Mitch Wright

Cancer society unit gets new president

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Nanaimo unit has a new top man, after Bill McCullough stepped down as president this week.

Nanaimo’s ‘Auntie Ellen’ receives Order of B.C.

Snuneymuxw First Nation elder Ellen White was among 14 people named Friday as recipients the 2011 award, the province’s highest honour.

COLUMN: Warning over wireless worth a look

Despite this week’s report suggesting a link from cellphones to cancer, I…

Sail away with Van Isle Sailing Co-op

More information about the Van Isle Sailing Co-op is available by e-mailing

B.C. offers help for smokers to butt out

Nanaimo doctor says while the new program is well-meaning, it’s unlikely to make much difference.

COLUMN: Online presence continues evolving

Monday’s election was a whole new, almost exciting experience for me.It was…

Forum planned, but not open to Nanaimo’s general public

Nanaimo-area voters get a chance to question the federal election candidates next week, but won’t get to do it in-person.

Sailing co-op offers special opportunities

Shared boat ownership helps make getting out on the water more affordable, accessible

Forum aims to shake people out of complacency

Wonder what’s going to happen when an earthquake the magnitude of that which rocked Japan earlier this month hits this side of the Pacific? Want to know more specifically what to expect, and how to better prepare for just such a disaster?

SAFETY FIRST: Nanaimo floatplane operators have already implemented some recommended changes

Transportation Safety Board issues recommendations from deadly 2009 crash on Saturna Island.

Byelection candidate touts geoexchange to cut Nanaimo’s costs, emissions

Nanaimo previously reaped the economic rewards of a coal-rich environment and residents could continue to benefit from that industrial investment through a regional heating system.

Nanaimo heritage buffs hold annual summit

Heritage will be the hot topic – obviously – at the city’s annual Heritage Summit Wednesday (March 16).