Karl Yu

Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)

Nanoose Bay water pipe replacement costs go up by more than $500,000

Regional District of Nanaimo still completing water main work related to a 2014 referendum

Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)
Bret Bickerton, left, and Owen Gardiner, crew from Rugged Coast Research Society, untie a new research vessel at Brechin Boat Ramp on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Nanaimo-based non-profit, which transports clean-up crews to remote areas of Vancouver Island to remove debris, held a boat cruise to celebrate its fundraising efforts that made the vessel’s purchase possible. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit shows off rugged new boat for coastal cleanups

Donations allow for purchase of vessel capable of transporting 10 tonnes of marine debris

Bret Bickerton, left, and Owen Gardiner, crew from Rugged Coast Research Society, untie a new research vessel at Brechin Boat Ramp on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Nanaimo-based non-profit, which transports clean-up crews to remote areas of Vancouver Island to remove debris, held a boat cruise to celebrate its fundraising efforts that made the vessel’s purchase possible. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)

Manly isn’t interested in seeking party leadership as Greens work to rebuild

Former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP reflects on time in Ottawa

Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)
Signy Madden, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island regional director, says the area has seen more food security issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

United Way trying to support ‘high-impact’ social programs through tough times

United Way launches fundraising campaign with goal of $1.3 million for the north and central Island

Signy Madden, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island regional director, says the area has seen more food security issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo working on long-term lease for South Wellington community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to write to province seeking lease approval

The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union happy with mask rules, wishes for more cleaning

Jeremy Inscho, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association head, reacts to provincial mask mandate

All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Lisa Marie Barron, who was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP, has resigned her post as a school trustee. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP Barron steps down as school trustee

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board now seeking advice on next steps

Lisa Marie Barron, who was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP, has resigned her post as a school trustee. (News Bulletin file photo)
Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)

Man who assaulted Nanaimo sex trade workers going to jail

Stephen Bradley Ewing pleads guilty to all charges, headed to jail as he awaits sentence

Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)
Emma Simard-Provencal was among those attending a Global Climate Strike event in Nanaimo Sept. 24, organized by Vancouver Island University’s Eco Club and Nanaimo Climate Action Hub. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

University students, faith community sound climate change alarm at Nanaimo rally

VIU Eco Club, Nanaimo Climate Action Hub hold climate strike event at Diana Krall Plaza Sept. 24

Emma Simard-Provencal was among those attending a Global Climate Strike event in Nanaimo Sept. 24, organized by Vancouver Island University’s Eco Club and Nanaimo Climate Action Hub. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending 2021-22 surplus money be allocated for such items as Wi-Fi upgrades at schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to spend surplus dollars on Wi-Fi upgrades, solar panels

$4.7 million in surplus means SD68 can spend on a list of projects and initiatives

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending 2021-22 surplus money be allocated for such items as Wi-Fi upgrades at schools. (News Bulletin file)
Lisa Marie Barron, federal NDP candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding, speaks at an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools ponders next move after trustee Barron elected MP

Byelection necessary if seat vacated before Jan. 1 of a local government election year

Lisa Marie Barron, federal NDP candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding, speaks at an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

‘Toss-up’ in Nanaimo-Ladysmith a product of parties’ national campaigns, says poli-sci prof

Vancouver Island University professor helps unpack preliminary election results

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district spending $544,000 on heating and cooling at Cedar Secondary

SD68 spends money from annual facilities grant and environmental upgrade fund

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo board has approved a motion to allocate resources required to implement recommendations of the climate action technical advisory committee. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo approves $300,000 for climate committee’s recommendations

Sustainable procurement, reducing vehicle fleet emissions among priorities

Regional District of Nanaimo board has approved a motion to allocate resources required to implement recommendations of the climate action technical advisory committee. (News Bulletin file)
A Terry Fox Run banner signed by Nanaimo participants at a past run-walk event at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Terry Fox Run participants asked to run or walk at their own pace

Nanaimo organizer hopes to raise $20,000 between community and school events

A Terry Fox Run banner signed by Nanaimo participants at a past run-walk event at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tom LaFortune, left, Steve Sxwithul’txw and Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse were among those in attendance for a cheque presentation at the band office Sept. 15. LaFortune and Sxwithul’txw organized a GoFundMe campaign, with proceeds funding a search for unmarked graves at a site in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

First Nation welcomes donation to help with search of Nanaimo Indian Hospital site

Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse says former patients have said the grounds need to be examined

Tom LaFortune, left, Steve Sxwithul’txw and Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse were among those in attendance for a cheque presentation at the band office Sept. 15. LaFortune and Sxwithul’txw organized a GoFundMe campaign, with proceeds funding a search for unmarked graves at a site in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation loses appeal regarding railway land, but can try again

B.C. Court of Appeal panel upholds Supreme Court judge’s decision

A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)
Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)

New rapid bus route through Nanaimo suggested as part of transit planning

Consultant reports on public engagement as part of RDN transit re-development strategy

Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo students return to schools after many families chose distance learning last year

COVID-19 led to increase in distance-ed, but students migrating back to schools, reports SD68

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man allegedly under the influence of cannabis could face charges after highway crash in Nanaimo

Incident took place at the old Island Highway-Oliver Road intersection Monday, Sept. 6

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)