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Brian Dunbar, who's currently living at Discontent City in downtown Nanaimo, sharing his story with Charlene Brise.
Brian Dunbar, who's currently living at Discontent City in downtown Nanaimo, sharing his story with Charlene Brise. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Families invite Nanaimo's homeless to picnic for compassionate conversations

By Spencer Sterritt
June 17, 2018 - 8:59pm

NANAIMO — Several of Nanaimo's homeless now know they're part of a sympathetic community which doesn't discriminate about their situation.

1,000 Douglas fir trees will be planted around the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region as part of a substantial national initiatve
1,000 Douglas fir trees will be planted around the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region as part of a substantial national initiatve Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region

National effort on climate change means 1,000 trees being planted in Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region

By Spencer Sterritt
June 15, 2018 - 4:31pm

NANAIMO — The Mount Arrowsmith Bioshpere Region is doing its part to curb carbon emissions.

Claire Surgenor, 72, is healing at home after a terrifying ordeal.
Claire Surgenor, 72, is healing at home after a terrifying ordeal. Submitted

'I thought I was going to die:' Nanaimo woman recovering after being crushed by car

By Dominic Abassi
June 15, 2018 - 12:24pm Updated: June 16, 2018 - 6:53am

NANAIMO — Claire Surgenor remembers staring at the back wheels of the car crushing her chest, struggling for breath and praying. Then she went out.

The next thing the Nanaimo woman recalled was coming to on the rain-soaked sidewalk and asking a stranger where her husband was.

Shovels will be in the ground this summer to build a winding walkway along Memorial Ave, connecting Uptown and the beautiful waterfront.
Shovels will be in the ground this summer to build a winding walkway along Memorial Ave, connecting Uptown and the beautiful waterfront. Google Earth

Qualicum Beach receives $700K for Memorial Ave. walkway

By Spencer Sterritt
June 14, 2018 - 4:26pm

OCEANSIDE — The Town of Qualicum Beach can now finish a major project connecting two of the most picturesque parts of town.

The provincial government announced nearly $700,000 to complete a walking and bicycling path along Memorial Ave.

Surveillance footage of the youth in question, suspected of entering several seniors' suites during the night.
Surveillance footage of the youth in question, suspected of entering several seniors' suites during the night. submitted/Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP arrest youth for allegedly breaking into seniors care facility

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 14, 2018 - 4:11pm

NANAIMO — Local police say though no charges have been laid, seniors in care facilities can breathe easier knowing a thieving suspect was apprehended. 

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