Greg Sakaki

The City of Nanaimo is working on the 2021-25 financial plan, with a series of special finance and audit meetings this week and next week. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo begins budgeting with 3.3% tax increase as a starting point

Special finance and audit meeting being held today, Nov. 25

The City of Nanaimo is working on the 2021-25 financial plan, with a series of special finance and audit meetings this week and next week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lantzville moving forward with 7.6-per cent property tax increase

District council passes three readings of financial plan bylaw

Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Firefighters try to put out a structure fire on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay early Saturday morning. (Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department photo)

Horses in nearby stable saved as building burns down in Nanoose Bay

Firefighters called out in the early-morning hours Saturday

Firefighters try to put out a structure fire on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay early Saturday morning. (Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department photo)
Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lantzville citizen counter-suing councillor who alleged privacy breach

Clinton Smith files response and counter-claim following Coun. Karen Proctor’s lawsuit

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo will leave the Opal Road-Rock City Road intersection the way it is until at least the spring following a narrow vote at Monday’s city council meeting. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo city council narrowly votes down motion to return Opal Road to the way it was

Council chooses to keep current intersection alignment until at least the spring

The City of Nanaimo will leave the Opal Road-Rock City Road intersection the way it is until at least the spring following a narrow vote at Monday’s city council meeting. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lantzville staff and council trim projected tax increase

Staff stresses asset management funding gap

Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Business-as-usual modelling projects the City of Nanaimo on pace for a 32-per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 levels by 2050. (C2MP Consulting Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo isn’t on track to meet emissions targets

Councillors updated on climate action plan as part of master planning process

Business-as-usual modelling projects the City of Nanaimo on pace for a 32-per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 levels by 2050. (C2MP Consulting Ltd./City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Steven Casey and his son Bradley pay their respects among the wreaths at the Dallas Square cenotaph downtown Nov. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo holds cautious Remembrance Day ceremony at cenotaph

Public was not invited this year and instead was asked to watch the ceremony live on Shaw TV

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Steven Casey and his son Bradley pay their respects among the wreaths at the Dallas Square cenotaph downtown Nov. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Dover Bay Secondary School.
(File photo)

Second case of COVID-19 at Dover Bay Secondary makes a ‘cluster’

Individual already at home and isolating, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Dover Bay Secondary School.
(File photo)
An image of Lieut. Osborne Orr and a poster advertising opportunities to join the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. (Images courtesy the Vancouver Island Military Museum)

Nanaimo’s other First World War ace remembered

Lieut. Osborne Orr credited with five aerial victories before he was shot down

An image of Lieut. Osborne Orr and a poster advertising opportunities to join the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. (Images courtesy the Vancouver Island Military Museum)
A new street proposed in Lantzville’s Clark-Medd area. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)

Lantzville approves ‘contentious’ development, will mail out explanatory letter

Council votes 3-2 to send letter regarding Clark-Medd project to alleviate ‘misunderstanding’

A new street proposed in Lantzville’s Clark-Medd area. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)
Nanaimo city council asked for a staff report to look into options for providing free menstrual products in washrooms at city facilities. (Stock photo)

City of Nanaimo will consider free pads and tampons in civic washrooms

City council votes unanimously to ask for staff report

Nanaimo city council asked for a staff report to look into options for providing free menstrual products in washrooms at city facilities. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo’s mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience has made six recommendations to city council, including emphasis on pride of place and prioritizing strategic investment. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s recovery task force recommends pride of place, strategic investment

Mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience reports to city council

The City of Nanaimo’s mayor’s task force on recovery and resilience has made six recommendations to city council, including emphasis on pride of place and prioritizing strategic investment. (News Bulletin file photo)
MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)

Not-so-rosy State of the Island report caps off virtual summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit took place online Oct. 27-29

MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)
The cover photo of an emergency food and nutrition strategy prepared for the City of Nanaimo’s health and housing task force. (Maddy Koch photo/City of Nanaimo)

City of Nanaimo will consider the creation of a food policy council

Working group says new arm’s-length body could help with food security in the region

The cover photo of an emergency food and nutrition strategy prepared for the City of Nanaimo’s health and housing task force. (Maddy Koch photo/City of Nanaimo)
Tara Feindel, left, Kamilla Duha and Sonja Ferg are among the members of Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo who will participate in a Halloween for Hunger event Oct. 31, collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Youths in costumes ask for community support of Halloween food drive

Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo holding event Oct. 31 outside former Pier 1 Imports

Tara Feindel, left, Kamilla Duha and Sonja Ferg are among the members of Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo who will participate in a Halloween for Hunger event Oct. 31, collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party’s climate action platform at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. Greens say minority government can best address ‘overlapping crises’

Furstenau talks to the News Bulletin about coalitions, old-growth forests and ferries

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party’s climate action platform at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces new infrastructure spending on the Lower Mainland on Monday, flanked by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Cheryl Ashlie and Maple Ridge-Mission candidate Chelsa Meadus. (Neil Corbett/Black Press)

Wilkinson says plan to rebuild B.C. will work for Vancouver Island

B.C. Liberal leader talks to the News Bulletin about homelessness, forestry, infrastructure

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces new infrastructure spending on the Lower Mainland on Monday, flanked by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Cheryl Ashlie and Maple Ridge-Mission candidate Chelsa Meadus. (Neil Corbett/Black Press)
A concept of homes on Ronald Road as part of the Clark-Medd project. (Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)

Lantzville council moves along Clark-Medd project amid protest outside district hall

Council passes third readings of OCP amendment and zoning bylaw by 3-2 votes

A concept of homes on Ronald Road as part of the Clark-Medd project. (Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)
B.C. Ferries has a mandatory mask policy on vessels and at terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: No tickets for anti-maskers on B.C. Ferries

West Van Police say their intention was to ‘keep the peace’ after being called to terminal

B.C. Ferries has a mandatory mask policy on vessels and at terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)