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The owner of these military medals and ribbons that were found in a bag near Cowichan River is bing sought. (Submitted photo)

Owner of military medals and ribbons found in Duncan sought

Bylaw officer found them in plastic bag by Cowichan River

 

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

 

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo thrift store’s deals help out Harewood neighbourhood

Deni’s Dynamite Deals donates thousands of dollars every month

 

Nanaimo musician Nico Rhodes is presenting a four-part series at the Port Theatre celebrating the local artistic community. (Photo courtesy Wilson Pascoe)

Nanaimo musician hosts series celebrating arts community at the Port Theatre

Nico Rhodes to bring together artists from various fields to create and converse

Nanaimo musician Nico Rhodes is presenting a four-part series at the Port Theatre celebrating the local artistic community. (Photo courtesy Wilson Pascoe)
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Around Town Tellers kick off their 2021-22 storytelling season with an event hosted by Margaret Murphy and featuring Sandy Cole, Christine Clarke-Johnsen and Deborah Goodman (clockwise from left), among others. (Photos courtesy Lynn Burrows/Bev Cole/Deborah Goodman)

Nanaimo storytellers’ group returns to virtual space for a new season

Around Town Tellers reflect on ‘connections’ at upcoming Stories on Friday event

The Around Town Tellers kick off their 2021-22 storytelling season with an event hosted by Margaret Murphy and featuring Sandy Cole, Christine Clarke-Johnsen and Deborah Goodman (clockwise from left), among others. (Photos courtesy Lynn Burrows/Bev Cole/Deborah Goodman)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Carolyn Hancox Barr is trying to win a Fab Over 40 contest to try to win prize money to help her daughter’s family. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman enters Fab Over 40 contest to try to win money to help her family

Former fitness centre owner Carolyn Hancox Barr asks community for votes

Carolyn Hancox Barr is trying to win a Fab Over 40 contest to try to win prize money to help her daughter’s family. (Photo submitted)
Marty Howe, Mark Woodside and Kelly Field (from left) perform at this year’s Cultivate Festival at the Gabriola Commons. The Gabriola Arts Council recently received grants to bring a new tent to the venue and fund a new performance series. (Photo courtesy Bill Pope)

Gabriola Arts Council awarded $95K in grants for performing arts

New performance tent and outdoor concert series coming to Gabriola Island

Marty Howe, Mark Woodside and Kelly Field (from left) perform at this year’s Cultivate Festival at the Gabriola Commons. The Gabriola Arts Council recently received grants to bring a new tent to the venue and fund a new performance series. (Photo courtesy Bill Pope)
On Aug. 20 the Gabriola Arts Council presents the inaugural GLOW lantern festival. (Bulletin file photo)

Lantern festival coming to Gabriola Island

Gabriola Arts Council presents ‘Gabriola Lanterns of Wonder’

On Aug. 20 the Gabriola Arts Council presents the inaugural GLOW lantern festival. (Bulletin file photo)
A trend toward making downtown Nanaimo more pedestrian- and cycling-friendly will bring lowered speed limits to more streets as the area undergoes redevelopment and transportation upgrades. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Full length of Nanaimo’s Front Street now has 30 km/h speed limit

City’s transportation department eyeing lower speed limits in other parts of downtown

A trend toward making downtown Nanaimo more pedestrian- and cycling-friendly will bring lowered speed limits to more streets as the area undergoes redevelopment and transportation upgrades. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ Sammy the Yorkshire terrier on Monday, Aug. 2, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)

Yorkshire terrier ‘marries’ dachshund at Qualicum Beach ceremony

Woman stages event at Qualicum Landing beachfront

Chupacabra the Dachshund, left, ‘married’ Sammy the Yorkshire terrier on Monday, Aug. 2, at the Qualicum Landing beachfront. (Submitted photo)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
B.C. Hydro crews will be out upgrading Nanaimo’s street lights from high pressure sodium to more efficient LED lighting until the end of 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Street lights around Nanaimo will be getting upgrades

City of Nanaimo and B.C. Hydro replacing less-efficient lights with LED lights

B.C. Hydro crews will be out upgrading Nanaimo’s street lights from high pressure sodium to more efficient LED lighting until the end of 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
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

Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching a series of events along the Millstone River. (Bulletin File Photo)

Nanaimo Art Gallery presents series of events along Millstone River

‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ project to feature presentations, activities through October

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching a series of events along the Millstone River. (Bulletin File Photo)
Members of the Nanaimo chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom installed a display honouring residential school victims on the fence surrounding the Jean Burns Building site June 30. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo peace group creates display honouring residential school victims

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom puts up ‘Wall of Grief, Remembrance and Hope’

Members of the Nanaimo chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom installed a display honouring residential school victims on the fence surrounding the Jean Burns Building site June 30. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)