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A map of Nanaimo displays the boundaries of the proposed new downtown business improvement area. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo city councillors recommending downtown improvement area be re-established

Finance and audit committee recommends council direct staff to start ‘petition-against’ process

 

Ronell Bosman, Samaritan House manager, left; and Sara Knippshield, support worker; receive a delivery of gift bags last month from the Preceptor Gamma Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International, represented by volunteers Barbara Catt, Nola Jones and Caryl Skolski. (Photo submitted)

Women’s friendship centre donates essential items to Samaritan House

Preceptor Gamma Lambda supports Nanaimo women’s shelter

 

A draft bylaw currently under review will lay out the responsibilities of pet owners and could keep cats from being ‘at large’ in neighbourhoods. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo city councillors looking at bylaw that would keep cats from roaming neighbourhoods

Draft bylaw lays out provisions for animal welfare, owner duties and city enforcement

 

Diane Vik checks out the selection of thousands of books at the Rotary Used Book Sale happening at Nanaimo North Town Centre near London Drugs. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo used book sale physically distances fiction and non-fiction

Rotary Used Book Sale on now at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Diane Vik checks out the selection of thousands of books at the Rotary Used Book Sale happening at Nanaimo North Town Centre near London Drugs. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman warns of scams on dating sites from personal experience

Rose gets her $1,500 back, but most aren’t as fortunate

A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

Vancouver Island resident wins lottery

Cowichan Bay’s Duncan Fairfield wins $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

  • Nov 4, 2020
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49
Canadian Federation of University Women Nanaimo members Wendy Smiley, left, CFUW-Nanaimo president Karen Skarpnes, storyteller Margaret Murphy, and CFUW members Jeri Manley and club treasurer Kathy Torhjelm gather in recognition of the club’s 75th anniversary. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo chapter of Canadian Federation of University Women celebrates 75th anniversary

Group gathered via Zoom earlier this month to recall its history in the area

Canadian Federation of University Women Nanaimo members Wendy Smiley, left, CFUW-Nanaimo president Karen Skarpnes, storyteller Margaret Murphy, and CFUW members Jeri Manley and club treasurer Kathy Torhjelm gather in recognition of the club’s 75th anniversary. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo city council voted to apply for grant to offset cost to replace failing air handling system at Beban Park pool with new, more efficient system. (News Bulletin file photo)

City hoping for $680,000 grant to replace ventilation system at Beban Park pool

City to apply for federal and provincial money to help with $945,000 HVAC project

Nanaimo city council voted to apply for grant to offset cost to replace failing air handling system at Beban Park pool with new, more efficient system. (News Bulletin file photo)
Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)

Bathtub power propels Nanaimo motocross racer to B.C. title

Seby Sulyok wins his division in FutureWest provincial series

Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
Nanaimo Community Policing volunteer program is looking for people to help deliver crime prevention and community safety and development programs with the RCMP and City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP community policing needs a few good volunteers

Volunteers needed to help Nanaimo RCMP and city deliver crime prevention and safety programs

Nanaimo Community Policing volunteer program is looking for people to help deliver crime prevention and community safety and development programs with the RCMP and City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
The Mental Health Recovery Partners Society of Central Vancouver Island has received funding through the Government of Canada and United Way Canada’s emergency community support fund. (Stock photo)

Mental health organization supported in its efforts to help people through the pandemic

Central Island organization one of dozens of agencies receiving federal funding

The Mental Health Recovery Partners Society of Central Vancouver Island has received funding through the Government of Canada and United Way Canada’s emergency community support fund. (Stock photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Beloved Island woman dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in Chemainus in two short years

Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
St. John Ambulance Nanaimo branch will resume training courses beginning June 29. (News Bulletin file)

St. John Ambulance Nanaimo first aid training to resume

After postponement due to COVID-19, training at Nanaimo branch resuming

St. John Ambulance Nanaimo branch will resume training courses beginning June 29. (News Bulletin file)
Helping our Hometown Heroes

Helping our Hometown Heroes

With your tickets, you could win big – and give back

  • Jun 8, 2020
Helping our Hometown Heroes
Poet Johnny Murdoch MacRae performs during WordStorm Society of the Arts’s Dispatches and Rumblings Cam Slam event on April 23. The local spoken word group has started holding events online in response to COVID-19. (Facebook screen shot)

Nanaimo’s WordStorm holds first online spoken-word open mic night

Society has started presenting virtual events in response to COVID-19 restrictions

Poet Johnny Murdoch MacRae performs during WordStorm Society of the Arts’s Dispatches and Rumblings Cam Slam event on April 23. The local spoken word group has started holding events online in response to COVID-19. (Facebook screen shot)