Nanaimo Museum hosts 160th Princess Royal Ceremony

By contributor Becca Macdonald This November marks the 160th anniversary of the arrival of the Princess Royal settlers in Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Museum is hosting the annual Princess Royal ceremony at the Bastion on Thursday, November 27 at 11 am. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and hear the names of people who … Continued

Clippers Buoyed by Recent Winning Streak

The Nanaimo Clippers got off to a rough start this season. The team lost both games they played at the BCHL Showcase on September 20 and 21. The Clippers fell 6-4 to the Prince George Spruce Kings on Saturday before dropping a 7-6 decision against the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday afternoon. But since the … Continued

Mariner Men’s Soccer Team Remains Undefeated

The race for playoff positioning in the PacWest is a feverish one. Five of the league’s six teams are separated by two points right now. The same two-point margin is what separates the second place team from the last place team. The only team that isn’t involved in the battle for playoff positioning is the … Continued

10 Questions with: Bronte Fitzsimmons

Mariner forward Bronte Fitzsimmons has been a force on the pitch all season. The Victoria native is currently second in the PacWest with five goals in nine games this season. This isn’t the first time Fitzsimmons has had success with the Mariners. In her rookie year in 2010, Fitzsimmons was named a CCAA All-Canadian and … Continued

Mariner Women Take Over First Place

The VIU Mariners’ women’s soccer team has been on a roll recently. The team’s huge goal total is proof of their success. Coming into their game against Quest on October 4, the Mariners had already scored more goals this year than the last two years combined. The game between the Mariners and Quest Kermodes was … Continued

VIU Storm Rugby Club Finding Success

The newly formed VIU Storm rugby club is having some success this season, with the team picking up three victories in their short fall semester schedule, including a 36-12 victory over a squad from the University of Victoria. The team also picked up a win 20-5 over Coquitlam United on the mainland. The victories were … Continued

Buccaneers Unable to Weather the Storm

All things considered, the Nanaimo Buccaneers are off to a strong start this season. After 11 games, Nanaimo has a record of 8-2-0-1, good for second place in the VIJHL’s North Division. The only thorn in the Buccaneers’ side this season has been the Campbell River Storm. All three of the Buccaneers’ losses this season … Continued

Raiders Cruise into Playoffs

The VI Raiders picked up a couple big victories to end their season. Wins over the Kamloops Broncos and Westshore Rebels allowed the Raiders to finish the season at .500 with a record of 5-5. The Raiders’ last game of the season was at home on October 4 against the Raiders’ Island rivals, the Westshore … Continued

Film Festival call for submissions

By contributor Johnny Blakeborough The longest-running short film festival on Vancouver Island, the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF), is now accepting submissions for this year’s event—to be screened at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo—for three shows on February 6 and 7, 2015. The submission deadline is November 1. Films in all genres with … Continued

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