Greg Sakaki

Newcastle Channel and Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. reopening but tourism facing long-term recovery, say Vancouver Island MLAs

B.C. Liberals criticize lack of planning, NDP says consultation and response happening

Newcastle Channel and Saysutshun Newcastle Island in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A crosswalk outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will repainted with pride colours, Island Health announced this month. (News Bulletin photo)

Island hospitals getting Pride crosswalks

Island Health says rainbow crosswalks a visible commitment to diversity and inclusion

A crosswalk outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will repainted with pride colours, Island Health announced this month. (News Bulletin photo)
Patrick Allen, 98, skydives with Nanoose Bay’s SkyDive Vancouver Island on Sunday, June 21. (Photo submitted)

98-year-old jumps out of an airplane over Parksville Qualicum Beach for Father’s Day

Patrick Allen is oldest man to skydive with SkyDive Vancouver Island

Patrick Allen, 98, skydives with Nanoose Bay’s SkyDive Vancouver Island on Sunday, June 21. (Photo submitted)
Former prime minister Paul Martin participates in Rotary Club of Lantzville’s Zoom meeting Thursday, June 16. (Photo submitted)

Former prime minister calls in to Lantzville Rotary club’s Zoom meeting

Paul Martin talks indigenous education with service club members

Former prime minister Paul Martin participates in Rotary Club of Lantzville’s Zoom meeting Thursday, June 16. (Photo submitted)
Shopping carts collected by city staff. (City of Nanaimo images)

City invests in cleanup as 630 shopping carts collected around Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo formalizes $187,000 expenditure on full-time clean-up crew

Shopping carts collected by city staff. (City of Nanaimo images)
Sonnet L’Abbé, one of the organizers of the Black Lives solidarity demonstration on Friday afternoon at Maffeo Sutton Park, raises her fist during one of the speeches. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Black Lives solidarity demonstration fills Nanaimo park

Anti-racism protest held at Maffeo Sutton Park on Friday afternoon

Sonnet L’Abbé, one of the organizers of the Black Lives solidarity demonstration on Friday afternoon at Maffeo Sutton Park, raises her fist during one of the speeches. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
An artist’s rendering of residential development on the Clark Drive property, part of a larger Clark/Medd proposal subject to an official community plan and zoning bylaw amendment application before District of Lantzville council. (Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)

280-unit development in Lantzville will proceed to public hearing

Mayor says Clark/Medd properties affect municipality’s future

An artist’s rendering of residential development on the Clark Drive property, part of a larger Clark/Medd proposal subject to an official community plan and zoning bylaw amendment application before District of Lantzville council. (Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)
Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo senior clocked going 50 km/hr over limit says her SUV shouldn’t be impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)
Screenshots from Nanaimo teen Marcus Dumas’s TikTok video showing he and his friend Alex Martin going through a Tim Hortons drive-thru on a go-kart. (marcusdumas42/TikTok images)

Two Nanaimo teens on a go-kart get Tim Hortons drive-thru order

Grade 8 students at NDSS answer grandparent’s challenge

Screenshots from Nanaimo teen Marcus Dumas’s TikTok video showing he and his friend Alex Martin going through a Tim Hortons drive-thru on a go-kart. (marcusdumas42/TikTok images)
Jerry Gaspari of Nanaimo died in a Jeep crash May 12 on a backroad south of Nanaimo. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraiser set up to help mother of 20-year-old Nanaimo man who died in Jeep crash

Jerry Gaspari remembered as loving son, ‘happy go-lucky’ guy

Jerry Gaspari of Nanaimo died in a Jeep crash May 12 on a backroad south of Nanaimo. (GoFundMe image)
An Asian giant hornet from the nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy John Holubeshen)

Nanaimo beekeepers watching for ‘murder hornets’ after nest found in region last fall

Asian giant hornets haven’t been seen on Vancouver Island since nest eradicated last fall

An Asian giant hornet from the nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy John Holubeshen)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)

Fire at Nanaimo convenience store starts after teen allegedly shoots flare at clerk

Incident happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday at Circle K on Departure Bay Road

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)
Motorcycle riders arrive at NRGH at 7 p.m. Thursday in a show of support for health-care workers. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Motorcycles motor past Nanaimo hospital as a show of support

Riders wish to show appreciation, and they also want to get out of the house, organizer says

Motorcycle riders arrive at NRGH at 7 p.m. Thursday in a show of support for health-care workers. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Arthur Fabbro, stage name Loveclub, a musician from Nanaimo, created a viral TikTok this month that shows his technique for cutting up a banana with a spoon. (TikTok/1800loveclub image)

Musician from Vancouver Island goes viral with banana-cutting TikTok

Arthur Fabbro, stage name Loveclub, gains international attention with social media video

Arthur Fabbro, stage name Loveclub, a musician from Nanaimo, created a viral TikTok this month that shows his technique for cutting up a banana with a spoon. (TikTok/1800loveclub image)
Police in Nanaimo were allegedly met with a “slew of profanities” by an intoxicated man who had climbed a fir tree outside Generations Church on Monday evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo man, allegedly drunk and high, arrested after climbing 100-foot tree

Man in sandals climbs fir tree, hurls obscenities at police below

Police in Nanaimo were allegedly met with a “slew of profanities” by an intoxicated man who had climbed a fir tree outside Generations Church on Monday evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves and other items collected by the Nanaimo District Dental Society await pickup at Lakeside Dental Clinic on Monday. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo dentists donate 4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves to health-care peers

Nanaimo District Dental Society collects items for front-line workers during COVID-19 pandemic

4,000 masks, 25,000 gloves and other items collected by the Nanaimo District Dental Society await pickup at Lakeside Dental Clinic on Monday. (Photo submitted)
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B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic

Ferry corporation says ridership down 70-80 per cent over the last week and a half

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Regional District of Nanaimo wants to self-isolate during COVID-19 pandemic

RDN board asks visitors, tourists and residents to avoid discretionary travel

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The B.C. Ferries vessel the Spirit of British Columbia. (File photo)

BC Ferries confirms worker has COVID-19

Employee on Tsawwassen route didn’t work in vessel’s public areas

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Spirit of British Columbia. (File photo)
The Nanaimo Beacon’s Beacon Buddies program, meant to find volunteers to help with errands for self-isolating neighbours, signed up nearly 350 people on its first day Sunday. (Nanaimo Beacon image)

Nanaimo satire website connects community during COVID-19 pandemic

Nanaimo Beacon signs up more than 600 volunteers to help those who are self-isolating

The Nanaimo Beacon’s Beacon Buddies program, meant to find volunteers to help with errands for self-isolating neighbours, signed up nearly 350 people on its first day Sunday. (Nanaimo Beacon image)