11 a man fraudulently obtained $11,500 from two RBC branches in Nanaimo. He's also accused of illegally obtaining $8,000 in Parksville the next day.

Nanaimo roads are covered in snow, sometimes quite compact and slick. Anyone who doesn't have to leave the house is urged to stay off the streets.
Nanaimo roads are covered in snow, sometimes quite compact and slick. Anyone who doesn't have to leave the house is urged to stay off the streets. /submitted/Katie-Lynn Dandeno

TUESDAY SNOW CONDITIONS: Schools closed in Nanaimo, forecast calling for more snow

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 12, 2019 - 6:46am Updated: February 12, 2019 - 1:32pm

NANAIMO — A continuing barrage of snow brought further school closures and service disruptions to Nanaimo Tuesday.

All schools in the SD68 region are closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to snow
All schools in the SD68 region are closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to snow

Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools closed Tuesday due to second intense snowfall

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 11, 2019 - 6:23pm

NANAIMO — Students will get a reprieve from school for the second day in a row.

The Nanaimo Ladysmith School District announced Tuesday, Feb. 12 will be a snow day, after students stayed home on Monday. 

Both times were due to intense afternoon and overnight snowfall. 

A look at mid-morning conditions on Comox Rd. near Terminal Ave.
A look at mid-morning conditions on Comox Rd. near Terminal Ave. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

MONDAY SNOW CONDITIONS: ferries cancelled, garbage collection called off

By Dan Marshall
February 11, 2019 - 6:46am Updated: February 12, 2019 - 7:16am

NANAIMO — The Nanaimo region was hammered with as much as 40 centimetres of snow in some areas throughout Sunday.

That has caused many issues around the mid-island on Monday, as plows struggle to keep up with road clearing.

Mary Warr holds a photo of her husband Ernie Warr, who passed away from a medically-assisted death in August 2017. Vancouver Island leads the country with more than 500 patients using the practice in the two-and-a-half years it has been legal.
Mary Warr holds a photo of her husband Ernie Warr, who passed away from a medically-assisted death in August 2017. Vancouver Island leads the country with more than 500 patients using the practice in the two-and-a-half years it has been legal. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'It was a blessing:' Nanaimo widow strongly supports medically assisted dying

By Ian Holmes
February 10, 2019 - 9:35am Updated: February 10, 2019 - 2:27pm

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo man's widow says medically assisted dying offered her husband a choice to end a cycle of misery, and it's a choice made more on Vancouver Island than anywhere else in Canada.

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