Jenn McGarrigle

Seismic upgrade set for Wellington

NANAIMO – Long-awaited seismic renovations at Wellington Secondary School move forward.

Campaign for local war veteran presses on

NANAIMO – Student hasn't given up on bid to help war veteran injured in Afghanistan.

Penny’s days are numbered

NANAIMO – Retailers and banks don't expect problems once the Royal Canadian Mint ceases distribution of the penny Monday (Feb. 4).

Logo designed to represent renewal

NANAIMO – School district's new graphic identity is complete.

Grant helps students expand garden

NANAIMO – A vertical farming and fish growing project at Wellington Secondary School is expanding.

Changes proposed to school calendar

NANAIMO – Senior staff propose several changes to school calendar.

COLUMN: Winter grey amps up weather blues

NANAIMO – Weather is a popular topic of casual conversation for people around the world.

HEALTHY YOU: Staying fit takes bit of planning

NANAIMO – With a little planning, there is always a way to stay physical.

District predicts drop in student enrolment to continue

NANAIMO – Desks will continue to empty in school district for the next couple of years.

Educators caught off guard by proposed 10-year deal

NANAIMO – Education officials surprised to learn of province's proposed bargaining framework for teachers.

Downtown turning down the heat

NANAIMO – Businesses are dialing down the heat while collecting sweaters to donate to local charities.

Area facing skills shortage

NANAIMO – Community-wide efforts needed to address looming skilled labour shortage.

HEALTHY YOU – Exercising outside improves physical and mental health

NANAIMO – Recent studies have found that exercising outdoors is not only good for people physically, but also mentally.

Dance earns tech upgrade

NANAIMO – Dover Bay Secondary School students have danced their way into a state-of-the-art, 21st century classroom.

HEALTHY YOU – Zumba popular and fun fitness trend

NANAIMO – The latest fitness trend in the Harbour City, Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio fitness class.

Jack Patten remembered for volunteer work

A longtime Nanaimo resident, well-known in the community for his volunteerism, has died.

Dealing with dementia

NANAIMO – Some days, buying groceries can turn into a humiliating ordeal for Constanta Jarvis.

Wireless technology installed in schools

NANAIMO – Efforts to install wireless Internet technology in all school district facilities are continuing.

Crime Stoppers program expands to more locations in Nanaimo school district

NANAIMO – A crime fighting program is making headway in several Nanaimo secondary schools.

Student voices missed at board meetings

Nanaimo trustees want to hear more from students at school board meetings.