Environment

Broombusters volunteers recently cut dozens of the invasive plant from a small City-owned lot on Rutherford Rd.
Broombusters volunteers recently cut dozens of the invasive plant from a small City-owned lot on Rutherford Rd. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'We've come a long way:' volunteers getting upper hand on scotch broom in Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
May 25, 2018 - 3:03pm Updated: May 25, 2018 - 9:20pm

NANAIMO — A once dominant invasive plant on the mid-island isn't nearly as widespread, thanks to awareness and a coordinated group of volunteers.

Armed forces arrive in B.C. as federal assistance approved for flooded areas

By The Canadian Press
May 17, 2018 - 10:13am Updated: May 17, 2018 - 6:22pm

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — The first wave of 300 Canadian military personnel is being sent to  British Columbia to help communities overwhelmed by floodwaters as parts of the province are expected to be hit with heavy rain following snowmelt from unseasonably warm weather.

North Oyster Volunteer Fire Dept. crews handling their first brush fire of 2018.
North Oyster Volunteer Fire Dept. crews handling their first brush fire of 2018. North Oyster Volunteer Fire Dept/Facebook

Firefighters handle first brush fires of the season

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 16, 2018 - 10:20am Updated: May 16, 2018 - 4:31pm

NANAIMO — The season of higher burning bans and brush fires is here for local firefighters.

The North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department handled their first official brush fire of the season on Sunday, May 13.

 

Reid and Mati's idea involved a submarine and crane to first dislodge the sunken ships and lift them out of the water.
Reid and Mati's idea involved a submarine and crane to first dislodge the sunken ships and lift them out of the water. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Grade 1 students show off helpful ways to solve Ladysmith's sunken ship problem

By Spencer Sterritt
May 14, 2018 - 6:36pm

NANAIMO — Engineers can step aside in their efforts to raise sunken ships out of Ladysmith Harbour. A Grade 1 class has already solved the problem.

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