Greg Sakaki

An anonymous donor bought 72 cases of Girl Guide cookies, to be donated to local charities. The same donor has now directed more than $15,000 to Girl Guides of Canada in the area over the past two years. (Black Press file photo)

Anonymous donor in Nanaimo buys 864 boxes of Girl Guide cookies

Same person has now provided more than $15,000 in support to Girl Guides of Canada over two years

An anonymous donor bought 72 cases of Girl Guide cookies, to be donated to local charities. The same donor has now directed more than $15,000 to Girl Guides of Canada in the area over the past two years. (Black Press file photo)
A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)

Robot a valued staff member at Nanaimo restaurant

‘Bella’ delivers food from the kitchen to the front doors at Driftwood Restaurant

A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo Clippers won their first two games of the season on the road and are getting ready for their home-opening weekend this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers score in bunches and win on the road, now comes home-opening weekend

Junior A hockey team defeats Powell River Kings 6-2 and 4-1

The Nanaimo Clippers won their first two games of the season on the road and are getting ready for their home-opening weekend this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)
V.I. Raiders players including Ethan Moran, left, and Nick Robinson tackle Westshore Rebels opponent Zach Lubin during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
V.I. Raiders players including Ethan Moran, left, and Nick Robinson tackle Westshore Rebels opponent Zach Lubin during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A rendering of Lantzville village south, looking west on Ware Road at Lantzville Road with a grocery store on the left and mixed-use buildings on the right. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)

Lantzville council looks over plans for shops and hundreds of homes in village’s downtown

OCP and zoning amendment application asks for upward of 700 residential units

A rendering of Lantzville village south, looking west on Ware Road at Lantzville Road with a grocery store on the left and mixed-use buildings on the right. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black and his teammates keep their eye on the puck during a practice drill Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliff McNabb Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers ready to start crashing the crease in a new BCHL season

Regular season starts with road games at Powell River on Oct. 8-9

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black and his teammates keep their eye on the puck during a practice drill Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliff McNabb Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Ocean views at Pierce Woods Marine Park in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lantzville purchases waterfront property as new marine park

Three-hectare Pierce Woods Marine Park located on Sabre Road

Ocean views at Pierce Woods Marine Park in Lantzville. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Sear Island near Gabriola Island is listed for sale for $7.9 million. (Photo courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty Canada)

‘Crown jewel’ private island near Nanaimo for sale for $7.9 million

Sear Island near Gabriola Island was listed by Sotheby’s this summer

Sear Island near Gabriola Island is listed for sale for $7.9 million. (Photo courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty Canada)
Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)

Former Nanaimo councillor Brennan honoured with Freedom of the City

Diane Brennan recognized at ceremony Monday, Oct. 4

Diane Brennan is presented with Freedom of the City by Mayor Leonard Krog at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone/City of Nanaimo)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Multiple officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 2, but injuries weren’t serious, investigators found no weapon and witness reports were conflicting, said RCMP. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Residents in Nanaimo’s downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods perceive that crime is increasing in their areas and they don’t feel safe going out walking after dark. (News Bulletin file photo)

Safety audits show residents in and around Nanaimo’s downtown feel unsafe

Nanaimo RCMP’s community policing department partners with city, university students on audits

Residents in Nanaimo’s downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods perceive that crime is increasing in their areas and they don’t feel safe going out walking after dark. (News Bulletin file photo)
Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson, front, with Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson and Snuneymuxw Chief Mike Wyse looking on, asks people to turn toward the sea before he says a closing prayer Thursday, Sept. 30, at a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo gathers to mark first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Snuneymuxw chief calls for meaningful reflection

Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson, front, with Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson and Snuneymuxw Chief Mike Wyse looking on, asks people to turn toward the sea before he says a closing prayer Thursday, Sept. 30, at a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
A rendering of how a proposed hotel, Diver Lake Inn, might look along Shenton Road. (Ian A. Niamath Architect image)
Coast Bastion Hotel workers rally outside the hotel on Friday, Sept. 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Coast Bastion Hotel workers express frustration with contract talks

Hotel says it is making ‘sincere attempt’ to reach an agreement

Coast Bastion Hotel workers rally outside the hotel on Friday, Sept. 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock comes through Nanaimo

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)
The City and Nanaimo and B.C. Housing are working on a two-year lease extension for the temporary supportive housing site at 2020 Labieux Rd. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo’s Labieux supportive housing lease to be extended another two years

B.C. Housing in discussion with city regarding temporary supportive housing property

The City and Nanaimo and B.C. Housing are working on a two-year lease extension for the temporary supportive housing site at 2020 Labieux Rd. (News Bulletin photo)
One member of a work crew died and another was injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road overnight. (News Bulletin file photo)

Road worker dies in highway incident in Nanaimo involving allegedly drunk driver

Workers were on paving crew on Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road

One member of a work crew died and another was injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road overnight. (News Bulletin file photo)
A supportive housing complex on Nicol Street in Nanaimo’s south end is nearing completion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City will try to identify potential supportive housing sites in different areas of Nanaimo

Councillor brings forward motion intended to be ‘proactive’

A supportive housing complex on Nicol Street in Nanaimo’s south end is nearing completion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dancers put their best feet forward

Central Island dance duo creates series of viral videos

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A rendering of a public works administration building that may be part of the Nanaimo Operations Centre project. (Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo public works yard rebuild would cost $125 million

City councillors will be presented with funding strategies later this year

A rendering of a public works administration building that may be part of the Nanaimo Operations Centre project. (Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)