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Kory Breaden, from Nanaimo, has unofficially established a Guinness World Records mark for longest video game marathon after playing Call of Duty for 145 hours. (Duel Screens Podcast/Twitch image)

Nanaimo gamer sets unofficial world record with 145-hour video game marathon

Kory Breaden awaits Guinness World Records’ verification after playing Call of Duty from Aug. 15-21

Kory Breaden, from Nanaimo, has unofficially established a Guinness World Records mark for longest video game marathon after playing Call of Duty for 145 hours. (Duel Screens Podcast/Twitch image)
From left: Nanaimo Fire Protection Society board members Ron Lampard, Bob Rogers (RDN electoral area E director), John Jacobsen, Neil Watson, John Tosney and Bud McFarland. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo takes over management of Nanoose Bay fire services

Fre and emergency response services provided to residents will not change

From left: Nanaimo Fire Protection Society board members Ron Lampard, Bob Rogers (RDN electoral area E director), John Jacobsen, Neil Watson, John Tosney and Bud McFarland. (Submitted photo)
A scene from the effort to battle the Mount Hayes wildfire. A state of emergency, as well as an evacuation alert, related to the fire have been lifted. (B.C. Wildfire Service Twitter)

Evacuation alerts lifted around Ladysmith’s Mount Hayes wildfire

Cowichan Valley Regional District also lifts state of local emergency in the area

A scene from the effort to battle the Mount Hayes wildfire. A state of emergency, as well as an evacuation alert, related to the fire have been lifted. (B.C. Wildfire Service Twitter)
A rendering of a cycle track to Victoria Crescent, Albert Street and Wallace Street, as it might look from the Terminal Avenue-Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo ‘hub’ project could permanently close section of Commercial Street to cars

City seeking feedback on concepts for area around Terminal-Commercial intersection

A rendering of a cycle track to Victoria Crescent, Albert Street and Wallace Street, as it might look from the Terminal Avenue-Commercial Street intersection. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s teachers’ union president said teachers should decide whether to get vaccinated or not. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo teachers’ union favours teachers making their own choices about vaccine

Province reveals back-to-school plans for 2021-22, including mandatory masks for Grades 4-12

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s teachers’ union president said teachers should decide whether to get vaccinated or not. (News Bulletin file)
(Courtesy of BC Ferries)

No need for vaccine certificates to board BC Ferries

The new mask mandate will apply to their sailings, however

(Courtesy of BC Ferries)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)

‘Extremely thin’ suspect squeezes through window to steal from Nanaimo jewelry store

RCMP release surveillance image of suspect who broke into Townsite Road business

Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to a possible assault that has left the victim hospitalized since July. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to a possible assault that has left the victim hospitalized since July. (File photo)
Police hope the public can help locate a 36-year-old woman who has been missing since Aug. 17. (Photo submitted)
Police hope the public can help locate a 36-year-old woman who has been missing since Aug. 17. (Photo submitted)
Old-growth logging protesters rally outside the Nanaimo RCMP detachment at an ‘RCMP Stand Down’ event on Monday, Aug. 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Old-growth logging protesters rally outside the Nanaimo RCMP detachment at an ‘RCMP Stand Down’ event on Monday, Aug. 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help find a 16-year-old who has been missing since Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo teen has been missing almost a week

RCMP ask for public’s help in locating 16-year-old Brandon Sheldon

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help find a 16-year-old who has been missing since Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Photo submitted)
Red Feather Podcast hosts Janelle Minoza, left, and Aimee Chalifoux get set up to record from their office at Literacy Central Vancouver Island. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Indigenous knowledge-keepers share stories as part of Nanaimo podcast project

Central Island’s Indigenous literacy program coordinators launch Red Feather Podcast

Red Feather Podcast hosts Janelle Minoza, left, and Aimee Chalifoux get set up to record from their office at Literacy Central Vancouver Island. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews have held the Mt. Hayes fire, but will continue to turn over and wet down the earth and put out hotspots. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews have held the Mt. Hayes fire, but will continue to turn over and wet down the earth and put out hotspots. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
A B.C. Wildfire Service helicopter attacks the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Firefighters working to control spread of Mt. Hayes wildfire

B.C. Wildfire Service hoping to set up perimeter ‘control line’ around fire near Ladysmith

A B.C. Wildfire Service helicopter attacks the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)
Greg Tomkins has summarized his knowledge as a financial advisor in a step-by-step guide to money and finances designed to help people achieve financial security. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo financial advisor’s new book tries to take guesswork out of financial decisions

Greg Tomkins writes step-by-step guide to understanding money and mastering personal finances

Greg Tomkins has summarized his knowledge as a financial advisor in a step-by-step guide to money and finances designed to help people achieve financial security. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Airport flights delayed, cancelled due to Mt. Hayes wildfire

Transport Canada has closed airspace at YCD airport in Cassidy from dawn to dusk

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. WIldfire Service crews fight the Mt. Hayes wildfire in Ladysmith on Friday, Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)

70-hectare Mt. Hayes wildfire sees minimal growth: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation alerts issued by Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley regional districts remain in effect

B.C. WIldfire Service crews fight the Mt. Hayes wildfire in Ladysmith on Friday, Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo city council has given the green light to a development permit after approving variances for the redeveloped Nanaimo Correctional Centre on Biggs Road. (IBI Group Architects image)

City issues permit for Nanaimo Correctional Centre redevelopment

Council votes unanimously to allow height and watercourse variances at jail site

Nanaimo city council has given the green light to a development permit after approving variances for the redeveloped Nanaimo Correctional Centre on Biggs Road. (IBI Group Architects image)
Green Party candidates Elizabeth May and Paul Manly at Manly’s Nanaimo-Ladysmith campaign launch on Aug. 15 at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates challenge Green incumbent on party unity

Manly says leadership tiff won’t impact campaign at the local level

Green Party candidates Elizabeth May and Paul Manly at Manly’s Nanaimo-Ladysmith campaign launch on Aug. 15 at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island Health’s mass immunization clinics will be scaling back operations, but the health authority will be continuing to operate smaller immunization clinics in many communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health downsizing COVID-19 immunization clinics

Nearly three-quarters of Island residents 12 and older have received two doses of vaccine

Island Health’s mass immunization clinics will be scaling back operations, but the health authority will be continuing to operate smaller immunization clinics in many communities. (News Bulletin file photo)