Jenn McGarrigle

District seeks education ideas from public

NANAIMO – Public input sought in school district's strategic planning process.

Cathy Robson and Matthew Jacques demonstrate how to manipulate the puppets in the Kids on the Block program. Mid Island Abilities and Independent Living Society is seeking volunteer puppeteers for the educational program.

Puppets can connect with kids

NANAIMO – A program that uses puppets to educate children about disability awareness is looking for volunteers.

Cathy Robson and Matthew Jacques demonstrate how to manipulate the puppets in the Kids on the Block program. Mid Island Abilities and Independent Living Society is seeking volunteer puppeteers for the educational program.

Snuneymuxw withdraws from Colliery Dam consultation

NANAIMO – Snuneymuxw First Nation has withdrawn from consultation process with the city over the removal of two dams from Colliery Dam Park.

Nanaimo receives traffic fine revenue grant

NANAIMO – The city receives more than $620,000 from the province to help pay for policing services.

Church nets heritage façade grant

NANAIMO – St. Paul's Anglican Church will get a little help from the city with its roof replacement project.

Branch 256 Legion in Nanaimo wants oudoor licensed patio

NANAIMO – Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 may soon be able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage on an outdoor patio.

Cedar parents, Snuneymuxw challenge district on school closure plan

NANAIMO – A group of Cedar parents are challenging Nanaimo school district's plan to close schools in that area.

New student support teams receive criticism

NANAIMO A new method of supporting students got off to a rocky start, but it will continue next year.

Nanaimo takes next step to demolish unsafe building

NANAIMO – The city will demolish an unsafe building downtown because no action was taken by the owner.

Marijuana petition group will not be at Marine Fest

NANAIMO – A group campaigning to de-criminalize marijuana possession has been denied booth space at one of Nanaimo's largest festivals.

Vision for Harewood takes shape

NANAIMO – A new vision for the Harewood community is outlined in a draft neighbourhood plan.

Nanaimo clothing store hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day

NANAIMO – Women are encouraged to do regular breast self-examinations, but some may have questions on what to look for.

Steve Alexander spends an afternoon fishing at Colliery Dam Park’s upper dam Wednesday. The dams in the park have been given a 30-day reprieve from demolition following a decision by Nanaimo city council Monday night.

City delays dam removal contract decision to consult with Snuneymuxw

NANAIMO – Two dams in Colliery Dam Park will remain intact for at least another month after council delays decision on dam removal tender.

Steve Alexander spends an afternoon fishing at Colliery Dam Park’s upper dam Wednesday. The dams in the park have been given a 30-day reprieve from demolition following a decision by Nanaimo city council Monday night.

Nanaimo council gives initial approval to conference centre hotel

NANAIMO – A new $50-million, 197-room hotel is one step closer to becoming a reality in the downtown core.

City of Nanaimo seeks input to improve web design

The City of Nanaimo wants to improve its online presence and is looking for feedback from the community.

Nanaimo school district swaps carbon-saving projects

NANAIMO – A proposal to use a new sewer line to heat a school is not going forward this year, but a boiler upgrade at another school will.

School district bus routes going digital

Nanaimo school officials are buying software that will help the district plan more efficient busing routes.

Nanaimo city council considers hotel development

NANAIMO – A land sale deal to build a major hotel downtown went before Nanaimo city council Monday night after press time.

Judge dismisses injunction request against Colliery dam protestors

NANAIMO – Decision also allows city to return to court for injunction should city's parks bylaw be breached.

Jamie Anderson

Education possible with help from university’s foundation

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island University Earth sciences student Jamie Anderson appreciates every little bit of monetary help.

Jamie Anderson