Greg Sakaki

The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (File photo)

Housing affordability isn’t keeping up with Regional District of Nanaimo’s growth

RDN reports it’s making progress on most of the targets in its regional growth strategy

The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (File photo)
A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)

Robot a valued staff member at Nanaimo restaurant

‘Bella’ delivers food from the kitchen to the front doors at Driftwood Restaurant

A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)
Ocean views at Pierce Woods Marine Park in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lantzville purchases waterfront property as new marine park

Three-hectare Pierce Woods Marine Park located on Sabre Road

Ocean views at Pierce Woods Marine Park in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Residents in Nanaimo’s downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods perceive that crime is increasing in their areas and they don’t feel safe going out walking after dark. (News Bulletin file photo)

Safety audits show residents in and around Nanaimo’s downtown feel unsafe

Nanaimo RCMP’s community policing department partners with city, university students on audits

Residents in Nanaimo’s downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods perceive that crime is increasing in their areas and they don’t feel safe going out walking after dark. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

VIDEO: Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rolls down Island

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dancers put their best feet forward

Central Island dance duo creates series of viral videos

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
One member of a work crew died and another was injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road overnight. (News Bulletin file photo)

Road worker dies in highway incident in Nanaimo involving allegedly drunk driver

Workers were on paving crew on Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road

One member of a work crew died and another was injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road overnight. (News Bulletin file photo)
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leader says Island will be included in economic recovery plans

Erin O’Toole held rally Saturday, Sept. 4, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
RCMP officers across the street from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as an anti-vaccine passport protest was winding down Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Anti-vaccine passport protester spits at health-care worker in Nanaimo

Incident happened Wednesday, Sept. 1, outside NRGH, says RCMP

RCMP officers across the street from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as an anti-vaccine passport protest was winding down Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

‘Together we rise,’ NDP leader tells supporters on Vancouver Island

Jagmeet Singh visits Ladysmith to talk about pandemic social programs and climate

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

No bomb found in Nanaimo McDonald’s after suspect scrawls threat in washroom

RCMP searched fast food restaurant at Terminal Park Mall on Saturday night

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Red Feather Podcast hosts Janelle Minoza, left, and Aimee Chalifoux get set up to record from their office at Literacy Central Vancouver Island. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Indigenous knowledge-keepers share stories as part of Island podcast project

Central Island’s Indigenous literacy program coordinators launch Red Feather Podcast

Red Feather Podcast hosts Janelle Minoza, left, and Aimee Chalifoux get set up to record from their office at Literacy Central Vancouver Island. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith federal election candidates include Lisa Marie Barron, NDP, top left; Michelle Corfield, Liberal Party; Tamara Kronis, Conservative Party, bottom left; and Paul Manly, Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

Campaigning begins in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Incumbent Paul Manly of the Green Party seeking re-election

Nanaimo-Ladysmith federal election candidates include Lisa Marie Barron, NDP, top left; Michelle Corfield, Liberal Party; Tamara Kronis, Conservative Party, bottom left; and Paul Manly, Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry provides windbreak as rescuers assist sailboat in choppy seas near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay altered course to help as RCM-SAR helped inexperienced sailors on windy night

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)

Vancouver Island man among ‘fittest on Earth’ after podium finish at CrossFit Games

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner places second of 38 competitors in international fitness sport competition

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)
A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)

Fundraiser set up for Nanaimo woman who may lose foot after motorcycle crash

Eating disorder recovery worker facing multiple surgeries over coming months

A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)
Diane Cleary and Jack Ball were among the seniors dancing in a parking lot July 31 in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Seniors dance in parking lot while Nanaimo’s indoor dances are cancelled

Organizer said seniors were ‘bored’ without Thursday night dances at activity centre

Diane Cleary and Jack Ball were among the seniors dancing in a parking lot July 31 in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)

Fisherman reels in 5-foot shark near Nanaimo

Roy Ban snagged a sixgill shark last week in relatively shallow waters

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)