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Bid to host Musical Ride in Nanaimo withdrawn

NANAIMO - Organizers say a lack of sufficient outdoor seating led the Lantzville Rotary to withdraw its bid to host the RCMP Musical Ride

Nanaimo student focused on helping others

NANAIMO - Kennedy Baker overcomes past trauma to organize food drives, benefit concerts for charity

New Regional District of Nanaimo transit buses to run on natural gas

NANAIMO - The RDN will be home to B.C. Transit's first compressed natural gas transit fleet

Breathe in

NANAIMO - West Coast Women's Show attracts thousands to Beban Park.

Nanaimo student cooks up winning entry

NANAIMO - VIU's Kellie Callender came home with the 'People's Choice' award in last week's S. Pellegrino Almost Famous cooking competition

Cedar skate park closer to reality

NANAIMO – A license of use agreement between the RDN and Nanaimo school district means a much-anticipated skateboard park will go ahead

Agreement transfers land to First Nation

NANAIMO – Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) First Nation will receive 6.4 hectares of crown land in fee simple through an incremental treaty agreement.

Beban Park Agriplex floor resurfaced

NANAIMO - New sand footing at the Beban Park agriplex has some users jumping for joy

Defibrillator program provides help in a heartbeat

NANAIMO - B.C. program aims to increase access to defibrillators in public spaces.

Students all business in young entrepreneurs program

NANAIMO - An entrepreneurial program for students is a big sell amongst elementary schools.

Acrobatic yoga takes participants to new heights

NANAIMO - AcroYoga, a relatively new form of yoga to Nanaimo, takes the benefits of yoga with a partner and ads in massage and trust.

Lantzville mulls ticket bylaw

NANAIMO - Lantzville's municipal ticketing bylaw is given a third reading with four in favour and three opposed

Flu losing traction in Nanaimo

NANAIMO - Flu season may go out as quietly as it came in, say health officials.

Residents step up and out for Coldest Night of the Year

NANAIMO - The Island Care Crisis Society hopes to reach its fundraising target of $30,000.

Predator bird control continues at regional landfill

NANAIMO - Regional District of Nanaimo OKs bird control services contract worth $650,000.

Things heat up with live-fire training

NANAIMO - Firefighters heat things up over the weekend with a live-fire training on Northfield Road Saturday and Sunday.

Celebration of culture

NANAIMO - Inclusion and a sense of belonging is at the heart of promoting African Culture in Nanaimo

Regional district dips into reserve to cover cost of Moorecroft park

NANAIMO - The Nature Trust of B.C. says every effort was made to raise up to $500,000 toward the acquisition of Moorecroft park

RDN looks to split ICF funding over two-year term

NANAIMO - As the 2013 budget deadline approaches, the Regional District of Nanaimo continues to find ways to ease taxpayer burden.

WestJet flights take off from Cassidy airport

NANAIMO - Locals are on board with news of a new aircraft service that will provide a direct portal between Nanaimo and Calgary