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Event sheds light on violence

NANAIMO - February 14 public dance event aims to support ending violence against women

Fixed animals help control pet population

NANAIMO – B.C. SPCA issues challenge to animal lovers to help curb booming cat population

Olympic swimmer makes waves

NANAIMO - Olympic swimmer Scott Dickens stopped in at McGirr Elementary Friday afternoon to help inspire students to follow their dreams.

Island’s busiest emergency room keeps calm

NANAIMO - More than four months after its $36.9-million expansion was complete, NRGH's emergency department is back on track.

‘Gentle giant’ wins horse of the year in B.C.

NANAIMO - Horse of the Year winner was more than just a horse, he was a great teacher and helped dozens of local riders to ride.

Hair salons trimming back waste

NANAIMO – The Green Circle Salon program is helping Nanaimo hair boutiques come full circle on their recycling

COLUMN: Outsourcing design fails community

NANAIMO – There is enough talent in the school district to design a new logo.

RDN prepares land donation for public viewing

NANAIMO – A 2.5-hectare parcel of land has been donated to the Regional District of Nanaimo for use as a community park

Watershed monitoring targeting trends

NANAIMO - Community Watershed Monitoring Network helps target trends in local watersheds and raise awareness.

Gabriola bus funding proposal to be considered by RDN board

NANAIMO - Gabriola Community Bus committee hopes to ride on funds from the RDN's Community Works Fund.

Federal electoral boundaries shift

NANAIMO – New report recommends redrawing Nanaimo as its own electoral riding and pushes Cowichan south into its own new riding.

Lantzville councillor withdraws motion to investigate colleague

NANAIMO – A call for an investigation into a Lantzville councillor's private tree farm has been called off.

RDN releases draft village plan for Cedar’s main street

NANAIMO – The Regional District of Nanaimo releases draft plan providing vision for Cedar Road which will be up for review Tuesday.

HEALTHY YOU: Stress could result in physical illness

NANAIMO – In today’s high-stress, fast-paced society, it is more important than ever to keep our mental health in check.

HEALTHY YOU: Focus on health to help ward off cold and flu season

NANAIMO – During winter months, you can always count on the cold and flu season to dampen what is already a dreary time of year.

Battle for the boat basin

NANAIMO – Port Authority responds to concerns about a marina lease agreement with a private company,while opponents remain skeptical.

RDN begins consultation process to legalize secondary suites

NANAIMO – Electoral areas within the RDN will soon be called upon for input into the district's Secondary Suites Consultation Plan

Lantzville looks at conservative budget

NANAIMO – Preliminary numbers show the District of Lantzville is putting a conservative budget on the books in 2013.

Heavy fog grounds flights out of Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Flight service has resumed after an unusual ridge of high pressure grounded flights out of Nanaimo over the past week.

Lantzville councillor calls for investigation on colleague over controversial bylaw

NANAIMO - Lantzville councillor Brian Dempsey could be the subject of a bylaw investigation following a notice of motion filed Jan. 14