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Dustin Zinter maintains he wasn't impaired or on his phone prior to a fatal crash in Cedar. He also told Court he was in his own lane at the time.
Dustin Zinter maintains he wasn't impaired or on his phone prior to a fatal crash in Cedar. He also told Court he was in his own lane at the time. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Dustin Zinter testifies in his own defence at fatal hit-and-run trial

By Ian Holmes
July 12, 2018 - 6:24pm Updated: July 12, 2018 - 8:26pm

NANAIMO — The man accused in a fatal hit-and-run in Cedar testified he was not impaired, was not on his cell phone and was in his own lane when the crash occurred.

Violet Hayes and Frank Dubenski announcing Island Crisis Care Society was chosen as the supported charity for the upcoming President's Cup.
Violet Hayes and Frank Dubenski announcing Island Crisis Care Society was chosen as the supported charity for the upcoming President's Cup. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo women's shelter the chosen charity for national lacrosse tournament

By Spencer Sterritt
July 12, 2018 - 5:29pm

NANAIMO — Anyone buying a 50/50 ticket at the upcoming President's Cup lacrosse tournament in Nanaimo will know their money is going to a good cause.

Grade 11 students Megan Poteryko, Abigail Sitler and Parker Davie sent their project where no Nanaimo project has gone before.
Grade 11 students Megan Poteryko, Abigail Sitler and Parker Davie sent their project where no Nanaimo project has gone before. Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

To the stars: Nanaimo students see their science project launched into space

By Spencer Sterritt
July 11, 2018 - 11:14pm Updated: July 12, 2018 - 5:47pm

NANAIMO — Most high school science experiments are heavily controlled and done in the classroom with expected results.

Jake Rudolph toured City Hall, meeting with staff and media on Wednesday.
Jake Rudolph toured City Hall, meeting with staff and media on Wednesday. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's interim CAO aims to rebuild trust, bring experience on homelessness issue

By Dominic Abassi
July 11, 2018 - 6:10pm Updated: July 11, 2018 - 8:32pm

NANAIMO — His contract is only eight months long, but Nanaimo's new interim chief administrative officer has several years of City Hall turmoil to untangle.

The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is poised to be closed for good after City Council refused to provide necessary capital funding for the non-profit organization.
The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is poised to be closed for good after City Council refused to provide necessary capital funding for the non-profit organization. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Council denies Nanaimo Recycling Exchange funding request

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 11, 2018 - 11:21am Updated: July 11, 2018 - 8:46pm

NANAIMO — City Council has voted not to fund the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, which had lobbied for local government funding to open and operate a new facility.

Luis Baez, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs and weapons offences in relation to a raid at The Beacon condo tower in Nov, 2016.
Luis Baez, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs and weapons offences in relation to a raid at The Beacon condo tower in Nov, 2016. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Man convicted in Nanaimo drug raid lured to crime by estranged father

By Ian Holmes
July 10, 2018 - 4:32pm

NANAIMO — Five years in prison was issued to a man who pleaded guilty to three drugs and weapons charges following a raid at a downtown Nanaimo condo tower.

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