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Day shift workers Daniel Suarez, Joseva Raiwako, and Mukesh Prakash sort Hake at the Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods (UHS) fish plant. UHS processes roughly 500,000 pounds of hake per day, and according to management, could process more if they had the labourers. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

West Coast sailing rough employment seas to help fish processing thrive

Big Read: Fish processors casting a wide net to overcome employment challenges

Day shift workers Daniel Suarez, Joseva Raiwako, and Mukesh Prakash sort Hake at the Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods (UHS) fish plant. UHS processes roughly 500,000 pounds of hake per day, and according to management, could process more if they had the labourers. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Levi Sampson, president of Harmac Pacific, says the mill is going strong 10 years after it became an employee-owned company. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Harmac mill marks 10 years of employee ownership

Nanaimo pulp mill holds ceremony to recognize milestone

Levi Sampson, president of Harmac Pacific, says the mill is going strong 10 years after it became an employee-owned company. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo’s Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel will cease operations Oct. 31 after more than 50 years. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel to cease operations

Announcement from hotel operations manager says hotel to close Oct. 31

Nanaimo’s Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel will cease operations Oct. 31 after more than 50 years. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Making a pitch for Patricia Guzman worked out well for Jose Luis Munoz. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Love affair blossoms from Cuban baseball tour for Island woman

Trucker Guzman ties the knot with Union de Reyes coach

Making a pitch for Patricia Guzman worked out well for Jose Luis Munoz. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo-based Tilray applies for listing on the Nasdaq

Nanaimo-based Tilray applies for listing on the Nasdaq

Medical marijuana company planning initial public offering

Nanaimo-based Tilray applies for listing on the Nasdaq
Kelvin McCulloch, CEO, Buckerfield’s

The Malaysian Tea Merchant

My Career in Asia

  • Jun 4, 2018
Kelvin McCulloch, CEO, Buckerfield’s
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

Workout locations across Greater Victoria closed permanently May 1

  • May 2, 2018
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
The 18th annual Nanaimo Business Awards will take place April 26 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Voting open for 2018 Nanaimo Business Awards

Annual awards gala takes place April 26 at Port Theatre in Nanaimo

The 18th annual Nanaimo Business Awards will take place April 26 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
(News Bulletin file)

Tilray announces intention to be medical marijuana supplier to Pharmasave

Tilray enters into letter of intent, subject to regulation changes

(News Bulletin file)
Wilson’s Transportation has been denied a license to operate service between Victoria and Nanaimo. (Photo contributed)

Victoria bus company’s proposed Nanaimo service denied by transportation board

Passenger Transportation Board cites low demand as factor in decision

Wilson’s Transportation has been denied a license to operate service between Victoria and Nanaimo. (Photo contributed)
CruisePlus owners Dave Frinton and Shelley Good stand out front of the company’s Lantzville office last year. CruisePlus will be moving to Nanaimo. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
CruisePlus owners Dave Frinton and Shelley Good stand out front of the company’s Lantzville office last year. CruisePlus will be moving to Nanaimo. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Security lights were on and the store was stocked, but the doors were locked during business hours at Alberni Outpost’s Nanaimo location in Country Club Centre on Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Alberni Outpost closes

Outdoor and recreation-focused business with branches in Courtenay and Nanaimo has closed up shop

Security lights were on and the store was stocked, but the doors were locked during business hours at Alberni Outpost’s Nanaimo location in Country Club Centre on Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Hailey Mannynvali, co-owner of Hearthstone Artisan Bakery, and her business are among finalists for the 18th Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (News Bulletin file)

Finalists announced for Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards

The awards take place Jan. 25 at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria

Hailey Mannynvali, co-owner of Hearthstone Artisan Bakery, and her business are among finalists for the 18th Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (News Bulletin file)
Buckerfields is opening a new store in Langford this spring. Shown here is the retailer’s storefront in Duncan. Photo contributed

Buckerfields targets booming West Shore

New store set to open April 1 in Langford Parkway location

Buckerfields is opening a new store in Langford this spring. Shown here is the retailer’s storefront in Duncan. Photo contributed
Mount Washington’s Outback opens today. Photo by Jenn Dykstra

Mt. Washington Opens The Outback after a snowy start to 2018

Mt. Washington has received over 400 cm of snow in the alpine…

  • Jan 12, 2018
Mount Washington’s Outback opens today. Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Michael Lowry, communications manager with Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, points to a map highlighting the company’s planned oil response bases throughout Vancouver Island during an open house at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 21. WCMRC is planning to construct a Nanaimo oil response base that will serve as a hub for the region by 2018. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo could become oil spill response hub

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation held an open house Tuesday

Michael Lowry, communications manager with Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, points to a map highlighting the company’s planned oil response bases throughout Vancouver Island during an open house at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 21. WCMRC is planning to construct a Nanaimo oil response base that will serve as a hub for the region by 2018. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
The City of Nanaimo has received a development permit application calling for the construction of a 186-square-metre one-storey Triple O’s drive-thru restaurant at Country Club Centre. (URBAN DESIGN GROUP ARCHITECTS LTD. image)

Triple O’s drive-thru restaurant pitched for Nanaimo

White Spot-affiliated burger joint would be located at Country Club Centre

The City of Nanaimo has received a development permit application calling for the construction of a 186-square-metre one-storey Triple O’s drive-thru restaurant at Country Club Centre. (URBAN DESIGN GROUP ARCHITECTS LTD. image)
As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canada C3 has been touring the country. It will stop in Nanaimo on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Canada C3 website image)

UPDATE: Canada C3 makes tour stop in Nanaimo

Research icebreaker vessel on tour as part of Canada 150, stops in Harbour City on Saturday, Oct. 21

As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canada C3 has been touring the country. It will stop in Nanaimo on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Canada C3 website image)