Greg Sakaki

MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)

Not-so-rosy State of the Island report caps off virtual summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit took place online Oct. 27-29

MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)
B.C. Ferries has a mandatory mask policy on vessels and at terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: No tickets for anti-maskers on B.C. Ferries

West Van Police say their intention was to ‘keep the peace’ after being called to terminal

B.C. Ferries has a mandatory mask policy on vessels and at terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Buy a boat,’ Horgan advises anti-maskers on BC Ferries

NDP leader John Horgan talks COVID-19 misinformation

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Anti-mask protesters cause disturbance on ferry at Horseshoe Bay

Queen of Oak Bay delayed by about 45 minutes Saturday morning

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
People protesting mask-wearing and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic lined the intersection of the old Island Highway and Aulds Road on Saturday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Anti-maskers hold rally along the highway in Nanaimo

More than 50 people gather at old Island Highway-Aulds Road intersection

People protesting mask-wearing and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic lined the intersection of the old Island Highway and Aulds Road on Saturday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Michelle Stilwell of the B.C. Liberal Party is seeking re-election in Parksville-Qualicum, a riding that includes parts of north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Stilwell begins election race in Parksville-Qualicum

B.C. Liberals incumbent up for re-election as MLA

Michelle Stilwell of the B.C. Liberal Party is seeking re-election in Parksville-Qualicum, a riding that includes parts of north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The B.C. Green Party is in the process of putting candidates in place in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan and Parksville-Qualicum. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Greens hurrying to get candidates in place for provincial election

No candidates announced yet in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan or Parksville-Qualicum

The B.C. Green Party is in the process of putting candidates in place in Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan and Parksville-Qualicum. (News Bulletin file photo)
A motor home burning at the intersection of the old Island Highway, Rutherford Road and Mostar Road on Friday morning. (Jeff Lyle photo)

Motor home burns up at north Nanaimo intersection

No one hurt in incident Friday morning at old Island Highway, Rutherford Road and Mostar Road

A motor home burning at the intersection of the old Island Highway, Rutherford Road and Mostar Road on Friday morning. (Jeff Lyle photo)
A man who allegedly squatted in a Nanaimo home while residents were away on holiday was arrested on Sept. 7, 2020, after he refused to leave, says police. (Allison Greenway/Facebook)
A man who allegedly squatted in a Nanaimo home while residents were away on holiday was arrested on Sept. 7, 2020, after he refused to leave, says police. (Allison Greenway/Facebook)
Nanaimo’s Matt Deri won $675,000 on a Set for Life scratch ticket recently. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins $675,000 on Set for Life scratch ticket

38-year-old truck driver bought winning ticket at Jingle Pot Gas N Go

Nanaimo’s Matt Deri won $675,000 on a Set for Life scratch ticket recently. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Centre for Disease Control image showing COVID-19 case counts for local health areas in Island Health. (BCCDC image)

Low COVID-19 case count has Nanaimo well-positioned for the fall, doctor says

Even if risks increase, they will remain low, says Dr. Mike Benusic

B.C. Centre for Disease Control image showing COVID-19 case counts for local health areas in Island Health. (BCCDC image)
Stan Pottie with his new animatronic dinosaur named Lance on his property on Clark Drive West in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Business near Nanaimo now guarded by animatronic dinosaur

Lantzville’s Stan Pottie purchased two dinos in auction this month

Stan Pottie with his new animatronic dinosaur named Lance on his property on Clark Drive West in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)

Girl Guide from Nanaimo recognized with national Change Maker Award

Alex Brick, 12, one of four girls her age across Canada to receive award

Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)
The fire on Green Mountain southwest of Nanaimo as it looked from the sky yesterday. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Cooler days help crews fighting fire on mountainside southwest of Nanaimo

Firefighters making progress, but it’s ‘slow-going,’ says B.C. Wildfire Service

The fire on Green Mountain southwest of Nanaimo as it looked from the sky yesterday. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
A B.C. Wildfire Service map showing the approximate location of fires in the Green Mountain area southwest of Nanaimo. (B.C. Wildfire Service image)

UPDATE: Crews report ‘good progress’ fighting wildfire southwest of Nanaimo

Green Mountain fire held at 15 hectares overnight

A B.C. Wildfire Service map showing the approximate location of fires in the Green Mountain area southwest of Nanaimo. (B.C. Wildfire Service image)
A mountaintop fire in the Green Mountain area southwest of Nanaimo is challenging for crews to access. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Crews challenged by mountaintop wildfire west of Nanaimo

Nine-hectare wildfire in Green Mountain area classified as out-of-control

A mountaintop fire in the Green Mountain area southwest of Nanaimo is challenging for crews to access. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo

Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo

37-year-old man arrested after alleged assault with a weapon Tuesday

Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Nanaimo baseball player Josh Laukkanen, who played in the West Coast League last summer, models the Nanaimo NightOwls’ new home uniform, as Ney-te the NightOwl also gets in the picture. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls will play ball under the lights next season

West Coast League baseball club unveils its team name

Nanaimo baseball player Josh Laukkanen, who played in the West Coast League last summer, models the Nanaimo NightOwls’ new home uniform, as Ney-te the NightOwl also gets in the picture. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Departure Bay at night. (News Bulletin file photo)

Seven-foot-tall Nanaimo resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay

Peters able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

Departure Bay at night. (News Bulletin file photo)