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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.

Kaitlin Belix was given a conditional discharge for stealing $10,521.11 from Albertsons Home Centre in Parksville in 2017. She worked for the hardware store for over four years.
Kaitlin Belix was given a conditional discharge for stealing $10,521.11 from Albertsons Home Centre in Parksville in 2017. She worked for the hardware store for over four years. Facebook

Once trusted employee sentenced for stealing $10K from Parksville business

By Ian Holmes
May 1, 2019 - 3:02pm Updated: May 1, 2019 - 3:38pm

NANAIMO — A former figure skating coach with no prior run-ins with the law admitted to ripping off $10,500 from a Parksville hardware store in a longstanding scam.

Police hope anyone who was downtown on a busy Saturday night can help them catch two fire bugs who intentionally lit two fires.
Police hope anyone who was downtown on a busy Saturday night can help them catch two fire bugs who intentionally lit two fires. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Suspicious fires in downtown Nanaimo believed to be linked: RCMP

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 1, 2019 - 9:47am

NANAIMO — Police are searching for two "fire bugs" connected to several intentionally lit fires in downtown Nanaimo. 

Nanaimo RCMP said two men were seen lighting a fire in the lower level of the Bastion St. parkade just after midnight on Sunday, April 28.

The 2019 property tax increase is the largest in several years.
The 2019 property tax increase is the largest in several years. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

2019 City of Nanaimo property tax increase set at 5 per cent

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 29, 2019 - 7:53pm Updated: April 30, 2019 - 11:22am

NANAIMO — Home owners will grapple with one of the largest property tax increases in recent years.

Nanaimo councillors on Monday, April 29 gave three readings to a five per cent property tax increase for 2019. 

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