Nicholas Pescod

Nanaimo city councillors approved the first three readings of a bylaw authorizing the city to borrow $4.5 million to fund the construction of the Port Theatre’s proposed community performing arts centre expansion project. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo council supports borrowing $4.6M for Port Theatre expansion

City councillors pass first three readings of borrowing bylaw

Nanaimo city councillors approved the first three readings of a bylaw authorizing the city to borrow $4.5 million to fund the construction of the Port Theatre’s proposed community performing arts centre expansion project. (News Bulletin file)
BLACK PRESS file photo

PM won’t announce federal byelection in Nanaimo-Ladysmith until after provincial byelection

Prime Minister’s Office says PM wants to avoid confusion

BLACK PRESS file photo
B.C. government announces $6.4M for residential care home workers

B.C. government announces $6.4M for residential care home workers

Nanaimo and Parksville among Island communities to benefit

B.C. government announces $6.4M for residential care home workers
A Nanaimo woman is lucky to still have her Christmas cookies after two bear cubs wandered onto her property and tried to take them from her outdoor freezer Dec. 18. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Bear cubs try to take Vancouver Island woman’s Christmas cookies

Incident happened in the early-morning hours today, Dec. 18, in Nanaimo

A Nanaimo woman is lucky to still have her Christmas cookies after two bear cubs wandered onto her property and tried to take them from her outdoor freezer Dec. 18. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Lantzville councillors have voted to give themselves a pay raise starting next year. (News Bulletin file)

Lantzville councillors give themselves 45-per cent pay raise

Council pay increase to take effect in 2019

Lantzville councillors have voted to give themselves a pay raise starting next year. (News Bulletin file)
Temporary supportive housing units at Labieux Road. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Majority of Nanaimo’s Discontent City residents moved into supportive housing sites

A few spaces remain at Terminal Avenue and Labieux Road locations

Temporary supportive housing units at Labieux Road. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
A high-tech bus shelter under construction on Lantzville Road. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Canada’s nicest bus shelter coming to Vancouver Island?

Volunteer-driven project will have phone chargers, lights, art, digital photo gallery and more

A high-tech bus shelter under construction on Lantzville Road. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Former Nanaimo chief administrative officer Tracy Samra has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo and former mayor Bill McKay. (News Bulletin file)

Former chief administrative officer lodges human rights complaint against Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo, former mayor Bill McKay confirm complaint has been made

Former Nanaimo chief administrative officer Tracy Samra has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo and former mayor Bill McKay. (News Bulletin file)
Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file)

Investigation taking place into alleged secret recordings at Lantzville District Hall

Two staff members recorded without their knowledge, sources say

Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file)
Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health, announces Wednesday the province’s commitment to building a new ICU facility at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a cost of $33.85 million. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo hospital will get a new $34-million intensive care unit

B.C. government made announcement this morning

Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health, announces Wednesday the province’s commitment to building a new ICU facility at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a cost of $33.85 million. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
Michele Wonnacott, a pet psychic, is holding a seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17. (Photo submitted)

Dog psychic can help Vancouver Islanders better connect with their pets

Michele Wonnacott hosts one-day seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17

Michele Wonnacott, a pet psychic, is holding a seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17. (Photo submitted)
According to the Nanaimo RCMP, poppy donation boxes were stolen from multiple businesses located in the Woodgrove Centre area this week. NEWS BULLETIN photo

5 poppy donation boxes stolen in B.C. city, RCMP investigating

‘It’s not the money, it’s what it represents,’ said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP media spokesperson.

According to the Nanaimo RCMP, poppy donation boxes were stolen from multiple businesses located in the Woodgrove Centre area this week. NEWS BULLETIN photo
Robin Richardson, founder and leader of the Vancouver Island Party, is vying to become Nanaimo’s next MLA. His party’s aim is to separate Vancouver Island from British Columbia. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Provincial byelection candidate wants to see Vancouver Island separate from B.C.

Robin Richardson, leader of the Vancouver Island Party, announces intention to run for Nanaimo MLA

Robin Richardson, founder and leader of the Vancouver Island Party, is vying to become Nanaimo’s next MLA. His party’s aim is to separate Vancouver Island from British Columbia. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
The B.C. Liberal Party announces that Tony Harris will seek that party’s nomination for the coming byelection in Nanaimo. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Car dealer to represent B.C. Liberals in byelection on the Island

Tony Harris wants to become MLA in Nanaimo riding vacated by Leonard Krog

The B.C. Liberal Party announces that Tony Harris will seek that party’s nomination for the coming byelection in Nanaimo. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
John Horgan speaks at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

B.C. premier identifies labour shortage on Vancouver Island

John Horgan spoke today at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo

John Horgan speaks at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
A State of the Island economic report will be released this week at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance photo)

Vancouver Island Economic Summit will create connections, spark discussion

Two-day event begins Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

A State of the Island economic report will be released this week at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance photo)
Peter Marshall says the windshield of his 1987 Toyota pickup truck was smashed by falling ice. The incident occurred near Nanaimo, B.C. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

Peter Marshall says the windshield of his 1987 Toyota pickup truck was smashed by falling ice. The incident occurred near Nanaimo, B.C. (Photo submitted)
Dustin Dennis Zinter, was found guilty in a November 2015 incident where a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin file)

Apology ‘late’ and ‘weak’ as ‘coward’ gets six years in fatal Vancouver Island crash

Dustin Dennis Zinter guilty of dangerous driving causing 2015 death of Ladysmith woman

Dustin Dennis Zinter, was found guilty in a November 2015 incident where a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo city council candidates and running mates Avel Turnip and Conrad Peach, who is president of Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island, talk to the media on Friday night outside Rutherford Elementary School. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo’s Soldiers of Odin council candidate opposes school sit-in

Residents gather outside Rutherford elementary to express concerns about ‘Schoolhouse Squat’

Nanaimo city council candidates and running mates Avel Turnip and Conrad Peach, who is president of Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island, talk to the media on Friday night outside Rutherford Elementary School. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
A forum at Vancouver Island University this week focused on Nanaimo’s housing situation and the impact it is having on members of the community, including university students. File photo

Affordable housing crunch squeezes Island university students

Vancouver Island University’s challenges with student housing was discussed at a forum this week

A forum at Vancouver Island University this week focused on Nanaimo’s housing situation and the impact it is having on members of the community, including university students. File photo