Melissa Fryer

Boomerang Lake wildfire fully contained

NANAIMO – Human-caused wildfire two ridges west of Mount Benson mopped up by Coastal Forest Centre crews.

Golden brown might soon be the new green as Nanaimo residents follow increasing water conservation measures set out by the City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo. Conservation Level 2 water use restrictions come into effect Monday (June 15) in the city that will limit residents to watering lawns and washing vehicles to just two days a week. The RDN is already at Level 3 restrictions.

Drought pushes water conservation in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Provincial government says Island in midst of Level 3 drought.

Golden brown might soon be the new green as Nanaimo residents follow increasing water conservation measures set out by the City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo. Conservation Level 2 water use restrictions come into effect Monday (June 15) in the city that will limit residents to watering lawns and washing vehicles to just two days a week. The RDN is already at Level 3 restrictions.

Majorities don’t reflect popular opinion

A more proportional system would see more representatives assigned based on each party’s share of votes.

MP defends beliefs, but won’t debate them

‘The media is being mean to me’ is not a complaint that’s going to go over well for a parliamentarian with 15 years’ experience.

Nanaimo could be an election battleground



This will be the first election in some time that Nanaimo will be represented by one MP.

No surprises in provincial budget, says Nanaimo MLA

NANAIMO – Leonard Krog said he was hoping for a surprise in the provincial budget after a lackluster throne speech.

Stabbing story tops online readers’ picks

NANAIMO – Statistics show what stories online readers preferred in 2014.

Pete MacDonald

Coins for Kids drive wraps up

NANAIMO – Money raised buys gifts to ensure no child goes empty handed on Christmas morning.

Pete MacDonald

Christmas charities depend on our generosity

In addition to the high-profile charities, others capitalize on the generosity and gift giving at this time of year.

Coin drive seeks donations for children at Christmas

Pennies might be becoming a thing of the past but the goal of the News Bulletin’s annual coin campaign remains the same.

Ferry follies prevent much-needed dialogue

The ferry system needs an overhaul – I don’t think anyone would argue with that.

Fireworks or not, city has Halloween spirit

As far as rituals go, Halloween is one of our most interesting.

Nanaimo sawmill slated for closure

NANAIMO – Western Forest Products has announced plans to close its sawmill on Nanaimo’s waterfront by the end of the year.

Tax dollars can always be better balanced

The question comes down to money – how much taxpayers can bear when the province and the federal government are already taking a big chunk.

Sludge spill will test government, industry

How the B.C. government handles this cleanup and punishment of Imperial Metals will set the tone for future resource extraction projects.

Life in the fast lane has new meaning in B.C.

From my observations behind the wheel, people make strange choices at any speed.

Judge dismisses case against Nanaimo school district over south-end facilities plan

NANAIMO – Snuneymuxw First Nation launched legal appeal after closure of several south-end schools.

We’ll always need more women in politics

Women are under-represented in politics at every level, whether it’s at the council table, provincial legislature or federal Parliament.

Colliery dam risk lowered

NANAIMO – Technical committee expects remediation costs to be less than expected.

Nanaimo teachers walk picket lines

NANAIMO – Rotating strike set for today in Nanaimo school district.