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Bitcoin buttons are displayed on a table at the Inside Bitcoins conference in Berlin on Feb. 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Jordans

Regulator takes action against Nanaimo cryptocurrency exchange

BC Securities Commission also probes the Vancouver-based Einstein Exchange

Bitcoin buttons are displayed on a table at the Inside Bitcoins conference in Berlin on Feb. 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Jordans
An Air North Boeing 737 lands in Nanaimo last summer. The airline has launched weekly regular scheduled passenger service from Vancouver to Whitehorse via Nanaimo, Kelowna, Prince George and Watson Lake, Yukon. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
An Air North Boeing 737 lands in Nanaimo last summer. The airline has launched weekly regular scheduled passenger service from Vancouver to Whitehorse via Nanaimo, Kelowna, Prince George and Watson Lake, Yukon. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Robbie Thorne, 3, emerges mud-spatted and happy from his visit to McNab’s Corn Maze on Yellow Point Road Tuesday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Corn maze meant to get people mixed up

McNab’s Corn Maze in Yellow Point open through Halloween night

Robbie Thorne, 3, emerges mud-spatted and happy from his visit to McNab’s Corn Maze on Yellow Point Road Tuesday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Honey produced by hives on the roof of Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre mall. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)

Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre brings in its first honey harvest

Mall pleased with first year of rooftop hive program, beekeeping will continue in 2020

Honey produced by hives on the roof of Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre mall. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)
Brothers Andrew and Mike Eubank, Courtney Eubank, Sandy Chapman and Jack Eubank have created Cliffside Brewing Company, Nanaimo’s newest microbrewery, which opened with six recipes on tap Friday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Family opens new downtown Nanaimo microbrewery

Cliffside Brewing Company opened Friday with six recipes on tap

Brothers Andrew and Mike Eubank, Courtney Eubank, Sandy Chapman and Jack Eubank have created Cliffside Brewing Company, Nanaimo’s newest microbrewery, which opened with six recipes on tap Friday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
The Dinghy Dock Pub has sold for an undisclosed amount. (Mike McKillican/Sutton West Coast Nanaimo)

Nanaimo’s Dinghy Dock Pub has sold

Deal closed yesterday, says pub general manager

The Dinghy Dock Pub has sold for an undisclosed amount. (Mike McKillican/Sutton West Coast Nanaimo)
Clean tech works for everything from breweries to batteries, say Island summit panelists

Clean tech works for everything from breweries to batteries, say Island summit panelists

Transportation, brewery and First Nation representatives speak at VIEA economic summit in Nanaimo

Clean tech works for everything from breweries to batteries, say Island summit panelists
White Sails Brewing in Nanaimo has taken top honours in the North American Blonde Ale category at the B.C. Beer Awards for its Bastion Blonde Ale. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo craft brewery’s blonde ale best in B.C.

White Sails Brewing’s Bastion Blonde Ale takes first place at B.C. Beer Awards

White Sails Brewing in Nanaimo has taken top honours in the North American Blonde Ale category at the B.C. Beer Awards for its Bastion Blonde Ale. (News Bulletin file)
(Dirk Heydemann/HA Photography) The State of the Island Economic Summit takes place Oct. 23-24 at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Hundreds of Island leaders expected at next week’s summit in Nanaimo

State of the Island economic summit happens Oct. 23-24 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre

(Dirk Heydemann/HA Photography) The State of the Island Economic Summit takes place Oct. 23-24 at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre.
Gavin Vickery, owner of Input Software, has made his first foray into the board game genre with a hunting-themed card game. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo software designer creates hunting-themed card game

Duck Buck Moose involves skill, cunning and luck of the draw

Gavin Vickery, owner of Input Software, has made his first foray into the board game genre with a hunting-themed card game. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Downtown French bakery and café Mon Petit Choux, located on 120 Commercial St., is currently for sale. (News Bulletin file)

Mon Petit Choux in downtown Nanaimo up for sale

Commercial Street bakery and café is listed for $195,000

Downtown French bakery and café Mon Petit Choux, located on 120 Commercial St., is currently for sale. (News Bulletin file)
A group of goats feeding on pine needles (Cole Schisler)

VIDEO: Yellow Point Farms offers fall family goat walks

People can get up close and personal with 40 Nigerian dwarf goats

A group of goats feeding on pine needles (Cole Schisler)
A lengthy list of exhibitors every year has made the Business Expo the largest business trade show on Vancouver Island, say organizers. (HA Photography)

Small business and more will be featured at this week’s expo

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo takes place Thursday, Oct. 3, at VICC

A lengthy list of exhibitors every year has made the Business Expo the largest business trade show on Vancouver Island, say organizers. (HA Photography)
Courtesy of Christine Weatherby - Christine Weatherby is holding an open house at her store, Purple Essentials in Qualicum Beach, to thank volunteers and the community for their support after the passing of her husband Graham Weatherby.

Purple Essentials in Qualicum Beach hosts ‘grand re-opening’

‘It’s so humbling’: volunteers helping to keep shop open after tragedy

Courtesy of Christine Weatherby - Christine Weatherby is holding an open house at her store, Purple Essentials in Qualicum Beach, to thank volunteers and the community for their support after the passing of her husband Graham Weatherby.
Grace Lore, a political science professor at the University of Victoria, is one of the panelists on the discussion regarding gender equity at the upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (File Contributed)

Vancouver Island Economic Summit panel to address gender equity

Last month the Canadian government proposed amendments to regulations under the federal…

  • Sep 25, 2019
Grace Lore, a political science professor at the University of Victoria, is one of the panelists on the discussion regarding gender equity at the upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (File Contributed)
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Nanaimo company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs

Salvation Botanicals granted a controlled drugs and substances dealer’s licence

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Uride will launch across smaller cities in B.C. by the end of the 2019, their CEO says. (Black Press Media)

New ride-hailing company to launch in Nanaimo

The Thunder Bay-based company is currently looking for drivers

Uride will launch across smaller cities in B.C. by the end of the 2019, their CEO says. (Black Press Media)
Brendan Kennedy, CEO and founder of British Columbia-based Tilray Inc., a major Canadian marijuana grower, poses before closing Nasdaq, where his company’s IPO (TLRY) opened, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in New York. Tilray Inc. says it has signed a deal to acquire Alberta cannabis retailer Four20 in an agreement valued at up to $110 million.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bebeto Matthews
Brendan Kennedy, CEO and founder of British Columbia-based Tilray Inc., a major Canadian marijuana grower, poses before closing Nasdaq, where his company’s IPO (TLRY) opened, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in New York. Tilray Inc. says it has signed a deal to acquire Alberta cannabis retailer Four20 in an agreement valued at up to $110 million.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bebeto Matthews
Tilray President Brendan Kennedy at head office in Nanaimo in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Tilray reports Q2 loss grew to US$35M, revenue up

Nanaimo-based cannabis company compares results with a year ago, prior to legalization

Tilray President Brendan Kennedy at head office in Nanaimo in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Eli Meyerhoff, 10, left, and Jacob Lee, 12, show off some early manifestations of their ideas for Brick Masters Academy’s Rockets and Space Stations summer build session July 12. The academy focuses on letting children create collaboratively on Lego build challenges. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Lego collection forms foundation for Nanaimo father’s creative venture

Children collaborate at Brick Masters Academy workshops

Eli Meyerhoff, 10, left, and Jacob Lee, 12, show off some early manifestations of their ideas for Brick Masters Academy’s Rockets and Space Stations summer build session July 12. The academy focuses on letting children create collaboratively on Lego build challenges. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin