Greg Sakaki

Nanaimo’s Dan Treacher remains in hospital in Thailand and his family is trying to raise enough money to medevac him back to Canada. (GoFundMe photo)

B.C. senior stuck in Thai hospital with no travel insurance

Family trying to raise money to bring Nanaimo’s Dan Treacher back to Canada

Nanaimo’s Dan Treacher remains in hospital in Thailand and his family is trying to raise enough money to medevac him back to Canada. (GoFundMe photo)
Nanaimo’s Dan Treacher remains in hospital in Thailand and his family is trying to raise enough money to medevac him back to Canada. (GoFundMe photo)

Lack of insurance strands Island man in Thai hospital

Family trying to raise money to bring Dan Treacher back to Canada after fall

Nanaimo’s Dan Treacher remains in hospital in Thailand and his family is trying to raise enough money to medevac him back to Canada. (GoFundMe photo)
Nanaimo Seniors Village has been placed under administration by Island Health. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Health authority puts Nanaimo seniors home under administration

Nanaimo Seniors Village has same ownership as Comox Valley Seniors Village

Nanaimo Seniors Village has been placed under administration by Island Health. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Matt Irwin addresses fans at Frank Crane Arena upon being added to the Nanaimo Clippers Wall of Honour on Wednesday night. Some of the people on hand for the ceremony were colour commentator Daryl Major, second from left, Clippers owner Wes Mussio and former Clippers coach and general manager Bill Bestwick. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers win on Matt Irwin night

NHL defenceman first player added to BCHL club’s wall of honour

Matt Irwin addresses fans at Frank Crane Arena upon being added to the Nanaimo Clippers Wall of Honour on Wednesday night. Some of the people on hand for the ceremony were colour commentator Daryl Major, second from left, Clippers owner Wes Mussio and former Clippers coach and general manager Bill Bestwick. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Foundation chairman George Hanson thanks community partners Thursday at the Port Theatre at a publication release event for the Nanaimo Vital Signs 2019 report. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vital Signs report confirms poverty increasing in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Foundation releases ‘community checkup’ document

Nanaimo Foundation chairman George Hanson thanks community partners Thursday at the Port Theatre at a publication release event for the Nanaimo Vital Signs 2019 report. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Girl Guide leaders Linda Jack, back left, Cassandra Jack and Sarah Pachkowsky and the Cedar Sparks unit delivers 20 cases of cookies to Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank on Monday night. (Photo submitted)

Man buys $1,200 worth of Girl Guide cookies to give to Vancouver Island food bank

Cedar Sparks delivered the cookies to Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes on Monday night

Girl Guide leaders Linda Jack, back left, Cassandra Jack and Sarah Pachkowsky and the Cedar Sparks unit delivers 20 cases of cookies to Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank on Monday night. (Photo submitted)
Girl Guide leaders Linda Jack, back left, Cassandra Jack and Sarah Pachkowsky and the Cedar Sparks unit delivers 20 cases of cookies to Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank on Monday night. (Photo submitted)

Anonymous donor buys $1,200 worth of Girl Guide cookies to give to Nanaimo charity

Cedar Sparks delivered the cookies to Loaves and Fishes on Monday night

Girl Guide leaders Linda Jack, back left, Cassandra Jack and Sarah Pachkowsky and the Cedar Sparks unit delivers 20 cases of cookies to Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank on Monday night. (Photo submitted)
Kim Smythe, CEO of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, presents a report to Nanaimo city councillors. Smythe was presenting findings from a field survey of businesses at Brooks Landing and Country Club Centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Business community reports to city council on impacts of social disorder in Nanaimo

Chamber CEO presents findings of survey of businesses at Brooks Landing and Country Club Centre

Kim Smythe, CEO of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, presents a report to Nanaimo city councillors. Smythe was presenting findings from a field survey of businesses at Brooks Landing and Country Club Centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Having gas-fuelled appliances properly maintained and a working carbon monoxide detector in the home are two ways to stay safe from carbon monoxide, according to provincial safety regulator Technical Safety B.C. (PAUL JOSEPH PHOTO/Technical Safety B.C.)

With carbon monoxide, it doesn’t take a lot to be deadly

Nov. 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in B.C.

Having gas-fuelled appliances properly maintained and a working carbon monoxide detector in the home are two ways to stay safe from carbon monoxide, according to provincial safety regulator Technical Safety B.C. (PAUL JOSEPH PHOTO/Technical Safety B.C.)
Having gas-fuelled appliances properly maintained and a working carbon monoxide detector in the home are two ways to stay safe from carbon monoxide, according to provincial safety regulator Technical Safety B.C. (PAUL JOSEPH PHOTO/Technical Safety B.C.)

