Jenn McGarrigle

Weapons trial begins after 2010 shootout

NANAIMO – Details surrounding a shootout that happened on Wilgress Road in May 2010 to be revealed during a trial that began Monday.

Talks stalled as school support workers cast strike vote

NANAIMO – Support workers in school district a step closer to job action.

The Chinese community in Nanaimo is always a big supporter of the annual Multicultural Festival. This year's event takes place in the Old City Quarter on Saturday (June 15).

Festival celebrates different cultures

NANAIMO – The sights, sounds and tastes of a variety of cultures from around the globe will be featured at the Multicultural Festival.

The Chinese community in Nanaimo is always a big supporter of the annual Multicultural Festival. This year's event takes place in the Old City Quarter on Saturday (June 15).

Stilwell receives parliamentary secretary position

NANAIMO – Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell is new to the political scene, but she already has an important role to play.

Relay for Life participants fight back against cancer

NANAIMO – Cancer never sleeps, as those fighting the disease know only too well.

Two fined for illegal dumping under Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw

Two Nanaimo residents were recently fined for illegal dumping offences.

Weak laws, increased tanker traffic continue to threaten world’s oceans

NANAIMO – Number of threats to the health of the Georgia Strait that a local advocacy group wants to highlight for World Oceans Day.

Discarded butts likely cause of house fire

NANAIMO – Fire officials believe the cause of a house fire that displaced nine people Sunday was smoking materials.

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon addresses students graduating with bachelor of arts and bachelor of interior design degrees from Vancouver Island University during a convocation ceremony at the Port Theatre Monday afternoon.

Hope fills VIU graduates

NANAImo – Hundreds of Vancouver Island University graduates cross the stage, proud of their accomplishments and full of hope.

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon addresses students graduating with bachelor of arts and bachelor of interior design degrees from Vancouver Island University during a convocation ceremony at the Port Theatre Monday afternoon.
Lantzville volunteer firefighters hose down a truck destroyed by fire that was parked in the driveway of a house on Clark Drive Thursday afternoon. A neighbour burning weeds in his own driveway accidentally caught the hedges adjacent to the truck on fire. The fire spread to the truck and nearly to the house as well before firefighters caught it.

Propane torch incident ignites hedges, truck and house

A fire that destroyed a Lantzville man's truck, some hedges and damaged his house Thursday afternoon was caused by a propane torch.

Lantzville volunteer firefighters hose down a truck destroyed by fire that was parked in the driveway of a house on Clark Drive Thursday afternoon. A neighbour burning weeds in his own driveway accidentally caught the hedges adjacent to the truck on fire. The fire spread to the truck and nearly to the house as well before firefighters caught it.

Calls keep Nanaimo marine search and rescue volunteers busy

NANAIMO – Three call-outs kept Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue volunteers busy early this week.

Gordie Robinson

Safety main priority for sailors

NANAIMO – Black Press Van Isle 360 rules include mandatory safety checks.

Gordie Robinson

Urban agriculture process gets green light in Lantzville

NANAIMO – Commercial farming could soon be a permitted activity on residential properties in Lantzville.

Cooking fire damages exterior of residence

NANAIMO – Barbecue catches central Nanaimo duplex on fire.

Discussion generates ideas to tackle racism

NANAIMO – Community dialogue aims to gather ideas on how the region can build stronger responses to racism.

Blaze displaces nine tenants

NANAIMO – Nine people lost their possessions and the roof over their heads in an early morning house fire Sunday.

District seeks feedback on new student assessment policy

Nanaimo school district officials are seeking feedback on a proposed new policy around assessment.

District selling land to developer

Nanaimo school district will have an extra $1.5 million richer thanks to the sale of a piece of land to a private developer.

Patrick Ross

New schools foundation president believes in power of community support

NANAIMO – Patrick Ross knows the value of a hand up.

Patrick Ross

Students organizing car show fundraiser

NANAIMO – Graduating students at Wellington Secondary School hope to leave behind a legacy at the school with a unique fundraising idea.