Karl Yu

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation’s Stock the Lockers campaign is on until Aug. 31, seeking to raise money for students in poverty. Pictured here are Crystal Dennison, foundation executive director, and John Eivindson, assistant manager of Coastal Community Credit Union’s Labieux Road location. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Stock the Lockers campaign starts to raise money for back-to-school in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Stock the Lockers goes until Aug. 31 to help less fortunate students in school district

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation’s Stock the Lockers campaign is on until Aug. 31, seeking to raise money for students in poverty. Pictured here are Crystal Dennison, foundation executive director, and John Eivindson, assistant manager of Coastal Community Credit Union’s Labieux Road location. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Marlene Johnsrude weaves with a loom at a weekly fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital at the Save-On-Foods at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo Aug. 3. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo supermarket gets creative in fundraising efforts for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Cashier at Country Club Centre store spearheads efforts, which includes gift basket raffles

Marlene Johnsrude weaves with a loom at a weekly fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital at the Save-On-Foods at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo Aug. 3. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Gurdeep Pandher, from the Yukon, dances at the corner of Wallace Street and Comox Road in Nanaimo on Aug. 7. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Bhangra dancer from Yukon brings his ‘happy dance’ to Nanaimo

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher makes stop in Harbour City en route to Parksville

Gurdeep Pandher, from the Yukon, dances at the corner of Wallace Street and Comox Road in Nanaimo on Aug. 7. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Former City of Nanaimo chief administration officer Tracy Samra, seen here in 2016. (News Bulletin file)

Former City of Nanaimo CAO Samra intends to sue city, councillor, former mayor

Tracy Samra files notice of claim against city, former mayor Bill McKay and Coun. Sheryl Armstrong

Former City of Nanaimo chief administration officer Tracy Samra, seen here in 2016. (News Bulletin file)
The Fresh Start back-to-school drive this month is collecting money, backpacks, supplies and clothing for less fortunate students in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)

Back-to-school fundraiser looks to give Nanaimo students a Fresh Start

That 50’s Barbershop, VIRL Harbourfront Library and other partners asking for donations

The Fresh Start back-to-school drive this month is collecting money, backpacks, supplies and clothing for less fortunate students in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)
Construction delays and COVID-19 have led to a delay of childcare service provision at schools like Rock City elementary, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19, construction delays will mean fewer child care options than anticipated in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Child care at Forest Park, Rock City, Chase River, Ladysmith Primary won’t open in September

Construction delays and COVID-19 have led to a delay of childcare service provision at schools like Rock City elementary, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)

Residents ask RDN to try to protect Nanaimo River swimming hole

Petition calls on region to preserve land along Nanaimo River Road that is slated for future logging

A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)
Jim Kerr was among the attendees at a rally at Bowen Park in Nanaimo on July 24. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Anti-vaxxers rally in Nanaimo, call for ‘freedom’

A few hundred people gathered at Bowen Park on Saturday, July 24

Jim Kerr was among the attendees at a rally at Bowen Park in Nanaimo on July 24. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
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)