Jenn McGarrigle

School garden takes root in Lantzville

NANAIMO – Students at Seaview Elementary School will get a chance to nurture their green thumbs next school year.

Habitat launches fundraising campaign

NANAIMO – Habitat for Humanity launches fundraising campaign and chooses families.

Lantzville marks 10th birthday

Dozens of people showed up at District of Lantzville headquarters to celebrate the district's 10th anniversary of incorporation Tuesday.

School board raises international student fees

It will soon cost international students wishing to attend Nanaimo school district schools a little more money.

Hope and anger greet decision to close schools

NANAIMO – School board votes to close schools, extend closure consultations during Wednesday's board meeting.

Hundreds of Nanaimo students receive diplomas

NANAIMO – More than 900 secondary students will dress up in cap and gown and receive their diplomas this week.

COLUMN: Scratch one ride off the bucket list

NANAIMO – Test of Metal mountain bike race worth taking part, but maybe just once.

Dover Bay student wins national award

NANAIMO – Student adds winning a national award and being featured in a popular magazine to her list of accomplishments.

Man facing gun charge testifies at his own trial

NANAIMO – Man facing weapons charge following deadly shootout testified last week.

Lantzville celebrates 10 years

The District of Lantzville is 10 years old and the milestone will be celebrated with an open house on Tuesday (June 25).

Group tees off to fight hunger

NANAIMO – Salvation Army set to drive away hunger at its ninth annual Charity Golf Classic Tuesday (June 25) at Cottonwood Golf Course.

Women join harassment lawsuit against RCMP

More than 280 women come forward to join a class action lawsuit filed against the RCMP by a former Nanaimo Mountie.

Africa trip changes lives

NANAIMO – A trip to West Africa left several Nanaimo District Secondary School students changed.

Relay for Life raises money, awareness

NANAIMO – Tears and laughter intermingled at the Canadian Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life.

Witnesses testify in weapons trial

NANAIMO – A man injured in a shootout that happened on Wilgress Road in May 2010 testified at the resulting weapons trial on Thursday.

Local plants a focus for nursery

NANAIMO – Dozens upon dozens of native plants can be found at the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust's Native Plant Nursery in Cassidy.

Parents emotional over school closures

NANAIMO – Hundreds attended first public meeting on district's facilities plan.

Teachers, support staff under new leadership

NANAIMO – School district teachers and support staff have new union leaders.

Extortion charge stayed due to court delays

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has stayed an extortion charge against a Nanaimo man because it was taking too long to get the matter to trial.

Public forums on school plan underway

NANAIMO – First of four public meetings to collect feedback on school district's proposed 10-year facilities plan happened last night.