Nicholas Pescod

Rendering of a proposed bike lane along Front Street. (City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo looking to accelerate bike lane plans

$400,000 project would reduce Front Street to two vehicle lanes, add bike lanes

Rendering of a proposed bike lane along Front Street. (City of Nanaimo)
Downtown French bakery and café Mon Petit Choux, located on 120 Commercial St., is currently for sale. (News Bulletin file)

Mon Petit Choux in downtown Nanaimo up for sale

Commercial Street bakery and café is listed for $195,000

Downtown French bakery and café Mon Petit Choux, located on 120 Commercial St., is currently for sale. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo cabin containing mining artifacts burns in blaze

Nanaimo cabin containing mining artifacts burns in blaze

Cabin was unoccupied at time of incident, say firefighters

Nanaimo cabin containing mining artifacts burns in blaze
An air ambulance takes off after attending to an accident on Highway 19 near Ware Road in Lantzville on Aug. 28. (KARL YU/The News Bulletin)

Lantzville expresses concerns about safety along Island Highway

District council requests increased enforcement, help from provincial government

An air ambulance takes off after attending to an accident on Highway 19 near Ware Road in Lantzville on Aug. 28. (KARL YU/The News Bulletin)
News Bulletin file

Summer mostly sunny for Vancouver Island tourism

European tourists came earlier than normal, says Tourism Vancouver Island

News Bulletin file
An artist rendering of B.C. Ferries’ new Island Class ferry, which will be deployed on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)

Hybrid vessels part of B.C. Ferries’ plans to reduce emissions

Island Class vessels, coming by 2022, part of ferry corporation’s broader strategy

An artist rendering of B.C. Ferries’ new Island Class ferry, which will be deployed on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)
An artist rendering of B.C. Ferries’ new Island Class ferry, which will be deployed on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)

Hybrid vessels part of B.C. Ferries’ plans to reduce emissions

Long-term goal of B.C. Ferries is to have a “standardized” all-electric fleet

An artist rendering of B.C. Ferries’ new Island Class ferry, which will be deployed on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)
The historical Bastion close to the Coast Bastion Hotel in downtown Nanaimo. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo hotel tax set to go up

Hospitality association lays out five-year plan for tourism in Nanaimo

The historical Bastion close to the Coast Bastion Hotel in downtown Nanaimo. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
News Bulletin file

Nanaimo adopts whistleblower policy

Policy designed to protect city staff members who wish to report potential wrongdoing

News Bulletin file
An artist’s rendering of a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 100 Gordon St. (PEG DEVELOPMENTS image)

Developer of downtown Nanaimo hotel hopes to begin construction by November

PEG Development says construction could take 12-20 months

An artist’s rendering of a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 100 Gordon St. (PEG DEVELOPMENTS image)
An artist rendering of Parkshore Projects Ltd.’s vision for Haliburton Street, south of Milton Street. (News Bulletin file)

Developer envisions city’s south end becoming an ‘epicentre’ of urban living in Nanaimo

Parkshore Projects proposing three new developments for Haliburton Street

An artist rendering of Parkshore Projects Ltd.’s vision for Haliburton Street, south of Milton Street. (News Bulletin file)
Kidney Foundation of Canada members Randy Spensley and Sharon Recalma stand beside Stacey Tomlinson, dialysis patient, Teresa Backx, kidney foundation director-at-large for the B.C. chapter, Francine Gosselin, Island Health social worker and Roy Walker, past-president, kidney foundation B.C. chapter, in front of the recently opened Kidney Condo, located in central Nanaimo. The two-bedroom housing unit provides free short-term accommodation for dialysis patients from out of town seeking home-based dialysis training. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Vancouver Island gets its first ‘Kidney Condo’

Nanaimo facility gives out-of-town dialysis patients place to stay while training for home treatment

Kidney Foundation of Canada members Randy Spensley and Sharon Recalma stand beside Stacey Tomlinson, dialysis patient, Teresa Backx, kidney foundation director-at-large for the B.C. chapter, Francine Gosselin, Island Health social worker and Roy Walker, past-president, kidney foundation B.C. chapter, in front of the recently opened Kidney Condo, located in central Nanaimo. The two-bedroom housing unit provides free short-term accommodation for dialysis patients from out of town seeking home-based dialysis training. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
American civil rights activist and writer, Jeff Thomas Black, stands beside a couch located at the Globe Hotel. Black claims his bag containing his U.S. passport, wallet and other items including a 400-page manuscript for a book that he wrote while in county jail was stolen from him while he slept on the couch during the morning hours of Aug. 18. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Man who stole and burned U.S. politician’s portrait has manuscript he wrote in prison stolen in Nanaimo

Jeff Thomas Black stranded after passport and other items taken while he was sleeping downtown

American civil rights activist and writer, Jeff Thomas Black, stands beside a couch located at the Globe Hotel. Black claims his bag containing his U.S. passport, wallet and other items including a 400-page manuscript for a book that he wrote while in county jail was stolen from him while he slept on the couch during the morning hours of Aug. 18. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)                                Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Province pushing Nanaimo as potential tech hub

Minister recognizes Nanaimo’s attractive qualities and its challenges in attracting the tech industry

Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)                                Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Former Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Fired former Nanaimo CFO accuses city of racial discrimination

Human Rights Tribunal expected to hear Victor Mema’s case later this year

Former Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, alongside Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, announces that a second MRI machine will be operational at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by next spring. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Second MRI machine coming to Nanaimo hospital

MRI machine to be operational in spring 2020

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, alongside Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, announces that a second MRI machine will be operational at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by next spring. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Marc Garneau, minister of transportation and infrastructure, speaks during a funding announcement on Wednesday at the Port of Nanaimo’s cruise ship terminal. Garneau announced that the federal government is investing $46.2 million to expand the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point operations. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Federal government commits $46 million to expand Port of Nanaimo’s Duke Point operations

Expansion of wharf, new warehouse, administration building, cranes and more coming

Marc Garneau, minister of transportation and infrastructure, speaks during a funding announcement on Wednesday at the Port of Nanaimo’s cruise ship terminal. Garneau announced that the federal government is investing $46.2 million to expand the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point operations. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Brad McRae, the city’s former chief operations officer, was fired in January 2018. He has since filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Fired manager’s human rights complaint against City of Nanaimo will proceed

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal will hear Brad McRae’s case against the city

Brad McRae, the city’s former chief operations officer, was fired in January 2018. He has since filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo high school students Anya Mikes, left, Holly Turner and Anqi Xu are leading an effort to have city councillors establish a youth-led climate advisory group responsible for organizing cleanup events throughout the community by September. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo students pushing for youth-led climate advisory group

Group would be responsible for organizing community cleanups, meetings and other events

Nanaimo high school students Anya Mikes, left, Holly Turner and Anqi Xu are leading an effort to have city councillors establish a youth-led climate advisory group responsible for organizing cleanup events throughout the community by September. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Nanaimo’s Allison Forsyth during her time skiing with Alpine Canada’s national team. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

B.C. Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada after coach’s sex offences

Bertrand Charest was convicted in 2017 on 37 charges

Nanaimo’s Allison Forsyth during her time skiing with Alpine Canada’s national team. NEWS BULLETIN file photo