Nanaimo News Staff

Malaspina Choir will carry on a Christmas tradition with its Sing-Along Messiah performance Dec. 11. (Stock photo)

Malaspina Choir looking forward to Sing-Along Messiah

Concert is Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Andrew’s United Church

Malaspina Choir will carry on a Christmas tradition with its Sing-Along Messiah performance Dec. 11. (Stock photo)
A fashion show and gift sale fundraiser this coming weekend in Ladysmith will benefit education initiatives in Guatemala. (Photo courtesy Gerry Beltgens)

Guatemalan fashion show supports fine cause

Event happens this Saturday, Dec. 10, at Eagles Hall

A fashion show and gift sale fundraiser this coming weekend in Ladysmith will benefit education initiatives in Guatemala. (Photo courtesy Gerry Beltgens)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public to help find a 54-year-old man who has not been in contact with his family since Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

Missing Nanaimo man hasn’t been in touch with family for a month and a half

Nanaimo RCMP issue press release to ask for public’s help to locate 54-year-old

Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public to help find a 54-year-old man who has not been in contact with his family since Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools shows off seismic upgrade work at Pleasant Valley Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Present were Adam Walker, Parksville-Qualicum MLA, left; Tom Rokeby, trustee; Greg Keller, school board chairperson; Coun. Lawrence Mitchell, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation; Pete Sabo, SD68 director of planning and operations; and Chantelle Morvay, trustee. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)

Seismically safer Pleasant Valley Elementary School helps provide ‘peace of mind’

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools shows off upgrades at north-end school

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools shows off seismic upgrade work at Pleasant Valley Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Present were Adam Walker, Parksville-Qualicum MLA, left; Tom Rokeby, trustee; Greg Keller, school board chairperson; Coun. Lawrence Mitchell, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation; Pete Sabo, SD68 director of planning and operations; and Chantelle Morvay, trustee. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)
All ages of Brigadoon Dance Academy performers will take the stage at the Port Theatre for ‘The Brigadoon Express’ Christmas show Dec. 11. (Photo submitted)

Highland dancers ready to perform ‘Brigadoon Express’ Christmas show

All levels of dancers, from novices to world champion, will be part of show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

All ages of Brigadoon Dance Academy performers will take the stage at the Port Theatre for ‘The Brigadoon Express’ Christmas show Dec. 11. (Photo submitted)
A display set up at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park at a past year’s International Overdose Awareness Day event. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Protection from toxic drugs comes in many forms

Supervised drug use was already saving lives, other strategies needed

A display set up at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park at a past year’s International Overdose Awareness Day event. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island Health’s Nanaimo Heart Function Clinic has moved from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to a nearby site at Dufferin Crescent. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health re-locates and expands its Nanaimo heart health clinic

Clinic moves from NRGH to nearby site at Dufferin Crescent

Island Health’s Nanaimo Heart Function Clinic has moved from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to a nearby site at Dufferin Crescent. (News Bulletin file photo)
News Bulletin file photo

Nanaimo Clippers earn all-star nods, keep winning hockey games

Clips have won four straight, sit atop BCHL’s Coastal Conference

News Bulletin file photo
The Regional District of Nanaimo is advising Gabriola Island residents that a warming centre has been set up as the island is facing rolling power outages Monday, Dec. 5. (Photo submitted)

Warming centre set up on Gabriola Island during rolling power outages

B.C. Hydro asking residents to try to conserve electricity

The Regional District of Nanaimo is advising Gabriola Island residents that a warming centre has been set up as the island is facing rolling power outages Monday, Dec. 5. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a man who allegedly punched another man in a grocery store checkout line this past summer. (Photo submitted)

Budging in line at Nanaimo supermarket leads to altercation and alleged assault

RCMP release suspect photo to renew investigation into incident from this past summer

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a man who allegedly punched another man in a grocery store checkout line this past summer. (Photo submitted)
Robert Bateman Timberwolves player Taejshon Catlin finds open field against the John Barsby Bulldogs during the AA varsity B.C. final at the Subway Bowl at B.C. Place stadium Saturday, Dec. 3. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Barsby Bulldogs beaten in B.C. final

John Barsby falls 45-14 to Robert Bateman in AA varsity provincial championship Dec. 3

Robert Bateman Timberwolves player Taejshon Catlin finds open field against the John Barsby Bulldogs during the AA varsity B.C. final at the Subway Bowl at B.C. Place stadium Saturday, Dec. 3. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s soccer team celebrates a bronze medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships last month in Saint-Lambert, Que. (CCAA photo)

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards now calling for nominations

Awards, to be presented in February, will recognize outstanding achievement in sports during 2022

The Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s soccer team celebrates a bronze medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships last month in Saint-Lambert, Que. (CCAA photo)
Sandra Dunn, floral merchandiser at Quality Foods Harewood, and Jason Marshall, store manager, slip some change into the Coins for Kids donation jar. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Coins for Kids collecting cash in Nanaimo to help child-focused charities at Christmas time

News Bulletin amplifies its year-round charity drive every December

Sandra Dunn, floral merchandiser at Quality Foods Harewood, and Jason Marshall, store manager, slip some change into the Coins for Kids donation jar. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP were asking the public to help in locating a 23-year-old who missed an important medical appointment in November. He has since been found. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: RCMP report Nanaimo man reported missing in late November found safe and sound

RCMP had been looking for 23-year-old who they believed was living in a tent in Cedar

Nanaimo RCMP were asking the public to help in locating a 23-year-old who missed an important medical appointment in November. He has since been found. (Submitted photo)
Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island, with 5-15 centimetres forecast between Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another snowfall warning issued for most of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada forecasts 5-15 centimetres starting in the afternoon Friday, Dec. 2

Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island, with 5-15 centimetres forecast between Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. (News Bulletin file photo)
The crew at Steve Marshall Ford is looking forward to its Give and Go drive-thru charity drive this Friday, Dec. 2, at the dealership. (Phil Mendzat photo)

Give and Go charity drive is this week

Nanaimo’s Steve Marshall Ford hosts drive-thru Christmas campaign Friday, Dec. 2

The crew at Steve Marshall Ford is looking forward to its Give and Go drive-thru charity drive this Friday, Dec. 2, at the dealership. (Phil Mendzat photo)
Consider shopping locally for Christmas presents wherever possible this season. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Shopping locally helps make it a merry Christmas

Nanaimo’s business community excited about the season, and for good reason

Consider shopping locally for Christmas presents wherever possible this season. (News Bulletin file photo)
An off-duty RCMP officer caught a suspect in the act of siphoning gas from the non-profit BGC Canada vehicle in Chase River earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
An off-duty RCMP officer caught a suspect in the act of siphoning gas from the non-profit BGC Canada vehicle in Chase River earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Work B.C. booth at a career fair. Work B.C. is one of the organizations that will be at the Port Connect career fair this week in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Marine industry reps and job seekers can network at Port Connect event in Nanaimo

Career fair takes place at Western Canada Marine Response Corporation facility Dec. 1

A Work B.C. booth at a career fair. Work B.C. is one of the organizations that will be at the Port Connect career fair this week in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)
A head-on collision on the Nanaimo Parkway on Monday, Nov. 28, sent one person to hospital and backed up morning traffic for several kilometres. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Head-on collision on Nanaimo Parkway sends one to hospital

Northbound traffic was backed up for several kilometres as crews dealt with crash scene

A head-on collision on the Nanaimo Parkway on Monday, Nov. 28, sent one person to hospital and backed up morning traffic for several kilometres. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)