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Weston Hewer successfully defended his watermelon-eating contest title in the preschool-Grade 1 division at Lantzville Minetown Day. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Watermelon-eating contest, chicken poop bingo among fun and games at Lantzville Minetown Day

Event celebrating Lantzville’s history took place Aug. 6 at Huddlestone Park

Weston Hewer successfully defended his watermelon-eating contest title in the preschool-Grade 1 division at Lantzville Minetown Day. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)

Firefighters battle two separate blazes the same night on Nanaimo River Road property

Two sheds burned up in the first fire, then two RVs in the second fire

Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)
Caitlin Boutin, left, was at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital site Aug. 5 as daughter Eva, 3, received her first COVID-19 vaccine. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Children aged 6 months to 4 years old now receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in Nanaimo

More than 2,500 children in the age group have been registered for immunization, says Island Health

Caitlin Boutin, left, was at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital site Aug. 5 as daughter Eva, 3, received her first COVID-19 vaccine. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools seeks input related to Ladysmith Intermediate School, as part of the public consultation process in the long-range facilities plan. The school was built in 1955. (Duck Paterson photo)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools turns its focus to elementary school projects in south end of SD68

School District 68 asking for feedback this month about schools in Ladysmith and North Oyster

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools seeks input related to Ladysmith Intermediate School, as part of the public consultation process in the long-range facilities plan. The school was built in 1955. (Duck Paterson photo)
Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, is promoting the Stock the Lockers campaign which takes place from Aug. 1-30. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Community asked to help ‘Stock the Lockers’ in Nanaimo as back-to-school becomes more pricey

Fundraiser Aug. 1-31 benefits vulnerable students in School District 68

Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, is promoting the Stock the Lockers campaign which takes place from Aug. 1-30. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Gordy Dodd, of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress, left, and Norm Smith work the barbecue at a fundraiser July 23. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Tour de Rock fundraising underway in Nanaimo

Cops for Cancer charity bike ride begins in late September

Gordy Dodd, of Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress, left, and Norm Smith work the barbecue at a fundraiser July 23. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Regional District of Nanaimo spending $960,000 to upgrade wastewater treatment tanks

RDN board approves contract with Brentwood Industries Inc.

Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Eating an original Nanaimo Bar in the streets of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Western Canada.

The Nanaimo Bar Trail beckons for those looking for a sweet treat

There’s a delicious truth both locals and visitors savour on central Vancouver…

Eating an original Nanaimo Bar in the streets of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Western Canada.
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo woman charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend denied bail

Paris Jayanne Laroche appeared by video for hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man caught in child-luring sting in Nanaimo avoids jail time

Cory John Lloyd, 42, sentenced for charge of arranging a sexual offence against a child

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Bathtub racing is something George Johnson and family are versed in. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

PHOTOS: Sailpast on Wheels Parade returns to downtown Nanaimo

As per tradition, a parade took place in downtown Nanaimo as a precursor to the bathtub race Sunday

Bathtub racing is something George Johnson and family are versed in. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are responding to an incident on Haliburton Street. A roadblock has been set up beginning at Woodhouse Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Man dead after Nanaimo RCMP shooting at Haliburton Street

Haliburton is blocked off between Woodhouse and Chase River Road, IIO investigating

Nanaimo RCMP are responding to an incident on Haliburton Street. A roadblock has been set up beginning at Woodhouse Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Brett Hancock, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ learning alternatives principal, says students benefit with the Take a Hike program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith students benefit from ‘Take a Hike’ education model

School district and non-profit partner to provide non-traditional curriculum

Brett Hancock, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ learning alternatives principal, says students benefit with the Take a Hike program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file photo)

No jail for former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre exec after child-luring charges

Chris Beaton handed suspended sentence with probation and conditions

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file photo)
Biting into a Nanaimo bar is one of 101 things that everyone should do in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Biting into a Nanaimo bar is one of 101 things that everyone should do in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
East Wellington Fire Department extinguished a fire on a fueled boat in rural Nanaimo on July 16. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Firefighters battle ‘dangerous’ blaze on fully fuelled boat on land in rural Nanaimo

Incident happened in East Wellington on Saturday, July 16

East Wellington Fire Department extinguished a fire on a fueled boat in rural Nanaimo on July 16. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo groundwater outlook good at start of summer, says report

Report analyzes region’s aquifers, says spring rains helped water levels

Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)
Two new hybrid ferries servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo have resulted in more trips and fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)

Gabriola ferries on time with fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries

Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee hearing positive feedback from travellers

Two new hybrid ferries servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo have resulted in more trips and fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dominic Rockall, Nanaimo Child Development Centre executive director, is looking forward to the Silly Boat Regatta this Sunday, July 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Teams will get wacky and get wet at Nanaimo’s Silly Boat Regatta

Fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre happening Sunday, July 17

Dominic Rockall, Nanaimo Child Development Centre executive director, is looking forward to the Silly Boat Regatta this Sunday, July 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Participants of the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival’s Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge toss carnations into the Nanaimo harbour after racing on July 9. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival return includes survivor race, carnation ceremony

Dragonboat races return to Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo after COVID-19 hiatus

Participants of the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival’s Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge toss carnations into the Nanaimo harbour after racing on July 9. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)