Karl Yu

Public consultation for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment strategy is set to begin in mid-June. (News Bulletin file)

RDN asking bus riders where they would like public transit to go next

Regional District of Nanaimo to hold engagement process on short-term transit redevelopment

Public consultation for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment strategy is set to begin in mid-June. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district passes budget, adds educational assistants

COVID-19 again has an influence as SD68 settles on $173-million budget for 2021-22

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

Improving accessibility, reopening schools mentioned in Nanaimo’s school facilities plan

Trustees for Nanaimo-Ladysmith unanimously pass 2021-31 long-range facilities plan

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
The site of the old Jean Burns building in downtown Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo buying Jean Burns site for potential ‘public realm and transit improvements’

City starts expropriation process for properties on Terminal Avenue

The site of the old Jean Burns building in downtown Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s board has awarded a $659,000-plus tender to Radius Contracting Inc., to build a skate park at Huxley Community Park on Gabriola Island. Pictured here, a Huxley Community Park skate park conceptual design. (New Line Skateparks)

RDN awards $660,000 contract for construction of Gabriola skate park

Work anticipated to begin in August and be completed by year’s end

Regional District of Nanaimo’s board has awarded a $659,000-plus tender to Radius Contracting Inc., to build a skate park at Huxley Community Park on Gabriola Island. Pictured here, a Huxley Community Park skate park conceptual design. (New Line Skateparks)
Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo/Multivista)

Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre upgrades resulting in better water samples

$82-million project to add secondary wastewater treatment was completed earlier this year

Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo/Multivista)
(News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school trustees decide not to establish COVID-19 contingency fund

Up to $1.5 million for continued enhanced cleaning and mental health supports had been proposed

(News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors discussed asking the provincial government for increased funding, awareness and enforcement against human trafficking. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo asking province to better address human trafficking issue

Directors agree to write to the premier and solicitor-general after hearing from advocate

Regional District of Nanaimo directors discussed asking the provincial government for increased funding, awareness and enforcement against human trafficking. (File photo)
Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)

UPDATE: Queen presents Nanaimo doctor with award for global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman receives Royal Life Saving Society’s King Edward VII Cup

Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)
Tamara Cameron, Uplands Park Elementary School music teacher and librarian, students Ben Leduc, second from left, Avery Kojima and Kinley Robson, as well as other music students from the school, will benefit from $8,000 from MusiCounts, for instruments and recording equipment. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Money for new instruments music to ears of Uplands Park school staff and students

Grant from music education charity MusiCounts means students will have more ways to be creative

Tamara Cameron, Uplands Park Elementary School music teacher and librarian, students Ben Leduc, second from left, Avery Kojima and Kinley Robson, as well as other music students from the school, will benefit from $8,000 from MusiCounts, for instruments and recording equipment. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Colleen Price, Vancouver Island University’s bachelor of science in nursing program chairperson, says she is impressed with how students have persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Next generation of nurses already showing resilience

VIU says learning had to be adjusted amidst pandemic

Colleen Price, Vancouver Island University’s bachelor of science in nursing program chairperson, says she is impressed with how students have persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A scene from the Schoolhouse Squat from October 2018, where Alliance Against Displacement members and supporters occupied the Rutherford Elementary School site, advocating for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file)

Two more involved in ‘Schoolhouse Squat’ sentenced in Nanaimo court

Ivan Donald Drury, Tingchun (Listen) Chen get conditional discharges in provincial court in Nanaimo

A scene from the Schoolhouse Squat from October 2018, where Alliance Against Displacement members and supporters occupied the Rutherford Elementary School site, advocating for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit has sights set on busing to Cowichan Valley by next March

Unallocated transit hours already in the budget

The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)
A memorial to former Abbotsford and RCMP police officer Shinder Kirk in Cedar, B.C. Kirk died in a car accident on Cedar Road in December 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Trial begins in Nanaimo for man involved in car crash that killed retired police sergeant

RCMP accident reconstructionist takes stand in trial of Conrad Nikolaus Wetten

A memorial to former Abbotsford and RCMP police officer Shinder Kirk in Cedar, B.C. Kirk died in a car accident on Cedar Road in December 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent Scott Saywell at a May 6 press event showing off two new electric school buses. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district shows off electric buses

New buses anticipated to reduce 17 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from SD68 buses

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent Scott Saywell at a May 6 press event showing off two new electric school buses. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The courthouse in Nanaimo, B.C. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced in Nanaimo after causing a dog unnecessary pain and suffering

Kiefer Tyson Giroux, 26, of Nanoose Bay, given six-month sentence

The courthouse in Nanaimo, B.C. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has voted against instituting trustee pay raises in July, instead increasing wages of the next school board. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees vote to hold off on pay raise until next board is elected

Ad hoc committee recommended giving current trustees a boost in pay, starting July

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has voted against instituting trustee pay raises in July, instead increasing wages of the next school board. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will write both the governments of B.C. and Canada, seeking a continuation of COVID-19-specific funding for the 2021-22 school year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school board to ask governments for continued COVID-19 funding

Trustees eyeing pandemic uncertainty as they plan for 2021-22 school year

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will write both the governments of B.C. and Canada, seeking a continuation of COVID-19-specific funding for the 2021-22 school year. (News Bulletin file)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s water supply in good shape as Stage 2 watering restrictions take effect

Snowpack at Jump Creek station at about 300 centimetres, or above average, says City of Nanaimo

Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Naniamo courthouse. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo music teacher not guilty of sexual interference, but common assault

Flavio Livio Cianflone, 68, pleads guilty to lesser charge in incident with teenage student

Naniamo courthouse. (News Bulletin file)