Nanaimo

NRGH. (File photo)

Vancouver Island sees first COVID-19 outbreak after staff test positive at Nanaimo hospital

Island Health says five staff members on one Nanaimo unit have tested positive

NRGH. (File photo)
Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island man $75K richer after purchasing winning lottery ticket at Nanaimo Walmart

Parksville’s Huggan plans to purchase electric bike for partner

Parksville’s Jared Huggan won $75,000 playing BC/49. (BCLC/Photo submitted)
Christopher Lloyd Dixon. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek man facing sexual assault charges

Police believe he may be living on central Vancouver Island but also has a history in the Cariboo region

  • Jul 7, 2020
Christopher Lloyd Dixon. (Photo submitted)
Advocacy groups in Nanaimo and Comox Valley are calling for independent monitoring of long-term care facilities in the communities. Adobe stock image

Vancouver Island watchdog groups calling for independent monitoring of long-term care facilities

SICC/COL Submission In response to recent media on conditions in long term…

  • Jun 29, 2020
Advocacy groups in Nanaimo and Comox Valley are calling for independent monitoring of long-term care facilities in the communities. Adobe stock image
The body of Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, was returned to Vancouver Island on June 27. He was one of six who died in a helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea in late April. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Motorcade procession memorializes B.C. pilot killed in military helicopter crash

Police-escorted procession brought Capt. Kevin Hagen’s remains to Saanich funeral home

The body of Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, was returned to Vancouver Island on June 27. He was one of six who died in a helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea in late April. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Nanaimo’s Amanda Lauer won $250,000 playing online slots at PlayNow.com. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman wins $250,000 playing online slots

Amanda Lauer lines up the symbols on the Bonanza game

Nanaimo’s Amanda Lauer won $250,000 playing online slots at PlayNow.com. (Photo submitted)
Brayden Boyd and Michelle Fonseca had plans for a big wedding with family in Mexico, when COVID made that impossible. Nanaimo’s West Coast Helicopter stepped in and offered to marry them on a Vancouver Island mountaintop.

COVID-19 cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a B.C. mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

  • May 29, 2020
Brayden Boyd and Michelle Fonseca had plans for a big wedding with family in Mexico, when COVID made that impossible. Nanaimo’s West Coast Helicopter stepped in and offered to marry them on a Vancouver Island mountaintop.
Shopping Around Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Shopping Around Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Historic district offers unique sights, scents and flavours

  • Sep 7, 2018
Shopping Around Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter