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Nanoose Bay resident fulfills dreams with lottery win 

A Nanoose Bay resident says she will be able to fulfill some of her dreams after winning half a million dollars in a Lotto 6/49 draw.  Marie Hobenshield says she was completely taken by surprise after she went into Casino Nanaimo to claim her ticket, but when people started gathering...

Nanaimo Airport offers tips for holiday travel 

Travel season is starting, and Nanaimo Airport says preparing before you hit the airport will make your travel a lot safer and smoother.  According to a report, approximately 375,000 people passed through the airport last year which they say was the highest since 2019.  Chief Financial Officer Keith Granbois says even...

Drain your boat before transport — it’s now the law in BC

Effective immediately, boaters are now required to drain watercraft before transport. BC’s chief veterinarian issued the order this week to prevent the spread of invasive species including zebra mussels. The top vet also hopes it will help prevent whirling disease from spreading any further. The disease can be fatal to salmon...

Summer fire restriction put in place for long weekend 

Fire restrictions on open burning activities begin today on Savary Island and the fire chief says it will last until weather conditions persist.   The restriction is part of an island-wide action by the qathet Regional District after continued warm and dry weather this spring.   Savary Island volunteer Fire Chief...

Travel tips to enjoy weekend Comox Air Show, RCAF Centennial

If you’re planning on visiting Comox for the air show and Armed Forces Day celebration on Saturday, the Department of Defence has some travel tips. You can avoid getting stuck in traffic by taking the free shuttle bus service, provided by BC Transit from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Buses will...

Effects of solar storm detected underwater off Island’s west coast

Last weekend’s solar storm painted the night skies with colourful Northern Lights, but also had effects detected deep underwater. Ocean Networks Canada has a network of underwater observatories off the west coast of Vancouver Island. During the storm they detected distortions almost three kilometres deep, possibly some of the most...
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