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James Smith, an experienced skydiver, died in a mishap in Nanoose Bay on Sunday, July 5. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns loss of one of its own

James Smith, 34, of Victoria, dies in Nanoose Bay incident

James Smith, an experienced skydiver, died in a mishap in Nanoose Bay on Sunday, July 5. (Submitted photo)
Concept design of the expansion plans at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (RDN photo)

Consultant presents two options for Ravensong pool expansion project in Qualicum Beach

RDN committee defers decision until more information available on Parksville pool plans

Concept design of the expansion plans at Ravensong Aquatic Centre. (RDN photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo has made it a priority to improve the quality of water supplied to Sandpiper residents. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo wants Sandpiper water quality issues addressed quickly

Area G director Wallace says situation is ‘unacceptable’

The Regional District of Nanaimo has made it a priority to improve the quality of water supplied to Sandpiper residents. (Submitted photo)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky tries out the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)

Family-friendly mountain biking trails a new attraction at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

New facility officially opened June 18 with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky tries out the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Nanoose Bay evacuation route exercise map. (ISL/Regional District of Nanaimo image)

Emergency evacuation route plan completed for Nanoose Bay

Regional District of Nanaimo’s Area E director pleased with report

Nanoose Bay evacuation route exercise map. (ISL/Regional District of Nanaimo image)
RDN pilot project aims to reducing trash at schools making it to the landfill. (File photo)                                An RDN pilot project aims to reducing trash at schools making it to the landfill. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo extends project aimed at reducing trash in schools

Committee endorses additional $10,000 for pilot initiative

RDN pilot project aims to reducing trash at schools making it to the landfill. (File photo)                                An RDN pilot project aims to reducing trash at schools making it to the landfill. (File photo)
Illegal dumping rose in the Regional District of Nanaimo during 2019. (File photo)

Illegal waste dumping increased in Regional District of Nanaimo last year

RDN collected 74 tonnes in 2019, up from 49 tonnes in 2018

Illegal dumping rose in the Regional District of Nanaimo during 2019. (File photo)
Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Qualicum Beach

Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Qualicum Beach

Mavis Martin given special motorcade, letter from Queen Elizabeth

Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Qualicum Beach
The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on diverting less trash to its landfill sites. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo’s waste diversion plan endorsed by province

Target is achieving 90 per cent waste diversion from landfill

The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on diverting less trash to its landfill sites. (File photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped locate a cyclist who got lost in a trail in Nanoose Bay on June 1, 2020. (ASAR photo)

Search and rescue crews help locate 62-year-old Nanoose Bay mountain biker

RCMP: Man got lost on trail and did right thing by calling for assistance

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped locate a cyclist who got lost in a trail in Nanoose Bay on June 1, 2020. (ASAR photo)
Sandpiper residents have been dealing with water quality issues for years. (Larry Biccum photo)

RDN says water in French Creek still potable despite levels of iron, manganese

Strategy to improve water quality being established

Sandpiper residents have been dealing with water quality issues for years. (Larry Biccum photo)
A Sandpiper resident sent a photo of the brown water coming out of their faucet. (Submitted photo)

Petition underway to get RDN to improve Sandpiper water quality

Campaign urges regional district to make issue a priority

A Sandpiper resident sent a photo of the brown water coming out of their faucet. (Submitted photo)
Ivy Ha, co-owner of Ivy Nails & Spa with husband Brian Yoon are happy to receive so much support and kindness from customers like Carol Carr after their salon was vandalized twice just days apart. (Michael Briones photo)
Ivy Ha, co-owner of Ivy Nails & Spa with husband Brian Yoon are happy to receive so much support and kindness from customers like Carol Carr after their salon was vandalized twice just days apart. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to open campgrounds, including at Horne Lake Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN set to open Horne Lake, Descanso Bay campgrounds June 1

Regional district asks visitors to follow safety protocols

The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to open campgrounds, including at Horne Lake Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tipping feed revenues have been down this year to date in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

COVID-19: RDN facing $1.1M deficit in tipping fee revenues

Options to defer funds to offset shortfall to be discussed

Tipping feed revenues have been down this year to date in the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Map of the proposed trail connecting City of Parksville with Rathtrevor Beach Park. (RDN image)

Parksville, RDN want Rathtrevor trail project to get underway

Municipality and region will collaborate on correspondence asking ministry to prioritize project

Map of the proposed trail connecting City of Parksville with Rathtrevor Beach Park. (RDN image)
Nanoose Library petitions the Regional District of Nanaimo to be connected to the community water supply. (Michael Briones photo)

Nanoose Library wants to be part of community water supply

RDN to amend bylaws to make request possible

Nanoose Library petitions the Regional District of Nanaimo to be connected to the community water supply. (Michael Briones photo)
The mini-golf course at Paradise Fun Park in Parksville opened today. (File photo)

Fun park in Parksville re-opens mini-golf course

Owners say they will follow physical distancing guidelines

The mini-golf course at Paradise Fun Park in Parksville opened today. (File photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library has signed up more thant 1,300 new members since it launched its online card registration March 17. (File photo)

COVID-19: Interest in digital offerings soars in Vancouver Island libraries

More than 1,300 people sign up for online membership

Vancouver Island Regional Library has signed up more thant 1,300 new members since it launched its online card registration March 17. (File photo)
Building permit activity up in Regional District of Nanaimo

Building permit activity up in Regional District of Nanaimo

First quarter shows increase of 12 per cent over previous year

Building permit activity up in Regional District of Nanaimo