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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Canada Day festivities at Maffeo Sutton Park in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo suggests community spirit as a way to mark Canada Day

Food trucks, musicians and city ‘spirit teams’ will visit Nanaimo parks July 1

Canada Day festivities at Maffeo Sutton Park in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)

Festival offering music, comedy and support for residential school survivors

‘Orange Day in the Bay’ taking place in Snaw-Naw-As First Nation July 1

Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to subscribe to the Chonolog environment photo-monitoring system, which allow residents to contribute photos of habitat restoration projects that are converted to time lapse sequences showing environmental changes. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Nanaimo residents invited to be citizen scientists by sharing habitat restoration photos

Nanaimo first city in Canada to sign up for Chronolog environment photo monitoring service

Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to subscribe to the Chonolog environment photo-monitoring system, which allow residents to contribute photos of habitat restoration projects that are converted to time lapse sequences showing environmental changes. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
City of Nanaimo council has approved amendments for an animal control bylaw requested by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The bylaw includes language related to quail. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

Province asks for tweaks to Nanaimo’s animal responsibility bylaw

Ministry concerned bylaw wording could create municipal and provincial jurisdictional overlaps

City of Nanaimo council has approved amendments for an animal control bylaw requested by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The bylaw includes language related to quail. (Wikipedia Commons photo)
Mid Island Lego Users Group co-founders Krista Simpson and Laura Hawley and their members created a Lego pride parade on display this month outside Nanaimo Wellington Library. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Lego fans celebrate Pride Month with miniature pride parade display

Three-by-six-foot scene on display outside Nanaimo Wellington Library through June

Mid Island Lego Users Group co-founders Krista Simpson and Laura Hawley and their members created a Lego pride parade on display this month outside Nanaimo Wellington Library. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Christine Meutzner, Nanaimo Community Archives manager. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Community Archives manager receives award of recognition

Christine Meutzner receives award of recognition from B.C. Historical Federation

Christine Meutzner, Nanaimo Community Archives manager. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo has issued a warning to residents to keep trash collection bins secured on their properties until trash collection days to avoid attracting bears to neighbourhoods. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Secure garbage to avoid attracting bears and being fined in Nanaimo, say officials

Trash collection carts must only be put out on collection days to avoid human-wildlife conflicts

The City of Nanaimo has issued a warning to residents to keep trash collection bins secured on their properties until trash collection days to avoid attracting bears to neighbourhoods. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
City councillors at a governance and priorities committee meeting voted to have staff compile a report on easing restrictions on using recreational vehicles as permanent dwellings as way to help ease affordable housing shortage. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city councillors ask for report on ways to allow RVs as permanent dwellings

Governance and priorities committee directive in response to Nanaimo’s affordable housing shortage

City councillors at a governance and priorities committee meeting voted to have staff compile a report on easing restrictions on using recreational vehicles as permanent dwellings as way to help ease affordable housing shortage. (News Bulletin file photo)
Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Donors go gaga for Vancouver Island youngster’s ball pit fundraiser

People get on board with Chemainus student’s idea to make wheelchair accessible

Greysen Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Tanya Amaral, Samuel Makwenge and Brighton Francis (from left) are among the presenters of African Connections: Celebrating Africa Day on May 25. (Photo courtesy Brighton Francis)

Nanaimo’s Africa Day celebration to highlight history and culture

Online event to feature local speakers of African descent

Tanya Amaral, Samuel Makwenge and Brighton Francis (from left) are among the presenters of African Connections: Celebrating Africa Day on May 25. (Photo courtesy Brighton Francis)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Snipe hunting brothers reunited in Chemainus (and it feels so good)

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure in signature downtown artpiece

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
Nanaimo Age Friendly Community volunteers are working on implementing the goals of the city’s age-friendly plan, and are looking for feedback from seniors. (Stock photo)

Volunteers working on city’s age-friendly plan want to hear from Nanaimo’s seniors

Seniors being asked about opportunities for work, volunteering and social inclusion

Nanaimo Age Friendly Community volunteers are working on implementing the goals of the city’s age-friendly plan, and are looking for feedback from seniors. (Stock photo)
Christine Whitelaw has received the City of Nanaimo’s Culture and Heritage Award for Honour in Culture. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Longtime Nanaimo theatre, symphony, conservatory supporter recognized

Christine Whitelaw receives Culture and Heritage Award for Honour in Culture

Christine Whitelaw has received the City of Nanaimo’s Culture and Heritage Award for Honour in Culture. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)

UPDATE: Queen presents Nanaimo doctor with award for global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman receives Royal Life Saving Society’s King Edward VII Cup

Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)
Nanaimo musician Shawn Hall and his fiancée Lindsay Pugh in Hall’s Dress Shop recording studio. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo musician opens shop and recording studio to bring ‘vibrancy’ to downtown

Shawn Hall hopes to display local art, host artist residencies at new Bastion Street studio

Nanaimo musician Shawn Hall and his fiancée Lindsay Pugh in Hall’s Dress Shop recording studio. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)