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Friday's wind storm caused plenty of damage like this around Nanaimo. Environment Canada says more is on the way.
Friday's wind storm caused plenty of damage like this around Nanaimo. Environment Canada says more is on the way. Gord Robinson/Facebook

'Parade of storms' to continue to lash Nanaimo region into next week: Environment Canada

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 14, 2018 - 5:49pm

NANAIMO — While many Nanaimo residents are still picking up the pieces from Friday's intense wind storm, Mother Nature's onslaught on the east coast of Vancouver Island isn't ove

A large tree came down on a townhouse building on Wellington Rd. There were no reports of injuries.
A large tree came down on a townhouse building on Wellington Rd. There were no reports of injuries. Tamika Dawn Stuart/Facebook

More than 15,000 without power at peak of wind storm in Nanaimo region

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 14, 2018 - 12:54pm Updated: December 14, 2018 - 3:35pm

NANAIMO — UPDATE (3 p.m.)

BC Ferries will resume sailing Friday afternoon after multiple cancellations earlier in the day.

On Twitter, BC Ferries said the 3:15 p.m. sailings between Duke Point and Tsawwassen will run as normal, as well as the 3:20 p.m. from Departure Bay.

Adverse weather conditions and high winds have nixed several ferries from Nanaimo.
Adverse weather conditions and high winds have nixed several ferries from Nanaimo. Pixabay

UPDATE: BC Ferries to resume sailing after morning cancellations

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 14, 2018 - 10:17am Updated: December 14, 2018 - 3:06pm

NANAIMO — BC Ferries said sailings between Departure Bay, Duke Point and the lower mainland will resume in the 3 o'clock hour Friday afternoon.

 

EARLIER:

Storm season has claimed several ferry outings to and from Nanaimo. 

Nanaimo RCMP and ICBC reps will be handing out reflective stickers for pedestrians to attach to their jackets, baby strollers or other accessories.
Nanaimo RCMP and ICBC reps will be handing out reflective stickers for pedestrians to attach to their jackets, baby strollers or other accessories. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Officials in Nanaimo pushing pedestrian safety

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 5, 2018 - 5:51pm Updated: November 6, 2018 - 6:55am

NANAIMO — RCMP and ICBC have made calls for motorists and pedestrians to be more aware as inclement weather settles in on the region.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien told NanaimoNewsNOW the switch to daylight saving highlights the importance to heighten their awareness.

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.

It's easy to be motivated to cycle in the summer, but GoByBike week is for those who want to keep pedalling and not lose their momentum as the weather turns cold and dreary.
It's easy to be motivated to cycle in the summer, but GoByBike week is for those who want to keep pedalling and not lose their momentum as the weather turns cold and dreary. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

GoByBike Weeks helping cyclists hit the trail during gloomy winter days

By Spencer Sterritt
October 15, 2018 - 4:04pm

NANAIMO — The days are getting shorter and the skies less sunny, but a turn in the weather doesn't mean you have to stop biking everywhere.

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