Nanaimo News Staff

Coco Café opened 10 years ago, on June 3, offering food and employment opportunities to people with diverse abilities. (Submitted photo)

Coco Café in Cedar celebrates 10th anniversary

Establishment employs people with diverse abilities

Coco Café opened 10 years ago, on June 3, offering food and employment opportunities to people with diverse abilities. (Submitted photo)
A stolen boat was recovered last month, but was missing its motor and other accessories. (Photo submitted)

Boat stolen from Nanaimo harbour found missing motor

RCMP ask for tips about crime which happened in May

A stolen boat was recovered last month, but was missing its motor and other accessories. (Photo submitted)
Roller derby athletes skate in the most recent Nanaimo Pride Parade in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

Task force shares ideas to help Canadian sports associations be more LGBTQ-inclusive

Canada’s Sport Inclusion Task Force launches website during Pride Month

Roller derby athletes skate in the most recent Nanaimo Pride Parade in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
A progress Pride flag is wrapped around the Wednesday, June 2 issue of the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

Editorial: We can make progress during Pride Month

‘Progress’ Pride flag shows forward movement, but reminds that there’s still a ways to go

A progress Pride flag is wrapped around the Wednesday, June 2 issue of the Nanaimo News Bulletin.
A Crofton man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo earlier this month for drug-trafficking offences. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Crofton man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo earlier this month for drug-trafficking offences. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help locate a 39-year-old man who has not contacted his family since February and has not been seen by Nanaimo RCMP since May 8. (Photo submitted)

Family concerned for safety and well-being of missing man in Nanaimo

Jordan Dyer, 39, was last seen by Nanaimo RCMP in early May

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help locate a 39-year-old man who has not contacted his family since February and has not been seen by Nanaimo RCMP since May 8. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating a 27-year-old woman who has been reported missing. (Photo submitted)

RCMP ask for help locating woman who hasn’t been in contact with family

Amy Watts, 27, was reported missing Thursday, May 27

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating a 27-year-old woman who has been reported missing. (Photo submitted)
Entrance to Mosaic Forest Management’s Shoal Island Log Sort in Crofton. (Black Press file)

VIU partners with Mosaic Forest Management on Indigenous internship program

Mosaic says program helps develop next generation of forest stewards

Entrance to Mosaic Forest Management’s Shoal Island Log Sort in Crofton. (Black Press file)
Owen Harbo and Adin Brenner both medalled at Trampoline Gymnastics B.C. Championships earlier this spring. (Photo submitted)

Trampoline athletes land on podium at virtual provincials

Adin Brenner of Gabriola Island and Owen Harbo of Nanaimo both qualify for nationals

Owen Harbo and Adin Brenner both medalled at Trampoline Gymnastics B.C. Championships earlier this spring. (Photo submitted)
Jaya Bremer who works for the City of Langford in emergency management, left, receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic at the Eagle Ridge Centre. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/Distributed Multimedia Services Island Health)

Vancouver Island hits half a million first doses of vaccine

Island Health says community clinics up to about 9,000 doses per day

Jaya Bremer who works for the City of Langford in emergency management, left, receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic at the Eagle Ridge Centre. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/Distributed Multimedia Services Island Health)
Nanaimo RCMP warn about cases of cyber fraud that scammed victims out of thousands of dollars in the past three weeks. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo victims scammed out of cash by online con artists

RCMP advise public about fake tech support, gift card and Bitcoin scams

Nanaimo RCMP warn about cases of cyber fraud that scammed victims out of thousands of dollars in the past three weeks. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo District Secondary School. (News Bulletin file)

Classes back to normal at Nanaimo schools after bear sighting

Schools and district administration centre clear, but bear spotted at Buttertubs Marsh area

Nanaimo District Secondary School. (News Bulletin file)
Vaccination rates on Vancouver Island by community and local health area as of May 24. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

Vancouver Island’s top 10 most-vaccinated communities

More than 60% of adults have had a dose of vaccine in all local health area on the Island except one

Vaccination rates on Vancouver Island by community and local health area as of May 24. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
Coach Dylan Armstrong, left, and Ethan Katzberg after the latter’s record-setting hammer throw in Kamloops on Sunday, May 23. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo hammer thrower breaks Canadian youth record

Ethan Katzberg ranked third in the world in the U20 category

Coach Dylan Armstrong, left, and Ethan Katzberg after the latter’s record-setting hammer throw in Kamloops on Sunday, May 23. (Photo submitted)
The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City looking at improving Westwood Lake Park’s amenities

Increased parking, better washrooms among concept ideas

The City of Nanaimo is looking at potential improvements at Westwood Lake Park, including expanding the parking lot and first beach area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Coco Café in Cedar prepared, packaged and delivered doughnuts to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment recently. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP love delivery of doughnuts from Coco Café

National Police Week was May 9-15

Coco Café in Cedar prepared, packaged and delivered doughnuts to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment recently. (Photos submitted)
Keely Freeman, founder of Nanaimo Innovation Academy, right, was recognized for her contributions to child care with the Emerging Leader Award at the B.C. Child Care Awards of Excellence. Pictured here, Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo MLA, and Doug Routley, Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA, with Freeman. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo Innovation Academy founder recognized with B.C. child care award

Keely Freeman named Emerging Leader at this year’s Child Care Awards of Excellence

Keely Freeman, founder of Nanaimo Innovation Academy, right, was recognized for her contributions to child care with the Emerging Leader Award at the B.C. Child Care Awards of Excellence. Pictured here, Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo MLA, and Doug Routley, Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA, with Freeman. (Submitted photo)
A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As councillors join Island Corridor Foundation’s board

Tyler Brown, Bill Yoachim, Brent Edwards among new members helping guide non-profit rail foundation

A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)
A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a wolf at an education centre south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Wolf-dog mixes killed after seriously injuring woman south of Nanaimo

Emergency crews and conservation officer service called out Tuesday, May 25

A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a wolf at an education centre south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition are directing $775,000 in federal Reaching Home funding to combat homelessness. (News Bulletin file photo)

Federal government directs $775,000 to address homelessness in Nanaimo

United Way and Nanaimo Homeless Coalition administer Reaching Home funding

The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition are directing $775,000 in federal Reaching Home funding to combat homelessness. (News Bulletin file photo)