$300K from the province to help new farmers find fields
26 minutes ago
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — It's hoped new farmers will be able to find available land all over B.C. after a $300,000 investment from the province. The B.C. land matching program, which is run by the Young Agrarians of B.C.,...
City spending $25K on temporary road safety measures along Boxwood
41 minutes ago
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — A busy stretch of industrial road, often used as a shortcut to avoid Bowen Rd. traffic, will soon look and feel much narrower. The City will spend roughly $25,000 for temporary traffic calming measures along...
Dep Bay students to be displaced for 2 months while awaiting portable
50 minutes ago
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — Parents are outraged their displaced children at a crowded Nanaimo elementary school spend a portion of their instructional time in an outdoor storage cage. Shirley Galbraith told NanaimoNewsNOW the chain link fenced enclosure, known as...
Nanaimo RCMP looking for Justin De Goutiere
5 hours ago
By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff NANAIMO — RCMP are trying to find a vulnerable missing man who's without his required daily medication. Nanaimo RCMP say Justin De Goutiere, 27, has not been seen or heard from since Monday, Sept. 17 after leaving...
B.C. attorney general taking Nanaimo city councillor to court over privacy breach
Sep 18, 2018
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — B.C.'s attorney general is stepping into the legal ring against a Nanaimo city councillor. ... Read More
'It was scary:' lightning bolt hits north Nanaimo house during fierce storm
Sep 17, 2018
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — Several people were temporarily evacuated from their homes after one of numerous lightning strikes hit Nanaimo's north end during a strong, isolated storm. Nanaimo Fire Rescue confirmed lightning hit at least one structure, located at...
Trial scheduled in Integrity Group lawsuit as City slogs through legal quagmires
Sep 17, 2018
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — A five-day trial has been scheduled to settle a lawsuit filed by a human resources consulting firm, despite the fact the City already publicly agreed to pay at least a portion of the allegedly unpaid...
'We simply don't want a repeat:' 44 candidates gunning for overhauled Nanaimo council
Sep 15, 2018
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — It appears four tumultuous years of civic governance in Nanaimo has inspired many political dreams. ... Read More
2 Nanaimo short documentaries win $50K in funding
Sep 14, 2018
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — Dreams have become reality and two short documentaries by Nanaimo filmmakers are now fully funded. Both the Five Acres film, about an urban farm tucked away in Nanaimo's south end, and Coextinction, about the dangers...
VIDEO: Nanaimo boxing coach reunited with 'irreplaceable' championship belt
Sep 14, 2018
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — The community stepped into the ring to help a Nanaimo boxing coach successfully defend his title. Bob Pegues was reunited with his beloved and hard-earned world championship boxing belt on Thursday evening, just days after it and several other items were stolen from his car. ... Read More