Jenn McGarrigle

Boundary social housing project going forward

NANAIMO – About a hundred people attended an information session on the Boundary Crescent social housing project last week.

Cuts coming to balance school budget

NANAIMO – Reprieve from cuts to programs and services in school district's budget this year will not continue next year.

Teachers develop environmental stewardship course

NANAIMO – Environmental course developed by Dover Bay Secondary School teachers could get the green light.

Mom concerned daughter’s presentation may come too late

NANAIMO – Mom worried that school trustees won't hear from her daughter anytime soon.

Solution to traffic problem at school in works

School district, regional district and city determine solution to traffic safety issues outside of Nanaimo District Secondary School

Proposed calendar changes prompt concerns

NANAIMO – Parents, teachers and support workers all concerned with district's proposed calendar changes.

Teachers query support model

NANAIMO – Teachers' union concerned about a new method of supporting students.

VIU campus plan moving forward

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island University officials still await funding to proceed with Campus Master Plan.

Teachers find ways to increase students’ activity in schools

Nanaimo educators are doing their part to instil the habit of daily physical activity in students.

Elections B.C. aims to reach more voters

NANAIMO – The 40th British Columbia general election is scheduled for May 14 and preparations are already underway.

Nanaimo students embark on humanitarian aid trip

NANAIMO – Work in West African country includes delivering school supplies.

District supports push for daycares

Nanaimo school officials support use of empty space in schools by child-care providers.

Nanaimo Tourism strategy outlines goals to increase visitors

Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation's new tourism strategic plan aims to grow the industry by using several different strategies.

Nanaimo school trustees urged to investigate gender-neutral washrooms

NANAIMO – School officials are looking into whether it is feasible to include gender-neutral bathrooms.

Complaints about sexual health brochures prompts school district review

NANAIMO – Complaints spur review of sexual health materials presented to students.

Foundation hopes to launch payroll contribution program

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation hopes to garner district employee support to help launch a new grant program.

Seedy Sunday takes over Bowen Park

NANAIMO – Event on gardening and growing plants from seed takes place this Sunday.

Pink shirts symbolize anti-bullying message

NANAIMO – City awash in a sea of pink Wednesday (Feb. 27) as hundreds of people don the colour to take a stand against bullying.

Supply savings applied to budget

NANAIMO – Projected funding shortfall of $5 million prompts school officials to claw back supplies and services by $1 million.

UPDATE: Guilty plea entered in 2011 murder

NANAIMO – Three-week murder trial scheduled to start Monday will not go ahead as planned.