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CDC resource development manager Michelle Kocourek is calling it a career after 17 years with the iconic non-profit agency.
CDC resource development manager Michelle Kocourek is calling it a career after 17 years with the iconic non-profit agency. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Tireless advocate for local children made her mark in Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
March 23, 2019 - 2:14pm Updated: March 24, 2019 - 9:20am

NANAIMO — A pillar of strength supporting the renowned Nanaimo Child Development Centre is proud of what she accomplished after nearly two-decades with the non-profit agency.

The sea lion was discovered this week dead of a gunshot to the head amid a tense time between fisherman and environmentalists over the roe herring fishery.
The sea lion was discovered this week dead of a gunshot to the head amid a tense time between fisherman and environmentalists over the roe herring fishery. Alan Fletcher

Conservationists say sea lion found dead of gunshot to the head on Hornby Island

By The Canadian Press
March 20, 2019 - 4:03pm

HORNBY ISLAND — A sea lion was discovered washed up on a Hornby Island beach this week, dead from a gunshot to the head. 

The carcass was discovered by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, who said they've also observed abuse of the animals on the water. 

A few remaining crew members aboard the Russian research vessel Kaganovsky bask in the sunshine in Nanaimo Wednesday following a month in the Gulf of Alaska.
A few remaining crew members aboard the Russian research vessel Kaganovsky bask in the sunshine in Nanaimo Wednesday following a month in the Gulf of Alaska. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

First-of-its-kind expedition unlocks mysteries of west coast salmon

By Ian Holmes
March 20, 2019 - 2:55pm

NANAIMO — A renowned DFO scientist praised an inaugural Pacific Ocean study as a surefire way to strengthen west coast salmon stocks.

Gabriel Nelson was released from custody Wednesday after being credited for time served during his court proceedings.
Gabriel Nelson was released from custody Wednesday after being credited for time served during his court proceedings. CHEK News

'Not criminally responsible:' Qualicum man sentenced for bizarre Nanaimo hotel attack

By Spencer Sterritt
March 20, 2019 - 2:17pm

NANAIMO — A Qualicum man convicted of beating a visiting businessman in a hotel has been found not criminally responsible for his actions.

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