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Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

Community invited to Lanterns for Peace ceremony in Nanaimo

Event takes place at nighttime on Friday, Aug. 6

Diane Cleary and Jack Ball were among the seniors dancing in a parking lot July 31 in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo seniors dance in parking lot while indoor dances are cancelled

Organizer said seniors were ‘bored’ without Thursday night dances at activity centre

RCMP seized a replica revolver after a man was seen loading it in the parking lot at Woodgrove Centre on Friday, July 30. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP respond ‘in force’ after man couldn’t wait to load replica gun he just bought

Police detain 22-year-old at Woodgrove Centre parking lot

RCMP seized a replica revolver after a man was seen loading it in the parking lot at Woodgrove Centre on Friday, July 30. (Photo submitted)
Town contractor Golder Associates Ltd. carried out site investigation work to test for contamination levels in soil and ground water around the Ladysmith waterfront. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith receives federal grant to fund remediation of waterfront lands

Town approved for two green municipal fund grants via Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Town contractor Golder Associates Ltd. carried out site investigation work to test for contamination levels in soil and ground water around the Ladysmith waterfront. (Cole Schisler photo)
B.C. Conservation Officer Service ticketed an individual who got their truck stuck in Haslam Creek. (Photo submitted)

Conservation service fines off-roader who got stuck in a creek outside Nanaimo

B.C. Conservation Officer Service says incident damaged environment

B.C. Conservation Officer Service ticketed an individual who got their truck stuck in Haslam Creek. (Photo submitted)
Concepts showing planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the City of Parksville’s downtown core. (City of Parksville image)

Public plaza, roadway changes in downtown core approved by Parksville city council

$3.5-million construction contract for project awarded to Knappett Industries

Concepts showing planned changes for Memorial Avenue and Hirst Avenue in the City of Parksville’s downtown core. (City of Parksville image)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel the M. Charles. (Submitted photo)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel the M. Charles. (Submitted photo)
The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)

All ferries from Tsawwassen to Vancouver Island full for the rest of the day

B.C. Ferries advises ferries from Tsawwassen have reached vehicle capacity

The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Nanaimo RCMP have released an image of a suspect vehicle related to an investigation of an attack on a person experiencing homelessness on July 10. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have released an image of a suspect vehicle related to an investigation of an attack on a person experiencing homelessness on July 10. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries bracing for busy terminals over the long weekend

Mobile check-in service intended to help speed up lineups for travellers with reservations

B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
Construction delays and COVID-19 have led to a delay of childcare service provision at schools like Rock City elementary, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19, construction delays will mean fewer child care options than anticipated in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Child care at Forest Park, Rock City, Chase River, Ladysmith Primary won’t open in September

Construction delays and COVID-19 have led to a delay of childcare service provision at schools like Rock City elementary, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
Snuneymuxw Chief Mike Wyse and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett exchange gifts at the Snuneymuxw community gym in 2019 after the First Nation and the federal government signed a letter of understanding. (News Bulletin file photo)
Snuneymuxw Chief Mike Wyse and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett exchange gifts at the Snuneymuxw community gym in 2019 after the First Nation and the federal government signed a letter of understanding. (News Bulletin file photo)
Officers from DFO’s Conservation and Protection branch (C&P) from Powell River, Nanaimo, Duncan, Victoria, and Annacis Island were involved in the operation. (DFO photo)

DFO enforcement blitz of Southern Gulf Islands ‘highly successful’

Detachment Commander Derek Chung says more education and awareness needed

Officers from DFO’s Conservation and Protection branch (C&P) from Powell River, Nanaimo, Duncan, Victoria, and Annacis Island were involved in the operation. (DFO photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for east Vancouver Island. file photo
With temperatures 30 C and above forecast from now until July 31, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island has announced an emergency cooling centre has been set up at 285 Prideaux St. in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo photo)
With temperatures 30 C and above forecast from now until July 31, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island has announced an emergency cooling centre has been set up at 285 Prideaux St. in Nanaimo. (City of Nanaimo photo)
A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)

Residents ask RDN to try to protect Nanaimo River swimming hole

Petition calls on region to preserve land along Nanaimo River Road that is slated for future logging

A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)
A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo hears broad support for potential Harbourfront Walkway extension

80 per cent of survey respondents support multimillion-dollar project under consideration

A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)