Niomi Pearson

Bid to host Musical Ride in Nanaimo withdrawn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

Ron Cantelon

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

Ron Cantelon
Denise Jensen of Silpada Jewelry

Breathe in

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

Denise Jensen of Silpada Jewelry
Vancouver Island University culinary student Kellie Callender is a man of steel in the kitchen

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

Vancouver Island University culinary student Kellie Callender is a man of steel in the kitchen
An artist’s rendition details the site plan for a new skate and bike park in the Cedar area

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

An artist’s rendition details the site plan for a new skate and bike park in the Cedar area

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.

Tim Holyk

Students all business in young entrepreneurs program

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

Tim Holyk
Jenny Koropecki performs the bird pose during an AcroYoga session at OmTown Yoga Saturday. Combining acrobatics

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.

Jenny Koropecki performs the bird pose during an AcroYoga session at OmTown Yoga Saturday. Combining acrobatics

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.

Nanaimo firefighter practises his trade during live-fire training Saturday on a donated house on Northfield Road.

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.

Nanaimo firefighter practises his trade during live-fire training Saturday on a donated house on Northfield Road.
Ezra Kwizera performs a mix of reggae

Celebration of culture

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

Ezra Kwizera performs a mix of reggae

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