Nicholas Pescod

Future News Bulletin reporter Nicholas Pescod with his adoptive mother when he was young.

COLUMN: Adoption doesn’t need to be something to keep hidden

It took me many years to openly discuss this part of my life, says reporter Nicholas Pescod

Future News Bulletin reporter Nicholas Pescod with his adoptive mother when he was young.
An artist rendering of a three-storey 23-unit affordable housing project at 285 Rosehill St. (Low Hammond Rowe Architects)

Affordable project in Nanaimo will give residents a chance at independent living

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society’s 23-unit affordable housing building to open in October

An artist rendering of a three-storey 23-unit affordable housing project at 285 Rosehill St. (Low Hammond Rowe Architects)
Stan Pottie, above, will have to pay $15,000 in court costs to the District of Lantzville. (News Bulletin file photo)
Stan Pottie, above, will have to pay $15,000 in court costs to the District of Lantzville. (News Bulletin file photo)
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COLUMN: After six years, it’s time for a new adventure

It’s been a privilege to work for the Nanaimo News Bulletin, says reporter Nicholas Pescod

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An artist rendering of Parkshore Projects’ long-term vision for the neighbourhood around Haliburton Street, which the developer is calling the Harbourview District. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)

Developer shows off long-term vision for neighbourhood close to Nanaimo’s downtown

Parkshore Projects aims to bring 1,500 units of housing to area around Haliburton Street

An artist rendering of Parkshore Projects’ long-term vision for the neighbourhood around Haliburton Street, which the developer is calling the Harbourview District. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)
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‘We don’t have any masks:’ Nanaimo businesses, schools dealing with coronavirus impacts

Vancouver Island University rescheduling planned study abroad trip to China

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Construction on an apartment building close to the intersection of Bowen Road and Pryde Avenue. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s average rent continues to climb, report shows

Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment has increased by 38 per cent since 2014

Construction on an apartment building close to the intersection of Bowen Road and Pryde Avenue. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The new departure lounge at the Nanaimo Airport. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Airport’s $14-million expanded terminal officially opens

Departure lounge, security and baggage areas improved

The new departure lounge at the Nanaimo Airport. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
An artist rendering of Princess Royal Apartments, a proposed four-storey affordable apartment building in central Nanaimo. (Raymond De Beeld Architect)

Affordable apartments planned for Nanaimo’s Brechin Hill neighbourhood

Proposed development would be near Terminal Park plaza and B.C. Ferries’ Departure Bay terminal

An artist rendering of Princess Royal Apartments, a proposed four-storey affordable apartment building in central Nanaimo. (Raymond De Beeld Architect)
An animal trap found in the Linley Valley in 2013. (Photo submitted)

Seven years later, Nanaimo’s animal trapping bylaw still isn’t approved

Animal trapping bylaw requires provincial approval before it can be adopted

An animal trap found in the Linley Valley in 2013. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo city hall. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo looks at corporate names for civic facilities

Finance and audit committee recommends approving plan to create policy around facility naming rights

Nanaimo city hall. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Art Gallery building at 150 Commercial St. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Art Gallery requesting $200,000 to upgrade its downtown space

Councillors supportive of NAG’s plans, but no decision made on increasing financial assistance

Nanaimo Art Gallery building at 150 Commercial St. (News Bulletin file)
Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file)

Lantzville council adopts policy permitting secondary suites

One councillor who opposed policy calls for ‘suite zones’ in the district instead

Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file)
Drawings of the layout of a Rotary Centennial Garden at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Victoria Drakeford/City of Nanaimo image)

Proposed garden at Maffeo Sutton Park goes $186,000 over budget

City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee recommends funding the shortfall

Drawings of the layout of a Rotary Centennial Garden at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Victoria Drakeford/City of Nanaimo image)
An artist rendering of a proposed senior housing complex at 1125 Seafield Cres. (Daryoush Firouzli Architecture Inc. image)

Affordable seniors housing complex pitched for Nanaimo’s hospital district

Seafield Crescent complex would include two five-storey buildings

An artist rendering of a proposed senior housing complex at 1125 Seafield Cres. (Daryoush Firouzli Architecture Inc. image)
An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 landing at Nanaimo Airport in June 2018. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Air Canada will offer direct Nanaimo-to-Toronto flights again this year

Seasonal service will run from June until October

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 landing at Nanaimo Airport in June 2018. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
A concept drawing for a proposed 133 unit residential development at 200 Hansen Rd. (Peter K. Chu Architecture Inc. photo)

130-unit residential development planned for Nanaimo’s Quarterway area

Complex at 200 Hansen Rd. would consist of multiple apartment and townhouse buildings

A concept drawing for a proposed 133 unit residential development at 200 Hansen Rd. (Peter K. Chu Architecture Inc. photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Consultant’s report sheds light on ‘very difficult’ era at Nanaimo city hall

Cuff report from 2019, obtained via FOI, highlights concerns expressed by city employees

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
A map illustrating new zoning in the District of Lantzville. (District of Lantzville image)

Lantzville looking to replace 15-year-old zoning bylaw with a brand-new one

District to hold public hearing on proposed zoning bylaw in late February

A map illustrating new zoning in the District of Lantzville. (District of Lantzville image)
Nanaimo city hall. (Bulletin file)

Nanaimo city council updates drug addiction treatment facility bylaw

Medical office zoning bylaw moves forward, council keeps zoning control over supervised consumption

Nanaimo city hall. (Bulletin file)