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This year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival includes Reproductive Cycles by Nanaimo filmmaker John Gardiner.

Short films chosen for annual festival

NANAIMO – Record number of films entered from across the globe.

This year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival includes Reproductive Cycles by Nanaimo filmmaker John Gardiner.

VIU basketball begins busy week

The VIU Mariners mix up the schedule this week with a road game and then a home game, back-to-back.

The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards will be held Feb. 17 at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards finalists announced

The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards finalists have been selected. The awards gala will be held Feb. 17 at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards will be held Feb. 17 at the Coast Bastion Hotel.
Regional District of Nanaimo and B.C. Transit seek public feedback on a review of bus fares.

Nanaimo transit seeks public input for fare review

NANAIMO – Regional District of Nanaimo and B.C. Transit are looking to review transit fares and seek public feedback.

Regional District of Nanaimo and B.C. Transit seek public feedback on a review of bus fares.
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Peter Anthony Alexander who is wanted for several outstanding warrants.

Nanaimo RCMP searching for suspect Peter Anthony Alexander

NANAIMO - Police turn to public to help find man wanted on outstanding warrants.

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for Peter Anthony Alexander who is wanted for several outstanding warrants.
Fire investigators probe the scene of a fire on Western Acres Road that destroyed a travel trailer

Trailer fire causes heavy damage to nearby house

NANAIMO - Fire in trailer spreads to home causing heavy damage.

Fire investigators probe the scene of a fire on Western Acres Road that destroyed a travel trailer
Father Theo Machinski

May Nanaimo’s best borscht win

NANAIMO - Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Michael the Archangel hosts Second annual BorschFest event.

Father Theo Machinski
The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen lacrosse club made two transactions last week.

Senior A Timbermen make trades, bring in veteran help

Nanaimo’s WLA lacrosse club made two moves last week, including the acquisition of veteran Kyle Belton from the Langley Thunder.

The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen lacrosse club made two transactions last week.
Basketball coach Avneet Brar

Free clinic, free admission offered to young basketball players

Brar Basketball hosts a free one-hour ball-handling clinic Friday (Jan. 27) at the Vancouver Island University gym.

Basketball coach Avneet Brar
City of Nanaimo reviews interest for operation of conference centre

City of Nanaimo reviews interest for operation of conference centre

NANAIMO – The city received three expressions of interest to operate the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

City of Nanaimo reviews interest for operation of conference centre
VIU students and former junior hockey players Jordan Levesque

Mariners hockey will hit the ice

VIU Hockey Inc., a non-profit organization, had its expansion bid approved and the team will begin play in the BCIHL.

VIU students and former junior hockey players Jordan Levesque
Nanaimo Clippers forward Lucas Finner digs for a puck in the crease in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie Brody Claeys as Bulldogs defenceman Ryan Steele tries to clear the puck away. The visitors went on to win 3-2 in overtime.

Clippers beat Bulldogs back-to-back

Junior A hockey team breaks out of slump with shutout win on home ice, overtime win on the road.

Nanaimo Clippers forward Lucas Finner digs for a puck in the crease in front of Alberni Valley Bulldogs goalie Brody Claeys as Bulldogs defenceman Ryan Steele tries to clear the puck away. The visitors went on to win 3-2 in overtime.
Nova the standard poodle was amongst those marching in the Women's March on Washington event in Nanaimo.

Photo gallery and video: Women’s March on Washington event in Nanaimo

Here are some pictures and video of the Women's March on Washington event in Nanaimo that took place today.

Nova the standard poodle was amongst those marching in the Women's March on Washington event in Nanaimo.
College Drive is scheduled to close Wednesday (Jan. 25) to install a new water main.

One-day construction closure for College Drive

NANAIMO - College Drive to close Wednesday (Jan. 25) for water main installation.

College Drive is scheduled to close Wednesday (Jan. 25) to install a new water main.

Nanaimo council swaps land for new roundabout

NANAIMO – Traffic circle would provide access to development at Linley Valley West subdivision.

Nanaimo RCMP cruiser.

Nanaimo Mountie injured, suspect bitten during arrest

NANAIMO - Police officer suffered scrapes and bruises during arrest attempt in downtown Nanaimo.

Nanaimo RCMP cruiser.
RCMP are looking for Kayman Winter

Arrest warrants issued for Nanaimo fraud suspects

RCMP are looking for two men accused of 19 fraud charges who didn’t show up for their court appearances.

RCMP are looking for Kayman Winter
Nanaimo Mounties turn death investigation over to coroner

Nanaimo RCMP find firearm during arrest

NANAIMO – Kerry Chang, 49, faces multiple charges related to the firearm seized by police.

Nanaimo Mounties turn death investigation over to coroner
Janice Perrino

Pumpkin promotion

NANAIMO – Organizations and businesses donate to charities in Nanaimo.

Janice Perrino
Nanaimo Clippers forward Lucas Finner gets tied up with Powell River Kings defenceman Carmine Buono behind the net during Friday’s BCHL game at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. Buono re-joined the Kings at last week’s trade deadline.

Island teams add talent for playoff races

All five of the B.C. Hockey League’s Island Division clubs made moves leading up to last Tuesday’s trade deadline.

Nanaimo Clippers forward Lucas Finner gets tied up with Powell River Kings defenceman Carmine Buono behind the net during Friday’s BCHL game at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. Buono re-joined the Kings at last week’s trade deadline.