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Dozens of supporters walked either two, five or 10 km. on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Coldest Night of the Year
Dozens of supporters walked either two, five or 10 km. on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Coldest Night of the Year Submitted photo/Patricia Anderson

Homelessness fundraiser nets over $37K

By Spencer Sterritt
February 27, 2017 - 11:10am

NANAIMO — Dozens of Nanaimo residents got just a small taste of what it's like to be homeless on Saturday, Feb. 25.

They took part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk, travelling two, five or 10 kilometres at night.

Hopefully it's a false alarm, but Environment Canada is calling for more snow.
Hopefully it's a false alarm, but Environment Canada is calling for more snow. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Heavy' snowfall destined for Nanaimo by Sunday morning: Environment Canada

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 25, 2017 - 2:08pm

NANAIMO — Here we go again.

If Environment Canada's guess is correct, Nanaimo is in store for another "heavy" dump of snow. A snowfall warning issued by the weather agency predicted up to 20 cm. could fall, beginning overnight Saturday, lasting until late Sunday morning.

Tara Slone and Ron MacLean will be on air starting at 1:30, but there's numerous events going on around them for Hometown Hockey.
Tara Slone and Ron MacLean will be on air starting at 1:30, but there's numerous events going on around them for Hometown Hockey. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Your full itinerary for Hometown Hockey weekend

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 24, 2017 - 5:11pm

NANAIMO — After months an anticipation, Hometown Hockey is here.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone's broadcast will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Maffeo Sutton Park but there's numerous activities before then.

Wounded Warriors running, venting and dealing with their PTSD through a 700 km. marathon run down the Vancouver Island coast.
Wounded Warriors running, venting and dealing with their PTSD through a 700 km. marathon run down the Vancouver Island coast. Wounded Warriors Run B.C./Facebook

PTSD awareness campaign runs into Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 4:43pm

NANAIMO — A year ago, after her second round of chemotherapy treatments for stage two breast cancer, full-time reservist Jacqueline Zweng didn't think she'd be able to run more than few kilometres. Now, Friday afternoon, she's running into Nanaimo with six other compatriots for the 700 km.

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