Nanaimo

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Jordan Vearer listens to instructions from the V.I. Raiders coaching staff during a drill Sunday, May 29, at the team’s spring camp at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Female offensive lineman signs with V.I. Raiders

Jordan Vearer first female player to ever sign with Nanaimo junior football team

Jordan Vearer listens to instructions from the V.I. Raiders coaching staff during a drill Sunday, May 29, at the team’s spring camp at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Donna Stennes, administrative assistant to mayor and council, left, Dave Spirit Wolf Bodaly, Rick Dagg and Coun. Ian Thorpe, were at the Pride flag-raising ceremony at Nanaimo city hall on Wednesday, June 8. Bodaly and Dagg both raised the flag together. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo holds Pride flag-raising ceremony at city hall

Ceremony held Wednesday, June 8, first time in three years an in-person event took place

Donna Stennes, administrative assistant to mayor and council, left, Dave Spirit Wolf Bodaly, Rick Dagg and Coun. Ian Thorpe, were at the Pride flag-raising ceremony at Nanaimo city hall on Wednesday, June 8. Bodaly and Dagg both raised the flag together. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Runners warm up for the last Run for Recovery event held by Edgewood Treat Centre in 2019. This year’s race will take place at Westwood Lake Park on Friday, June 10, with a sharp 6:30 p.m. start time. (Submitted photo)
Runners warm up for the last Run for Recovery event held by Edgewood Treat Centre in 2019. This year’s race will take place at Westwood Lake Park on Friday, June 10, with a sharp 6:30 p.m. start time. (Submitted photo)
Rob Lawrance, former City of Nanaimo environmental planner, has died, officials and friends have confirmed. Pictured here Lawrance in April 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former City of Nanaimo planner Lawrance dies

Rob Lawrance retired from the city last year, also taught at VIU

Rob Lawrance, former City of Nanaimo environmental planner, has died, officials and friends have confirmed. Pictured here Lawrance in April 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)
Fabric artist Lynda Morrison, as seen surrounded by her creative images, will showcase her work in the ‘14 Artists by the River’ art exhibit to be held on June 12 in Cedar. (Submitted photo)

‘14 Artists by the River’ to showcase variety of work in Cedar

Art show on June 12 to include food truck and musical performance

Fabric artist Lynda Morrison, as seen surrounded by her creative images, will showcase her work in the ‘14 Artists by the River’ art exhibit to be held on June 12 in Cedar. (Submitted photo)
Emergency services responded to multiple reports of a pedestrian being struck along the Nanaimo Parkway near near the Aulds Road intersection at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Both north and southbound lanes of traffic were closed while services were on scene. (Photo by Inge Nakagawa)

Teen dead after being hit by vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway

Driver turned herself in to police next morning, 15-year-old boy’s death under investigation

Emergency services responded to multiple reports of a pedestrian being struck along the Nanaimo Parkway near near the Aulds Road intersection at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Both north and southbound lanes of traffic were closed while services were on scene. (Photo by Inge Nakagawa)