Tamara Cunningham

A new bus route for Rutherford students heading to Frank J. Ney next year has been recommended to the school board. FILE PHOTO

New school bus route for Rutherford kids gains traction

School committee supports bus route between Rutherford and Frank J. Ney schools for one year

A new bus route for Rutherford students heading to Frank J. Ney next year has been recommended to the school board. FILE PHOTO
Plans being put forward for Newcastle Island

Plans being put forward for Newcastle Island

Snuneymuxw First Nation will launch business plan and reveal images of proposals for Saysutshun

Plans being put forward for Newcastle Island
Wellington Secondary School principal Chad Lintott says the response from families to new electronic report cards has been positive. The school is testing out the e-report cards, which will be available to all secondary schools in the fall. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Online report cards being tested at Nanaimo high school

System anticipated to be rolled out at all secondary schools in the district in the fall

Wellington Secondary School principal Chad Lintott says the response from families to new electronic report cards has been positive. The school is testing out the e-report cards, which will be available to all secondary schools in the fall. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Nanaimo school district challenged to fill substitute teacher list

Nanaimo school district challenged to fill substitute teacher list

Principals, vice-principals and support teachers taking on additional duties

Nanaimo school district challenged to fill substitute teacher list
Lynn Macaulay, early childhood educator with Nanaimo Parent Participation Pre-school and Amanda Francis, president of NPPP, have some fun with Francis’s two children, George, 4, and Evelyn, 1. The preschool is searching for a new location with its current home at Brechin United Church poised for redevelopment. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Redevelopment plans push out preschool

Nanaimo Parent Participation Preschool scrambles to find new location

Lynn Macaulay, early childhood educator with Nanaimo Parent Participation Pre-school and Amanda Francis, president of NPPP, have some fun with Francis’s two children, George, 4, and Evelyn, 1. The preschool is searching for a new location with its current home at Brechin United Church poised for redevelopment. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Province’s support will mean more classrooms at École Hammond Bay

Province’s support will mean more classrooms at École Hammond Bay

Additional classrooms will move students out of portables

Province’s support will mean more classrooms at École Hammond Bay
Daryl West, general manager of the Coast Bastion Hotel, shows four of six hives that are housing the hotel’s new guests – 60,000 New Zealand honeybees. The hotel is hosting the honeybees as part of a larger efforts around environmental stewardship. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

60,000 bees check in at Nanaimo hotel

Coast Bastion Hotel has six rooftop hives

Daryl West, general manager of the Coast Bastion Hotel, shows four of six hives that are housing the hotel’s new guests – 60,000 New Zealand honeybees. The hotel is hosting the honeybees as part of a larger efforts around environmental stewardship. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
$40-million condo project planned for Nanaimo’s Old City

$40-million condo project planned for Nanaimo’s Old City

Redevelopment of former hospital site will pay homage to property’s past

$40-million condo project planned for Nanaimo’s Old City
The artistic collaboration between Joel Good, Coast Salish carver, and Sophia Seward-Good, second from left, Sandra Moorhouse-Good and Aunalee Boyd-Good, of Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design, will be part of Vancouver Fashion Week. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo designers featured in Vancouver Fashion Week

Fashion design a family affair

The artistic collaboration between Joel Good, Coast Salish carver, and Sophia Seward-Good, second from left, Sandra Moorhouse-Good and Aunalee Boyd-Good, of Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design, will be part of Vancouver Fashion Week. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
VIU has released the results of an updated transportation demand management strategy, which makes 14 recommendations including an increase to parking rates. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin

VIU transportation study steers toward higher parking rates, student transit pass

Advisory task force to come up with transportation solutions at VIU

VIU has released the results of an updated transportation demand management strategy, which makes 14 recommendations including an increase to parking rates. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin
An approved asset management document maps out what properties Nanaimo school district has taken off the table for discussion and those it plans to look at possibly disposing of. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin

School district to look at options for former Woodlands Secondary site

New asset management document maps out direction district plans to take with various properties

An approved asset management document maps out what properties Nanaimo school district has taken off the table for discussion and those it plans to look at possibly disposing of. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin
Lee Sanmiya, seed exchange coordinator for Seedy Sunday, gets hands on with sunflower seeds. Seedy Sunday happens at NDSS on March 4. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Seedy Sunday in Nanaimo focuses on its roots

Event happens March 4 at Nanaimo District Secondary School

Lee Sanmiya, seed exchange coordinator for Seedy Sunday, gets hands on with sunflower seeds. Seedy Sunday happens at NDSS on March 4. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Homeless activity leads to more security and cleanups at Nanaimo schools

Homeless activity leads to more security and cleanups at Nanaimo schools

Some approaches showing results, other solutions sought

Homeless activity leads to more security and cleanups at Nanaimo schools
Dover Bay students Taylor Aniceto, 16, with Sophia Sung, 17 and Mikaela Robinson, 17, are helping to plan anti-bullying week, where students will be encouraged to be kind. Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 28. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Dover Bay students Taylor Aniceto, 16, with Sophia Sung, 17 and Mikaela Robinson, 17, are helping to plan anti-bullying week, where students will be encouraged to be kind. Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 28. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
John Barsby students Kameron Smith, 17, and Keely Dodds, 17, were involved in putting together Living History, a book of biographies of Berwick on the Lake residents. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Students bind history of seniors in new book

Living History book donated by John Barsby students to Berwick on the Lake residents

John Barsby students Kameron Smith, 17, and Keely Dodds, 17, were involved in putting together Living History, a book of biographies of Berwick on the Lake residents. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Volunteers aim to open a new tool library on Gabriola Island this year. STOCK PHOTO

New Gabriola Island library lends tools

Volunteers building library where people can borrow basic tools for annual membership fee

Volunteers aim to open a new tool library on Gabriola Island this year. STOCK PHOTO
École Hammond Bay could see a long-awaited gym expansion. The school district’s business committee recommended Wednesday that the board move ahead with the expansion project of the gym (pictured on the far left). FILE PHOTO

Larger gym could be on the way for École Hammond Bay

Long-awaited expansion project gets support from Nanaimo school district business committee

École Hammond Bay could see a long-awaited gym expansion. The school district’s business committee recommended Wednesday that the board move ahead with the expansion project of the gym (pictured on the far left). FILE PHOTO
Safe walk program coming to four Nanaimo schools

Safe walk program coming to four Nanaimo schools

New survey for families at select schools asks about travel routes and concerns

Safe walk program coming to four Nanaimo schools
Hailey Mannynvali, Hearthstone Artisan Bakery co-owner, shows off some of the goodies she and her staff have baked up for Valentine’s Day. Retailers have stocked shelves and clothing racks with gifts ranging from sweet to saucy symbols of romance. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo retailers share the love around Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14 a busy time for sellers of sweets, flowers and adult novelties

Hailey Mannynvali, Hearthstone Artisan Bakery co-owner, shows off some of the goodies she and her staff have baked up for Valentine’s Day. Retailers have stocked shelves and clothing racks with gifts ranging from sweet to saucy symbols of romance. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Ali-Anna Scott, 15, carries the Super Light 37 helmet with help from Kelly Korol, director of training with DiveSafe International. Students could speak with employers and get hands on with skill-based activities during the Find your Fit tour in Nanaimo, Feb. 8 and 9. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Students get hands-on experience during job fair

WorkB.C.’s Find your Fit tour stops in Nanaimo

Ali-Anna Scott, 15, carries the Super Light 37 helmet with help from Kelly Korol, director of training with DiveSafe International. Students could speak with employers and get hands on with skill-based activities during the Find your Fit tour in Nanaimo, Feb. 8 and 9. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin