Tamara Cunningham

Emma Simard-Proveneal, left, Colton Van Der Minne, Clare Shuley and Adwoa Mensah-Agyekum, members of the NDSS student council global committee, are collecting donations for care packages that will go to the city’s homeless this holiday season. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

NDSS students on mission to spread smiles

Donations for care packages to city’s homeless collected at school until Dec. 8

Emma Simard-Proveneal, left, Colton Van Der Minne, Clare Shuley and Adwoa Mensah-Agyekum, members of the NDSS student council global committee, are collecting donations for care packages that will go to the city’s homeless this holiday season. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Roxanne Harris, principal of Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School, shows plans for a new and larger school that will be built on Snuneymuxw land in Cedar. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Snuneymuxw plan to open new, larger school

New $10.7-million school coming to Cedar

Roxanne Harris, principal of Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School, shows plans for a new and larger school that will be built on Snuneymuxw land in Cedar. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Students’ union calls for better communication from university on parking

Students’ union calls for better communication from university on parking

Survey and study looks at parking and transportation at Vancouver Island University

Students’ union calls for better communication from university on parking
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital opened in 1963. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANAIMO COMMUNITY ARCHIVES

Timeless Tales: hospitals have helped keep community in good health

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital opened in 1963

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital opened in 1963. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANAIMO COMMUNITY ARCHIVES

Nanaimo’s child poverty rate rose to 24.6 per cent in 2016 says report

The 2017 State of the Child report was released Friday

Snuneymuxw council has suspended Chief John Wesley until Feb. 1. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Snuneymuxw chief suspended by his council

Chief John Wesley suspended as First Nation gets ready to head to the polls

Snuneymuxw council has suspended Chief John Wesley until Feb. 1. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Barrie Farrell accepts the SS Beaver award from the Maritime Museum of B.C. during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria Nov. 9. CONTRIBUTED

Nanaimo man honoured for maritime excellence

Longtime boat builder gets SS Beaver award from Maritime Museum of B.C.

Barrie Farrell accepts the SS Beaver award from the Maritime Museum of B.C. during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria Nov. 9. CONTRIBUTED
Charles Nelson, Snuneymuxw health administrator and Regan Seward, Snuneymuxw councillor, show designs for a new health centre that’s coming to Cedar. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Snuneymuxw ready to break ground on new Cedar health centre

An expanded health centre could provide service to the general public

Charles Nelson, Snuneymuxw health administrator and Regan Seward, Snuneymuxw councillor, show designs for a new health centre that’s coming to Cedar. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Consultants hired to assess workplace culture at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has shared its findings. FILE PHOTO

Report says Nanaimo hospital ‘failing significantly’ in managing people

Island Health official calls report very damaging and damning

Consultants hired to assess workplace culture at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has shared its findings. FILE PHOTO
Remembrance Day brings with it various lessons taught to students at Nanaimo schools. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo students get lessons in remembrance

Chase River Elementary to hold a Remembrance Day ceremony with music, wreaths and banners

Remembrance Day brings with it various lessons taught to students at Nanaimo schools. (Stock photo)
Aspengrove School students Sean Krawchuk, left, and Jack Smart are looking for community donations of used eyeglasses for the Third World Eye Care Society, a charity helping to distribute glasses to people in developing countries. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Nanaimo students seek used eyeglasses for charity

Third World Eye Care Society gives eyeglasses, exams to people in developing countries

Aspengrove School students Sean Krawchuk, left, and Jack Smart are looking for community donations of used eyeglasses for the Third World Eye Care Society, a charity helping to distribute glasses to people in developing countries. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
There’s a growing student population in Nanaimo, according to the latest numbers from the Nanaimo school district. STOCK PHOTO

School enrolment on the rise in Nanaimo

Nanaimo school district releases student numbers, trends

There’s a growing student population in Nanaimo, according to the latest numbers from the Nanaimo school district. STOCK PHOTO
Jennifer Brand learned of the seismic risk of Cilaire Elementary after enrolling her child in kindergarten and wants to see the district inform parents at registration. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Parent raises awareness about seismic risk of Cilaire Elementary

Three Nanaimo elementaries await government funding for seismic upgrades

Jennifer Brand learned of the seismic risk of Cilaire Elementary after enrolling her child in kindergarten and wants to see the district inform parents at registration. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Nanaimo school trustees discussed next steps for reconciliation at a recent education meeting. NEWS BULLETIN file

Nanaimo school district trustees explore next steps on reconciliation

Speaking with First Nations partners about reconciliation common theme in discussion

Nanaimo school trustees discussed next steps for reconciliation at a recent education meeting. NEWS BULLETIN file
Salmon swim next to the Nanaimo River Hatchery last fall. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Nanaimo Hatchery hosts Spawning Day fundraiser

Adopt a fish, eat salmon barbeque and watch spawning salmon at the annual event

Salmon swim next to the Nanaimo River Hatchery last fall. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Sarah Silver, owner of Nanaimo Farmers Market Online, a new business that allows people to buy farm-fresh produce with the click of a mouse. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Online farmers market launched for Nanaimo region

Local honey, produce, herbs and beans delivered to the doorstep

Sarah Silver, owner of Nanaimo Farmers Market Online, a new business that allows people to buy farm-fresh produce with the click of a mouse. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Adrian Legin, chief executive officer of Coastal Community Credit Union and Ralph Nilson, president of Vancouver Island University speak about addressing poverty at the State of the Island Economic Summit last week. They were joined by Jeremy Higgs, executive director of labour market information office with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, who is not pictured.                                TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

VIEA proposes action to address youth poverty

Poverty at heart of position paper and State of the Island Economic Summit session

Adrian Legin, chief executive officer of Coastal Community Credit Union and Ralph Nilson, president of Vancouver Island University speak about addressing poverty at the State of the Island Economic Summit last week. They were joined by Jeremy Higgs, executive director of labour market information office with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, who is not pictured.                                TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin
Ewan Moir is the new chief executive officer of Nanaimo Port Authority. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo Port Authority wants to listen and learn

Ewan Moir, president and CEO, plans to meet with city, Nanaimo Marina Association and Snuneymuxw

Ewan Moir is the new chief executive officer of Nanaimo Port Authority. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/NEWS BULLETIN
Island Ferries bids for Vancouver berth

Island Ferries bids for Vancouver berth

TransLink expects to negotiate with successful party or parties in December

Island Ferries bids for Vancouver berth
Voytek Klaptocz, managing director and co-founder of Mavi Innovations Inc. talks about a new tidal turbine project north of Campbell River during a session on clean technology at the State of the Island Economic Summit, Wednesday. Also pictured are moderator Bert Zethof and panelists Judith Sayers, strategic advisor to First Nations and corporations and Tom Zaban, executive vice-president of Reliable Controls. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin

Vision and leadership needed to advance clean technology on the Island

Panelists talk clean tech during the State of the Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo

Voytek Klaptocz, managing director and co-founder of Mavi Innovations Inc. talks about a new tidal turbine project north of Campbell River during a session on clean technology at the State of the Island Economic Summit, Wednesday. Also pictured are moderator Bert Zethof and panelists Judith Sayers, strategic advisor to First Nations and corporations and Tom Zaban, executive vice-president of Reliable Controls. TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin