Nanaimo

So far in December, Nanaimo RCMP recorded 32 break-and-enter incidents, which is up roughly 30 per cent from 2017.
So far in December, Nanaimo RCMP recorded 32 break-and-enter incidents, which is up roughly 30 per cent from 2017. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo RCMP, homeowners grappling with 'significant spike' of daytime B&E's

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 12, 2018 - 10:55am

NANAIMO — Police are used to break-and-enter crimes increasing during the holidays, but 2018 is proving to be a particularly dangerous time.

Former NCHS executive director Susan Maureen Steen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 20 in Nanaimo for misusing $6,000 from a NCHS credit card.
Former NCHS executive director Susan Maureen Steen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 20 in Nanaimo for misusing $6,000 from a NCHS credit card. Nanaimo Community Hospice Society

Former Nanaimo Hospice official stole $6K from the non-profit agency

By Ian Holmes
December 11, 2018 - 6:14pm Updated: December 11, 2018 - 10:19pm

NANAIMO — The former executive director of a prominent organization is poised to be sentenced for misusing the charity's credit card, while she also faces more serious charges in the Okanagan.

Negotiations are set for Wednesday and Thursday between UNITE HERE Local 40 and Coast Hotels, under the shadow of strike and lock out notices.
Negotiations are set for Wednesday and Thursday between UNITE HERE Local 40 and Coast Hotels, under the shadow of strike and lock out notices. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

UPDATE: Tentative deal reached between Coast Hotels and union

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 14, 2018 - 1:13pm

NANAIMO — Fractious labour negotiations between Coast Hotels and their Nanaimo employees are over after two lengthy days of talks.

Charges have been laid against four of the 27 people accused of the Schoolhouse Squat at dormant Rutherford Elementary in early October.
Charges have been laid against four of the 27 people accused of the Schoolhouse Squat at dormant Rutherford Elementary in early October. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Majority of Schoolhouse Squatters won't be charged

By Ian Holmes
December 11, 2018 - 11:41am Updated: December 12, 2018 - 12:53pm

NANAIMO —Only a fraction of the nearly 30 people accused of breaking into dormant Rutherford Elementary School during the Schoolhouse Squat will face legal repercuss

The Neutral Zone, on Franklyn St. and used by many service providers in Nanaimo, suffered serious fire damage in mid-October.
The Neutral Zone, on Franklyn St. and used by many service providers in Nanaimo, suffered serious fire damage in mid-October. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

No replacement found for beloved Neutral Zone gym

By Spencer Sterritt
December 11, 2018 - 11:33am Updated: December 13, 2018 - 1:19pm

NANAIMO — Nearly two months after a beloved community space sustained serious fire damage, there's no forward progress on finding a replacement for the much needed space.

The Good Food Box program, around for nearly 30 years in Nanaimo, is in need of some financial support after losing provincial funding.
The Good Food Box program, around for nearly 30 years in Nanaimo, is in need of some financial support after losing provincial funding. Nanaimo Foodshare Society

Nanaimo Foodshare turns to community after losing funding for Good Food Box program

By Dominic Abassi
December 10, 2018 - 6:12pm Updated: December 10, 2018 - 10:00pm

NANAIMO — A program which provides the only fresh, healthy food many Nanaimo homes get every month is facing an uncertain future.

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