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Nanaimo’s Justin Lofstrom rings the bell at the finish line. He set a tubbing record, finishing the Great International World Championship Bathtub race in 1:02:56. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo tubber sets all-time record at bathtub race

Justin Lofstrom completes course in fastest-ever time

Nanaimo’s Justin Lofstrom rings the bell at the finish line. He set a tubbing record, finishing the Great International World Championship Bathtub race in 1:02:56. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
(News Bulletin file photo) Nanaimo’s Trevor Short makes it back to the beach first to win last year’s Great International World Championship Bathtub Race.

World’s fastest bathtub racer to be determined this weekend in Nanaimo

Great International World Championship Bathtub Race caps full weekend of downtown events

(News Bulletin file photo) Nanaimo’s Trevor Short makes it back to the beach first to win last year’s Great International World Championship Bathtub Race.
Pamela Anderson attended Wednesday’s B.C. Green Party town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre along with party leader Andrew Weaver and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Pamela Anderson adds star power to B.C. Green Party town hall

Celebrity attended Nanaimo meeting with representatives from U.S.-based environmental group

Pamela Anderson attended Wednesday’s B.C. Green Party town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre along with party leader Andrew Weaver and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Pamela Anderson attended Wednesday’s B.C. Green Party town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre along with party leader Andrew Weaver and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Celeb adds star power to Green Party town hall in Nanaimo

Pamela Anderson attended with representatives from U.S.-based environmental group

Pamela Anderson attended Wednesday’s B.C. Green Party town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre along with party leader Andrew Weaver and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo mom Tasha Brown embraces her lawyer Elisabeth Strain after a press conference Tuesday at the Nanaimo Golf Club. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island mom headed to overseas court in bid to reclaim daughter

Nanaimo’s Tasha Brown says her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Nanaimo mom Tasha Brown embraces her lawyer Elisabeth Strain after a press conference Tuesday at the Nanaimo Golf Club. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Karly Atkinson, Sean Smith, front right, Jason Winchester, back right, and Rob Flach of the Island Red Cedar Construction Raging Grannies make it back to the beach first to win the Silly Boat Regatta on Sunday at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Silly Boat Regatta fills Nanaimo harbour with silly sailing

Island Red Cedar Construction wins this year’s race

Karly Atkinson, Sean Smith, front right, Jason Winchester, back right, and Rob Flach of the Island Red Cedar Construction Raging Grannies make it back to the beach first to win the Silly Boat Regatta on Sunday at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
The Pandora Supervised Consumption Centre in Victoria. BLACK PRESS file photo

Supervised consumption sites will no longer require public hearings in Nanaimo

City council votes 5-3 to define supervised consumption as a health service

The Pandora Supervised Consumption Centre in Victoria. BLACK PRESS file photo
Killer whales in the harbour in front of Sway’A’Lana Lagoon briefly delayed the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival (Photo courtesy ELAINE VANCE)

Nanaimo dragonboat race delayed so killer whales can pass by

Visit from orcas was a ‘very exciting first’ for Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival

Killer whales in the harbour in front of Sway’A’Lana Lagoon briefly delayed the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival (Photo courtesy ELAINE VANCE)
Stephanie Harris, left, and Inga Gerard are two of the organizers of a 20-year reunion to mark the closing of the Eaton’s store in Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Former Nanaimo Eaton’s employees will get together to remember store’s heyday

Department store used to be an anchor tenant at Woodgrove Centre but closed in 1999

Stephanie Harris, left, and Inga Gerard are two of the organizers of a 20-year reunion to mark the closing of the Eaton’s store in Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Bigg’s killer whales splash near Nanaimo’s Neck Point earlier this spring. NATALIE REICHENBACHER/Vancouver Island Whale Watch

‘Almost supernatural:’ orcas active around Vancouver Island’s southeast coast

Though still a threatened eco-type, transient killer whales appear to be ‘growing at a healthy rate’

Bigg’s killer whales splash near Nanaimo’s Neck Point earlier this spring. NATALIE REICHENBACHER/Vancouver Island Whale Watch
A vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Photo submitted

Foot ferry service in Nanaimo won’t happen this summer

Island Ferries says it still needs to secure funding

A vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Photo submitted
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews put out a fire at DBL Disposal Services on Tenth Street early Wednesday morning. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Crews put out fire at disposal centre in south Nanaimo

Nanaimo Fire Rescue called to DBL Disposal late Tuesday night

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews put out a fire at DBL Disposal Services on Tenth Street early Wednesday morning. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Phase 2 of a Nanaimo Retirement Living project at 4979 Wills Rd. consists of a seven-storey Y-shaped building with 160 units. (FINLAYSON BONET ARCHITECTURE LTD.)

Seniors’ homes to be built on the shores of Nanaimo’s Long Lake

Nanaimo Memory and Complex Care’s second phase includes 160 units on Wills Road

Phase 2 of a Nanaimo Retirement Living project at 4979 Wills Rd. consists of a seven-storey Y-shaped building with 160 units. (FINLAYSON BONET ARCHITECTURE LTD.)
Snuneymuxw elder Lolly Good offered a blessing as MP Paul Manly officially opened a Nanaimo-Ladysmith constituency office Monday on Dunsmuir Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island’s new green MP hits the ground running

Paul Manly has been busy in his first few weeks as member of Parliament

Snuneymuxw elder Lolly Good offered a blessing as MP Paul Manly officially opened a Nanaimo-Ladysmith constituency office Monday on Dunsmuir Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Curtis Toneff goes over x’s and o’s on a white board during a game this past winter at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo Buccaneers coach leaving to join Humboldt Broncos

Curtis Toneff coached the junior B Bucs the past two seasons

Curtis Toneff goes over x’s and o’s on a white board during a game this past winter at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a structure fire on Fifth Street on Sunday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Two cats die in house fire in Nanaimo

Fire happened just after 2 p.m. Sunday on Fifth Street, one resident displaced

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a structure fire on Fifth Street on Sunday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Councillors, at a meeting Monday, approved the creation of a task force on health and housing that will address issues around mental health, substance use disorders, poverty and affordable housing. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo creates new task force on homelessness

Task force on health and housing will lead implementation on previously adopted plans and strategies

Councillors, at a meeting Monday, approved the creation of a task force on health and housing that will address issues around mental health, substance use disorders, poverty and affordable housing. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Paul Manly of the Green Party of Canada delivers his victory speech on byelection night Monday at the Cavallotti Lodge. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s Green MP-elect getting to work

Paul Manly hopes to have a productive few months before fall election

Paul Manly of the Green Party of Canada delivers his victory speech on byelection night Monday at the Cavallotti Lodge. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo Fire Rescue and Nanaimo RCMP at the scene of an apartment fire Sunday morning on Mount Benson Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Police, firefighters jointly investigating Nanaimo apartment fire

At least six residents displaced after fire on Mount Benson Street on Sunday morning

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and Nanaimo RCMP at the scene of an apartment fire Sunday morning on Mount Benson Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue and Nanaimo RCMP at the scene of a condo fire Sunday morning on Mount Benson Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Nanaimo man could face arson charge after condo fire

At least six residents displaced after fire on Mount Benson Street on Sunday morning

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and Nanaimo RCMP at the scene of a condo fire Sunday morning on Mount Benson Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)