The Nanaimo RCMP is welcoming a new senior staffer. Sgt. Russ Howard has left the Sunshine Coast detachment to work as a general investigation team commander in the Harbour City, starting Oct. 15.. .The Nanaimo Clippers have
named Scott Preier their new captain.. .Vancouver Island University professor Jay Ruzesky, whose ancestor Roald Amundsen was credited with discovering the South Pole in 1911, is set to speak about his experiences in Antartica at the Malaspina Theatre on Oct. 18 Dean and Diane Chadwick, co-founders of Nanaimo's Schmooze Productions, celebrated back-to-back birthdays on Oct. 3 and 4 with a romantic getaway trip to Tigh Na-Mara Resort in Parksville as a gift from their daughters.. .Darcy Olsen, a local community and business development consultant, celebrated her 40th birthday on Oct. 1. To mark the occasion, Darcy's Mom took her out to the Calico Cat Tea Room.. .Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini just celebrated his birthday on Oct. 6. Corraini barely had time to celebrate as he was hanging a pair of Halloween shows of his artwork at the Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery and Art 10 Gallery, both in Nanaimo North Town Centre.
Island Radio's sales, marketing and special projects manager Trish Newton Segal celebrated her birthday recently by spending the day in Bowen Park with her daughter then enjoying a gourmet dinner paired with fine wines with a bunch of her friends and family with plenty of great music and laughs.
Over $118,000 raised in Nanaimo as hundreds participate in 22nd Annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure by more than 963 local participants at Beban Park to help raise $118,283 for the breast cancer cause.. .Sad to hear of the recent passing of Donna A. Strawson, daughter of Annie (nee Olich) of the Olichs that grew up in Southend 1930s-50s. She was niece of Helene J Wilton (nee Olich) that founded Nanaimo Basketball Association and Southend Basketball teams and Southend Softball teams. Donna will be sadly missed.
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