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RDN finalizes license of use agreements on Witchcraft Lake trail

NANAIMO – The Mount Benson Regional Park is now officially accessible through a trail at Witchcraft Lake.

RDN aims to keep increases to cost of living

NANAIMO – Budget discussions have begun at the Regional District of Nanaimo, where staff and board directors strive to keep the status quo

Gabriola Island residents hacking away at pertussis outbreak

NANAIMO – Health officials are reminding parents to ensure their children are vaccinated after an outbreak of pertussis affects 14.

Nanaimo Idle No More protesters pledge further demonstrations

NANAIMO – More than 400 people amassed at Maffeo Sutton Park in support of the nationwide movement

RDN to increase solid waste collection fees and implement user-pay green bins

NANAIMO – Regional board directors have approved amendments to the bylaw that will increase collection from $134 to $147.75 in 2013

Early cases of norovirus and influenza detected in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – The nighttime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head fever so you can't rest season is upon us.

Library seeks approval for a $9.5-million loan for Harbourfront branch

NANAIMO – The Vancouver Island Regional Library is looking to borrow $9.5 million through the RDN to purchase and renovate downtown branch

Fiddle fun

NANAIMO – VanIsle Fiddlers focuses on traditional folk and contemporary fiddle music.

Land trust asks for restoration of grant

NANAIMO – The Nanaimo Area Land Trust hopes to restore crucial funding provided by the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Park Avenue parents raising money for playground

NANAIMO - Parents at Park Avenue Community School hope to raise $20,000 by the end of the school year for playground equipment

Stacks of green

Nanaimo SPCA tree-chipping fundraiser nets more than $3,000

Idle No More protest planned for Saturday

NANAIMO – Following the success of rallies in Ladysmith and Woodgrove Mall, an Idle No More protest will take place Jan. 12 at Maffeo Sutton

Baby’s late arrival in time for new year

NANAIMO – Clark-Strueby family first local couple to welcome child in 2013 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Grant helps Gabriola radio to develop programming

NANAIMO – Gabriola's community radio society can start training announcers thanks to a Community Radio Fund of Canada grant.

COLUMN: New Years a time for lifestyle changes, not resolutions

NANAIMO – Residents are ready to ring in the new year after a tumultuous 2012.

Teacher job action nabs runner-up story of the year in 2012

NANAIMO - The Bulletin takes a look back at the consequences of failed contract negotiations between the B.C.'s teachers and the province.

Spotlight Series set to fade after season finale

NANAIMO - The Port Theatre Society board is suspending its Spotlight Series and working on implementing a fresh focus

Medicinal marijuana growers concerned over new pot regulations

NANAIMO - New regulations proposed by Health Canada will take away authorization for medical marijuana patients to grow at home

Polar Bear swim set to make splash in Nanaimo Dec. 26

NANAIMO – 53rd Annual Polar Bear swim takes place Dec. 26 with a cast of colourful participants, including 97-year-old Jim Rutherford

Storybook program connects fathers with children

NANAIMO – John Howard Society is seeking donations of books to help support the families of incarcerated fathers.