Hometown Hockey to showcase Nanaimo

“We [Nanaimo] don't get this sort of opportunity too often and we can't sit on our hands. We have submitted to them several names and...

Nanaimo chosen a host city for Hometown Hockey

Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association players Nathan Olson, left, Kyle Carson and Ryan Carson help Mayor Bill McKay cut a Nanaimo-bar Hometown Hockey cake Wednesday at...

Canadian Country Music Association: 2016 Country Music Week to feature London singer Megan Schroder's Patsy ...

These days, the John Paul II Catholic secondary school grad sings 1970s' and 1980s' covers with the rock band Loveless. Any strong-voiced women ... Canadian...

First Vancouver Island Lowe's opens in Nanaimo

Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog and Diane Brennan, city councillor, took turns with a hand saw to cut their way through a “grand opening” board to...

Blake Shelton Came There to Remember "Came Here to Forget"

Blake Shelton Came There to Remember "Came Here to Forget"Music Row folk packed the capacious lobby of ASCAP's Nashville headquarters Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 30) to...

Spotlight on core review: Automated garbage truck plan delayed

The City of Nanaimo is opening the floor for residents to talk about core service review recommendations, including automated collection, during an e-town hall event...

Councillor questions city legal expenses

Nanaimo city council gave itself four times the legal budget this year, with dollars going into expense budgets for all but one politician. Coun. Diane...

Councillors appointed to new city committees

New political appointments to City of Nanaimo committees were announced last week as groups get set to return to the table this September. Coun. Wendy...

Advocates say growing pains hampered Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation

Nanaimo's economic development corporation is still a good idea and “the right vehicle,” according to former mayor John Ruttan, who says it would be regressive...

Rutherford roundabout is a costly choice

Since council voted unanimously for the more-expensive roundabout (Jim Kipp was absent) – and obviously don't care about the residents/taxpayers – I am sure each...

City of Nanaimo reviews Victoria's draft regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries

Diane Brennan, but also talked about the need to be proactive and address the dispensaries in Nanaimo. Coun. Bill Bestwick said clearly council has to...

Report details Nanaimo city councillors' spending to date

Mayor Bill McKay has a budget of $15,000, while each councillor gets $13,500 except Coun. Diane Brennan, who gets $8,500. Victor Mema, director of finance,...

Roundabout picked for access to north Nanaimo neighbourhood

Bill Bestwick said he'd prefer to do the multi-lane roundabout instead of deferring for five to 10 years when traffic warrants the additional $225,000 and...

Here in Colborne District: Documents outline the early years of Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton

POSTMEDIA NETWORK FILE PHOTO Sir John Colborne, the lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, 1828-1836, and then commander of the forces for the Canadas until 1839. ...

The music and eco festival on Boler Mountain brings out the grassroots in everyone

The vocalist is Malaysia-born Nicole Tan, who studied voice at Western's Don Wright music faculty with John MacMaster and Patricia Green. Playing horns, flute and...

Emmy Awards: Will three nominations in a category help or hurt 'Game of Thrones,' 'People v. O.J. Simpson'?

1985: “Cheers” co-stars Nicholas Colasanto, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt lost to John Larroquette (“Night Court”). ... 1989: “L.A. Law” co-stars Michele Green, Amanda Plummer...

Nanaimo council finalizes and approves strategic priorities

Bill Bestwick said he wants the community know “anything that isn't in our priorities of five if you will ... doesn't mean that they are...

Billet bonds can last a lifetime

He said his coach Bill Bestwick and current coach Mike Vandekamp both put a lot of value in recruiting “good, character kids. “Committed kids. Kids...

City of Nanaimo reviews bylaw which governs meetings

Diane Brennan believes the bylaw would work fine if there was a more disciplined approach to meetings. “If we were more disciplined in our approach...

Betty M. Robbins

She is survived by a daughter Mary Hofer of Piedmont, South Carolina, five grandsons and one granddaughter, sisters: Jenny Carr of Glen Park, Sandra Piddock...

Step Inside This Gold Shipping Container And Have A Conversation With A Stranger

As research from Rachel Lise Ruttan at Northwestern University shows, people are surprisingly less compassionate to those who are currently going through a struggle that...

Public petitions for pool access

“To me it doesn't make any sense to be closing a pool that is vital to public safety, it's vital to public health, it's a...

Nothing to wine about

We are only three weeks ahead of normal now which is a good thing from a vineyard perspective," notes George Hanson, owner of Seven Stones...

'L.A. Law' Reboot in the Works From Creator Steven Bochco

The cast included Richard Dysart, Alan Rachins, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Susan Ruttan, Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits, Michele Greene, Blair Underwood,...

Multiplex proponent seeks meeting after project named priority

A representative of Howard Johnson Hotels wants to know what involvement the City of Nanaimo wants in a multiplex after politicians named it one of...

