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Seventy-four international students are expected to come to Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district for the last half of the 2020021 school year, says the district. (School District 68 image)

Nanaimo school district educating 160 international students during pandemic school year

Fifty-seven students from abroad arrived Jan. 14-18, says SD68

Seventy-four international students are expected to come to Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district for the last half of the 2020021 school year, says the district. (School District 68 image)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing for work on both Pleasant Valley and Rutherford elementary schools. Rutherford (pictured) will be used as a temporary school space as seismic work is done at Pleasant Valley. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing for work on both Pleasant Valley and Rutherford elementary schools. Rutherford (pictured) will be used as a temporary school space as seismic work is done at Pleasant Valley. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization, a non-profit, seeks to raise $8,000 for a play structure to help children remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization asking for help fundraising for play structure

Physical activities have been limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, says non-profit

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization, a non-profit, seeks to raise $8,000 for a play structure to help children remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, has seen his contract renewed for four years, the district announced Wednesday. (SD68 YouTube screenshot)

Nanaimo school district renews superintendent’s contract for four years

‘Singing superintendent’ Scott Saywell under contract through 2024-25 school year

Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, has seen his contract renewed for four years, the district announced Wednesday. (SD68 YouTube screenshot)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff recommending bus route to Cowichan Valley

More than 1,900 survey respondents expressed support for inter-regional transit, notes RDN report

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)
A B.C. Supreme Court judge found John Albert Buchanan, accused in the September 2017 murder of Richard Sitar in Nanaimo, not guilty of second-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Man accused in bludgeoning death in Nanaimo guilty of manslaughter, not guilty of second-degree murder

Verdict comes down in John Albert Buchanan’s trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo

A B.C. Supreme Court judge found John Albert Buchanan, accused in the September 2017 murder of Richard Sitar in Nanaimo, not guilty of second-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School in Nanaimo school district. (Submitted photo)

School district comes up with education choices during Snuneymuxw shelter-in-place

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools makes adjustments as First Nation combats COVID-19

Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School in Nanaimo school district. (Submitted photo)
Gabriola Island Recycling Organization seeks $103,000 in grant money from the Regional District of Nanaimo for a textile recovery program. (Black Press files)

RDN looks at providing $103,000 for clothing recycling on Gabriola Island

Recycling organization on Gabriola hopes to divert 23,600 kilograms of textile waste from landfill

Gabriola Island Recycling Organization seeks $103,000 in grant money from the Regional District of Nanaimo for a textile recovery program. (Black Press files)
An Island Health worker is vaccinated at a clinic in Victoria last month. (Island Health photo)

Long-term care workers in Nanaimo and Campbell River receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

Island Health says it has received additional 3,900 doses of Pfizer vaccine

An Island Health worker is vaccinated at a clinic in Victoria last month. (Island Health photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo will form a fire services advisory committee consisting of area directors, fire chiefs from departments funded by the RDN and fire society executives from within the regional district. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo forms fire services advisory committee

Stakeholders to form committee and establish terms of reference

Regional District of Nanaimo will form a fire services advisory committee consisting of area directors, fire chiefs from departments funded by the RDN and fire society executives from within the regional district. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairperson Doug White III, left, seen here with B.C. Attorney General David Eby in March, was recognized for his work in B.C.’s legal system with a Queen’s counsel designation. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairman from Nanaimo appointed as Queen’s counsel

Doug White III, former Snuneymuxw chief, honoured for his legal work

B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairperson Doug White III, left, seen here with B.C. Attorney General David Eby in March, was recognized for his work in B.C.’s legal system with a Queen’s counsel designation. (News Bulletin file)
Money from the Government of Canada allowed Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club to hire nine full-time workers to work on trails in the Doumont area. (Brandon Williams photo)

Federal funding helps Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club hire winter trail crew

Nine youths hired to work on Doumont and other trails through March

Money from the Government of Canada allowed Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club to hire nine full-time workers to work on trails in the Doumont area. (Brandon Williams photo)
Todd and Nicole Cameron dressed son Jack up as 12 characters from various holiday movies, including Bruce Willis’s character from <em>Die Hard</em>. (Nicole Cameron photo)

12 days of Christmas movies: Nanaimo toddler stars in holiday classic photo shoots

Nanaimo family shares photos of son dressed as characters from Die Hard, Elf and more

Todd and Nicole Cameron dressed son Jack up as 12 characters from various holiday movies, including Bruce Willis’s character from <em>Die Hard</em>. (Nicole Cameron photo)
Darrel August, left, teacher Matt Kuzminski and Tobias Gillman, with Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ learning alternatives program, distributed care packages to people experiencing homelessness on Dec. 11. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo students who have experienced homelessness give to people living rough

Learning alternatives students distribute care packages

Darrel August, left, teacher Matt Kuzminski and Tobias Gillman, with Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ learning alternatives program, distributed care packages to people experiencing homelessness on Dec. 11. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo court house. (News Bulletin/file)

Man accused of molesting child while playing computer game found not guilty

Judge made ruling in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Tuesday

Nanaimo court house. (News Bulletin/file)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Regional Hospital District board approves budget, eyes major projects

Potential future capital projects include $1-billion patient tower at NRGH

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
Elysha Gordon, left, Carrie Cross Wells and Erin Kaetler, took part in a fundraiser Dec. 5, benefiting Bruce and Cindra Caverley, a Nanaimo couple both suffering from Stage 4 cancer. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Community helps light up the season for Nanaimo mom and dad who both have cancer

Convoys parading past festively decorated house in central Nanaimo

Elysha Gordon, left, Carrie Cross Wells and Erin Kaetler, took part in a fundraiser Dec. 5, benefiting Bruce and Cindra Caverley, a Nanaimo couple both suffering from Stage 4 cancer. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A Vancouver Island University psychology professor will conduct research on the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on learning and mental health of students. (Stock photo)

VIU prof researching pandemic’s effects on mental health and education of grade schoolers

Researcher hopes to ask 90-120 families about their experiences over time

A Vancouver Island University psychology professor will conduct research on the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on learning and mental health of students. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre has acquired Strong Nations Publishing, which has a focus on indigenous literature. Pictured are Beckie Wesley, Strong Nations Publishing director of operations; Chris Beaton, executive director of Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, middle, and Eddy Brown, warehouse manager. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre hopes to strengthen culture with publishing house acquisition

Deal to acquire Strong Nations Publishing finalized on Nov. 27

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre has acquired Strong Nations Publishing, which has a focus on indigenous literature. Pictured are Beckie Wesley, Strong Nations Publishing director of operations; Chris Beaton, executive director of Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, middle, and Eddy Brown, warehouse manager. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ staff and trustees held their annual general board meeting Dec. 2 via Microsoft Teams. (SD68 image)

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district chairperson retains role, new vice-chair chosen

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools held annual general meeting Wednesday

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ staff and trustees held their annual general board meeting Dec. 2 via Microsoft Teams. (SD68 image)