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The 12-day-old goat was last seen in an open field with roughly 50 people enjoying time with the sweet, soft animals.
The 12-day-old goat was last seen in an open field with roughly 50 people enjoying time with the sweet, soft animals. Yellow Point Farm

'We couldn't believe it:' Goat owners plead for safe return of a stolen baby goat

By Spencer Sterritt
April 29, 2019 - 10:36am Updated: April 29, 2019 - 11:21am

NANAIMO — “Everybody is just shocked and beside themselves that someone could actually do this.”

Yellow Point Farms owners Justin and Rebecca Dault are grappling with the fact someone stole a 12-day-old baby goat from their farm.

People gathered at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza in downtown Nanaimo for a Day of Mourning BC event. This year's gathering happens at the same location on Sunday, April 28 at 12 p.m.
People gathered at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza in downtown Nanaimo for a Day of Mourning BC event. This year's gathering happens at the same location on Sunday, April 28 at 12 p.m. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

People injured and killed on the job recognized in Nanaimo

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 27, 2019 - 1:46pm Updated: April 28, 2019 - 7:50am

NANAIMO — Honouring people injured or who didn't make it home at all while working will be recognized during a ceremony in downtown Nanaimo.

A local Day of Mourning BC ceremony takes place Sunday, April 28 at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza on Front St. at 12 p.m.

Hybrid vehicle registrations between 2013 and 2017 Nanaimo increased from 540 to 910, according to ICBC.
Hybrid vehicle registrations between 2013 and 2017 Nanaimo increased from 540 to 910, according to ICBC. The Canadian Press

Hybrid and electric vehicles in demand as gas prices soar

By Ian Holmes
April 26, 2019 - 5:01pm

NANAIMO — Motorists fed up with soaring fuel prices are increasingly turning to hybrid and electric vehicles to ease pain at the pumps.

Nanaimo Toyota product advisor Paul DeBron said a vast majority of his recent sales have been plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Recycling bins at Regional Recycling has seen a substantial jump of materials since the NRE closed down.
Recycling bins at Regional Recycling has seen a substantial jump of materials since the NRE closed down. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's recycling culture remains strong despite NRE closure, officials say

By Ian Holmes
April 26, 2019 - 2:54pm Updated: April 26, 2019 - 4:42pm

NANAIMO — The sky is not falling more than one year after the popular non-profit Nanaimo Recycling Exchange (NRE) shut its doors.

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Advance voting for Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection starts Friday

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 26, 2019 - 6:57am Updated: April 26, 2019 - 9:54am

NANAIMO — Advance voting begins Friday for the sixth election in Nanaimo in the last two years.

The polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday to Monday for the May 6 Nanaimo-Ladysmith federal byelection. Voting locations can be found on the back of your voting card.

The crowd at the Beban Park Social Centre was fairly evenly split between the four major parties, giving favour to the Greens and NDP based on audience reactions to comments.
The crowd at the Beban Park Social Centre was fairly evenly split between the four major parties, giving favour to the Greens and NDP based on audience reactions to comments. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

All-candidates debate crowd resists voter and political fatigue

By Spencer Sterritt
April 25, 2019 - 9:58pm

NANAIMO — You wouldn't be able to tell the crowd at the first all-candidates debate Thursday night have already voted five times in the last two years.

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