Nanaimo News Staff

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo adopts new animal responsibility bylaw

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are battling a house fire on Estevan Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: City workers rush to help residents as firefighters respond to house fire on Nanaimo’s Estevan Road

Emergency crews were called to the 1900 block of Estevan at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are battling a house fire on Estevan Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Best of the City magazine is being distributed today, Sept. 22, inside the Nanaimo News Bulletin. (News Bulletin photo)

Best of the City 2021: How you voted

Nanaimo News Bulletin readers vote for their favourites in nearly 150 categories

Best of the City magazine is being distributed today, Sept. 22, inside the Nanaimo News Bulletin. (News Bulletin photo)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for driver of an older grey Acura car that hit a parked vehicle and then drove off. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP looking for driver and vehicle involved in recent hit and run

Witness saw Acura hit a parked vehicle and then drive off

Police in Nanaimo are looking for driver of an older grey Acura car that hit a parked vehicle and then drove off. (File photo)
Haven Society has been awarded the Purple Ribbon Award, recognizing its efforts to positively impact victims and survivors of domestic violence. Pictured here are Sylvia Shedden, left, and Adrianne Marskell, society co-chairs. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo non-profit receives Purple Ribbon for supporting victims of domestic violence

Haven Society conferred with award by DomesticShelters.org

Haven Society has been awarded the Purple Ribbon Award, recognizing its efforts to positively impact victims and survivors of domestic violence. Pictured here are Sylvia Shedden, left, and Adrianne Marskell, society co-chairs. (Submitted photo)
A man was arrested on several firearms charges after allegedly pointing a gun at people on Departure Bay Road earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Man arrested after pointing pistol at passersby in Nanaimo

Witnesses saw man pointing gun at them and gave description to police that led to quick arrest

A man was arrested on several firearms charges after allegedly pointing a gun at people on Departure Bay Road earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)

V.I. Raiders football gear stolen from team’s locker room in Nanaimo

Culprits make off with estimated $15,000 worth of Nanaimo team’s equipment

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Election night doesn’t yield a winner in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP’s Barron ahead, but Conservatives’ Kronis close and Greens’ Manly within striking distance

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders win to even their record

Nanaimo’s football team defeats Kamloops Broncos on the road, 39-7

The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)
Science communicator Matthew S. Williams will explore the growing importance of making science accessible to the general public in a time of misinformation and ‘data fatigue’ at the Nanaimo Astronomy Society’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 23. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Astronomy Society’s first meeting of the fall focuses on science communication

Guest speaker Matthew S. Williams will talk about making science accessible

Science communicator Matthew S. Williams will explore the growing importance of making science accessible to the general public in a time of misinformation and ‘data fatigue’ at the Nanaimo Astronomy Society’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 23. (Photo submitted)
Election day is Sept. 20, and it's easy to find good reasons to go cast a ballot. (Stock photo)
Election day is Sept. 20, and it's easy to find good reasons to go cast a ballot. (Stock photo)
Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, and firefighters Micah Chesher, Steve Nicks and Jared MacLeod will be out with firefighters collecting donations at various grocery store across Nanaimo to help fund the fight against muscular dystrophy this weekend. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters trying to give muscular dystrophy the boot

Boot Drive happens at various grocery stores in Nanaimo this weekend, Sept. 18-19

Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, and firefighters Micah Chesher, Steve Nicks and Jared MacLeod will be out with firefighters collecting donations at various grocery store across Nanaimo to help fund the fight against muscular dystrophy this weekend. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A rendering of the City of Nanaimo’s Metral Drive complete streets project, showing a section of Metral at Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo receives $500,000 grant to go toward Metral Drive work

City building Phase 2 of ‘complete streets’ project in north end

A rendering of the City of Nanaimo’s Metral Drive complete streets project, showing a section of Metral at Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive. (City of Nanaimo image)
Paramedics and firefighters were called to a rollover crash along the Nanaimo Parkway at Mostar Road on Friday, Sept. 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Traffic slowed after vehicle crashes off the Nanaimo Parkway

Driver taken to hospital for observation

Paramedics and firefighters were called to a rollover crash along the Nanaimo Parkway at Mostar Road on Friday, Sept. 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Heavy rain and winds are forecast for Nanaimo and surrounding areas on Sept. 17. (News Bulletin file)

Regional district advises residents to be vigilant as rain pours down

Downpours could lead to flooding, warns Regional District of Nanaimo

Heavy rain and winds are forecast for Nanaimo and surrounding areas on Sept. 17. (News Bulletin file)
Police want to talk with witnesses who may have seen a theft in progress when a black Suzuki motorcycle was taken from Country Club Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15 (Photo submitted)

Suspected thief seen ‘wheeling away’ motorcycle from Nanaimo mall

Suzuki motorcycle stolen in broad daylight at Country Club Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 15

Police want to talk with witnesses who may have seen a theft in progress when a black Suzuki motorcycle was taken from Country Club Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15 (Photo submitted)
A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

New lease agreement renews Nanaimo-Vancouver fast ferry hopes

Port of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw announce deal with funding partner

A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)

New lease agreement renews Nanaimo-Vancouver fast ferry hopes

Port of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw announce deal with funding partner

The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents invited to weigh in on future of South Wellington school building

Public consultation takes place virtually Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Candidates in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding include Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, top left, Michelle Corfield of the Liberal Party, Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives, Paul Manly of the Green Party, bottom left, and Stephen Welton of the People’s Party of Canada. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith all-candidates’ forum happens tonight

All five candidates slated to participate; voters can watch and listen online

Candidates in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding include Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, top left, Michelle Corfield of the Liberal Party, Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives, Paul Manly of the Green Party, bottom left, and Stephen Welton of the People’s Party of Canada. (Photos submitted)