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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

16-year-old Nanaimo teen Arianna Phillips was all hard-won smiles after winning three medals and posting new personal bests at the Special Olympics World event.
16-year-old Nanaimo teen Arianna Phillips was all hard-won smiles after winning three medals and posting new personal bests at the Special Olympics World event. Angela Behn/Facebook

Nanaimo teen athlete triumphs with personal bests, gold medals at world Special Olympics

By Spencer Sterritt
April 23, 2019 - 5:10pm

NANAIMO — Winning two gold medals and a bronze at the Special Olympics World Summer Games wasn't the main victory for Nanaimo athlete Arianna Phillips.

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