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Stan Pottie has picked up his nomination papers as he intends to run for mayor of the District of Lantzville in next month’s municipal election. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Lantzville sues man running for mayor there

Stan Pottie picks up nomination papers to run in next month’s municipal election

Stan Pottie has picked up his nomination papers as he intends to run for mayor of the District of Lantzville in next month’s municipal election. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo

Defendants say driver at fault in Lantzville mudslide crash

District of Lantzville, Emcon and Province of B.C. file responses in lawsuit

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo
A concept for what a sports and events centre in Nanaimo might have looked like. BBB ARCHITECTS IMAGE

City of Nanaimo says architects went ahead with multiplex work without authorization

Municipality files response to civil claim made by BBB Architects

A concept for what a sports and events centre in Nanaimo might have looked like. BBB ARCHITECTS IMAGE
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, just after posing for a photo with Nanaimo teenager Sarah Lewis out front of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday, Aug. 23. Lewis managed to meet the PM three times and 34 federal cabinet ministers during the two-day retreat. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Teen meets every federal minister at cabinet retreat in Nanaimo

Sarah Lewis waited outside Vancouver Island Conference Centre for 21 hours

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, just after posing for a photo with Nanaimo teenager Sarah Lewis out front of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday, Aug. 23. Lewis managed to meet the PM three times and 34 federal cabinet ministers during the two-day retreat. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the city. (News Bulletin file)

Ex-CFO files racism complaint against B.C. city

Victor Mema alleges discrimination at City of Nanaimo, goes to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the city. (News Bulletin file)
Former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the city. (News Bulletin file)

Former chief financial officer files racism complaint against City of Nanaimo

Victor Mema alleges discrimination, goes to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the city. (News Bulletin file)
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union representing federal workers impacted by the Phoenix Pay system, rally out front of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Aug. 23. Members are demanding an end to the ongoing payroll issues that have plagued the federal government and its unionized workers. (CHRIS BUSH/NEWS BULLETIN)

Employees doubtful new system will fix current payroll issues quickly

Public service union says hundreds of Vancouver Island workers have had problems with Phoenix Pay

Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union representing federal workers impacted by the Phoenix Pay system, rally out front of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Aug. 23. Members are demanding an end to the ongoing payroll issues that have plagued the federal government and its unionized workers. (CHRIS BUSH/NEWS BULLETIN)
Coun. Gord Fuller set up signs, which raise awareness about the ongoing issue with homelessness in the community, out front of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo city councillor protests homelessness outside cabinet retreat

Coun. Gord Fuller wants to get the prime minister thinking about homelessness

Coun. Gord Fuller set up signs, which raise awareness about the ongoing issue with homelessness in the community, out front of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Amarjeet Sohi, minister of natural resources, speaks with reporters at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday morning. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Ministers gather for final day of meetings at cabinet retreat in Nanaimo

NAFTA, pipeline Supreme Court decision, immigration discussed at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Amarjeet Sohi, minister of natural resources, speaks with reporters at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Thursday morning. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people outside Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Wednesday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Cabinet meetings on Vancouver Island ‘going great,’ says PM Trudeau

Ministers talk NAFTA, pipelines and more in Nanaimo; meetings continuing Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people outside Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Wednesday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
B.C. Premier John Horgan with Carole James, deputy premier and finance minister, fielded questions from the media concerning affordable housing, wildfires, speculation real estate tax, Nanaimo’s Discontent City and other issues during a brief press conference Wednesday morning at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Premier and prime minister talk about competing priorities

Wildfires and other subjects discussed during meeting between Horgan and Trudeau in Nanaimo

B.C. Premier John Horgan with Carole James, deputy premier and finance minister, fielded questions from the media concerning affordable housing, wildfires, speculation real estate tax, Nanaimo’s Discontent City and other issues during a brief press conference Wednesday morning at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Prime minister welcomed by premier as cabinet retreat in Nanaimo begins

PM Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan meet in advance of federal cabinet meetings

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo in holding pattern following this week’s court ruling regarding Discontent City

Nanaimo in holding pattern following this week’s court ruling regarding Discontent City

City’s legal counsel unsure when ruling will be made

Nanaimo in holding pattern following this week’s court ruling regarding Discontent City
Tracy Samra is now serving as the chief administrative officer with the Musqueam Indian Band, according to an Aug. 2 letter accompanying a National Energy Board filing. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Former Nanaimo CAO Tracy Samra now working for First Nation in Vancouver

Ex-city manager listed as Musqueam chief administrative officer, according to NEB filing

Tracy Samra is now serving as the chief administrative officer with the Musqueam Indian Band, according to an Aug. 2 letter accompanying a National Energy Board filing. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
A Nanaimo Fire Rescue truck. (News Bulletin file)

Former Nanaimo assistant fire chief suing city over unpaid wages

Daniel Murphy claims he is owed nearly $150,000

A Nanaimo Fire Rescue truck. (News Bulletin file)
A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop operated by WestJet preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. The airline has announced increased daily service on the Nanaimo-Calgary and Nanaimo-Vancouver routes beginning Aug. 14 and Oct. 28. The additional routes are seasonal and will end in late April. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

WestJet increases frequency on all Nanaimo flights for fall-winter season

Airline adds one additional flight per day on both Calgary and Vancouver routes

A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop operated by WestJet preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. The airline has announced increased daily service on the Nanaimo-Calgary and Nanaimo-Vancouver routes beginning Aug. 14 and Oct. 28. The additional routes are seasonal and will end in late April. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Discontent City lawyer Noah Ross reacts to Monday’s ruling outside the Nanaimo courthouse. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Court rules against City of Nanaimo, fire safety enforcement order denied

Supreme Court of B.C. initially made the order last month in Nanaimo

Discontent City lawyer Noah Ross reacts to Monday’s ruling outside the Nanaimo courthouse. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
B.C. Ferries Coastal Inspiration captain Behzad Safarizal, left, talks to Steve Hrabove, third officer while heading out of Duke Point terminal. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Behind the wheel of a B.C. Ferries ferry

Big Read: Black Press gets a rare look behind the scenes of a Coastal Inspiration sailing

B.C. Ferries Coastal Inspiration captain Behzad Safarizal, left, talks to Steve Hrabove, third officer while heading out of Duke Point terminal. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
A wedding photo from Mayor Bill McKay’s Facebook page, published with his permission. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Nanaimo’s mayor gets married

Bill McKay ties the knot with longtime partner Valerie Wilson on Protection Island

A wedding photo from Mayor Bill McKay’s Facebook page, published with his permission. FACEBOOK PHOTO
Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island president, who refused to provide his name, meets with Jamison McGrath, a supporter of Discontent City, on Aug. 5 on Front Street during a rally that featured supporters from both sides. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Soldiers of Odin confront supporters of Nanaimo’s Discontent City

No violence during heated and tense meeting between the two sides

Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island president, who refused to provide his name, meets with Jamison McGrath, a supporter of Discontent City, on Aug. 5 on Front Street during a rally that featured supporters from both sides. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)