Greg Sakaki

Nanaimo’s Sebastian Sulyok was a double champion on the Canadian Arenacross Futures West circuit for 2019-20. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo arenacross racer wins double championship

Sebastian Sulyok takes first overall on Futures West 85cc series

Nanaimo’s Sebastian Sulyok was a double champion on the Canadian Arenacross Futures West circuit for 2019-20. (Photo submitted)
Departure Bay ferry terminal on Sunday, April 5, a day after it was closed for 60 days as part of major service reductions announced by B.C. Ferries. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo will be the community hardest-hit by ferry layoffs, union says

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union looking at its legal options

Departure Bay ferry terminal on Sunday, April 5, a day after it was closed for 60 days as part of major service reductions announced by B.C. Ferries. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves and other items collected by the Nanaimo District Dental Society await pickup at Lakeside Dental Clinic on Monday. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo dentists donate 4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves to health-care peers

Nanaimo District Dental Society collects items for front-line workers during COVID-19 pandemic

4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves and other items collected by the Nanaimo District Dental Society await pickup at Lakeside Dental Clinic on Monday. (Photo submitted)
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B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic

Ferry corporation says ridership down 70-80 per cent over the last week and a half

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The Nanaimo Beacon released today, March 24, a free downloadable colouring book mostly about COVID-19 response in the community. (Natasha Rozmarniewich illustration)
The Nanaimo Beacon released today, March 24, a free downloadable colouring book mostly about COVID-19 response in the community. (Natasha Rozmarniewich illustration)
Driven Performance Fitness instructor Katie Diaz leads participants through a zumba class. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island’s fit folks won’t let social distancing keep them from their workouts

Fitness, wellness, recreation businesses cope with closures

Driven Performance Fitness instructor Katie Diaz leads participants through a zumba class. (Photo submitted)
Kalib and Mika Riglin’s window art adds colour to their Stephenson Point neighbourhood during COVID-19 self-isolating and social distancing. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

COVID-19: Messages of support and positivity pop up around Vancouver Island

Community created amid social distancing, isolation measures

Kalib and Mika Riglin’s window art adds colour to their Stephenson Point neighbourhood during COVID-19 self-isolating and social distancing. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Spirit of British Columbia. (File photo)

BC Ferries confirms worker has COVID-19

Employee on Tsawwassen route didn’t work in vessel’s public areas

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Spirit of British Columbia. (File photo)
An overhead view of what two new cycle lanes might look like along Front Street at the intersection with Church Street. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo approves waterfront bike lanes

$400,000 project will reduce automobile traffic to one lane in each direction

An overhead view of what two new cycle lanes might look like along Front Street at the intersection with Church Street. (City of Nanaimo image)
VIU Mariners graduating fifth-year player Danielle Vanbergen won’t get to conclude her college basketball career by playing for a national championship in her home gym. (News Bulletin file photo)

Column: COVID-19 doesn’t play by the rules of the game

Cancellations of local sports playoffs necessary, but disappointing nonetheless

VIU Mariners graduating fifth-year player Danielle Vanbergen won’t get to conclude her college basketball career by playing for a national championship in her home gym. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Beacon’s Beacon Buddies program, meant to find volunteers to help with errands for self-isolating neighbours, signed up nearly 350 people on its first day Sunday. (Nanaimo Beacon image)

Nanaimo satire website connects community during COVID-19 pandemic

Nanaimo Beacon signs up more than 600 volunteers to help those who are self-isolating

The Nanaimo Beacon’s Beacon Buddies program, meant to find volunteers to help with errands for self-isolating neighbours, signed up nearly 350 people on its first day Sunday. (Nanaimo Beacon image)
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Nanaimo won’t implement plastic bag ban without province’s go-ahead

Motion to ban single-use checkout bags without ministry approval fails 5-4

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Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks about B.C.’s new First Nations justice strategy. Attorney General David Eby and Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, were among others on hand for the endorsing and signing of the strategy Friday at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

New First Nations justice strategy being created in B.C.

15 regional First Nations justice centres being established around the province

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks about B.C.’s new First Nations justice strategy. Attorney General David Eby and Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, were among others on hand for the endorsing and signing of the strategy Friday at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks about B.C.’s new First Nations justice strategy. Attorney General David Eby and Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, were among others on hand for the endorsing and signing of the strategy Friday at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

New First Nations justice strategy being created in B.C.

Provincial ministries and B.C. First Nations Justice Council look to transform system

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks about B.C.’s new First Nations justice strategy. Attorney General David Eby and Doug White III, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, were among others on hand for the endorsing and signing of the strategy Friday at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, gives an address at a B.C. Assembly of First Nations special chiefs’ assembly at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday morning. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

First Nations chiefs talk federal budget, racism at assembly in Nanaimo

National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks at B.C. Assembly of First Nations gathering

Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, gives an address at a B.C. Assembly of First Nations special chiefs’ assembly at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday morning. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Andrea Cankovic at last year’s nationals in Welland, Ont. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

Captain says nothing beats VIU volleyball program

Graduating player Andrea Cankovic has three national titles and isn’t quite done yet

VIU Mariners player Andrea Cankovic at last year’s nationals in Welland, Ont. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
VIU Mariners volleyball players Kaitlyn Vanderkooi, left, and Portia Switzer go for a dig during Sunday’s PacWest match against the Capilano Blues at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners women closing in on an unbeaten season

Volleyball team in same position as a year ago

VIU Mariners volleyball players Kaitlyn Vanderkooi, left, and Portia Switzer go for a dig during Sunday’s PacWest match against the Capilano Blues at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo’s Andrew Panton holds the world-record times on all 16 courses on the Xbox video game Garfield Kart: Furious Racing. (Photo submitted/Garfield Kart: Furious Racing launch trailer image)

Nanaimo man sets every world record in Garfield video game

Andrew Panton, a former Halo champ, turns to less-violent Xbox gaming

Nanaimo’s Andrew Panton holds the world-record times on all 16 courses on the Xbox video game Garfield Kart: Furious Racing. (Photo submitted/Garfield Kart: Furious Racing launch trailer image)
The Ricky’s All-Day Grill location in Nanaimo’s north end. (News Bulletin photo)

B.C. man who alleged racial profiling at restaurant wants end to dispute

First Nations man says customer service he received was different than other patrons

The Ricky’s All-Day Grill location in Nanaimo’s north end. (News Bulletin photo)
RCMP bust drug lab on Nanaimo’s Hammond Bay Road

RCMP bust drug lab on Nanaimo’s Hammond Bay Road

No information yet on types of drugs found or arrests made

RCMP bust drug lab on Nanaimo’s Hammond Bay Road