Nanaimo city council considers municipal bylaws to regulate pot shops

Medical marijuana dispensaries are not going away, says Nanaimo city councillor Bill Bestwick, who says the city may need to come up with municipal bylaws.

City can't afford wishlist projects like a stadium

I too have a wishlist for Nanaimo, however, it doesn't include a new football stadium or even a paddling centre just because it fits right...

Report shows subsidy for conference centre needed even with hotel

The City of Nanaimo released a feasibility study on the conference centre and an adjoining hotel, which includes the centre's performance, economic spinoffs and what...

Disbandment of environment committee debated in Nanaimo e-town hall

Diane Brennan, former member of the environmental committee, believes a stand-alone committee is required and said when you take one person and plunk them in...

'Cool, interesting' pot ads seen as burning issue in Nanaimo

Diane Brennan. While dispensaries are operating within a grey area, city staff are working on a report, said Nelsa Richardson, manager of development support services...

PNGA Men's Amateur Championship – Yuan wins 5 and 3 in final - Vancouver Island's Golf Website (press release) (registration) (blog)

Vancouver Island's Golf Website (press release) (registration) (blog)PNGA Men's Amateur Championship – Yuan wins 5 and 3 in finalVancouver Island's Golf Website (press release) (registration)...

Nanaimo e-meeting to be held Monday

“It's about having a conversation,” said Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay. Residents can participate in person or via email, text or social media, he said. “Staff...

Ottawa can look to British Columbia for guidance on how to regulate illegal marijuana shops

In Nanaimo, where dispensaries have been raided by the RCMP, Mayor Bill McKay said licensing would only grant dispensaries legitimacy. “We wouldn't offer a house...

EDITORIAL: It's obvious there will be no train service north of Nanaimo

This is a blow to the ICF's bottom line, although Nanaimo keeps paying, which is significant. The ICF's vice chair and the RDN's rep on...

Harewood moves ahead with skate park addition

Coun. Bill Bestwick said he's 100-per cent in favor of Phase 1 and 2, given there's savings in doing them together. ... The Nanaimo Skateboard...

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' vie for hotly contested Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES — "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson may want to practice looking surprised and humble before helping to announce this year's Emmy contenders on Thursday...

Nanaimo tech incubator celebrates 2 years of success

“And this is where young entrepreneurs innovate. They collaborate, they learn from each other, and they're creating new ideas and potentially new jobs” Nanaimo mayor...

Committees restructured at Nanaimo city hall

Bill Bestwick called it a strategic reorganization that's been long awaited. Coun. Jim Kipp said moving the 18 recommendations is “moving us forward on committees,...

Claves del éxito de Amazon

Compra en Amazon y si algo falla, nosotros somos los responsables. Por eso, tenemos que controlar todo el proceso", señala Fred Pattje, director general de...

Claves del éxito de Amazon

Por eso, tenemos que controlar todo el proceso, señala Fred Pattje, director general de Operaciones de Amazon España. El directivo señala los dos aspectos básicos...

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The City of Prince George will provide $265,050 in development cost-charges relief, an affordable housing grant of $855,000 and a 10-year municipal tax exemption on...

Nanaimo council seeks feedback on strategic priorities

Diane Brennan attempted to get more than one public meeting, but no councillor was prepared to second the motion. Coun. Bill Bestwick said council can...

Optimism fading for coastal forest industry

However, Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay said more still needs to be done to attract young people to the industry. “Most young people believe there is...

2016 BC boys basketball championships: Here's 32 facts that make March Madness so special

He opposes Nanaimo District's Mark Simpson, the veteran guru who led underdog Dover Bay to the highest-tiered crown in 2007. 6. Coaching one senior ...

Regional District of Nanaimo suspends demolition order on Cassidy Inn

The Regional District of Nanaimo board has suspended a demolition order on the Cassidy Inn Hotel and ordered the owner to secure and make the...

Swept up by the Avalanche

The Avalanche picked the Duncan-raised Anderson in the third round of the draft, moving the six-foot-three, 220-pound Prince George Cougars blueliner that much closer to...

Brother set bar high for BMX rider

Brady Anderson leads the pack as he competes in the BMX Race For Life on Sunday. The Race For Life is a fundraiser to help...

1956 Nanaimo Timbermen appreciate tribute

Thanks to Jim Robson and Jim Kipp for their introductions and interviews reminding all of the celebrations that filled the city in September 1956 when...

Amazon abrirá en otoño de 2017 su nuevo centro logístico en Barcelona y creará 1.500 ...

... las pymes y pequeños comercios locales la posibilidad de acceder fácilmente a millones de clientes de toda Europa a través de una de las...

Regional District of Nanaimo costs increased due to higher director compensation

Bill McKay, Nanaimo mayor and director, topped all Nanaimo directors with $15,626 in 2015, after receiving $1,096 in 2014, when he was an alternate director.