Nanaimo teacher receives national honours for creating inclusive classroom
4 hours ago
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — A Nanaimo teacher is being honoured for her work making her Brechin Elementary classroom a safe space for a Grade 5 student with autism. Twila Konynenbelt received a National Inclusive Award on Friday, one of...
Eviction notices handed out to Nanaimo's homeless at downtown tent city
6 hours ago
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — After setting up more than a week ago, Nanaimo's homeless are being told to leave their tents behind. ... Read More
Two motivated Nanaimo riders named to Tour de Rock team
8 hours ago
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — This year's newly named Tour de Rock team includes a pair of Nanaimo riders who are no strangers to cancer. Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Shane Coubrough and auxiliary Cst. Trevor Nettleton will represent the harbour city for the...
'We've come a long way:' volunteers getting upper hand on scotch broom in Nanaimo
10 hours ago
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — A once dominant invasive plant on the mid-island isn't nearly as widespread, thanks to awareness and a coordinated group of volunteers. The trademark yellow flowery scotch broom is under attack as volunteers with Broombusters conclude...
Tracy Samra out as Nanaimo CAO
11 hours ago
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — Tracy Samra's tumultuous tenure at the top of Nanaimo City Hall is over. Mayor and Council, via a City statement, said Samra is "no longer employed as the chief administrative officer." The City declined to...
Unionized RDN staff sign new contract
13 hours ago
By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff NANAIMO — Hundreds of unionized Regional District of Nanaimo employees have a new three-year contract. The RDN and CUPE Local 401 jointly announced the deal, effective at the start of this year, which features wage increases of...
'He deserves this:' Nanaimo CAO boosted ex-CFO's earnings $63K in 2017
May 25, 2018
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — Despite facing scrutiny over his improper use of a City credit card, 2017 was a lucrative year for Nanaimo's former chief financial officer. ... Read More
New manager to focus on Nanaimo's emerging public safety crisis
May 25, 2018
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo is looking for some leadership in a department that is becoming less about parking tickets and more about frontline interactions with the surging homeless population. The City's human resources department said...
Nanaimo's homelessness crisis hitting more than street-entrenched
May 24, 2018
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — A disturbing trend is emerging, with an entirely new group of people facing homelessness in the Harbour City. 315 people were considered in the absolute homeless category during the April 19 Point-In-Time homeless census in...
Blind advocate applauds improved technology on RDN buses
May 23, 2018
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — There will likely be shorter wait times at mid-island bus stops, thanks to newly launched GPS tracking technology. NextRide real-time bus location technology is now operational system-wide on most RDN buses between Cedar and Qualicum...