Nanaimo

Smoke from the slash pile at a construction site off of Shady Mile Way on Sunday.
Smoke from the slash pile at a construction site off of Shady Mile Way on Sunday. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Construction site slash pile catches fire on Mt. Benson

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 15, 2018 - 5:08pm Updated: July 15, 2018 - 7:32pm

NANAIMO — Fire raged through a rural construction site on Mt. Benson, sending up a significant amount of ominous smoke which could be seen around the city. 

Fire crews responded to the site of a new subdivision off Shady Mile Way on Sunday afternoon. 

The boat shown here belonged to the late Tom Harris and has a long history in Nanaimo. It has been recovered after being stolen last week.
The boat shown here belonged to the late Tom Harris and has a long history in Nanaimo. It has been recovered after being stolen last week. Submitted

Harris family boat recovered in Port McNeill, suspect arrested

By Dominic Abassi
July 14, 2018 - 11:56am

NANAIMO — After involvement from RCMP detachments spanning almost all of Vancouver Island and an explosion of social media reaction, a suspect was arrested and a boat belonging to the late Tom Harris recovered.

A bush fire sparked in the northbound lanes on the Parkway late Friday night, leading to a fatal crash.
A bush fire sparked in the northbound lanes on the Parkway late Friday night, leading to a fatal crash. Becky Woodland/Facebook

Distracting bush fire causes fatal crash on Nanaimo Parkway

By Dominic Abassi
July 14, 2018 - 11:03am

NANAIMO — A man is dead after a bush fire caused a serious crash on the Nanaimo Parkway.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said southbound traffic was slowing and stopping around 10 p.m. Friday because of a bush fire on the northbound side of the highway between Mostar and Aulds Rd.

Dustin Zinter denied most statements presented by witnesses during cross-examination of his fatal hit-and-run trial Friday in BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo.
Dustin Zinter denied most statements presented by witnesses during cross-examination of his fatal hit-and-run trial Friday in BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Crown attacks credibility of accused on trial in fatal hit-and-run in Cedar

By Ian Holmes
July 13, 2018 - 7:59pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 10:16pm

NANAIMO — The man accused of a fatal hit-and-run in Cedar faced a barrage of questions near the end of his BC Supreme Court trial.

Carole James speaks about the speculation tax during a visit to Nanaimo in early March.
Carole James speaks about the speculation tax during a visit to Nanaimo in early March. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo mayor 'disappointed' after Minister declines to exempt region from speculation tax

By Dominic Abassi
July 13, 2018 - 3:34pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 5:44pm

NANAIMO — B.C.'s Finance Minister was ready to listen, but not ready to change her mind during a meeting with Nanaimo officials on the incoming speculation tax.

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