Nicholas Pescod

Mixed-use development proposed along Nanaimo’s Terminal Avenue

Mixed-use development proposed along Nanaimo’s Terminal Avenue

Five-storey development would include residential units and commercial space

Mixed-use development proposed along Nanaimo’s Terminal Avenue
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May lends her support to Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly during his campaign launch event at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on Aug. 2. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Green MP Paul Manly launches re-election bid

Vancouver Island celebrity Pamela Anderson lends support to the Greens

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May lends her support to Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly during his campaign launch event at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on Aug. 2. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Lantzville district hall. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

District of Lantzville posts $3.1-million revenue shortfall

Shortfall due to accounting around certain capital projects, according to staff

Lantzville district hall. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Former Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Tribunal hearing scheduled for case involving City of Nanaimo and former CFO

Victor Mema accuses the city of racial discrimination

Former Nanaimo chief financial officer Victor Mema has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, alongside Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, announces that a second MRI machine will be operational at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by next spring. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Second MRI machine coming to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

MRI machine to be operational in spring 2020

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, alongside Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, announces that a second MRI machine will be operational at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by next spring. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
NEWS BULLETIN file photo

OPINION: City of Nanimo purchase card statements should be released regularly

Financial transparency needed following years of turbulence

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Ware Road in Lantzville following tree cutting. Lantzville councillors declined a staff report regarding tree cutting during a council meeting on July 22. (News Bulletin file)

Lantzville council declines report on tree cutting

District councillors satisfied with current bylaws around cutting trees on private property

Ware Road in Lantzville following tree cutting. Lantzville councillors declined a staff report regarding tree cutting during a council meeting on July 22. (News Bulletin file)
Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)                                Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Province believes Nanaimo’s tech sector has room to grow

Minister recognizes Nanaimo’s attractive qualities and its challenges in attracting the tech industry

Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)                                Bruce Ralston, B.C. minister of jobs, trade and technology, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson stop at the News Bulletin office Tuesday to talk about touring local tech-based companies earlier that day. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Marc Garneau, minister of transportation and infrastructure, speaks during a funding announcement on Wednesday at the Port of Nanaimo’s cruise ship terminal. Garneau announced that the federal government is investing $46.2 million to expand the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point operations. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Federal government commits $46 million to expand Port of Nanaimo’s Duke Point operations

Expansion of wharf, new warehouse, administration building, cranes and more coming

Marc Garneau, minister of transportation and infrastructure, speaks during a funding announcement on Wednesday at the Port of Nanaimo’s cruise ship terminal. Garneau announced that the federal government is investing $46.2 million to expand the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point operations. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
NEWS BULLETIN file photo

City of Nanaimo will start regularly releasing in-camera information

Councillors agree to update policy on release of in-camera documents

NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Lantzville wants to discuss fire hall’s uncertain long-term future

Lantzville wants to discuss fire hall’s uncertain long-term future

District of Lantzville’s fire hall sits on provincial land leased until 2032

Lantzville wants to discuss fire hall’s uncertain long-term future
Brad McRae, the city’s former chief operations officer, was fired in January 2018. He has since filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Fired senior manager’s human rights complaint against City of Nanaimo can proceed to hearing

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal will hear Brad McRae’s case against the city

Brad McRae, the city’s former chief operations officer, was fired in January 2018. He has since filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee has recommended spending an additional $350,000 for lighting upgrades at Serauxmen Stadium, bringing the project total to close to $1.1 million. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Nanaimo baseball stadium lighting project costs increasing by $350,000

Finance committee recommends LED lights at Serauxmen Stadium

The City of Nanaimo’s finance and audit committee has recommended spending an additional $350,000 for lighting upgrades at Serauxmen Stadium, bringing the project total to close to $1.1 million. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
(Black Press file)

Nanaimo RCMP arrest individual in connection with stolen e-bike

Arrest made following traffic stop on July 12

(Black Press file)
An artist rendering of an affordable townhouse project at 3425 Uplands Dr. (Photo submitted)                                An artist rendering of an affordable townhouse project at 3425 Uplands Dr. (Photo submitted)

Affordable housing project for people with disabilities breaks ground in Nanaimo

Uplands Drive project expected to be completed by summer 2020

An artist rendering of an affordable townhouse project at 3425 Uplands Dr. (Photo submitted)                                An artist rendering of an affordable townhouse project at 3425 Uplands Dr. (Photo submitted)
Stone Soup, a soup kitchen that had been operating on Nicol Street, is now closed. (File photo)

Advocates for now-closed Nanaimo soup kitchen ask for city’s help

Wisteria Community Association’s Stone Soup shut down following eviction of owners this week

Stone Soup, a soup kitchen that had been operating on Nicol Street, is now closed. (File photo)
Nanaimo high school students Anya Mikes, left, Holly Turner and Anqi Xu are leading an effort to have city councillors establish a youth-led climate advisory group responsible for organizing cleanup events throughout the community by September. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo students pushing for youth-led climate advisory group

Group would be responsible for organizing community cleanups, meetings and other events

Nanaimo high school students Anya Mikes, left, Holly Turner and Anqi Xu are leading an effort to have city councillors establish a youth-led climate advisory group responsible for organizing cleanup events throughout the community by September. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
The District of Lantzville’s planned improvements to Lantzville Road. (DISTRICT OF LANTZVILLE image)

Lantzville gives green light to streetscape plan

Plan, supported by District of Nanaimo council, would transform Lantzville Road

The District of Lantzville’s planned improvements to Lantzville Road. (DISTRICT OF LANTZVILLE image)
Ware Road in Lantzville following tree cutting. (News Bulletin file)

Lantzville councillors reject tree-cutting bylaw

Members of district council say bylaw’s language too vague

Ware Road in Lantzville following tree cutting. (News Bulletin file)
Artist rendering of proposed apartment buildings at 4745 Ledgerwood Rd. (West Urban Developments)

120-unit apartment complex approved in Nanaimo’s Wellington neighbourhood

Construction could begin by year’s end, says developer

Artist rendering of proposed apartment buildings at 4745 Ledgerwood Rd. (West Urban Developments)