Friday , 21 July 2017


Long Lake Chiropractic and Arbour Wellness Join Together with Shared Philosophies

By Marilyn Zink Long Lake Chiropractic and Arbour Wellness Centre have joined together and are merging in the New Year. It’s a move that benefits both businesses, which are currently operating out of one location at 3955 Victoria Ave. in Nanaimo. “We just decided to have both our companies in the same location,” says Shawn Thomas, owner and chiropractor doctor ... Read More »

Grants Offered for Northern Community Projects

by Kelly Whiteside The Northern Community Economic Development program is offering grants for economic development initiatives in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and surrounding areas.  Projects must clearly demonstrate economic benefits to one or more of the communities participating in the program in order to be eligible. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s (RDN) Board has a vision for a strong, thriving, and ... Read More »

Nanaimo’s Job Market Grows

According to StaffQuest Placement Group Inc., Nanaimo is number 45 on a list of hottest job markets in Canada. This is an improvement from last year, when it was ranked at 48. The list was created by cross-referencing Statistics Canada’s population data with advertised job postings on the federal government’s job bank rather than comparing populations with employment data in ... Read More »

RDN Announces wellSMART Workshops

by Kelly Whiteside The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has announced fall workshop dates for their wellSMART program. The first workshop will be at the Gabriola Island Women’s Institute Hall on Thursday, October 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The second workshop will be on Tuesday, October 20 at the Jonanco Hobby Shop from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The third ... Read More »

Beban Pool and Weight Room Reopens

by Kelly Whiteside The pool and weight room at Beban Park will reopen on Tuesday, September 8. During closure, renovations were done. An Energy Conservation Measure was implemented to use excess heat from the Ammonia Plant to help heat the main pool. A domestic hot water storage tank was added to Frank Crane Arena. The leisure pool will feature new ... Read More »

Business Community Makes A Splash For Child Development Centre

Nanaimo’s business community isn’t afraid to dig deep (and get wet) when it comes to supporting a good cause. The 31st annual Silly Boat Regatta held Sunday July 19 at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park is expected to raise more than $100,000 for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre (NCDC). “It was another great year for the Silly Boat Regatta, our 31st ... Read More »

CVRD Board Debate Placement Of New Cell Phone Tower

The pending placement of a cell phone tower is at the heart of a controversy in the Cowichan Valley. The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has expressed its opposition to the construction by Rogers Communication of a new cell phone tower in the Cobble Hill area. The final decision on the placement of the structure rests with Industry Canada, and ... Read More »

Professionals Celebrating Anniversaries & Changes

Former Coast Realty Group REALTOR® Helia Sillem may not longer be in the real estate industry, but she continues to offer a helping hand to those in need throughout the region. She recently marked her 22nd anniversary as part of Island Health. Even while holding a real estate license Helia worked at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) as an Occupational ... Read More »

Parksville Gets Funding For Water Infrastructure Project

Residents of Parksville and Nanoose will benefit from new drinking water infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund. As part of a joint venture between the City of Parksville and the Regional District of Nanaimo to develop a regional water supply system, the project will involve the construction of ... Read More »

Island Health Report Indicates Major Increase In Activity

During the past year the range and number of services provided by Island Health has increased in nearly every category, in some cases by almost 14 percent. The information was contained in Island Health’s year-end fact sheet, released June 26. In the 2014 / 2015 period Island Health operated more residential care beds, admitted more patients, performed more surgeries, and ... Read More »