Greg Sakaki

Sonnet L’Abbé, one of the organizers of the Black Lives solidarity demonstration on Friday afternoon at Maffeo Sutton Park, raises her fist during one of the speeches. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Black Lives solidarity demonstration fills Nanaimo park

Anti-racism protest held at Maffeo Sutton Park on Friday afternoon

Sonnet L’Abbé, one of the organizers of the Black Lives solidarity demonstration on Friday afternoon at Maffeo Sutton Park, raises her fist during one of the speeches. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Firefighters reposition a hose while putting out a fire on Lambert Avenue on Sunday evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

House burns in Nanaimo neighbourhood, three people displaced

Dog unaccounted for after house fire Sunday evening

Firefighters reposition a hose while putting out a fire on Lambert Avenue on Sunday evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)

Island senior who did 120k in a 70k zone says vehicle shouldn’t have been impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)
Screenshots from Nanaimo teen Marcus Dumas’s TikTok video showing he and his friend Alex Martin going through a Tim Hortons drive-thru on a go-kart. (marcusdumas42/TikTok images)

Two Nanaimo teens on a go-kart get Tim Hortons drive-thru order

Grade 8 students at NDSS answer grandparent’s challenge

Screenshots from Nanaimo teen Marcus Dumas’s TikTok video showing he and his friend Alex Martin going through a Tim Hortons drive-thru on a go-kart. (marcusdumas42/TikTok images)
Jerry Gaspari of Nanaimo died in a Jeep crash May 12 on a backroad south of Nanaimo. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraiser set up to help mother of 20-year-old Nanaimo man who died in Jeep crash

Jerry Gaspari remembered as loving son, ‘happy go-lucky’ guy

Jerry Gaspari of Nanaimo died in a Jeep crash May 12 on a backroad south of Nanaimo. (GoFundMe image)
Kaitlyn’s Way in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Column: Kaitlyn takes offence to Lantzville’s policy preventing street names like ‘Kaitlyn Way’

New road-naming policy encourages recognizing historical figures

Kaitlyn’s Way in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Conservation Officer Service. (Black Press file photo)

Warning signs posted, cougar not found after attacking dogs near Nanaimo River

B.C. Conservation Officer Service notified of ‘similar’ cougar encounters this month

B.C. Conservation Officer Service. (Black Press file photo)
The B.C. government has announced phases of its plans to re-open the province and the economy after weeks of social and physical distancing restrictions. (News Bulletin photo)

Vancouver Island’s business community anxious to find out more about re-opening B.C.

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce will help businesses navigate province’s phased plan

The B.C. government has announced phases of its plans to re-open the province and the economy after weeks of social and physical distancing restrictions. (News Bulletin photo)
An Asian giant hornet from the nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy John Holubeshen)

Beekeepers in Nanaimo watching out for what are now being called ‘murder hornets’

Asian giant hornets haven’t been seen on Vancouver Island since nest eradicated last fall

An Asian giant hornet from the nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy John Holubeshen)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)

Fire at Nanaimo convenience store starts after teen allegedly shoots flare at clerk

Incident happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday at Circle K on Departure Bay Road

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)
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Nanaimo resident petitions for $20-per-hour minimum wage for essential workers

Taxpayer says some workers are assessing if their jobs are worth the risk

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Rotary Club of Nanaimo president Janeane Coutu, shown at the Nanaimo entrance sign at Departure Bay ferry terminal, and her fellow Rotarians are celebrating the club’s centennial this week. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Rotary marks 100 years of difference-making in Nanaimo

April 25-May 3 is Nanaimo Rotary Centennial Week

Rotary Club of Nanaimo president Janeane Coutu, shown at the Nanaimo entrance sign at Departure Bay ferry terminal, and her fellow Rotarians are celebrating the club’s centennial this week. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
University District Buy Nothing member Cindy Griffin tends to an Asian pear tree that she was given last year through the group. (Photo submitted)

Buy Nothing group in Nanaimo seeing neighbours helping neighbours during pandemic

Founder said she’s noticed an uptick in people giving where they live

University District Buy Nothing member Cindy Griffin tends to an Asian pear tree that she was given last year through the group. (Photo submitted)
Motorcycle riders arrive at NRGH at 7 p.m. Thursday in a show of support for health-care workers. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Motorcycles motor past Nanaimo hospital as a show of support

Riders wish to show appreciation, and they also want to get out of the house, organizer says

Motorcycle riders arrive at NRGH at 7 p.m. Thursday in a show of support for health-care workers. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Arthur Fabbro, stage name Loveclub, a musician from Nanaimo, created a viral TikTok this month that shows his technique for cutting up a banana with a spoon. (TikTok/1800loveclub image)

Musician from Nanaimo goes viral with banana-cutting TikTok

Arthur Fabbro, stage name Loveclub, gains international attention with social media video

Arthur Fabbro, stage name Loveclub, a musician from Nanaimo, created a viral TikTok this month that shows his technique for cutting up a banana with a spoon. (TikTok/1800loveclub image)
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Firefighters worked 10 hours to put out brush fire near Nanaimo River

Hectare-and-a-half blaze broke out Thursday on Nanaimo River Road

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This 1965 Acadian will be the lead car in Nanaimo’s Cars 4 COVID cruise on Saturday, April 18. (Photo courtesy Pacific Rides Photography)

Cool cars will cruise through Nanaimo to raise money in COVID-19 fight

Cars 4 COVID happening Saturday, April 18

This 1965 Acadian will be the lead car in Nanaimo’s Cars 4 COVID cruise on Saturday, April 18. (Photo courtesy Pacific Rides Photography)
Alleged illegal drug use in downtown Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

City council wants Nanaimo to be considered as a potential pilot site for safely supplied drugs

Council votes 6-3 to write to B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

Alleged illegal drug use in downtown Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
The Coast Bastion Hotel, with its windows lit up in the shape of a heart, overlooks the historical Bastion, illuminated in pink. Both gestures celebrate and acknowledge health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Downtown Nanaimo hotel shows love and appreciation for front-line workers

Coast Bastion illuminates windows in the shape of hearts, hopes other buildings do the same

The Coast Bastion Hotel, with its windows lit up in the shape of a heart, overlooks the historical Bastion, illuminated in pink. Both gestures celebrate and acknowledge health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo were allegedly met with a “slew of profanities” by an intoxicated man who had climbed a fir tree outside Generations Church on Monday evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo man, allegedly drunk and high, arrested after climbing 100-foot tree

Man in sandals climbs fir tree, hurls obscenities at police below

Police in Nanaimo were allegedly met with a “slew of profanities” by an intoxicated man who had climbed a fir tree outside Generations Church on Monday evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)