Jenn McGarrigle

Concern raised over school budget cuts

NANAIMO – More than 200 show up to public meeting Thursday to give school trustees feedback on proposed budget cuts.

Wild food helps celebrate Earth Day

NANAIMO – Stinging nettle recipes and live music in Bowen Park are two ways to celebrate Earth Day.

Baird’s killer given life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years

NANAIMO – Man will serve a life sentence for the murder of a young mother in a downtown park almost two years ago.

Official election campaign period begins

B.C. Liberal Party candidates for two of Nanaimo's electoral areas come just in time for the official start to the election season.

Report suggests closing schools

NANAIMO – Major changes could be in store for students, educators and community members in school district.

Trustees aim to cut $2.7 million from budget

NANAIMO – School trustees considering about two dozen proposed cuts to balance next year's budget.

Nanaimo students earn Green Games project grants

NANAIMO – Students at two Nanaimo secondary schools earned provincial recognition this week for their green initiatives.

Lantzville faces two-per cent tax hike

NANAIMO – District of Lantzville residents will likely see a two-per cent tax increase this year.

Former Nanaimo lawyer facing criminal charges

A former Nanaimo lawyer disbarred by the Law Society of B.C. in 2007 is now facing criminal charges.

High turnout expected to hear Nanaimo school district plan

NANAIMO – Consultant reveals recommendations for school district facilities plan at a public meeting tonight (April 11).

Employment plan aims to create job opportunities

NANAIMO – New regional pilot project aims to get more adults with developmental disabilities employed.

Strategy aims to help students find housing

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island University develops housing strategy to co-ordinate efforts on finding students quality housing options.

Lantzville farm dispute resolved; urban agriculture issue remains

Lantzville's mayor hopes recent settlement will help address the urban agriculture issue.

Enrolment growth key to VIU budget

NANAIMO – Growing the student population is how Vancouver Island University will meet revenue targets in the 2013-14 budget.

COLUMN: Dog ‘problems’ start with an owner

NANAIMO – City officials may be barking up the wrong tree when it comes to providing space in select parks for dogs to run off-leash.

Transport service in need of support

NANAIMO – Woman wants to raise awareness about an Island-wide transportation service to medical appointments.

Crown asks for 10 years for murder

NANAIMO – Christopher Robinson pleads guilty to killing Brittany Baird in 2011

Ontario cellphone court decision could have impacts in B.C.

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on police examining the contents of a cellphone upon arrest could have impacts in B.C.

Paint out illustrates Nanaimo harbour

People are invited to bring their cameras, sketch books, paints and brushes to the downtown Nanaimo Boat Basin Sunday (March 24).

School renovation projects go forward

NANAIMO – About $2.6-million in repair and renovation projects take place at school district facilities over the next year.