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Island Health has stepped in and is providing staff to “support and stabilize” Nanaimo Seniors Village through a staffing shortage. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)

Island Health helping ‘stabilize’ Nanaimo Seniors Village through staffing shortage

Hospital Employees’ Union demands care facility be put under administration by health authority

Island Health has stepped in and is providing staff to “support and stabilize” Nanaimo Seniors Village through a staffing shortage. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)
Christine Gregoire casts her line at Westwood Lake on Sunday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo anglers wonder if any more piranhas are biting

People fishing at Westwood Lake think there could be more piranhas in there

Christine Gregoire casts her line at Westwood Lake on Sunday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
B.C. Ferries crew launched a rescue boat to help a boat in distress outside Tsawwassen on Thursday night. (KENT HEGGART photo)

Nanaimo-bound ferry responds to flares, assists boaters in distress

Incident happened outside Tsawwassen on Thursday night

B.C. Ferries crew launched a rescue boat to help a boat in distress outside Tsawwassen on Thursday night. (KENT HEGGART photo)
Tanysha Klassen, back left, chairperson of the B.C. Federation of Students, and Anouk Borris, chairperson of the Vancouver Island University Students’ Union, provide information at VIU’s Nanaimo campus last Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

B.C. students empowered to ‘shift the vote’ this election

B.C. Federation of Students launches ‘Our Time is Now’ campaign

Tanysha Klassen, back left, chairperson of the B.C. Federation of Students, and Anouk Borris, chairperson of the Vancouver Island University Students’ Union, provide information at VIU’s Nanaimo campus last Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Tanysha Klassen, back left, chairperson the B.C. Federation of Students, and Anouk Borris, chairperson of the Vancouver Island University Students’ Union, provide information at VIU’s Nanaimo campus on Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island students empowered to ‘shift the vote’ this election

VIU Students’ Union, B.C. Federation of Students launch ‘Our Time is Now’ campaign

Tanysha Klassen, back left, chairperson the B.C. Federation of Students, and Anouk Borris, chairperson of the Vancouver Island University Students’ Union, provide information at VIU’s Nanaimo campus on Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Beekeepers John Holubeshen, left, Moufida Holubeshen, Peter Lange and Conrad Berube took down a nest of Asian giant hornets on Wednesday night behind Robins Park in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo beekeepers take down nest of invasive giant hornets

One nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park, but there are still Asian giant hornets around

Beekeepers John Holubeshen, left, Moufida Holubeshen, Peter Lange and Conrad Berube took down a nest of Asian giant hornets on Wednesday night behind Robins Park in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
A miniature horse named HaliBerry is recovering after its left ear was bitten off in an attack by two pitbulls on a rural property in Cassidy on Monday. (Photo courtesy Golden Maples Farm)

Miniature horse has ear bitten off in pit bull attack on Vancouver Island

Incident happened Monday near Nanaimo

A miniature horse named HaliBerry is recovering after its left ear was bitten off in an attack by two pitbulls on a rural property in Cassidy on Monday. (Photo courtesy Golden Maples Farm)
A miniature horse named HaliBerry is recovering after its left ear was bitten off in an attack by two pitbulls on a rural property in Cassidy on Monday. (Photo courtesy Golden Maples Farm)
A miniature horse named HaliBerry is recovering after its left ear was bitten off in an attack by two pitbulls on a rural property in Cassidy on Monday. (Photo courtesy Golden Maples Farm)
10-year-old Bella Salvino was emotional after finding a lost cat, Alfred, that she’d only ever seen on a ‘missing cat’ poster. She found the cat hiding in a storm drain. (Photos submitted)

Determined Vancouver Island girl finds cat on the ‘missing’ poster

Mission accomplished: 10-year-old mounts bike search for animal she’d never met

10-year-old Bella Salvino was emotional after finding a lost cat, Alfred, that she’d only ever seen on a ‘missing cat’ poster. She found the cat hiding in a storm drain. (Photos submitted)
Crystal Galisky, representing a group called Our Choice, protests B.C.’s mandatory vaccination reporting on Saturday at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Anti-vaxxers on Vancouver Island protest B.C.’s mandatory reporting for kids in school

