The Jean Burns Fire

Above: A firefighter works to contain a large fire that gutted the historic Jean Burns building in the heart of downtown Nanaimo on March 30. Photo by Bryn Tassell.  By Antony Stevens and Shanon Fenske SF | The crowds in front of the…

Creep catcher

By contributor Shanon Fenske Under the alias Robi Lawfull, a Nanaimo man has been administrating his own brand of justice online. Posing as a young teenager, Lawfull lures adults who are trying to solicit children for sex online into…

UGLY: Speaking up for those who won’t

By contributor Shanon Fenske Meet Kyrsten Carlson: Musician, writer, autism paraprofessional,  chef, dancer, and emcee; big hearted, quick-witted, wide smiling, and funny as hell—a confident, fun-loving spirit, pierced and tattooed, with…