Greg Sakaki

Vernon Panthers player Joe Murphy is tackled by Barsby Bulldogs players Ryler Dalton and Parker Moscrip during the provincial AA varsity semifinals Saturday, Nov. 26, at B.C. Place stadium. (Aliyah Alton photo)

Nanaimo’s Barsby Bulldogs make it back to B.C. high school football title game

AA varsity squad beats Vernon, will face Robert Bateman in Subway Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 3

Vernon Panthers player Joe Murphy is tackled by Barsby Bulldogs players Ryler Dalton and Parker Moscrip during the provincial AA varsity semifinals Saturday, Nov. 26, at B.C. Place stadium. (Aliyah Alton photo)
Nurses march along Boundary Avenue outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Photo courtesy Kath Kitts)

Nurses rally in Nanaimo to demand action with health-care system ‘in a state of crisis’

Event at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital part of B.C. Nurses’ Union’s ‘Help B.C. Nurses’ campaign

Nurses march along Boundary Avenue outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Photo courtesy Kath Kitts)
VIU Mariners player Harriette Mackenzie heads for the basket during a game against the Douglas Royals on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Vancouver Island University gym. Mackenzie had 23 points and 23 rebounds in the game. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners win basketball home openers

Women’s and men’s teams both undefeated early in PacWest season

VIU Mariners player Harriette Mackenzie heads for the basket during a game against the Douglas Royals on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Vancouver Island University gym. Mackenzie had 23 points and 23 rebounds in the game. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Detail of a map showing proposed provincial riding boundaries for Nanaimo-Oceanside, Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Nanaimo-Gabriola Island. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission image)

Nanaimo-Gabriola riding applauded, but some tweaks to proposed electoral boundaries requested

B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission holds public hearing in Nanaimo

Detail of a map showing proposed provincial riding boundaries for Nanaimo-Oceanside, Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Nanaimo-Gabriola Island. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission image)
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Census finds that Nanaimo is Canada’s least-religious metropolitan area

62.9 per cent of Nanaimo residents have no religious affiliation

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and deputy premier, speaks Thursday, Oct. 27, at the State of the Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Deputy premier says forestry an industry in transition, but has ‘strong future’ on the Island

Mike Farnworth talks about forestry and other industries at economic summit in Nanaimo

Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and deputy premier, speaks Thursday, Oct. 27, at the State of the Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Karate athletes Gavin Wilson, left, and Hudson Ball receive instruction from three-time World Karate Championships gold medallist Douglas Brose during a workshop Sunday, Oct. 16, at Shima Karate. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Karate world champion sees promise in Nanaimo athletes

Douglas Brose leads seminar at Shima Karate

Karate athletes Gavin Wilson, left, and Hudson Ball receive instruction from three-time World Karate Championships gold medallist Douglas Brose during a workshop Sunday, Oct. 16, at Shima Karate. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee candidate Tanner Scott was escorted by RCMP off Gabriola Elementary School property after refusing to leave an all-candidates’ meeting after being asked to leave repeatedly. (Image submitted)

Anti-SOGI trustee candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith escorted off school property by RCMP

Other candidates dismayed as Tanner Scott holds graphic images in front of parents’ faces

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee candidate Tanner Scott was escorted by RCMP off Gabriola Elementary School property after refusing to leave an all-candidates’ meeting after being asked to leave repeatedly. (Image submitted)
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Aaron Grewal, a constable with Saanich Police Department, gets his hair and beard shaved by his wife Kayla Larsson during a tour stop at the old Nanaimo train station on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock riders cycle and sweat for a good cause

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock reaches Nanaimo

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Aaron Grewal, a constable with Saanich Police Department, gets his hair and beard shaved by his wife Kayla Larsson during a tour stop at the old Nanaimo train station on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Powell River Kings goalie Liam Vanderkooi makes a save against Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers win one of two on home-opening weekend

BCHL team has won three of its first four to start 2022-23 season

Powell River Kings goalie Liam Vanderkooi makes a save against Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Aidan Campbell makes a save during pre-season play. The Clippers’ home opener is Friday, Sept. 30. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers will bring determined effort to BCHL home opener

Clippers make their return to Frank Crane Arena this Friday, Sept. 30

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Aidan Campbell makes a save during pre-season play. The Clippers’ home opener is Friday, Sept. 30. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP on scene at the Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a threat was made. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo supermarket closes for the night following threat

RCMP blocked access to the parking lot at Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28

Nanaimo RCMP on scene at the Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a threat was made. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Premier John Horgan meet students outside École Hammond Bay on Monday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Premier John Horgan meet students outside École Hammond Bay on Monday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tasha Brown is running for mayor of the City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Tasha Brown is running for mayor of the City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt races for the puck during a BCHL pre-season game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers starting to work on game plan for the coming season

BCHL team has cut down its roster, started pre-season play

Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt races for the puck during a BCHL pre-season game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Jade Dillabough vies for the ball during a game against the Capilano Blues on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Double the fun as VIU Mariners soccer teams open season at the exact same time

M’s women defeat Capilano Blues 4-2, men tie 2-2

VIU Mariners player Jade Dillabough vies for the ball during a game against the Capilano Blues on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Sheryl Armstrong is running for re-election to Nanaimo city counci. (HA Photography)

Veteran councillor wants to bring consistency to Nanaimo city council

Sheryl Armstrong one of eight city council incumbents running for re-election

Sheryl Armstrong is running for re-election to Nanaimo city counci. (HA Photography)
Paul Manly, former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, has announced he’s running for Nanaimo city council. (Sean Fenzl photo)

Former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP running for city council

Paul Manly announces candidacy

Paul Manly, former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, has announced he’s running for Nanaimo city council. (Sean Fenzl photo)
A rendering of potential building massing of proposed redevelopment of the current Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site on Comox Road, Terminal Avenue and Mill Street. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)

2 highrises anchor signature new development proposed for downtown Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo begins re-zoning process for huge ‘gateway’ Howard Johnson redevelopment plan

A rendering of potential building massing of proposed redevelopment of the current Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site on Comox Road, Terminal Avenue and Mill Street. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)
Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog, at a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon, announces he’s running for re-election. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo mayor announces he’s running for re-election

Leonard Krog seeking to lead council for another four years

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog, at a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon, announces he’s running for re-election. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)