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Nanaimo-Ladysmith residents return to the polls for federal byelection

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 5, 2019 - 10:06pm

NANAIMO - Voters are once again deciding who should represent them, this time in the House of Commons.

Residents in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding go to the polls today in the federal byelection. It’s the second byelection of the year in and the fifth election in two years for Nanaimo.

Several dozen hockey teams will raise thousands for Canucks Place, a Vancouver-based children's hospice.
Several dozen hockey teams will raise thousands for Canucks Place, a Vancouver-based children's hospice. Facebook

Fallen Humboldt Broncos honoured as Nanaimo plays to help sick children

By Spencer Sterritt
May 4, 2019 - 11:14pm Updated: May 5, 2019 - 1:42pm

NANAIMO — One year after their community was devastated by the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy, Nanaimo hockey players are banding together once again.

Colin Lamontagne pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to a pair of busts in the Nanaimo area in November, 2016. Lamontagne awaits sentencing for his role in a local drug ring.
Colin Lamontagne pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to a pair of busts in the Nanaimo area in November, 2016. Lamontagne awaits sentencing for his role in a local drug ring. submitted/RCMP

EXCLUSIVE: high-profile criminal pleads guilty to end assault, drug trial

By Ian Holmes
May 3, 2019 - 3:49pm

NANAIMO —A BC Supreme Court trial in Nanaimo involving guns, drugs and violence came to an abrupt end when the criminal at the heart of the matter pleaded guilty.

Nanaimo RCMP allege this man stole nearly $20K worth of rings on April 10 from Mappins Jewellers in Woodgrove Centre.
Nanaimo RCMP allege this man stole nearly $20K worth of rings on April 10 from Mappins Jewellers in Woodgrove Centre. Submitted/RCMP

$20K worth of rings stolen from Woodgrove Centre jeweler

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 3, 2019 - 9:24am

NANAIMO —Police are trying to find a man accused of stealing four rings from a Woodgrove Centre store worth thousands of dollars.

RCMP said the rings were stolen on April 10 at 5 p.m. from Mappins Jewellers.

Up to eight people can be helped by the donation of one pair of eyes.
Up to eight people can be helped by the donation of one pair of eyes. Pixabay

Nanaimo leads B.C. in life-changing eye donations

By Spencer Sterritt
May 2, 2019 - 5:26pm

NANAIMO — The gift of sight has been granted to hundreds thanks to the efforts of a Nanaimo Hospital unit clerk.

Judy Cook said she saw the harm being done by a shortage of enucleation technicians at the hospital as numerous eye donation requests were being turned away.

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