Greg Sakaki

Kaleb Toth, middle, recently announced as part of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, participates in a ceremonial faceoff with Nanaimo Timbermen captain Nate Wade and Coquitlam Adanacs captain Vinny Ricci at a WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena on Monday, Aug. 8. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lacrosse champion and Ladysmith resident headed for hall of fame

Kaleb Toth will be inducted into Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame this autumn

Kaleb Toth, middle, recently announced as part of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, participates in a ceremonial faceoff with Nanaimo Timbermen captain Nate Wade and Coquitlam Adanacs captain Vinny Ricci at a WLA playoff game at Frank Crane Arena on Monday, Aug. 8. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo NightOwls baserunner Kobe Sandstrom, left, gets congratulated by teammate Xander Sielken after scoring a run in the eighth inning of a game against the Port Angeles Lefties on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls end baseball season on a winning note

NightOwls sweep series against Port Angeles Lefties to finish schedule on five-game win streak

Nanaimo NightOwls baserunner Kobe Sandstrom, left, gets congratulated by teammate Xander Sielken after scoring a run in the eighth inning of a game against the Port Angeles Lefties on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons in Nanaimo expected to be closed for months after arson

Following Aug. 2 incident, RCMP have identified a suspect, but haven’t located him

The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
News Bulletin file photo

Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting near Nanaimo Parkway

Incident happened near Northfield Road the afternoon of Aug. 1

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A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)

Island-dwelling blonde raccoon hits the beach on hot summer day in B.C.

Boater gets up close to blonde mother raccoon and kits on island off Nanaimo

A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)
Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Veteran Nanaimo bathtubber wins his first great race

Jaime Garcia one of just six tubbers to make it back to beach in rough conditions

Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Brigadoon Dance Academy Highland dancers McKenzie Ranger, left, Hannah Purtle, Annalise Lam, Finley Robertson, Keltie Willis, Rayani Zoysa, Allison McBride, competed at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in Regina earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Highland dancer Vancouver Island’s first Canadian champion in more than 30 years

Nanaimo’s Annalise Lam, 17, first Island dance to accomplish the feat since 1988

Brigadoon Dance Academy Highland dancers McKenzie Ranger, left, Hannah Purtle, Annalise Lam, Finley Robertson, Keltie Willis, Rayani Zoysa, Allison McBride, competed at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in Regina earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Raiders excited about the start of football season

Raiders play Okanagan Sun this Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo

V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Boats catch fire in Nanaimo, one sinks, man badly burned

Incident happened Thursday, July 14, at Newcastle Marina on Stewart Avenue

Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
At a meeting Monday, July 4, Nanaimo city council adopted a new city plan for the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo reimagined with new city plan

City council votes 6-2 to adopt new city plan, which incorporates new official community plan

At a meeting Monday, July 4, Nanaimo city council adopted a new city plan for the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The intersection of the old Island Highway, Aulds Road and Hammond Bay Road was the site of more crashes in 2021 than any other intersection on Vancouver Island, according to ICBC statistics. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo intersection worst on the Island for car crashes

Nanaimo’s top 10 most crash-prone intersections, according to ICBC statistics

The intersection of the old Island Highway, Aulds Road and Hammond Bay Road was the site of more crashes in 2021 than any other intersection on Vancouver Island, according to ICBC statistics. (News Bulletin file photo)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh rallies supporters for a photo op at Nanaimo’s Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon on Tuesday, July 5. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

NDP’s Singh comes to Vancouver Island to talk cost of living, health care

Party promoting idea of increasing GST credits, child benefits

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh rallies supporters for a photo op at Nanaimo’s Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon on Tuesday, July 5. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

B.C. firefighters rescue dog trapped in drain pipe after ‘yelp for help’

Firefighters fasten blanket to fire hose to create ‘Q-tip’ to pull out panicked pooch

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

Nanaimo firefighters rescue dog from drain pipe after ‘yelp for help’

Firefighters fasten blanket to fire hose to create ‘Q-tip’ to pull out panicked pooch

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik, left, and contestant Whitney Wood, a VIU professor, on the Alex Trebek Stage at Sony Pictures Studios at Culver City, Calif. (Photo courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

Vancouver Island University prof happy with runner-up finish on Jeopardy

Whitney Wood appeared on the episode that aired Thursday, June 23

Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik, left, and contestant Whitney Wood, a VIU professor, on the Alex Trebek Stage at Sony Pictures Studios at Culver City, Calif. (Photo courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)
Julie Sperber will be the next president and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, taking over from George Hanson. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance announces next president

Julie Sperber will take over from George Hanson, who has been president for 11 years

Julie Sperber will be the next president and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, taking over from George Hanson. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Olympic gold-medal-winning soccer keeper Steph Labbé talks to Nanaimo United FC minor soccer players at a camp Tuesday, June 14, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Nanaimo minor soccer players score on Olympic gold-medal-winning keeper

Stephanie Labbé held a camp at Merle Logan Field on Tuesday, June 14

Olympic gold-medal-winning soccer keeper Steph Labbé talks to Nanaimo United FC minor soccer players at a camp Tuesday, June 14, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nate Paris of Nanaimo District Secondary School is a provincial champion in the 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Island teen wins four provincial titles at B.C. track and field championships

Nate Paris wins 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon

Nate Paris of Nanaimo District Secondary School is a provincial champion in the 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Boxing Club athletes Rylen Ruecker and Hayley Dickenson will be competing at the 50 Year Legacy Fight Night boxing card this Saturday, June 18, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Boxing Club will celebrate 50 years with a night of fights

Club hosting 50 Year Legacy Fight Night on June 18 at the conference centre

Nanaimo Boxing Club athletes Rylen Ruecker and Hayley Dickenson will be competing at the 50 Year Legacy Fight Night boxing card this Saturday, June 18, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Our Lady Peace will be playing the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on June 7. (Chapman Baehler photo)

Our Lady Peace bringing ‘future rock’ to Vancouver Island with holographic show

Alternative rock band playing Victoria on June 6 and Nanaimo on June 7

Our Lady Peace will be playing the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on June 7. (Chapman Baehler photo)