Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Introduces Nanaimo News NOW!





Nanaimo news and information has a new home online


Nanaimo, BC – July 27, 2016  Nanaimo has a new source for hyper local news and information: NanaimoNewsNOW.com. NanaimoNewsNOW.com produces the most daily, Nanaimo-focused, up-to the minute, reliable news content, 7 days a week.


The NanaimoNewsNOW.com team is passionate about reporting the news that matters. From breaking stories, to traffic updates, community events, sports, weather, classifieds and more – you won’t find a more complete Nanaimo news source. And with more than 40 years of combined news experience the team has a proven record of reliable reporting.


“As Nanaimoites we wanted an online news source that was fast, but also trustworthy. It didn’t exist- so we created it,”  said Rob Bye, General Manager of NanaimoNewsNow.com “The news is constantly updated. Our newsroom is focused on breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting.”


NanaimoNewsNOW.com also features regional and international news, community event information, free classifieds, auto and real estate listings and public announcements. It is mobile and tablet compatible so you can read your news easily on your preferred device.


NanaimoNewsNOW.com was created by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, the team behind Nanaimo’s most listened to radio stations 102.3 The Wave and 106.9 The Wolf. At a time when other media are reducing service and staffing levels, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is investing in providing Nanaimo with a new source of high-quality, trustworthy, local news.


The NanaimoNewsNOW team includes Rob Bye – General Manager; Katie O’Connor – Sales Manager, Content Editor Holly Tribble and news team- Daryl Major, Ian Holmes, Dominic Abassi, Dan Marshall and Kyle Ireland.


For more information contact:


Rob Bye

General Manager







  1. Wow! Talk about bright and positive light taking place in Nanaimo. What with the Newcap bloodbath, including shutting down of newsrooms, and news staff, and here on the west coast, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group under Rob Bye have launched this new service. Bravo!

  2. I wasn’t aware that Nanaimo had “hyper local news,” …but nonetheless, I’m all in 🙂


    Great to read today’s fresh information on the proposed Downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo passenger-only fast ferry service.

    Thanks, Nanaimo News Now (effective alliteration, btw).

  3. Excellent move!

    I believe Nanaimo recently lost its daily newspaper. Frankly, I’m surprised that the Victoria Times Colonist hasn’t established a Nanaimo bureau to increase its up-island circulation.

    Jimmy P’s radio execs obviously figure there’s a viable market.

  4. Broose, I couldn’t disagree with you more. I’d love to see the Q/Zone go up against the PAYWALL of the TimesColonist. Its doable, without a doubt.


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