Chris Hamlyn

Hailey Jones

Youngster made impact on community

NANAIMO – In her 12 short years on Earth, Nanaimo’s Hailey Jones made quite an impact on the community and its people.

Hailey Jones
Bryce Crigger

B.C. Conservatives float ferry tax credit

NANAIMO – Residents of British Columbia should not be penalized simple because of where they choose to live and work.

Bryce Crigger

Coastal representatives discuss ferry challenges with government

NANAIMO – Cash to bail out B.C. Ferries' growing problems likely not available.

COLUMN: Winter sunshine good for the soul

NANAIMO – For anyone suffering the blues (or greys) of this past dull and dreary West Coast winter, there is a solution.

Canvassers in short supply for cancer campaign

NANAIMO – Time is a valuable commodity and the Canadian Cancer Society is hoping Nanaimo and area residents have some to spare.

Slope collapse puts halt to work

NANAIMO – Resident calls for care above municipal guidelines when developers work on steep slopes.

COLUMN: Television spots cool election fever

NANAIMO – B.C. is entering a pivotal time. Times are tough, jobs are being lost to other provinces and finances never looked bleaker.

Wrapping one's head around the cost of going 'green' can be difficult for some people.

Wrap your mind around cost of ‘green’

NANAIMO – Doing the ‘right thing’ can be costly, but leaves the planet in good shape.

Wrapping one's head around the cost of going 'green' can be difficult for some people.

COLUMN: Public concern raises rights debate

NANAIMO – School district in a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation.

Nanaimo loses a big fan

NANAIMO – Muriel MacKay Ross had a love affair with the city for more than 90 years.

United drops sleeper to Cowichan FC

NANAIMO – Match against first place team fails to excite.

Nanimo Buccaneers Collin Mathieson

Buccaneers clinch playoff spot

NANAIMO – Buccaneers accomplish one goal, but plenty of work still left to do.

Nanimo Buccaneers Collin Mathieson

COLUMN: Nothing fishy about this tiger tale

NANAIMO – Family vacation to Mexico provides column fodder.

COLUMN: Texting far from the talk of my town

NANAIMO – Are we going to be having a funeral for the fine art of conversation anytime soon?

COLUMN: Shooter’s act nothing but cowardly

NANAIMO – The bigger picture is, of course, not mental health but gun control.

Workers with WesTower Communications reach for the top of a 60-metre Telus telecommunication tower going up on Cadillac Place off Tenth Street. The $500

Communication service covered

NANAIMO – A failure to communicate won’t be a problem for Telus cellphone and wireless Internet customers in south Nanaimo this new year.

Workers with WesTower Communications reach for the top of a 60-metre Telus telecommunication tower going up on Cadillac Place off Tenth Street. The $500

COLUMN: What good is right if you’re dead?

NANAIMO – A walker or runner will never win in a confrontation with a motor vehicle, so the onus is on them.

The new Tourism Nanaimo visitor centre on the Parkway Trail rest area at the Nanaimo Parkway/Northfield Road intersection proved to be a challenge for both architects and contractors. The building was originally a washroom facility for trail users but quickly grew in popularity with the travelling public.

Visitor centre rises from picnic shelter

NANAIMO: Transformation of a picnic shelter to a tourist visitor centre on a busy stretch of highway seems like a natural fit.

The new Tourism Nanaimo visitor centre on the Parkway Trail rest area at the Nanaimo Parkway/Northfield Road intersection proved to be a challenge for both architects and contractors. The building was originally a washroom facility for trail users but quickly grew in popularity with the travelling public.

COLUMN: Sports fans running out of options

NANAIMO: Sports fans are quickly running out of options as the National Hockey League lockout continues.

COLUMN: Lower gas prices a sound of silence

NANAIMO: It’s quite amazing how the uproar over the cost of a litre of gasoline has diminished as the price drops.