Nanaimo Mounties hope to ID suspect in multiple thefts
11 hours ago
By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff NANAIMO — RCMP are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect in two recent thefts. Mounties said the man is suspected of stealing a woman's purse while she was shopping at Fairway Market in Nanaimo...
Nanaimo SPCA appeals to City Council for pet sale ban
12 hours ago
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — Buying a puppy while also picking up supplies and food at your local pet store may soon be a relic of the past in Nanaimo. The local SPCA wrote to City Council asking for the...
BC Corrections launches review after escape of Nanaimo inmate
13 hours ago
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — BC Corrections is reviewing how an inmate escaped custody while attending his mother's funeral in Port Alberni. The B.C. Ministry of Justice confirmed to NanaimoNewsNOW BC Corrections officials are looking into the case of David Blackmore,...
Huge piece of south Nanaimo land to be protected as park
15 hours ago
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — More than 250-acres of forested land in Nanaimo's south end will soon be protected as parkland. Council directed staff to place an official park designation on nearly all of the Greater Nanaimo Water District land...
Man seriously hurt in Nanoose Bay motorcycle crash
17 hours ago
By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff NANAIMO — A man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash at the military base in Nanoose Bay. Lieutenant Navy Tony Wright told NanaimoNewsNOW an employee of the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR) fell...
Nanaimo councillors discuss community petition demanding cooperation
Aug 16, 2017
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — An online petition demanding Nanaimo City Council cooperate, sign a code of conduct and put an end to public discord appears to have caught the ear of some councillors. ... Read More
Consulted cities say education, trust keys to successful automated garbage rollout
Aug 16, 2017
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — While automated garbage trucks haven't hit Nanaimo streets yet, the City is doing heavy lifting behind the scenes to prepare for their rollout. Eight new garbage trucks roll out from fall 2017 to early 2018,...
Nanaimo man sentenced to 4.5 years for armed home invasion
Aug 15, 2017
By Ian Holmes NANAIMO — A Nanaimo man known as a prolific offender has been handed four-and-a-half years in prison after tying up five people and threatening to kill them earlier this year. Ashley Baird, 34, was sentenced by judge...
City of Nanaimo launches revamped mobile-friendly website
Aug 15, 2017
By Dominic Abassi NANAIMO — After nearly three years of work and almost $100,000, the City of Nanaimo's new website is live. The brand new nanaimo.ca is designed to be more mobile-friendly, as well as easier and faster to navigate....
Smoky skies finally clear over Nanaimo area
Aug 12, 2017
By Spencer Sterritt NANAIMO — After nearly two weeks, the air quality in Nanaimo and across Vancouver Island is finally improving. The smoky skies bulletin put into effect by Environment Canada was lifted Saturday afternoon due to shifting winds. Meteorologist...