Nanaimo

Marie Hopwood and Matt Carter, Nanaimo Craft Beer Society president and director, respectively, are raising a glass with the return of Nanaimo Craft Beer Week after a two-year hiatus. The events begin Sept. 20, and continue through Sept. 24. Karl Yu / Nanaimo News Bulletin photo

‘Crushable’ beer will fill glasses at Nanaimo Craft Beer Week

Series of events runs from Sept. 20 to 24

 

Aspengrove School. (News Bulletin file photo)

Head of Lantzville school fired for ‘inappropriate online activity’

Aspengrove School’s board of governors was made aware of alleged incident on Aug. 26

 

Orcas feed amongst the activity of beach-goers at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay on Aug. 20. Photo courtesy Lori Jones

‘Festival atmosphere’: Orcas feast in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Hundreds of people line the beach to watch Bigg’s killer whales

 

Mount Benson Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Parkland purchases expand and connect Mt. Benson and Westwood Lake parks

Deal for close to $4 million involves 100 hectares of land ‘from lake shore to mountain top’

Mount Benson Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
A gathering, celebrating 40 years of City of Nanaimo’The City of Nanaimo’s Leaders in Training program is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Submitted photo)

City of Nanaimo youth leadership training program celebrates 40th anniversary

LIT and Quest program participants, past and present, invited to Aug. 19 celebration

A gathering, celebrating 40 years of City of Nanaimo’The City of Nanaimo’s Leaders in Training program is celebrating its 40th anniversary. (Submitted photo)
Season 4 of Island Crime podcast is ‘Finding Amber.’ Podcast host Laura Palmer delves into the July 2022 disappearance of Amber Manthorne from Great Central Lake near Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED ARTWORK)

Disappearance of Port Alberni woman featured in Island Crime podcast

Host Laura Palmer said disappearance of Amber Manthorne hits home

Season 4 of Island Crime podcast is ‘Finding Amber.’ Podcast host Laura Palmer delves into the July 2022 disappearance of Amber Manthorne from Great Central Lake near Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED ARTWORK)
In addition to being steeped in culture, Saysutshun offers tons of outdoor activities for everyone, with 22 kilometres of beautiful trails, numerous picnic areas and a playground, plus a rental outlet stocked with kayaks, bikes and stand up paddle boards.

A great summer get-away close to home

Fascinating and important history, lots of active pursuits to choose from, delicious…

  • Aug 8, 2022
In addition to being steeped in culture, Saysutshun offers tons of outdoor activities for everyone, with 22 kilometres of beautiful trails, numerous picnic areas and a playground, plus a rental outlet stocked with kayaks, bikes and stand up paddle boards.
The B.C. government announced resurfacing will happen on the slow lanes of the Island Highway between Cedar and Lantzville starting Aug. 22. (B.C. government photo)

Resurfacing starts this month on the Island Highway through Nanaimo

Project will include installing a larger culvert system in Lantzville to improve drainage

The B.C. government announced resurfacing will happen on the slow lanes of the Island Highway between Cedar and Lantzville starting Aug. 22. (B.C. government photo)
Those in attendance at the Lanterns for Peace ceremony at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon on Saturday, Aug. 6, help launch the lanterns onto the water. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Lanterns launched at Nanaimo lagoon, symbolizing desire for world peace

Lanterns for Peace ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 6

Those in attendance at the Lanterns for Peace ceremony at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon on Saturday, Aug. 6, help launch the lanterns onto the water. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance locating a 79-year-old who has not been seen since July 25. He was thought to be travelling up Island on a camping trip. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: 79-year-old man on camping trip located safe and sound

RCMP asked for help finding senior travelling with his dog in a camper van

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance locating a 79-year-old who has not been seen since July 25. He was thought to be travelling up Island on a camping trip. (Submitted photo)
The Lanterns for Peace event hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lanterns for peace will be floated at Nanaimo’s Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon

Aug. 6 event a reminder of first use of nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in 1945

The Lanterns for Peace event hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon. (News Bulletin file photo)
A look at the Nanaimo harbour. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. harbour city of Nanaimo offers variety of attractions, activities for summer visitors

Seaside city on Vancouver Island features natural beauty

A look at the Nanaimo harbour. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file photo)
A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)

Island-dwelling blonde raccoon hits the beach on hot summer day

Boater gets up close to blonde mother raccoon and kits on Saysutshun

A blonde raccoon out and about with its family on Saysutshun north of Midden Bay on Wednesday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Marian Stewart)
Eating an original Nanaimo Bar in the streets of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Western Canada.

The Nanaimo Bar Trail beckons for those looking for a sweet treat

There’s a delicious truth both locals and visitors savour on central Vancouver…

Eating an original Nanaimo Bar in the streets of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Western Canada.
Bathtub racing is something George Johnson and family are versed in. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

PHOTOS: Sailpast on Wheels Parade returns to downtown Nanaimo

As per tradition, a parade took place in downtown Nanaimo as a precursor to the bathtub race Sunday

Bathtub racing is something George Johnson and family are versed in. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)

Police watchdog finds Nanaimo RCMP did not break woman’s foot in March incident

IIO investigated incident where woman was apprehended under Mental Health Act at Port Place mall

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)
Call 250-585-4100 or get in touch online at nanaimohearingclinic.com/contact to make an appointment at Nanaimo Hearing Clinic today. Find the clinic at 501-5800 Turner Rd in Cactus Club Plaza. © 2022 HA Photography

3 Keys to hearing aid success —number 3 might surprise you!

How to get those hearing aids out of the drawer and helping with everyday hearing

  • Jun 20, 2022
Call 250-585-4100 or get in touch online at nanaimohearingclinic.com/contact to make an appointment at Nanaimo Hearing Clinic today. Find the clinic at 501-5800 Turner Rd in Cactus Club Plaza. © 2022 HA Photography
Regional District of Nanaimo’s board has approved a request from the City of Nanaimo to offer shuttle bus service for select summer-time events, potentially starting at Woodgrove Centre and Vancouver Island University. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo offers free shuttle buses for Canada Day, three other summer events

Service would also be for Dragon Boat and Marine festivals, VIEX, with bike valet

Regional District of Nanaimo’s board has approved a request from the City of Nanaimo to offer shuttle bus service for select summer-time events, potentially starting at Woodgrove Centre and Vancouver Island University. (News Bulletin file photo)
John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor hand delivers Nanaimo bars after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
Canadian comedian Shaun Majumder comes to the Port Theatre on Monday, June 20, with Nanaimo’s Peter Hudson as an opening act. (Submitted photo)

This Hour Has 22 Minutes alum Shaun Majumder coming to Port Theatre

Comedy performance of ‘The Love Tour’ plays June 20 with opening act Peter Hudson

Canadian comedian Shaun Majumder comes to the Port Theatre on Monday, June 20, with Nanaimo’s Peter Hudson as an opening act. (Submitted photo)
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