Jenn McGarrigle

District seeks input on calendar changes

NANAIMO – school officials consider three changes to the traditional school calendar and want to hear from the public.

School board looks to expand daycare

NANAIMO – Trustees want district staff to investigate the potential for putting childcare facilities in secondary schools across the city.

Food diverted from landfill helps feed hungry people in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – New program diverts perishable food from the landfill to feed hungry people in the community.

‘Boring’ budget tabled ahead of election

NANAIMO – B.C. Liberals plan to balance the books next fiscal year by selling off assets and raising taxes.

Speech disorder challenging for family

NANAIMO – Mom aims to raise awareness, money through walk.

Grant helps employers increase summer staffing

NANAIMO – Employers looking to increase staffing for the summer able to access some federal dollars.

School gets $10,000 music grant

NANAIMO – The sound of music is alive and well at Park Avenue Elementary School.

Love is in the air

NANAIMO – Harbour City named one of most romantic cities in Canada and residents point to the waterfront.

District ends increased security measures

NANAIMO – Heightened security measures at three schools and the district administration centre have ended.

Paper cranes wish for wellness

NANAIMO – Pipelines and paper cranes featured in event hosted by Sierra Club at Painted Turtle Guesthouse tomorrow (Feb. 15).

Port authority aims to attract more cruise ships to Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Seven large cruise ships and two small ones will call in the Harbour City this year.

Boat show sunk this year

NANAIMO – Port authority sinks its annual Floating Boat and Marine Trade Show this year.

Nanaimo district’s bullying website replaced with provincial version

NANAIMO – New website developed by school district to put tools to combat bullying at students' fingertips is replaced.

Smokers help beat addiction with laser therapy

NANAIMO – After 17 years of smoking, Erin Bourcier broke the habit last October.

City hosts free event for Family Day

NANAIMO – New holiday being celebrated in Nanaimo Monday (Feb. 11) with free activities for families.

School district seeks agreement with Lantzville

NANAIMO – School trustees want a closer relationship with Lantzville council.

Two schools receive grants for playground equipment

NANAIMO – Playgrounds at two elementary schools get some much-need improvements.

District, RCMP ramp up security at three schools

NANAIMO – Potential threat led to increased security at three Nanaimo schools and the District Administration Centre this week.

Educators ratify bargaining model

NANAIMO – Educators hope bargaining framework agreed upon by teachers and employers results in contract sooner.

Trustees revisiting extended spring break proposal

NANAIMO – School officials consider two-week spring break next year to save money.