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Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin                                Kelly Whiteside is hoping to launch a cat café in Nanaimo, which she says would be the first on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo woman envisions Vancouver Island’s first cat café

Business idea still in early planning stages and hopes to be open next year

Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin                                Kelly Whiteside is hoping to launch a cat café in Nanaimo, which she says would be the first on Vancouver Island.
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B.C. tent city residents have three weeks to clear out: Supreme Court

Fire risk, criminal activity in neighbourhood cited as reasons for judgment

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Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo

Municipality argues woman who drove down mudslide near Nanoose could have avoided accident

District of Lantzville, Emcon and Province of B.C. file responses in lawsuit

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Former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the city. (News Bulletin file)

Ex-CFO files racism complaint against City of Nanaimo

Victor Mema alleges discrimination, goes to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Former City of Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the city. (News Bulletin file)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people outside Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Wednesday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Cabinet meetings on Vancouver Island ‘going great,’ says PM Trudeau

Ministers talk NAFTA, pipelines and more in Nanaimo; meetings continuing Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people outside Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Wednesday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Prime minister greeted by B.C. premier as cabinet retreat begins

PM Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan meet in advance of federal cabinet meetings in Nanaimo

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
B.C. Ferries Coastal Inspiration captain Behzad Safarizal, left, talks to Steve Hrabove, third officer while heading out of Duke Point terminal. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Behind the wheel of a B.C. Ferries ferry

Big Read: Black Press gets a rare look behind the scenes of a Coastal Inspiration sailing

B.C. Ferries Coastal Inspiration captain Behzad Safarizal, left, talks to Steve Hrabove, third officer while heading out of Duke Point terminal. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island president, who refused to provide his name, meets with Jamison McGrath, a supporter of Discontent City, on Aug. 5 on Front Street during a rally that featured supporters from both sides. Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Soldiers of Odin confront supporters of B.C. tent city

No violence during heated and tense meeting between the two sides in Nanaimo

Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island president, who refused to provide his name, meets with Jamison McGrath, a supporter of Discontent City, on Aug. 5 on Front Street during a rally that featured supporters from both sides. Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
A group of people calling themselves Action Against Discontent City, and members of Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island are planning to march to tent city and the steps of Nanaimo’s city hall this weekend. NEWS BULLETIN file

Soldiers of Odin to march past homeless camp in B.C. city

People associated with anti-immigration group join with those opposing tent city in Nanaimo

A group of people calling themselves Action Against Discontent City, and members of Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island are planning to march to tent city and the steps of Nanaimo’s city hall this weekend. NEWS BULLETIN file
Rain caused a washout of a section of Rumming Road in Lantzville in January and a car and driver plunged into the sinkhole. — Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo

Woman who was caught in mudslide near Nanoose now suing for negligence

Lawsuit claims road maintenance a factor when car and driver plunged 20 metres into sinkhole

Rain caused a washout of a section of Rumming Road in Lantzville in January and a car and driver plunged into the sinkhole. — Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo
Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin photo)

Vancouver Island nursery property sells in historic deal

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo sold

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin photo)
An image of what a Western Canada Marine Response Corporation base could look like on Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. (WCMRC image)

Vancouver Island oil spill response stations back on track

Project has been on hold due to Trans Mountain pipeline dispute

An image of what a Western Canada Marine Response Corporation base could look like on Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. (WCMRC image)
A construction worker examines a crane that tipped over on Wednesday afternoon at a site on the corner of Uplands Drive and Turner Road. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Construction crane tips over at Nanaimo work site

Incident happened Wednesday morning at Turner Road and Uplands Drive

A construction worker examines a crane that tipped over on Wednesday afternoon at a site on the corner of Uplands Drive and Turner Road. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin)                                Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo’s chief financial officer no longer with city

Victor Mema had been on leave since March and was the subject of allegations regarding improper use of personal expense funds

Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin)                                Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
According to the documents obtained through a freedom of information request, Victor Mema, the city’s chief financial officer, used a city-issued purchase card to book 11 separate flights between July 2016 and September 2017 for personal use. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Nanaimo’s chief financial officer used city purchase card for 11 personal flights

Victor Mema has been on leave since early last month

According to the documents obtained through a freedom of information request, Victor Mema, the city’s chief financial officer, used a city-issued purchase card to book 11 separate flights between July 2016 and September 2017 for personal use. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Nanaimo RCMP officers examine a Mazda Protegé sedan parked along the E&N Trail on Sunday evening. According to police, the vehicle was involved in a hit and run in the city’s north end and ditched by the driver, who was later arrested. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Qualicum Beach man arrested after hit and run in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Police Dog Services called in to help locate suspect

Nanaimo RCMP officers examine a Mazda Protegé sedan parked along the E&N Trail on Sunday evening. According to police, the vehicle was involved in a hit and run in the city’s north end and ditched by the driver, who was later arrested. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo                                (Nanaimo News Bulletin file image)

Supreme Court vindicates B.C. doctor who medicated dying woman against her son’s wishes

Health Professions Review Board’s decision deemed transparent and justifiable

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo                                (Nanaimo News Bulletin file image)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Supreme Court vindicates Vancouver Island doctor who medicated dying woman against son’s wishes

Health Professions Review Board’s decision deemed transparent and justifiable

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
A fire truck located on Clark Drive West is violating a traffic bylaw, according to a recently filed District of Lantzville lawsuit against a Nanaimo man who owns property along Clark Drive West. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Lantzville seeks court order against land owner with pot dispensary, fire truck

Municipality claims land owner placed trailers and structures on his property without permits

A fire truck located on Clark Drive West is violating a traffic bylaw, according to a recently filed District of Lantzville lawsuit against a Nanaimo man who owns property along Clark Drive West. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager

Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager

City of Nanaimo CAO Tracy Renee Samra charged with fear of injury/damage by another person

Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager