In the red

Hundreds of poinsetties are grown each year to supply the local market over the holiday season.

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Ceremonies mark Remembrance Day

NANAIMO: Several services are planned to mark Remembrance Day in the Nanaimo area.

ElderCollege all about learning

NANAIMO: There are dozens of courses available at VIU's ElderCollege.

The art of Tenkara, Japanese fishing
The art of the bow and arrow
What was your best car?

ElderCollege classes stroll through history

NANAIMO: There are dozens of courses available at VIU's ElderCollege.

  • Oct 16th, 2012

Great outdoors worth a look

NANAIMO – Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute is turning some of its research this summer into an adventure.

Safety precautions begin with a well-stocked boat

For many Canadians, spring and summer mean one thing – boating season.

  • Mar 26th, 2012

Program stimulates body, brain

Minds in Motion sessions give people with Alzheimer's disease a chance to connect and exercise.

Canadians happy without the penny, but not ready to say goodbye to the nickel: poll

A new survey suggests most British Columbians also agree with the end of the one-cent coin.

COASTAL LIVING: Chateau Wolff vineyard finds new owners

NANAIMO – Matt and Natalie Riga wanted to experience Island life and sold their successful restaurant

Programs help gardeners get growing

NANAIMO – Information on food security also part of series.

Best of the City: View from the top

You don’t need to head to Mount Everest to climb a mountain. All you have to do is head off of Jingle Pot Road to Mount Benson.

Highway hypnosis a driving danger

Many people do not know about highway hypnosis.

  • Apr 10th, 2012

COASTAL LIVING: New Millstone River trail possible with land purchase

NANAIMO – Path would run from Maffeo Sutton Park in downtown to East Wellington Road.

ElderCollege looks at the space race

Who would have thought a lady of my certain age would actually be interested in the space race?

  • Oct 6th, 2011

Lives enriched through city’s arts, culture

NANAIMO - A healthy Nanaimo means more than recreational opportunities.

CAR CARE: Fuel efficiency a weighty issue with increasing costs of gasoline

NANAIMO: he heavier your vehicle is the more energy it needs to move.

Ask an expert – paddling

Newcastle Island is consistently recognized as THE place to paddle in the Nanaimo area. Why?

Food system needs fixing

  • Feb 7th, 2011

Active Life with video: New fitness program aims to burn Christmas calories

NANAIMO – High-intensity interval training helps speed metabolism, build muscle.