Toby Gorman

City jail cell renovations complete

New cells designed to reduce risk of potential harm to prisoners, RCMP guards.

Nanaimo sailors prepare with months of planning

NANAIMO – Black Press Van Isle 360 includes skippers from the Hub City.

Nanaimo addresses budget stress by releasing senior manager

NANAIMO – Vacant position will save city $170,000 annually.

Mid-Island entrepreneur testing garbage disposal prototype in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Paydump catching on at Country Club Centre.

Federal money allows upgrade to runway reporting technology

NANAIMO – ACAP-funded runway condition reporting system improves safety, efficiency

Van Isle Sailing Co-op hosts open house

NANAIMO - Organization offers inexpensive access to boats, sailing experience.

Municipalities agree on water sharing deal

NANAIMO – Lantzville to pay all connection and distribution costs, money will be used to help pay for current projects.

Lower speed limit unlikely for Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Victoria pressuring province to reduce municipal speed limits on residential streets from 50 km/h to 40 km/h.

Downtown dominates years of headlines

NANAIMO - Looking back at the big stories during 25 years of covering Nanaimo community

Dam occupiers say protest will be peaceful

NANAIMO – City, RCMP already communicating with organizers to ensure all needs are met respectfully

Council receives preliminary report on multiplex

NANAIMO – Mayor concedes council, community have not shown much support for a new facility.

New policy will release past in camera information

Council still to consider release of in camera votes

Details emerge on proposed conference centre hotel

NANAIMO – Proponents ready to get started on 17-storey, $50 million hotel.

Group promises civil disobedience to save dams

NANAIMO – Veterans of Clayoquot will do whatever it takes to prevent Colliery dams from being demolished

Colliery dams demolished as soon as possible

NANAIMO – Council chooses to eliminate risk, but leaves door open to rebuild both dams.

Chinese travel company close to building conference centre hotel

NANAIMO – Suzhou Youth Travel Services ready to build $50-million, 200-room hotel next to conference centre.

B.C Hydro apologizes for damaged Snuneymuxw petroglyphs

NANAIMO – Human error cited as cause for information not reaching contractor

Council decides fate of dams Monday

NANAIMO – Proponents of saving the dams at Colliery Dam Park will have to wait a few more days.

NRGH ER doctor shortage won’t improve without funding

NANAIMO – Departing doctor will leave 30 shifts a month open, already overworked staff asked to fill the void.

Debate gets heated as council spars over proposed cuts

NANAIMO – Rogue councillors criticized for flawed recommendations.