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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)
Regine Klein, waving an Extinction Rebellion flag, was one of the protesters who gathered Saturday afternoon at Maffeo Sutton Park to ask for greater protection of B.C.’s old-growth forests. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Protesters in Nanaimo call for greater protection of old-growth forests

Extinction Rebellion organized rally at Maffeo Sutton Park on Saturday afternoon

Regine Klein, waving an Extinction Rebellion flag, was one of the protesters who gathered Saturday afternoon at Maffeo Sutton Park to ask for greater protection of B.C.’s old-growth forests. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Mary Pearson-Brown, a member of the CrossroadOutlaws team, shows off her evergreen eye look, item No. 142 on this year’s Greatest International Scavenger Hunt list. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island team takes on wacky challenges of world’s largest scavenger hunt

Greatest International Scavenger Hunt taking place Aug. 1-8

Mary Pearson-Brown, a member of the CrossroadOutlaws team, shows off her evergreen eye look, item No. 142 on this year’s Greatest International Scavenger Hunt list. (Photo submitted)
The City of Nanaimo has determined that NDSS Community Field is the best location for a mid-size stadium and will begin work on stakeholder engagement and a phased plan for improvements to the venue. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo to look at turning high school field into mid-size sports stadium

Parks and rec will begin stakeholder engagement and begin work on a phased plan for improvements

The City of Nanaimo has determined that NDSS Community Field is the best location for a mid-size stadium and will begin work on stakeholder engagement and a phased plan for improvements to the venue. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The fire on Green Mountain southwest of Nanaimo as it looked from the sky yesterday. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Cooler days help crews fighting fire on mountainside southwest of Nanaimo

Firefighters making progress, but it’s ‘slow-going,’ says B.C. Wildfire Service

The fire on Green Mountain southwest of Nanaimo as it looked from the sky yesterday. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
James Darling, front, and Robert Fuller are in their fourth day of a hunger strike, protesting logging of B.C.’s old-growth forests. Other protesters on Dunsmuir Street on Thursday included Carole Toothill and Vic Brice. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island pair holding hunger strike to protest logging of old-growth forests

James Darling and Robert Fuller are in the fifth day of their protest in Nanaimo

James Darling, front, and Robert Fuller are in their fourth day of a hunger strike, protesting logging of B.C.’s old-growth forests. Other protesters on Dunsmuir Street on Thursday included Carole Toothill and Vic Brice. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
An artist’s rendering of a proposed development at 1300 Junction Ave. (WestUrban Developments/Thuja Architecture and Design image)

Designs come in for more than 200 apartments in Chase River in Nanaimo

Development permit application has been submitted for 1300 Junction Ave.

An artist’s rendering of a proposed development at 1300 Junction Ave. (WestUrban Developments/Thuja Architecture and Design image)
Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo

Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo

37-year-old man arrested after alleged assault with a weapon Tuesday

Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Nanaimo baseball player Josh Laukkanen, who played in the West Coast League last summer, models the Nanaimo NightOwls’ new home uniform, as Ney-te the NightOwl also gets in the picture. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls will play ball under the lights next season

West Coast League baseball club unveils its team name

Nanaimo baseball player Josh Laukkanen, who played in the West Coast League last summer, models the Nanaimo NightOwls’ new home uniform, as Ney-te the NightOwl also gets in the picture. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Newcastle Place temporary supportive housing on Terminal Avenue. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo’s south-end residents oppose concentration of supportive housing

Neighbourhoods have concerns about newly announced projects

Newcastle Place temporary supportive housing on Terminal Avenue. (News Bulletin photo)
An artist’s rendering of a new apartment building at 1125 Seafield Cres. (D-Architecture image)

More than 100 apartments for seniors approved in Nanaimo’s hospital area

Development permit issued for 1125 Seafield Cres.

An artist’s rendering of a new apartment building at 1125 Seafield Cres. (D-Architecture image)
Departure Bay at night. (News Bulletin file photo)

Seven-foot-tall Nanaimo resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay

Peters able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

Departure Bay at night. (News Bulletin file photo)
Newcastle Channel and Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. reopening but tourism facing long-term recovery, say Vancouver Island MLAs

B.C. Liberals criticize lack of planning, NDP says consultation and response happening

Newcastle Channel and Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Rev. John Crowdis meets members of the Trinity United Church congregation during a physically distanced meet-the-minister event last Sunday outside the Trinity Ecumenical Centre. (Greg Sakaki/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo minister’s YouTube teachings suited to COVID-19 times

The Rev. John Crowdis taking over for retiring Rev. Foster Freed at Trinity United Church

The Rev. John Crowdis meets members of the Trinity United Church congregation during a physically distanced meet-the-minister event last Sunday outside the Trinity Ecumenical Centre. (Greg Sakaki/The News Bulletin)
Former prime minister Paul Martin participates in Rotary Club of Lantzville’s Zoom meeting Thursday, June 16. (Photo submitted)

Former prime minister calls in to Vancouver Island Rotary club’s Zoom meeting

Paul Martin talks indigenous education with Lantzville service club members

Former prime minister Paul Martin participates in Rotary Club of Lantzville’s Zoom meeting Thursday, June 16. (Photo submitted)
A crosswalk outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will repainted with pride colours, Island Health announced this month. (News Bulletin photo)

Island hospitals getting Pride crosswalks

Island Health says rainbow crosswalks a visible commitment to diversity and inclusion

A crosswalk outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will repainted with pride colours, Island Health announced this month. (News Bulletin photo)
Patrick Allen, 98, skydives with Nanoose Bay’s SkyDive Vancouver Island on Sunday, June 21. (Photo submitted)

98-year-old Gabriola man jumps out of an airplane for Father’s Day

Patrick Allen is oldest man to skydive with SkyDive Vancouver Island

Patrick Allen, 98, skydives with Nanoose Bay’s SkyDive Vancouver Island on Sunday, June 21. (Photo submitted)