Friday , 21 July 2017


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 »

My Street Event Prevails Against Wind

by Kelly Whiteside Block Builders Nanaimo helped give the public a look at the potential that Nicol St. has today at their one-day event called My Street. Currently, Nicol St. is simply a highway built to move large amounts of traffic in and out of Nanaimo. However, the South End Neighbourhood Plan envisions a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape, and Block Builders ... Read More »

ACMe Food Co. Closes Tonight

by Kelly Whiteside ACMe Food Co. has announced their sudden closure. Today is the last day for the local family-owned downtown restaurant that has been around since 2009. In late August, restaurant hours were cut to exclude Mondays, but the complete closure comes as a shock to many Nanaimo residents who have been recommending the restaurant to visitors for years. ... Read More »

Gallery Row in Downtown Nanaimo gets Facelift for New Courtyard Venue

Gallery Row in downtown Nanaimo has new improvements that will bring a little bit of Europe to the area. George Ewing, owner of the 10 shops on Gallery Row on Fitzwilliam St, says he recently completed the improvements in time for the Art Festival held on Aug. 26 to attract more people to the area. While the blustery weather played ... Read More »

Galaxy Cinemas Offer Half-Off Movies

by Kelly Whiteside Beginning this Monday, August 31, all Cineplex movie theatres across Canada, including Nanaimo’s Galaxy Cinemas, will be offering a 50 per cent discount on tickets. The discount is valid for 3D, IMAX, UltraAVX, DBOX, and VIP experiences as well and will run until Friday, September 4. Customers with a SCENE points card will receive an additional 10 ... Read More »