Chris Hamlyn

Ferry workers make clean sweep on executive council

NANAIMO – B.C. Ferries and Marine Workers Union has set sail in a new direction in terms of leadership.

COLUMN: Stay young at heart and stay young

Having a little fun keeping the kid inside alive helps keeps the old guy outside ticking.

Andrew Gates poses with his father’s Cessna 172

Nanaimo air cadet tests his wings

When it comes to pursuing a career as a Canadian Forces pilot, the sky is the limit for Nanaimo's Andrew Gates.

Andrew Gates poses with his father’s Cessna 172

Woman questions role of owners in dog attacks

A Nanaimo woman is devastated after an attack on her dog led to it being euthanized.

Dana Haggarty wants Canadians to show their support for the environment – and displeasure with the federal government’s Bill C-38 – by adding a splash of green to the typical red and white celebrations on Canada Day (July 1).

Protesters hope for a green Canada Day

Nanaimo woman hopes Canadians will rise up on the country’s birthday to protest the dismantling of environmental protection programs.

Dana Haggarty wants Canadians to show their support for the environment – and displeasure with the federal government’s Bill C-38 – by adding a splash of green to the typical red and white celebrations on Canada Day (July 1).

Science fun heats up summer

Nanaimo society strives for a science centre in Bowen Park.

Nanaimo's downtown as it once appeared. The area pictured was later filled in and became populated with buildings.

Study digs deep into Nanaimo’s past

The future of development in downtown Nanaimo will depend a lot on its past.

Nanaimo's downtown as it once appeared. The area pictured was later filled in and became populated with buildings.

Premier part of Liberal policy conference in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – The B.C. Liberal Party is hosting a series of regional policy conferences with the next stop in Nanaimo May 26.

Drowning victim had a ‘joy of life’

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island’s whitewater paddling community lost one of its own Tuesday

Teachers’ action dampens year-end camping trip

NANAIMO – Teachers' extra-curricular action cancels overnight portion of students' camping trip.

John Hofman’s sketch

Morden Mine issue catches attention of province

NANAIMO – Efforts to save one of only two remaining coal mining headframes and tipples in North America took a step forward Monday.

John Hofman’s sketch

COLUMN: Taraxacum officinale a worthy foe

NANAIMO – I have come to develop a healthy dose of respect for Taraxacum officinale.

John Hofman’s sketch

Delegation pitches Morden restoration plans

NANAIMO – Friends of Morden Mine Society to make preservation pitch to provincial environment minister.

John Hofman’s sketch

Drop in casino revenue affects city’s bottom line

NANAIMO – Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is not betting on an expansion of its Nanaimo operation anytime soon.

Duke Point terminal reopens May 1

NANAIMO – Ferry service between Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal and Tsawwassen resumes May 1.

Rail bridge report better than expected

NANAIMO – Railroad bridges and trestles on Vancouver Island require $5.4 million in upgrades over the next 10 years.

Merv Unger

Journalist recognized for devotion to craft

NANAIMO – Former News Bulletin editor receives Eric Dunning Integrity Award.

Merv Unger

Youth aim to stop discrimination

Nanaimo youth are speaking out about their experiences with hate-motivated behaviour.

New Nanaimo visitor centre opening delayed

NANAIMO – A visitor information centre at the Nanaimo Parkway and Northfield Road will not be ready to open for the May long weekend.

B.C. Ferries, union extend collective agreement

NANAIMO – B.C. Ferries unionized employees receive 6.25-per cent wage increase over three years.