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Discovery of an unattended vehicle aboard a B.C. Ferry in Nanaimo triggered and sea and land search for its driver Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Missing passenger stalls B.C. Ferries sailing from Nanaimo

RCMP, Coast Guard search Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay ferry route, person has been found

Discovery of an unattended vehicle aboard a B.C. Ferry in Nanaimo triggered and sea and land search for its driver Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A merger between Nanaimo-based Taste of B.C. Aquafarms and Blue Star Foods of Miami, Fla., will scale up land-based fish farm steelhead production on the mid Island. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo fish farm planning to scale up to 15 times its current production

Taste of B.C. Aquafarms was acquired by Miami, Fla.’s Blue Star Foods Corp. earlier this year

A merger between Nanaimo-based Taste of B.C. Aquafarms and Blue Star Foods of Miami, Fla., will scale up land-based fish farm steelhead production on the mid Island. (Photo submitted)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 at its previous location on Wallace Street. (Photo submitted)

Branch 10 Legion celebrating 95th anniversary

Branch, now located in Harewood, to hold celebration at the end of Legion Week, Oct. 10-16

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 at its previous location on Wallace Street. (Photo submitted)
Drawing from experiences from winter storms in recent years, the City of Nanaimo has dedicated the month of October to emergency preparedness. (News Bulletin file photo)

October is dedicated to emergency preparedness in Nanaimo

Drills and demonstrations presented throughout the month

Drawing from experiences from winter storms in recent years, the City of Nanaimo has dedicated the month of October to emergency preparedness. (News Bulletin file photo)
A fire scene several hundred metres from the nearest water supply made it difficult to battle a blaze that destroyed a barn in north Nanaimo on Thursday, Sept. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters battle barn blaze for several hours

Crews were called out at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, to corner of Jenkins and Dines roads

A fire scene several hundred metres from the nearest water supply made it difficult to battle a blaze that destroyed a barn in north Nanaimo on Thursday, Sept. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A fire scene several hundred metres from the nearest water supply made it difficult to battle a blaze that destroyed a barn in north Nanaimo on Thursday, Sept. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters battle barn blaze for several hours

Crews were called out at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, to corner of Jenkins and Dines roads

A fire scene several hundred metres from the nearest water supply made it difficult to battle a blaze that destroyed a barn in north Nanaimo on Thursday, Sept. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Lynne Kellogg, assistant manager, and Fraser Archibald, one of Old City Panache’s 50 booths people, discuss the store’s displays as the market opens for the day’s business. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Curiosities and collectibles can be found at unique Nanaimo shop

Old City Panache has 50 vendors providing 50 opportunities to shop local

Lynne Kellogg, assistant manager, and Fraser Archibald, one of Old City Panache’s 50 booths people, discuss the store’s displays as the market opens for the day’s business. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo decides not to try to limit numbers of campaign signs

Freedom of expression, environmental concerns, jurisdiction considerations discussed

City staff and council are working toward a new bylaw governing political signs, but the final draft will mostly contain status quo regulations. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)

Man ‘swarmed’ and beaten by teenagers in Nanaimo’s Harewood area

Victim injured in assault on Fourth Street early Monday morning, Sept. 27

Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)
Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, and firefighters Micah Chesher, Steve Nicks and Jared MacLeod and their fellow firefighters collected donations at several grocery stores across Nanaimo this month to help fund the fight against muscular dystrophy. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo firefighters’ boots stuffed with donations at this year’s drive

Donations tallied about $18,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, and firefighters Micah Chesher, Steve Nicks and Jared MacLeod and their fellow firefighters collected donations at several grocery stores across Nanaimo this month to help fund the fight against muscular dystrophy. (News Bulletin file photo)
Kelli Etheridge, co-owner of Vancouver Island Reusables, displays some of the take-out containers available to customers from restaurants participating in a reusable take-out container pilot program launched in Nanaimo this month. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Nanaimo reusable container business tries to limit take-out trash

Reusables Vancouver Island supplies restaurants with returnable stainless steel take-out containers

Kelli Etheridge, co-owner of Vancouver Island Reusables, displays some of the take-out containers available to customers from restaurants participating in a reusable take-out container pilot program launched in Nanaimo this month. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)

Volunteer firefighters rescue dog from cliff face near Nanaimo’s Ammonite Falls

Golden retriever falls 15 metres over cliff while walking with owner

A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)
Nanaimo’s Chloe Brown, 10, is anticipating the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock’s arrival in Nanaimo this weekend, Sept. 25-26. (Photo submitted/File photo)

Cancer-free Tour de Rock fan anticipates team’s arrival in Nanaimo

10-year-old Chloe Brown is a former junior rider with the Cops for Cancer fundraising tour

Nanaimo’s Chloe Brown, 10, is anticipating the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock’s arrival in Nanaimo this weekend, Sept. 25-26. (Photo submitted/File photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters deal with a highway collision at Cranberry Avenue earlier this year. Nanaimo city council members and staff will discuss transportation projects and planning at an upcoming committee meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)

City to explore ways to ease congestion and improve road safety in south Nanaimo

Council asks for more urgency on transportation plan for traffic-problem-plagued Cinnabar Valley

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters deal with a highway collision at Cranberry Avenue earlier this year. Nanaimo city council members and staff will discuss transportation projects and planning at an upcoming committee meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)
Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo thrift store’s deals help out Harewood neighbourhood

Deni’s Dynamite Deals donates thousands of dollars every month

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Firefighter Micah Chesher loads one of 54 new MSA air packs that were distributed to Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews at the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy on Labieux Road on Wednesday, Sept. 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s firefighters take deep breaths with new air packs

Nanaimo Fire Rescue outfitted with new $600,000 self-contained breathing apparatus system

Firefighter Micah Chesher loads one of 54 new MSA air packs that were distributed to Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews at the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy on Labieux Road on Wednesday, Sept. 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Tilray has announced it will shut down its Nanaimo offices and cultivation operation by spring 2022. (News Bulletin file photo)

Tilray announces it will be closing its Nanaimo operations

Closure to be completed in phases over the next few months

Tilray has announced it will shut down its Nanaimo offices and cultivation operation by spring 2022. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo and others protest outside Nanaimo Courthouse on Monday, Sept. 13. Protesters said they erected the mock gallows to express concern about logging of old-growth forests as well as the RCMP’s enforcement of a court injunction against protest blockades at Fairy Creek on the south Island. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Old-growth forestry protesters in Nanaimo say unchecked climate change is a death sentence

Extinction Rebellion sets up gallows, shuts down Front Street

Members of Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo and others protest outside Nanaimo Courthouse on Monday, Sept. 13. Protesters said they erected the mock gallows to express concern about logging of old-growth forests as well as the RCMP’s enforcement of a court injunction against protest blockades at Fairy Creek on the south Island. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Greg Tomkins has summarized his knowledge as a financial advisor in a step-by-step guide to money and finances designed to help people achieve financial security. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo financial advisor’s new book tries to take guesswork out of financial decisions

Greg Tomkins writes step-by-step guide to understanding money and mastering personal finances

Greg Tomkins has summarized his knowledge as a financial advisor in a step-by-step guide to money and finances designed to help people achieve financial security. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city council has given the green light to a development permit after approving variances for the redeveloped Nanaimo Correctional Centre on Biggs Road. (IBI Group Architects image)

City issues permit for Nanaimo Correctional Centre redevelopment

Council votes unanimously to allow height and watercourse variances at jail site

Nanaimo city council has given the green light to a development permit after approving variances for the redeveloped Nanaimo Correctional Centre on Biggs Road. (IBI Group Architects image)