Niomi Pearson

Ladysmith volleyball team being honoured by community

Ladysmith Secondary's senior girls' volleyball team is a finalist for Sports Story of the Year at the Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards.

LSS senior girls power forward to North Island Playoffs Feb. 12-14

This year is the first in several years that LSS has had a senior girls’ basketball team.

LSS dance students excited to entertain

50 dance students at Ladysmith Secondary School are preparing to tap, shimmy and boogie the winter blues away

Breathe in

NANAIMO - West Coast Women's Show attracts thousands to Beban Park.

Nanaimo student cooks up winning entry

NANAIMO - VIU's Kellie Callender came home with the 'People's Choice' award in last week's S. Pellegrino Almost Famous cooking competition

Cedar skate park closer to reality

NANAIMO – A license of use agreement between the RDN and Nanaimo school district means a much-anticipated skateboard park will go ahead

Agreement transfers land to First Nation

NANAIMO – Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) First Nation will receive 6.4 hectares of crown land in fee simple through an incremental treaty agreement.

Defibrillator program provides help in a heartbeat

NANAIMO - B.C. program aims to increase access to defibrillators in public spaces.

Acrobatic yoga takes participants to new heights

NANAIMO - AcroYoga, a relatively new form of yoga to Nanaimo, takes the benefits of yoga with a partner and ads in massage and trust.

Things heat up with live-fire training

NANAIMO - Firefighters heat things up over the weekend with a live-fire training on Northfield Road Saturday and Sunday.

Celebration of culture

NANAIMO - Inclusion and a sense of belonging is at the heart of promoting African Culture in Nanaimo

Regional district dips into reserve to cover cost of Moorecroft park

NANAIMO - The Nature Trust of B.C. says every effort was made to raise up to $500,000 toward the acquisition of Moorecroft park

RDN looks to split ICF funding over two-year term

NANAIMO - As the 2013 budget deadline approaches, the Regional District of Nanaimo continues to find ways to ease taxpayer burden.

WestJet flights take off from Cassidy airport

NANAIMO - Locals are on board with news of a new aircraft service that will provide a direct portal between Nanaimo and Calgary

Event sheds light on violence

NANAIMO - February 14 public dance event aims to support ending violence against women

Olympic swimmer makes waves

NANAIMO - Olympic swimmer Scott Dickens stopped in at McGirr Elementary Friday afternoon to help inspire students to follow their dreams.

Island’s busiest emergency room keeps calm

NANAIMO - More than four months after its $36.9-million expansion was complete, NRGH's emergency department is back on track.

‘Gentle giant’ wins horse of the year in B.C.

NANAIMO - Horse of the Year winner was more than just a horse, he was a great teacher and helped dozens of local riders to ride.

Hair salons trimming back waste

NANAIMO – The Green Circle Salon program is helping Nanaimo hair boutiques come full circle on their recycling

RDN prepares land donation for public viewing

NANAIMO – A 2.5-hectare parcel of land has been donated to the Regional District of Nanaimo for use as a community park