Chris Hamlyn

Nanaimo Clippers player Mason Blacklock

Hockey tournament an economic boon to city

Stakeholders are hoping Nanaimo’s reputation for hosting major sporting events will provide a much-needed economic windfall for the city.

Nanaimo Clippers player Mason Blacklock

COLUMN: Air travel within Canada too costly

Santa Claus has the right idea when taking to his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer when travelling around the world.

Winter weather keeps shelter busy

Freezing temperatures combined with mixed snow and rain has has drawn Nanaimo’s homeless to the Unitarian Weather Shelter.

Billy Thien

Slow, steady growth forecast for Island construction industry

Nanaimo – Construction forum hears reasons for optimism

Billy Thien

Ferry sailings cancelled

Nanaimo – Mechanical failure causes disruption of ferry service.

Renovation updates Coastion Bastion ballroom

Workers at the Coast Bastion Inn are under the gun to complete a $280,000 renovation.

Tourism kiosk planned along Parkway

A long-awaited visitor information centre off the Nanaimo Parkway is a step closer to fruition.

Nanaimo generous to kettle campiagn

Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Nanaimo raises $212,000.

Peter Sinclair

Donation gives Loaves and Fishes a lift

Staff at Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank can now reach the ceiling of their new Farquhar Street warehouse.

Peter Sinclair

Recycling ramps up over holidays

The holiday rush is over at the shopping malls and has resurfaced at the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange.

STORY OF THE YEAR: Social housing polarizes community

The task of providing of roof over the heads of Nanaimo’s homeless has had a polarizing effect on the community in 2011.

Winter still a no-show on West Coast

Above average temperatures and below average rainfall in December has a number of people wondering where winter went.

Hamperville sees record number of recipients

A record number of people signed up for Nanaimo’s Christmas Hamper program.

Hiker rescued off Westwood Ridge

An 18-year-old Nanaimo man is no worse for wear after spending a few hours lost on Westwood Ridge.

Lost dog rescued off hillside ledge

Lost animals turn up quite often, but for Maggie, a five-year-old shih tzu cross, her story verges on a Christmas miracle.

Clement Levasseur

Community serves up Christmas fare

Christmas can be a tough time of year for many people with little or nothing to eat.

Clement Levasseur

Tourism restructuring underway

Nanaimo’s new Economic Development Corporation is now in charge of promoting the city’s tourism industry.

Former mill workers suing over pensions

Nearly 50 retired employees of the former Pope & Talbot Harmac pulp mill are part of a registered class action lawsuit.

Demand increasing for hamper program

Despite more than 25,000 kilograms of food collected so far at Nanaimo's Christmas Hamper Program,more is needed.

NDP MP calls on Canada to be a climate leader

It’s time for Canada to take a leadership role in climate change concerns, not walk away from the table.