Dominic Abassi

The intersection of Opal Rd. and Rock City Rd. Access onto Opal at this spot will be closed and vehicles coming out of Opal can only turn right.
The intersection of Opal Rd. and Rock City Rd. Access onto Opal at this spot will be closed and vehicles coming out of Opal can only turn right. Google

Partial road closure aims to shut down popular Rock City-Uplands shortcut

By Dominic Abassi
May 1, 2019 - 5:22pm

NANAIMO — A partial road closure is coming to hopefully stop drivers from using an otherwise quiet Rock City neighbourhood as a popular shortcut.

The City of Nanaimo's newest communications manager Farnaz Farrokhi.
The City of Nanaimo's newest communications manager Farnaz Farrokhi. Farnaz Farrokhi/Twitter

Long-debated communications manager position filled at City of Nanaimo

By Dominic Abassi
April 12, 2019 - 4:13pm Updated: April 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

NANAIMO — More than 18-months after abruptly parting ways with its communications manager, the City of Nanaimo has filled the position.

The City announced it hired Farnaz Farrokhi to fill the vacant and newly re-added position of communications manager.

The local health officer says the nature of measles infections on the south island is concerning.
The local health officer says the nature of measles infections on the south island is concerning. The Canadian Press

Not a matter of if, but when measles will appear in mid-island region: medical health officer

By Dominic Abassi
April 11, 2019 - 2:17pm Updated: April 11, 2019 - 6:02pm

NANAIMO — Local anxiety levels are rising given the number and nature of measles cases cropping up in the south island, the region's medical health officer says.

Francine (Fred) Peters found a new life in Mexico years after rising to prominence as a painter in Nanaimo.
Francine (Fred) Peters found a new life in Mexico years after rising to prominence as a painter in Nanaimo. Derek Carkner

'A wonderful talent in our midst:' painter Francine Peters remembered for impact on Nanaimo

By Dominic Abassi
April 10, 2019 - 11:35am Updated: April 11, 2019 - 7:28am

NANAIMO — A world-renowned artist whose career blossomed in Nanaimo is being remembered for her lasting legacy in the Harbour City.

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