Karl Yu

A Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw enforcement report for January-June 2021 says illegal dumping has decreased, compared to the same time in 2020. However, there are still problem spots, say officials. (Black Press file)

Illegal dumping complaints drop in rural RDN, but remain hard to enforce

RDN electoral area services committee receives report on bylaw enforcement for January-June

A Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw enforcement report for January-June 2021 says illegal dumping has decreased, compared to the same time in 2020. However, there are still problem spots, say officials. (Black Press file)
Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Boxing club trying to raise money so Indigenous youths can go more rounds

Online fundraiser set up after Team 700 has its funding cut

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Marc Gervais went up and down Chestnut Street in Nanaimo on July 17, in a fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man cycling up and down street in Nanaimo Child Development Centre fundraiser

Marc Gervais challenges himself to 100 laps of Chestnut Street

Marc Gervais went up and down Chestnut Street in Nanaimo on July 17, in a fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nicole Bennett, Nanaimo BIKES program manager, says the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, will have a food bike at Maffeo Sutton Park offering snacks. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit hopes food bike hits the right ‘buttons’

Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy launching Nanaimo BIKES program

Nicole Bennett, Nanaimo BIKES program manager, says the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, will have a food bike at Maffeo Sutton Park offering snacks. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

With meat-processing site numbers dwindling, farmer seeks abattoir in rural Nanaimo

Ben Glassen has ALC application for small-scale facility on Jingle Pot Road

Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Regional District of Nanaimo is making preparations for the implementation of free transit for children 12 years old and under. (News Bulletin file)

RDN and stakeholders look forward to free bus rides for children starting this fall

B.C. government announced this past spring that children 12 and under will ride free

Regional District of Nanaimo is making preparations for the implementation of free transit for children 12 years old and under. (News Bulletin file)
Terry Rogers, Bonnie Murrell and Evelyn Boegh of Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak were happy with the results of the club’s 25 for 25 Challenge to commemorate its 25 years of existence. Rogers and Boegh are founding members. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary celebrates 25 years with $25K, 2,500km fundraiser

25 area non-profit agencies participated in community challenge

Terry Rogers, Bonnie Murrell and Evelyn Boegh of Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak were happy with the results of the club’s 25 for 25 Challenge to commemorate its 25 years of existence. Rogers and Boegh are founding members. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
After receiving approximately $1.17 million in COVID-19 safe restart money from the B.C. government in late 2020, Regional District of Nanaimo received an additional $715,000 in 2021. (News Bulletin file)

RDN spending COVID-19 recovery money on cyberattack protection, portable toilets

B.C. government grants $715,000 in COVID-19 Safe Restart money to Regional District of Nanaimo

After receiving approximately $1.17 million in COVID-19 safe restart money from the B.C. government in late 2020, Regional District of Nanaimo received an additional $715,000 in 2021. (News Bulletin file)
Officials are warning Nanaimo residents of a cougar spotted in the Buttertubs Marsh area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Be vigilant at Buttertubs Marsh after cougar sightings, says conservation officer

Multiple reports since Saturday about a cougar around the Nanaimo marsh

Officials are warning Nanaimo residents of a cougar spotted in the Buttertubs Marsh area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A scene from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ boardroom featuring Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)

New SD68 policy on naming or re-naming schools considers Indigenous language

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees unanimously approve policy

A scene from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ boardroom featuring Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file)
RDN Transit’s Route 40, VIU Express, sees 45 per cent of the system’s ridership, a consultant noted, as the regional district continues to work on a transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)

RDN’s busiest bus route pressed by COVID-19 passenger limits

Consultant reports on RDN Transit ridership, intersections that put buses behind schedule

RDN Transit’s Route 40, VIU Express, sees 45 per cent of the system’s ridership, a consultant noted, as the regional district continues to work on a transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)
Carol Frank, aunt of Lisa Marie Young, missing since June 2002, in a march seeking justice for her niece on June 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP use new information and technology in case of missing woman Lisa Marie Young

June 30 will mark 19 years since Young went missing in Nanaimo

Carol Frank, aunt of Lisa Marie Young, missing since June 2002, in a march seeking justice for her niece on June 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Careless driver fined after 2018 crash in Nanaimo that killed retired police sergeant

Conrad Nikolaus Wetten, guilty of driving without due care and attention, will keep driver’s licence

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Rising Hope Services Inc. a for-profit subsidiary of Island Crisis Care Society, will manage Nanaimo Bakery and Confectionery beginning July 30. Pictured here are Astrid Feschuk, left, Katie Cole, Elspeth Erickson and Corrie Corfield. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit to purchase bakery, help people ‘rise’ above adversity

Island Crisis Care Society’s Project Rise will involve work placement at bakery and confectionery

Rising Hope Services Inc. a for-profit subsidiary of Island Crisis Care Society, will manage Nanaimo Bakery and Confectionery beginning July 30. Pictured here are Astrid Feschuk, left, Katie Cole, Elspeth Erickson and Corrie Corfield. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A roadside memorial in Cedar for former police officer Shinder Kirk, who died in a car crash on Cedar Road in December 2018. (News Bulletin file)

Driver found guilty after 2018 crash in Nanaimo that resulted in death of retired police sergeant

Conrad Nikolaus Wetten guilty of driving without due care in crash that killed Shinder Kirk

A roadside memorial in Cedar for former police officer Shinder Kirk, who died in a car crash on Cedar Road in December 2018. (News Bulletin file)
A roadside memorial in Cedar for former police officer Shinder Kirk, who died in a car crash on Cedar Road in December 2018. (News Bulletin file)

Driver guilty in 2018 Nanaimo crash that killed retired Abbotsford police sergeant

Conrad Nikolaus Wetten guilty of driving without due care in crash that killed Shinder Kirk

A roadside memorial in Cedar for former police officer Shinder Kirk, who died in a car crash on Cedar Road in December 2018. (News Bulletin file)
Robin Dutton, left, and Peter Sinclair are taking their mountain bikes and travelling down trails in the Mount Benson area June 19 as part of a 24-hour fundraiser benefiting Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Full-day mountain bike fundraiser gives financial support for Nanaimo food bank

Event part of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s Food 4 Summer campaign

Robin Dutton, left, and Peter Sinclair are taking their mountain bikes and travelling down trails in the Mount Benson area June 19 as part of a 24-hour fundraiser benefiting Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
According to a staff report, Regional District of Nanaimo has seen some $13.6 million in grant applications approved between Jan. 1 and May 15. (News Bulletin file)

Close to $14 million in money granted to RDN in first half of year

Successful grants include more than $4 million for transit service in Regional District of Nanaimo

According to a staff report, Regional District of Nanaimo has seen some $13.6 million in grant applications approved between Jan. 1 and May 15. (News Bulletin file)
The B.C. Ministry of Education has announced close to $44 million for the province’s schools for COVID-19 recovery. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school stakeholders say COVID-19 recovery funding can make a difference

B.C. Ministry of Education announces it expects a ‘near-normal’ return to class in September

The B.C. Ministry of Education has announced close to $44 million for the province’s schools for COVID-19 recovery. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo is looking to repair sewage pipe in the Hammond Bay Road area, which was corroded by gas. (Black Press file)

Corroded sewer pipe along Nanaimo’s Hammond Bay Road will cost $5.5 million to fix

Pipe replacement and reinforcement part of $6.9-million infrastructure project

Regional District of Nanaimo is looking to repair sewage pipe in the Hammond Bay Road area, which was corroded by gas. (Black Press file)