Nanaimo

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending 2021-22 surplus money be allocated for such items as Wi-Fi upgrades at schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to spend surplus dollars on Wi-Fi upgrades, solar panels

$4.7 million in surplus means SD68 can spend on a list of projects and initiatives

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending 2021-22 surplus money be allocated for such items as Wi-Fi upgrades at schools. (News Bulletin file)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

‘Toss-up’ in Nanaimo-Ladysmith a product of parties’ national campaigns, says poli-sci prof

Vancouver Island University professor helps unpack preliminary election results

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
Nanoose Bay fitness enthusiast Mitchel Cook is training for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees on Nov. 5. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay fitness enthusiast Mitchel Cook is training for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees on Nov. 5. (Submitted photo)
The Nanoose First Nation (Snaw-Naw-As) is receiving $441,144 for a multi-use trail connection project. (RDN map)

Nanoose First Nation (Snaw-Naw-As) receives $441K for multi-use trail connection project

Residents to benefit from plan to build 450-metre pathway

The Nanoose First Nation (Snaw-Naw-As) is receiving $441,144 for a multi-use trail connection project. (RDN map)
Firefighter Micah Chesher loads one of 54 new MSA air packs that were distributed to Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews at the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy on Labieux Road on Wednesday, Sept. 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s firefighters take deep breaths with new air packs

Nanaimo Fire Rescue outfitted with new $600,000 self-contained breathing apparatus system

Firefighter Micah Chesher loads one of 54 new MSA air packs that were distributed to Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews at the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy on Labieux Road on Wednesday, Sept. 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Tilray has announced it will shut down its Nanaimo offices and cultivation operation by spring 2022. (News Bulletin file photo)

Tilray announces it will be closing its Nanaimo operations

Closure to be completed in phases over the next few months

Tilray has announced it will shut down its Nanaimo offices and cultivation operation by spring 2022. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of the Bad to the Bone team were among participants of the Vancouver Island Multiple Myeloma March in Nanaimo on Sept. 6. Close to $22,000 was raised. (Submitted photo)

Multiple myeloma research fundraising walk in Nanaimo surpasses $20K target

Walk raising money for incurable blood cancer research took place Sept. 6 at Nanaimo Lions Pavilion

Members of the Bad to the Bone team were among participants of the Vancouver Island Multiple Myeloma March in Nanaimo on Sept. 6. Close to $22,000 was raised. (Submitted photo)
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Arrest warrant issued for Nanaimo man wanted for voyeurism and child porn charges

Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, missed recent court date, says Nanaimo RCMP

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)
Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Nanaimo fisher nets top prize at Port Alberni Salmon Derby

More than 1,700 tickets sold for Labour Day weekend derby

Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff proposes free bus rides on election day

Goal is to provide more voters a chance to reach polling stations on Sept. 20

Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)

Man handed 6-year jail term in case of fatal 2019 Vancouver Island hit-and run

Ryan John Grob also banned from driving for eight years

Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)
Island Health mobile Vax Vans will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria and Nanaimo over the long weekend.(Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Vax Vans offering COVID-19 shots in Victoria, Nanaimo over Labour Day weekend

Anyone 12 and older will be able to get their first or second dose

Island Health mobile Vax Vans will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria and Nanaimo over the long weekend.(Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Vancouver Island Regional Library has loaned childrens books for a new family space at Vancouver Island University. Pictured here, Ben Hyman, VIRL executive director, and Lara Wright, interim university librarian. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library loans books for new VIU family space

Renovated space at Vancouver Island University includes 2SLGBTQ+ and breastfeeding friendly space

Vancouver Island Regional Library has loaned childrens books for a new family space at Vancouver Island University. Pictured here, Ben Hyman, VIRL executive director, and Lara Wright, interim university librarian. (Submitted photo)
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries testing out midnight sailings from Nanaimo’s Duke Point

12:15 a.m. sailings will depart starting this month

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
James Tyler of Heavy D’s Barbershop gives a child a fresh haircut at the Fresh Start back-to-school event at Harbourfront library branch Aug. 28. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo barbers and librarians help less fortunate kids get ready for back-to-school

Fresh Start event took place at Harbourfront library branch Saturday

James Tyler of Heavy D’s Barbershop gives a child a fresh haircut at the Fresh Start back-to-school event at Harbourfront library branch Aug. 28. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)