Nanaimo

CDC resource development manager Michelle Kocourek is calling it a career after 17 years with the iconic non-profit agency.
CDC resource development manager Michelle Kocourek is calling it a career after 17 years with the iconic non-profit agency. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Tireless advocate for local children made her mark in Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
March 23, 2019 - 2:14pm Updated: March 24, 2019 - 9:20am

NANAIMO — A pillar of strength supporting the renowned Nanaimo Child Development Centre is proud of what she accomplished after nearly two-decades with the non-profit agency.

Friday prayers were received by a packed room of Muslims and non-Muslims coming together in solidarity after the terrorist attack at two New Zealand mosques the week before.
Friday prayers were received by a packed room of Muslims and non-Muslims coming together in solidarity after the terrorist attack at two New Zealand mosques the week before. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo Muslim community 'overwhelmed' by heartwarming support at Friday prayer

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 22, 2019 - 6:03pm

NANAIMO — The congregation for Friday prayers and the Islamic Centre of Nanaimo was substantially larger after the community came out to support the Muslim community.

Nanaimo offered up some pristine views this past week, as the sun was consistent and temperatures were record-breaking.
Nanaimo offered up some pristine views this past week, as the sun was consistent and temperatures were record-breaking. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Balmy week sees multiple 100-year-old temperature records fall in Nanaimo

By Dominic Abassi
March 22, 2019 - 6:02pm

NANAIMO — It was hard to go more than a few minutes without hearing someone talk about the warm weather this past week, and for good reason.

Environment Canada data showed Nanaimo broke daily temperature records for highs on March 18, 19 and 20.

Alana DiCredico spoke to roughly a dozen of Nanaimo's most vulnerable with crucial tips on how to save money and hopefully get them off the street.
Alana DiCredico spoke to roughly a dozen of Nanaimo's most vulnerable with crucial tips on how to save money and hopefully get them off the street. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Every little bit helps:' Nanaimo's homeless learn how to save through compassionate financial advice

By Spencer Sterritt
March 22, 2019 - 5:56pm

NANAIMO — “You can be in the roughest spot but you can always get out of it.”

Emergency crews work at the scene of a serious, multi-vehicle crash on the Island Highway north of Country Club Centre.
Emergency crews work at the scene of a serious, multi-vehicle crash on the Island Highway north of Country Club Centre. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

UPDATE: fatal crash involving motorcyclist closes Island Hwy near Country Club

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 22, 2019 - 1:06pm Updated: March 22, 2019 - 4:09pm

NANAIMO — RCMP say a motorcyclist is dead after being hit by two cars going the same direction near the Country Club Centre. 

Dr. Robert Gillam and assistant Emily Jones serve a client at CODE Community Dental Clinic on Wallace St.
Dr. Robert Gillam and assistant Emily Jones serve a client at CODE Community Dental Clinic on Wallace St. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's low-cost dental clinic closes despite NDP touting increased funding

By Dominic Abassi
March 21, 2019 - 5:22pm

NANAIMO — A desperately needed low-cost dental clinic in Nanaimo remains closed, despite a promise of increased funding from the provincial government.

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