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Nanaimo-Ladysmith students show off Hul’q’umin’um’ language skills

First Nations elders, teachers and students celebrate indigenous language

Nanaimo bear sightings take big jump so far this year

Young bears sent to fend for themselves by their mothers could account for recent spike in sightings

Iconic giant shoe at Parksville’s Paradise Mini Golf gets a facelift

Old paint job gets the boot, thanks to student painters

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Snuneymuxw, Metis flags raised at VIU
Oral history of Metis at 2019 National Indigenous Peoples Day in Nanaimo
Nanaimo's summer night market makes its return
Nanaimo Fire Rescue open house

Boeing 737 Max issues trickle down to impact Nanaimo flights

Air Canada Rouge delays direct Nanaimo-Toronto service from June 20 to July 1

Fast fleet of yachts about to set sail around Vancouver Island

Van Isle 360 international yacht race begins Saturday, June 1, in Nanaimo

Tofino’s ‘Mushroom Man’ wins Top Chef Canada Season 7

Chef Paul Moran of 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina won the $100,000 prize and Top Chef title.

Lantzville bans beach fires indefinitely

Ban takes effect immediately but councillors willing to continue to look at the issue

Nanaimo woman wins court challenge after RCMP breathalyze her at home

Woman served one while at sister’s Maple Ridge house

Lantzville will develop street-naming policy to avoid ‘Kaitlyn Way’

Councillor suggests Kayak Heaven Place, Beach Bliss Place and Hiking Gems Avenue

Rare white orca seen in the strait near Nanaimo

Vancouver Island Whale Watch naturalist suggests orca is white due to genetics

Man seen smashing open cash register right after Nanaimo salon break-in

Nanaimo RCMP searching for person of interest in relation to Ice Nail Bar break-and-enter

RDN board topples cellphone tower plans for Coombs

Residents had voiced disapproval for proposal

‘Supernatural Eagle’ art casts watchful gaze over RDN boardroom

Final piece of Coast Salish art installation unveiled at Regional District of Nanaimo headquarters

UPDATE: Missing 22-year-old woman located

Police report Lana Jane Cuthbert has been located safe and sound

Nanaimo council approves 59-unit apartment building above Millstone River

Councillors vote 7-2 to issue development permit at 591 Bradley St.

Nanaimo, Lantzville councils speaking up on outdoor recreation at weapons range

Lantzville council to send letter to feds while Nanaimo also makes a notice of motion on the subject

Nanaimo Mounties searching for suspected laptop thief

Police hope public can help identify man who allegedly stole Mac Book from Staples

Nanaimo RCMP seek man alleged to have ripped out woman’s lip ring

Jonathan Gray is wanted, alleged to have committed assault last month

Three cougars destroyed in Qualicum Beach after killing sheep

Four sightings in town reported to conservation office this month

Nanaimo RCMP laser-tag excessive speeders on the highway

Seven vehicles towed after drivers nailed for excessive speeds on Island Highway north of Nanaimo