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Roughly 70 SAR personnel and volunteers on Quadra Island are looking for a pair of women missing on the island east of Campbell River since early Wednesday evening.
Roughly 70 SAR personnel and volunteers on Quadra Island are looking for a pair of women missing on the island east of Campbell River since early Wednesday evening. Google

UPDATE: women missing on Quadra Island found safe after massive search

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 16, 2018 - 11:59am Updated: November 16, 2018 - 3:40pm

CAMPBELL RIVER — The two women were found early this afternoon and were reportedly hungry and cold, but otherwise in good condition.

 

EARLIER:

A massive search is ongoing for a pair of elderly women and their dog on Quadra Island, east of Campbell River.

A wired safety mesh now covers a portion of Sugarloaf Mountain after rocks fell onto private properties below.
A wired safety mesh now covers a portion of Sugarloaf Mountain after rocks fell onto private properties below. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Safety net installed after rocks fall from Sugarloaf Mountain

By Ian Holmes
November 15, 2018 - 12:31pm

NANAIMO — Wire mesh installed to prevent rocks from tumbling down Nanaimo's Sugarloaf Mountain Park onto properties below makes Deana Baumel feel more safe and secure in her home.

Rob and Jane Kolompar are the only caretakers in a City of Nanaimo Park. They live in the only structure at Neck Point park, a cabin just up the hill from the parking lot.
Rob and Jane Kolompar are the only caretakers in a City of Nanaimo Park. They live in the only structure at Neck Point park, a cabin just up the hill from the parking lot. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Last caretaker standing: Neck Point cabin anchors popular park

By Ian Holmes
November 12, 2018 - 5:58pm Updated: November 13, 2018 - 8:56am

NANAIMO — Park caretaker is a title nobody else in Nanaimo besides Rob Kolompar can claim.

The City of Nanaimo doesn't expect an earlier projection to reduce annual garbage rates can be met.
The City of Nanaimo doesn't expect an earlier projection to reduce annual garbage rates can be met. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Garbage rates not expected to drop as originally predicted: City

By Ian Holmes
November 4, 2018 - 8:34pm Updated: November 5, 2018 - 6:37am

NANAIMO — The projected decline in garbage and recycling rates in Nanaimo appears to be in doubt and it's unclear what long-term user rates will look like.

The Unitarian Shelter on Townsite Rd. now opens at 5 p.m., in an effort to get those experiencing homelessness out of the cold earlier.
The Unitarian Shelter on Townsite Rd. now opens at 5 p.m., in an effort to get those experiencing homelessness out of the cold earlier. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's extreme weather shelter opening one hour earlier

By Spencer Sterritt
November 1, 2018 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO — This winter, those experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo will be able to find shelter one hour earlier.

The Unitarian Shelter on Townsite Rd. now opens at 5 p.m.

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