Greg Sakaki

Tour de Rock guest rider Alli Roberts climbs off the Tour de Rock train stopped at the old Nanaimo train station Sunday afternoon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock arrives in Nanaimo, now it’s off to the next station

Cops for Cancer team completes Nanaimo section of Vancouver Island cycle relay

Tour de Rock guest rider Alli Roberts climbs off the Tour de Rock train stopped at the old Nanaimo train station Sunday afternoon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Departure Bay as seen from atop Sugarloaf Mountain. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Tourism industry could only try to make the best of things this summer

With fewer visitors this year, operators asking for continued support

Departure Bay as seen from atop Sugarloaf Mountain. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Detail from a Lucky to Go advertisement. (Lucky to Go photo illustration)

Ride-hailing service nearly ready to start up in Nanaimo

Lucky to Go planning to launch Oct. 1

Detail from a Lucky to Go advertisement. (Lucky to Go photo illustration)
The B.C. Green Party is in the process of putting candidates in place in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan and Parksville-Qualicum. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Greens hurrying to get candidates in place for provincial election

No candidates announced yet in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan or Parksville-Qualicum

The B.C. Green Party is in the process of putting candidates in place in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan and Parksville-Qualicum. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo United Div. 1 coach Kevin Lindo, left, and players Geoff Hackett and Daragh Fitzgerald celebrate the team’s Jackson Cup win this past Saturday in Langford. (Nanaimo United FC photo)

Nanaimo United play in a pandemic, win Jackson Cup championship

Div. 1 men defeat Lakehill 2-1 to cap off soccer season after a six-month shutdown

Nanaimo United Div. 1 coach Kevin Lindo, left, and players Geoff Hackett and Daragh Fitzgerald celebrate the team’s Jackson Cup win this past Saturday in Langford. (Nanaimo United FC photo)
A concept of a Fielding Road multi-use active transportation corridor. (Seacliff Properties image)

Sandstone project could transform southern face of Nanaimo

Seacliff Properties touting 3,000 homes, new commercial and industrial districts

A concept of a Fielding Road multi-use active transportation corridor. (Seacliff Properties image)
Volunteer Dee Lawrence sorts items for a garage sale as the Canadian Cancer Society’s Nanaimo office is closing permanently. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s cancer society office closing permanently

Office had been temporarily closed since March due to COVID-19

Volunteer Dee Lawrence sorts items for a garage sale as the Canadian Cancer Society’s Nanaimo office is closing permanently. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A motor home burning at the intersection of the old Island Highway, Rutherford Road and Mostar Road on Friday morning. (Jeff Lyle photo)

Motor home burns up at north Nanaimo intersection

No one hurt in incident Friday morning at old Island Highway, Rutherford Road and Mostar Road

A motor home burning at the intersection of the old Island Highway, Rutherford Road and Mostar Road on Friday morning. (Jeff Lyle photo)
The Franklyn Street gymnasium. (City of Nanaimo photo)

One of Nanaimo’s oldest gymnasiums will be coming down

Nanaimo council gives school district permission to demolish Franklyn Street gym

The Franklyn Street gymnasium. (City of Nanaimo photo)
Police dog evicts Nanaimo squatter who moved in while residents vacationed

Police dog evicts Nanaimo squatter who moved in while residents vacationed

40-year-old arrested Monday night while home’s usual residents holidayed in the Yukon

Police dog evicts Nanaimo squatter who moved in while residents vacationed
Cinnabar Valley Elementary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

Threat made against south Nanaimo school draws RCMP presence

‘Troubling’ threat directed at Cinnabar Valley Elementary comes via e-mail just before back-to-school

Cinnabar Valley Elementary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Matt Deri won $675,000 on a Set for Life scratch ticket recently. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins $675,000 on Set for Life scratch ticket

Matt Deri bought winning ticket at Jingle Pot Gas N Go

Nanaimo’s Matt Deri won $675,000 on a Set for Life scratch ticket recently. (Photo submitted)
Tali Campbell, the Nanaimo Clippers’ general manager, is moving on from the team this fall. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Clippers looking for new GM as Campbell moving on

BCHL team expected to hire new general manager or head of business operations this month

Tali Campbell, the Nanaimo Clippers’ general manager, is moving on from the team this fall. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting Monday, voted to write a letter to the province expressing interest in being a site for a navigation centre for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo pushes to host supportive shelter hub for the homeless

Provincial government looking for Vancouver Island location for 60-bed navigation centre

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting Monday, voted to write a letter to the province expressing interest in being a site for a navigation centre for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Centre for Disease Control image showing COVID-19 case counts for local health areas in Island Health. (BCCDC image)

Low COVID-19 case count has Nanaimo well-positioned for the fall, doctor says

Even if risks increase, they will remain low, says Dr. Mike Benusic

B.C. Centre for Disease Control image showing COVID-19 case counts for local health areas in Island Health. (BCCDC image)
Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo will look into ‘situation tables’ to address social disorder

Nanaimo MLA presents idea to city council, RCMP voices support

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)
Andrew McNaughton and others work on restoration of Departure Creek on Tuesday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo creek restoration meant to make habitat more fish-friendly

Streamkeepers, Departure Bay neighbours, City of Nanaimo, NALT and others partner on project

Andrew McNaughton and others work on restoration of Departure Creek on Tuesday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Stan Pottie with his new animatronic dinosaur named Lance on his property on Clark Drive West in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lantzville business now guarded by animatronic dinosaur

Stan Pottie purchased two dinos in auction this month

Stan Pottie with his new animatronic dinosaur named Lance on his property on Clark Drive West in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)

Girl Guide from Nanaimo recognized with national Change Maker Award

Alex Brick, 12, one of four girls her age across Canada to receive award

Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)
Doug Hiltz, a director with the Wisteria Community Association, sorts recyclables Wednesday afternoon in the backyard at 155 Victoria Rd. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Stone Soup charity gets stone cold response to recycling efforts in Nanaimo

City orders ongoing fundraising through recycling stopped due to neighbourhood complaints

Doug Hiltz, a director with the Wisteria Community Association, sorts recyclables Wednesday afternoon in the backyard at 155 Victoria Rd. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)