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A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)

Fundraiser set up for Nanaimo woman who may lose foot after motorcycle crash

Eating disorder recovery worker facing multiple surgeries over coming months

A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)
A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)

Fundraiser set up for Nanaimo woman who may lose foot after motorcycle crash

Eating disorder recovery worker facing multiple surgeries over coming months

A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin photo)

City of Nanaimo creates framework for new economic development corporation

Airport, port authority, chamber of commerce, VIU, Snuneymuxw will be partners

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin photo)
Diane Cleary and Jack Ball were among the seniors dancing in a parking lot July 31 in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo seniors dance in parking lot while indoor dances are cancelled

Organizer said seniors were ‘bored’ without Thursday night dances at activity centre

Diane Cleary and Jack Ball were among the seniors dancing in a parking lot July 31 in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Canada’s Caileigh Filmer, left, and Hillary Janssens look at each other after receiving their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on Thursday, July 29. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Grandparents cheer from Nanaimo as granddaughter wins Canada’s first rowing medal of Olympics

Caileigh Filmer used to see how fast she could paddle around Nanaimo’s Shack Islands

Canada’s Caileigh Filmer, left, and Hillary Janssens look at each other after receiving their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on Thursday, July 29. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)
Lantzville Mayor Mark Swain will no longer represent his municipality on the Regional District of Nanaimo board as his council voted 3-2 to replace him. (News Bulletin file photo)

District of Lantzville removes mayor from RDN board

Coun. Will Geselbracht taking over from Mayor Mark Swain as director after 3-2 vote

Lantzville Mayor Mark Swain will no longer represent his municipality on the Regional District of Nanaimo board as his council voted 3-2 to replace him. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP at Westwood Lake Park on Sunday, July 25, after a paddler reported seeing a body floating in the lake. Nothing has been found, say police. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Paddler reports body in Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake, but nothing found

Firefighters and police searched lake Sunday, July 25

Nanaimo RCMP at Westwood Lake Park on Sunday, July 25, after a paddler reported seeing a body floating in the lake. Nothing has been found, say police. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The City of Nanaimo is expected to spend $150,000 on a revitalization plan for urban design and public realm improvements on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo councillors recommend Commercial Street revitalization

City expected to spend $150,000 to come up with plan for public realm improvements

The City of Nanaimo is expected to spend $150,000 on a revitalization plan for urban design and public realm improvements on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Lantzville working on ‘good neighbour’ bylaw

Clauses cover unsightly premises, noise, vehicle idling, graffiti cleanup and more

Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has issued a development permit for 51 units of permanent supportive housing at 285 Prideaux St. (S2 Architecture image)

Development permit issued for community services building site on Prideaux Street in Nanaimo

City anticipates it will receive an application for a demolition permit this fall

Nanaimo city council has issued a development permit for 51 units of permanent supportive housing at 285 Prideaux St. (S2 Architecture image)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)

Fisherman reels in five-foot shark near Nanaimo’s Entrance Island

Roy Ban reeled in a sixgill shark last week in relatively shallow waters

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)
The City of Nanaimo has been directed by Recycle B.C. to develop a recycling contamination remediation plan after 77 audits from 2018-2020 have calculated increasing contamination rates. (News Bulletin photo)
The City of Nanaimo has been directed by Recycle B.C. to develop a recycling contamination remediation plan after 77 audits from 2018-2020 have calculated increasing contamination rates. (News Bulletin photo)
Levi Verch and the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen will open a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League exhibition season this Saturday, July 10, with a game at the NIC against the Burnaby Lakers. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lacrosse finally back in the box in Nanaimo

Junior A Timbermen begin exhibition season with game this Saturday, July 10, at the NIC

Levi Verch and the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen will open a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League exhibition season this Saturday, July 10, with a game at the NIC against the Burnaby Lakers. (News Bulletin file photo)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)

Hotel proposed at Diver Lake in Nanaimo

City receives OCP amendment and re-zoning applications for 72-room hotel on Shenton Road

A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
Nanaimo city council is considering a re-zoning application to allow for a mixed-use commercial and residential development at Boxwood Road and Northfield Road. (WA Architects/IWCD image)

Nanaimo council gets a first look at proposed supermarket plaza at Boxwood and Northfield

Early concept of project includes supermarket, shops, office space and 188 residential units

Nanaimo city council is considering a re-zoning application to allow for a mixed-use commercial and residential development at Boxwood Road and Northfield Road. (WA Architects/IWCD image)
Oliver Woods Community Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo seniors’ facility moves residents to community centre to keep cool

Oliver Woods Community Centre offered as respite for Lakeside Gardens residents

Oliver Woods Community Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
Mid-Island Pirates catcher Ben Shugar awaits a throw as a Parksville Royals baserunner slides for home during a B.C. Premier Baseball League game June 24 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Mid-Island Pirates getting a baseball season at last

B.C. Premier Baseball League team to play a 24-game season and then a championship tournament

Mid-Island Pirates catcher Ben Shugar awaits a throw as a Parksville Royals baserunner slides for home during a B.C. Premier Baseball League game June 24 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Former Nanaimo city councillor Diane Brennan will be awarded Freedom of the City, the city’s highest civic honour, later this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Longtime city councillor will receive Nanaimo’s highest civic honour, Freedom of the City

Diane Brennan served on city council from 2002-2008 and 2011-2018

Former Nanaimo city councillor Diane Brennan will be awarded Freedom of the City, the city’s highest civic honour, later this year. (News Bulletin file photo)