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Nanaimo’s Longwoodstock festival celebrates music and beer

NANAIMO - Longwoodstock features two days of music at various locations in Nanaimo.

B.C. DAY TRIVIA QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

B.C. Day, on Monday, Aug. 1, is an opportunity to celebrate this spectacular province. See how well you know British Columbia.

Active Life: Walking around Nanaimo offers dozens of ideas to get active

NANAIMO – Walking in Nanaimo offers opportunities to see what's going on in city.

  • Jul 12th, 2016
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    Active Life: Programs help foster range of athletic skills

    NANAIMO – Ice is in for summer activities at Third Street facility.

    Best of the City: Bread winners

    NANAIMO – Cobs Bread Pleasant Valley celebrates win for Best Bakery in annual Best of the City awards.

    Provincial campsite rush mostly B.C. residents

    Few BC Parks bookings going to commercial operators, solution is more campsite spaces, Environment Minister Mary Polak says

    CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

    In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

    Best of the City: River just right for summer swimming

    Nanaimo River provides plenty of places to swim, tube, and ride the rapids.

    Best of the City: Straight shooters help dealership reach the top

    Galaxy Motors Nanaimo was tops with respondents in the 2016 Best of the City Survey’s Best Place to Buy a Used Car.

    Best of the City: View from the top

    You don’t need to head to Mount Everest to climb a mountain. All you have to do is head off of Jingle Pot Road to Mount Benson.

    Best of the City: Cruisin’ the Hub

    Cycling a preferred way for a growing group of residents to travel, commute and experience Nanaimo.

    Best of the City: Nanaimo is picture perfect

    Harbour City becoming popular place for aerial photography and instagrammers to capture scenes and experiences of the region.

    Best of the City: Feast for foodies

    Breweries and restaurants are finding it easier than ever to source ingredients from farmers and producers in the Nanaimo region.

    Best of the City: Treasures waiting to be found at downtown shops

    One-of-a-kind items abound for all types of collectors.

    Best of the City 2016 results

    Results of a News Bulletin reader survey to determine the best shops, services, places and activities in Nanaimo.

    • Jun 28th, 2016

    Best of the City: Nanaimo campgrounds host global visitors

    Within minutes of any campground in Nanaimo there are dozens of things to do and places to visit.

    Best of the City: Paddlers’ paradise

    Kayaking, outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding and dragon boating are all popular pastimes on the water.

    Best of the City: Karaoke a hit at friendly venue

    It is the karaoke that brings many people out to the Oxy Pub in Nanaimo.

    Best of the City: Victoria Crescent a neighbourhood like no other

    Business owners curate a relaxed vibe among tight downtown community.

    Best of the City: Good deals found in thrift stores

    Salvation Army wins Best Second-Hand Store in Nanaimo News Bulletin's annual survey.