First phase of new vaccination reporting being implemented this September

Crystal Galisky, representing a group called Our Choice, protests B.C.’s mandatory vaccination reporting on Saturday at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Snuneymuxw Chief Mike Wyse and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett sign a letter of understanding on Monday at the Snuneymuxw community gym in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Snuneymuxw sign letter of understanding with Canadian government

Minister says Canada committed to transfer of ‘Camp Nanaimo’ land

Snuneymuxw Chief Mike Wyse and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett sign a letter of understanding on Monday at the Snuneymuxw community gym in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Vancouver Island mom Tasha Brown shows a hand-made sign for a garden that she planted and wishes to share with her daughter Kaydance who was allegedly abducted by Brown’s estranged wife in 2016. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Hearings begin as Vancouver Island mom fights for allegedly abducted daughter

Tasha Brown now in Jersey in the British Isles, fundraiser being held in Nanaimo

Vancouver Island mom Tasha Brown shows a hand-made sign for a garden that she planted and wishes to share with her daughter Kaydance who was allegedly abducted by Brown’s estranged wife in 2016. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Search of vessel at Horseshoe Bay puts B.C. Ferries behind schedule

Passenger in ‘emotional distress’ found at nearby park

Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP officers, with assistance from firefighters, investigate a car wreck on Bowen Road near Ashlar Avenue in the early-morning hours Monday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Driver survives car wreck along Nanaimo’s Bowen Road

Motorist taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Nanaimo RCMP officers, with assistance from firefighters, investigate a car wreck on Bowen Road near Ashlar Avenue in the early-morning hours Monday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Peninsula Pirates player Chris (Bambi) Dominguez and VIU Mariners opponent Diego Corlazzoli vie for a ball during Sunday’s pre-season game at Merle Logan Field. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

VIU will embrace fresh start of a new soccer season

Mariners men tie 0-0 in first pre-season game

Peninsula Pirates player Chris (Bambi) Dominguez and VIU Mariners opponent Diego Corlazzoli vie for a ball during Sunday’s pre-season game at Merle Logan Field. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh talks health care with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin, left, Deryck Cowling, Edie Cartwright and others at a house in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay neighbourhood on Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

NDP talks up ‘head-to-toe’ health care on campaign trail in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Party leader Jagmeet Singh says an NDP government would implement pharmacare within a year

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh talks health care with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin, left, Deryck Cowling, Edie Cartwright and others at a house in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay neighbourhood on Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Victoria Shamrocks player Mack Mitchell checks Nanaimo Timbermen opponent Gord Phillips as’Rocks player Tylor Burton picks up the loose ball during Monday’s WLA semifinal game at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Victoria Shamrocks sweep Nanaimo Timbermen to advance to WLA finals

Victoria beats Nanaimo 10-4 in Game 4 on Monday at Frank Crane Arena

Victoria Shamrocks player Mack Mitchell checks Nanaimo Timbermen opponent Gord Phillips as’Rocks player Tylor Burton picks up the loose ball during Monday’s WLA semifinal game at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with a voter on the Harbourfront Walkway at Maffeo Sutton Park on Monday in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

NDP leader spends B.C. Day campaigning on Vancouver Island

Jagmeet Singh was out supporting Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin on Monday

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with a voter on the Harbourfront Walkway at Maffeo Sutton Park on Monday in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Simon Cumming, Canada Post’s director of government and community affairs, West, presents Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog with a framed, oversized Nanaimo bar stamp on Tuesday morning at Nanaimo Museum. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo bar stamp makes it into Nanaimo Museum

City presented with framed stamp, Canada Post presented with accurate Nanaimo bar recipe

Simon Cumming, Canada Post’s director of government and community affairs, West, presents Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog with a framed, oversized Nanaimo bar stamp on Tuesday morning at Nanaimo Museum. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Opoly, a local take on Monopoly, is being released by Victoria-based Outset Media for Walmart Canada. (image submitted)

Nanaimo-Opoly will let board game players deal Harbour City properties

Victoria’s Outset Media and Walmart Canada partner on local edition of popular game

Nanaimo-Opoly, a local take on Monopoly, is being released by Victoria-based Outset Media for Walmart Canada. (image submitted)