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Thirty-nine-year-old Kevin Ninian Stewart pleaded guilty to four charges and was sentenced, but freed due to credit earned from pre-sentence custody.
Thirty-nine-year-old Kevin Ninian Stewart pleaded guilty to four charges and was sentenced, but freed due to credit earned from pre-sentence custody. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Credit for time served sees Nanaimo thief set free

By Ian Holmes
November 15, 2018 - 1:14pm Updated: November 15, 2018 - 11:09pm

NANAIMO — A man who funded his drug habit by ripping off several local businesses is free after being credited for time already served behind bars.

Talal El Bakkar entering Provincial Court in Nanaimo Friday Nov, 9 prior to being sentenced for a sex offence against an underage girl.
Talal El Bakkar entering Provincial Court in Nanaimo Friday Nov, 9 prior to being sentenced for a sex offence against an underage girl. Kendall Hanson/CHEK News

Nanaimo restaurant owner sentenced for sex offence involving underage girl

By Ian Holmes
November 9, 2018 - 5:12pm Updated: November 9, 2018 - 9:04pm

NANAIMO — A downtown Nanaimo restaurant owner was given the lightest sentence possible for a sex offence at his home involving an underage girl.

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.

Dozens of CUPW members on the picket line outside the Canada Post distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. in Nanaimo
Dozens of CUPW members on the picket line outside the Canada Post distribution centre on East Wellington Rd. in Nanaimo Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

UPDATE: Mail moving again in Nanaimo area

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
October 31, 2018 - 10:15am Updated: November 1, 2018 - 9:25am

NANAIMO — The union representing striking Canada Post employees announced Thursday morning strike action is no longer in several Vancouver Island communities, including Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum Beach.

A vastly improved ferry terminal on Gabriola Island is in the cards. BC Ferries hopes improvements can begin in 2019 on a number of fronts, including a three lane holding area near the terminal.
A vastly improved ferry terminal on Gabriola Island is in the cards. BC Ferries hopes improvements can begin in 2019 on a number of fronts, including a three lane holding area near the terminal. BC Ferries

Gabriola Island leads list of terminal improvement priorities for BC Ferries

By Ian Holmes
October 14, 2018 - 11:02pm Updated: October 15, 2018 - 10:16am

NANAIMO — BC Ferries calls a much-needed overhaul of the Gabriola Island ferry terminal a “top priority” with major upgrades potentially getting started as early as next year.

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