Greg Sakaki

A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)

Employees raising money for Nanaimo coffee house after co-worker’s alleged murder

79-year-old died Saturday, 29-year-old charged with 2nd-degree murder

A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)
A rendering of Lantzville Village South, looking west on Ware Road at Lantzville Road with a grocery store on the left and mixed-use buildings on the right. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)

700-unit development in Lantzville will proceed to public hearing

Mixed-use Village South project anticipated to bring $25-million economic benefit

A rendering of Lantzville Village South, looking west on Ware Road at Lantzville Road with a grocery store on the left and mixed-use buildings on the right. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)
An artist’s rendering of an auto dealership at 4900 Island Hwy. at the corner of Wills Road. (James E. Irwin Architect image)

Development permit issued for Porsche dealership in Nanaimo

Property at 4900 Island Hwy. was re-zoned for automobile sales three years ago

An artist’s rendering of an auto dealership at 4900 Island Hwy. at the corner of Wills Road. (James E. Irwin Architect image)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man who lost 20 friends to overdoses sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

Judge gives Terrance Virus 6 years minus time served in Nanaimo case

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)

Vancouver Island woman wins Wall of Chefs TV cooking competition

Kenna Deo was the winner of last week’s episode of the Food Network Canada show

Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo chasing bid to host Canada’s 2024 track and field nationals

Event would also serve as Olympic and Paralympic trials

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)
A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)

Two more burned in three days as port-a-pottie abuse plagues downtown Nanaimo

Neighbourhood association says it’s ‘scary’ that so many fires are being set in the area

A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a reported assault Monday, Jan. 17, at a McDonald’s in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect wields shovel in road-rage incident at McDonald’s in Nanaimo

RCMP investigating after incident Monday, Jan. 17

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a reported assault Monday, Jan. 17, at a McDonald’s in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo dismantled an encampment of people experiencing homelessness in a downtown parkade last week. (Photo courtesy Risebridge)

Non-profit tries to provide warmth for unhoused people in Nanaimo after encampment dismantled

Risebridge operating warming centre downtown, asking for support and advocacy

The City of Nanaimo dismantled an encampment of people experiencing homelessness in a downtown parkade last week. (Photo courtesy Risebridge)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is asking Nanoose Bay residents if they support the purchase of a property to expand Blueback Community Park. (RDN image)

Nanoose Bay residents asked for alternate approval to expand waterfront park

RDN considering spending $1 million to buy land next to Blueback Community Park

The Regional District of Nanaimo is asking Nanoose Bay residents if they support the purchase of a property to expand Blueback Community Park. (RDN image)
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Man arrested for attempted murder after two people stabbed in their home in Nanaimo

Suspect, in his 20s, was known to victims, in their 60s, say RCMP

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Ritual scribe Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman inks some of the final letters on Nanaimo’s first-ever Torah scroll on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Inn on Long Lake. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s first-ever Torah scroll completed with 300,000 handwritten letters

Jewish community holds Torah completion ceremony at Inn on Long Lake

Ritual scribe Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman inks some of the final letters on Nanaimo’s first-ever Torah scroll on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Inn on Long Lake. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
An artist’s rendering showing conceptual buildings making up the Bowers District on the Green Thumb property on Hammond Bay Road. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)

Nanaimo’s huge Green Thumb plan gets go-ahead to move to public hearing stage

Approximately 2,500 homes pitched for ‘Bowers District’ in the north end

An artist’s rendering showing conceptual buildings making up the Bowers District on the Green Thumb property on Hammond Bay Road. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)
The Regional District of Nanaimo received a $3-million Clean B.C. grant to go to organic waste processing. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo gets $3-million grant to deal with organic waste

Clean B.C. grant helps with RDN’s share of costs of improvements at Duke Point processing facility

The Regional District of Nanaimo received a $3-million Clean B.C. grant to go to organic waste processing. (Black Press file photo)
Jake Hillhouse went for a swim on a flooded MacMillan Road in Cedar on Monday, Nov. 15. (Photo courtesy Colton Davis)

Social media stuntman goes for swim on flooded Vancouver Island road

Toronto ‘influencer’ wanted to take a positive from ‘horrible situation’ in B.C.

Jake Hillhouse went for a swim on a flooded MacMillan Road in Cedar on Monday, Nov. 15. (Photo courtesy Colton Davis)
Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)

B.C. university student wins Miss Canada Pacific crown

Demitria Rounis will compete in international pageant next year

Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)
A map showing the Sandstone lands in south Nanaimo. (Seacliff Properties image)

Development plans for 2,200 homes in south Nanaimo will go to public hearing

Residential, commercial and industrial development proposed in Cinnabar Valley-Cedar area

A map showing the Sandstone lands in south Nanaimo. (Seacliff Properties image)
Capt. Charles Robert R. Hickey in his Royal Air Force uniform. (Photograph courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada/ Vancouver Island Military Museum Society)

Island flying ace Charles R.R. Hickey shot down 21 foes in First World War

Legendary air fighter grew up on family’s farm in French Creek

Capt. Charles Robert R. Hickey in his Royal Air Force uniform. (Photograph courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada/ Vancouver Island Military Museum Society)
The presentation of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island report concluded this week’s Vancouver Island Economic Summit.

Vancouver Island’s economy disrupted but adapting, State of the Island report finds

Vancouver Island Economic Summit was held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27-28

The presentation of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island report concluded this week’s Vancouver Island Economic Summit.
B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses delegates at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)

Province trying to keep worker shortage from limiting B.C.’s economic recovery, premier says

Horgan addresses business community at Vancouver Island Economic Summit

B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses delegates at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)
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