With carbon monoxide, it doesn’t take a lot to be deadly

Nov. 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in B.C.

Having gas-fuelled appliances properly maintained and a working carbon monoxide detector in the home are two ways to stay safe from carbon monoxide, according to provincial safety regulator Technical Safety B.C. (PAUL JOSEPH PHOTO/Technical Safety B.C.)
B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics bring the Elder family’s youngest daughter to an ambulance to be checked over as Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews battle a house fire on Burma Road on Wednesday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo family with four young daughters loses all their possessions in house fire

Cousin starts Gofundme for family who lived on Burma Road

B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics bring the Elder family’s youngest daughter to an ambulance to be checked over as Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews battle a house fire on Burma Road on Wednesday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly with Green Party leader Elizabeth May in Nanaimo earlier this month. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Opinion: Island Greens plan to speak up in a minority government

Green Party doesn’t have confidence in Liberals’ climate targets and timelines

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly with Green Party leader Elizabeth May in Nanaimo earlier this month. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
V.I. Raiders tailback Andre Goulbourne is tackled by Westshore Rebels linebacker Austin Morgan during Saturday’s BCFC playoff matchup at Westhills Stadium in Langford. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

V.I. Raiders’ season ends with semifinal loss to Westshore Rebels

Victoria beats Nanaimo 17-7 in BCFC playoff action Saturday in Langford

V.I. Raiders tailback Andre Goulbourne is tackled by Westshore Rebels linebacker Austin Morgan during Saturday’s BCFC playoff matchup at Westhills Stadium in Langford. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners players celebrate their PacWest championship victory Saturday at Burnaby Lake after a 6-1 win against the Capilano Blues. (Mary Kessenich/PacWest photo)

VIU Mariners dominant in defending provincial championship

Women’s soccer team wins 6-1, advances to nationals

VIU Mariners players celebrate their PacWest championship victory Saturday at Burnaby Lake after a 6-1 win against the Capilano Blues. (Mary Kessenich/PacWest photo)
Susan Mowbray, senior economist and partner at MNP, presents the State of the Island economic report on Wednesday night at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Diversifying economy Vancouver Island’s strength

Senior economist delivers State of the Island report saying economy will slow, not stall

Susan Mowbray, senior economist and partner at MNP, presents the State of the Island economic report on Wednesday night at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners players Olivia Mazurenko, Shun Takano and their teammates are heading to the PacWest provincial championships on the mainland this weekend (Oct. 25-26). (NEWS BULLETIN file photos)

Both VIU Mariners soccer teams going for gold at provincials

Women’s and men’s programs earn top seeds and byes into their respective gold-medal matches

VIU Mariners players Olivia Mazurenko, Shun Takano and their teammates are heading to the PacWest provincial championships on the mainland this weekend (Oct. 25-26). (NEWS BULLETIN file photos)
V.I. Raiders receiver Eli Nelms-Horton is tackled by Valley Huskers opponent Jordan Chizda during Saturday’s BCFC game at Caledonia Park. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Raiders to face Rebels in football playoffs

Island football squads on a collision course for the playoffs

V.I. Raiders receiver Eli Nelms-Horton is tackled by Valley Huskers opponent Jordan Chizda during Saturday’s BCFC game at Caledonia Park. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith incumbent Paul Manly and Green Party leader Elizabeth May talk international trade on Friday morning at Manly’s campaign office on Bowen Road in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Greens want climate protection added to international trade agreements

Green Party leader Elizabeth May campaigns in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Nanaimo-Ladysmith incumbent Paul Manly and Green Party leader Elizabeth May talk international trade on Friday morning at Manly’s campaign office on Bowen Road in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
A screenshot of Elections Canada’s website showing a map directing voters to the wrong end of Cedar Road. (Elections Canada image)

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

A screenshot of Elections Canada’s website showing a map directing voters to the wrong end of Cedar Road. (Elections Canada image)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford incumbent Alistair MacGregor, left, Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin and retiring Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen hear from Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages Society president Chris Straw at a meeting Monday at Tea on the Quay in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island NDP candidates concerned about freighter anchorages

Alistair MacGregor and Bob Chamberlin joined by retiring MP Nathan Cullen for meeting

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford incumbent Alistair MacGregor, left, Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin and retiring Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen hear from Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages Society president Chris Straw at a meeting Monday at Tea on the Quay in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)