Greg Sakaki

Those in attendance at the Lanterns for Peace ceremony at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon on Saturday, Aug. 6, help launch the lanterns onto the water. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lanterns launched at Nanaimo lagoon, symbolizing desire for world peace

Lanterns for Peace ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 6

Those in attendance at the Lanterns for Peace ceremony at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon on Saturday, Aug. 6, help launch the lanterns onto the water. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo NightOwls baserunner Kobe Sandstrom, left, gets congratulated by teammate Xander Sielken after scoring a run in the eighth inning of a game against the Port Angeles Lefties on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls end baseball season on a winning note

NightOwls sweep series against Port Angeles Lefties to finish schedule on five-game win streak

Nanaimo NightOwls baserunner Kobe Sandstrom, left, gets congratulated by teammate Xander Sielken after scoring a run in the eighth inning of a game against the Port Angeles Lefties on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A rendering of development at the Foothills in Lantzville. (Lone Tree Properties Ltd. image)

Lantzville amending OCP to allow for new vision for Foothills

Development will be condensed along eastern portion of property

A rendering of development at the Foothills in Lantzville. (Lone Tree Properties Ltd. image)
The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons in Nanaimo expected to be closed for months after arson

Following Aug. 2 incident, RCMP have identified a suspect, but haven’t located him

The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
News Bulletin file photo

Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting near Nanaimo Parkway

Incident happened near Northfield Road the afternoon of Aug. 1

News Bulletin file photo
A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)

Island-dwelling blonde raccoon hits the beach on hot summer day

Boater gets up close to blonde mother raccoon and kits on Saysutshun

A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)
A rendering of two six-storey apartment buildings with a combined total of 171 units has been proposed for 525 Third St., replacing a previous plan for student housing. (RJSG Architect/Ironclad Developments image)

Plans change for property on Third Street in Nanaimo, 171 apartments now proposed

Previous plan specified student housing, but new development permit application has been submitted

A rendering of two six-storey apartment buildings with a combined total of 171 units has been proposed for 525 Third St., replacing a previous plan for student housing. (RJSG Architect/Ironclad Developments image)
A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)

Island-dwelling blonde raccoon hits the beach on hot summer day

Boater gets up close to blonde mother raccoon and kits on Saysutshun

A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)
Nixon Howell of the U13 AAA Nanaimo Pirates throws a ball to a teammate during an infield drill on July 19 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Pirates hosting U13 AAA provincials

B.C. Minor Baseball tournament starts this Friday, July 29

Nixon Howell of the U13 AAA Nanaimo Pirates throws a ball to a teammate during an infield drill on July 19 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A rendering of a townhouse development with mid-block pedestrian path, part of the Lantzville Village South special area plan that was voted down following a public hearing Monday, July 25. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)

Plans for hundreds of homes in Lantzville’s village core halted

Village South OCP amendment bylaw fails on 2-2 tie vote

A rendering of a townhouse development with mid-block pedestrian path, part of the Lantzville Village South special area plan that was voted down following a public hearing Monday, July 25. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)
Maple Ridge Burrards player Patrick Wong tries to defend against Nanaimo Timbermen player Teioshontathe McComber during Sunday’s WLA game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

First-place Nanaimo Timbermen win two more to end WLA regular season

Senior A T-men will wait to find out playoff seeding and opponent

Maple Ridge Burrards player Patrick Wong tries to defend against Nanaimo Timbermen player Teioshontathe McComber during Sunday’s WLA game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Veteran Nanaimo bathtubber wins his first great race

Jaime Garcia one of just six tubbers to make it back to beach in rough conditions

Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Brigadoon Dance Academy Highland dancers McKenzie Ranger, left, Hannah Purtle, Annalise Lam, Finley Robertson, Keltie Willis, Rayani Zoysa, Allison McBride, competed at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in Regina earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Highland dancer from Nanaimo wins Canadian championship

Annalise Lam, 17, is the first national champion from Vancouver Island in more than 30 years

Brigadoon Dance Academy Highland dancers McKenzie Ranger, left, Hannah Purtle, Annalise Lam, Finley Robertson, Keltie Willis, Rayani Zoysa, Allison McBride, competed at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in Regina earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

V.I. Raiders excited about the start of football season

Raiders play Sun this Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo

V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Raiders excited about the start of football season

Raiders play Okanagan Sun this Saturday, July 23, in Nanaimo

V.I. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok looks to connect with a receiver in practice Tuesday, July 19, at Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city council endorsed recommendations this week from the mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience working groups. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mayor’s task force recommends Nanaimo pursue 26 infrastructure projects

City council endorses recommendations of task force’s three working groups

Nanaimo city council endorsed recommendations this week from the mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience working groups. (News Bulletin file photo)
Athletes participate in the B.C. Summer Games opening ceremonies at Nanaimo’s Rotary Bowl stadium in 2014. (News Bulletin file photo)

New sports tourism strategy approved in Nanaimo

Sport administration, cycling, Indigenous sport, adaptive and para-sport some new areas of focus

Athletes participate in the B.C. Summer Games opening ceremonies at Nanaimo’s Rotary Bowl stadium in 2014. (News Bulletin file photo)
Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Boats catch fire in Nanaimo, one sinks, man badly burned

Incident happened Thursday, July 14, at Newcastle Marina on Stewart Avenue

Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Timbermen player Taggart Clark, left, looks for a pass from teammate Colton Lidstone during a WLA game against the Maple Ridge Burrards on Sunday, July 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Timbermen score in overtime for fourth-straight win

T-men defeat Maple Ridge Burrards in WLA lacrosse action

Nanaimo Timbermen player Taggart Clark, left, looks for a pass from teammate Colton Lidstone during a WLA game against the Maple Ridge Burrards on Sunday, July 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo city council, on a tie vote, decided to continue to live-stream council and committee meetings during the upcoming fall municipal election campaign. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will keep live-streaming meetings in election campaign

Staff recommended a blackout to prevent candidates from using meetings to campaign

Nanaimo city council, on a tie vote, decided to continue to live-stream council and committee meetings during the upcoming fall municipal election campaign. (News Bulletin file photo)