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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)
The Mid-Island Swap Meet is set to take place June 12 at Arbutus Meadows. (PQB News file photo)
The Mid-Island Swap Meet is set to take place June 12 at Arbutus Meadows. (PQB News file photo)
Playwright Ward Norcutt will host a partial reading of his upcoming play A Baker’s Dozen at the Vancouver Island Regional Library Nanaimo’s Harbourfront branch on Thursday, June 9. (submitted photos)

Nanaimo playwright hosts reading at library for upcoming play

Reading of ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ takes place June 9 at Harbourfront Library

Playwright Ward Norcutt will host a partial reading of his upcoming play A Baker’s Dozen at the Vancouver Island Regional Library Nanaimo’s Harbourfront branch on Thursday, June 9. (submitted photos)
An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)

Island brain injury fundraiser lets employees ‘drop their boss’ 46 metres in Nanaimo

Businesses have until Sept. 23 to raise $500 for cause, employer bungee jump

An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)
Members of the Nanaimo youth group Fiddelium during a practice at the Cedar Community Hall on Thursday, May 26. From left to right: Norah Figueira, Ava Shaw, Katie McCulloch, Olivia Crowhurst, Ben Rainer, Alistair Day, Morganna Parr and Mia Stahuliak. (Photo by Trish Horrocks)

Nanaimo’s youth fiddle ensemble Fiddelium celebrating debut album with concert

June 2 show at the Port Theatre also includes Suzuki Strings Group and Folk Band performances

Members of the Nanaimo youth group Fiddelium during a practice at the Cedar Community Hall on Thursday, May 26. From left to right: Norah Figueira, Ava Shaw, Katie McCulloch, Olivia Crowhurst, Ben Rainer, Alistair Day, Morganna Parr and Mia Stahuliak. (Photo by Trish Horrocks)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Patients will be re-routed as Nanaimo Regional General Hospital entrance renovated

Main entrance to be relocated to perinatal entrance from late May to late July

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
Kellie Haines will perform in her latest production, A Birdy Told Me So, at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre on Saturday, May 28. (Photo by Trish Pattison)

Ventriloquist bringing her chatty puppet to Nanaimo

Kellie Haines’s A Birdy Told Me So will play at Malaspina Theatre on May 28.

Kellie Haines will perform in her latest production, A Birdy Told Me So, at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre on Saturday, May 28. (Photo by Trish Pattison)
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Saxophonist Ryan Oliver will play Nanaimos Simonholt Restaurant on May 22 to release his latest album, Ryan Oliver With Strings. (Photo by Ron Hadley)

Jazz musician adds strings to celebrate release of new album

A string quartet joins Ryan Oliver and his own quartet at Simonholt on May 22

Saxophonist Ryan Oliver will play Nanaimos Simonholt Restaurant on May 22 to release his latest album, Ryan Oliver With Strings. (Photo by Ron Hadley)
Singers from the Youth Singers of Calgary as they perform at the Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary during the summer of 2019. The group will come to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Saturday, May 21, to perform their latest production ‘Best Day Ever.’ (Photo by Richard Snyders-Blok)

Youth singers to perform ‘Best Day Ever’ show in Nanaimo

Youth Singers of Calgary’s 50 members will dance and sing across the stage May 21 at the Port Theatre

Singers from the Youth Singers of Calgary as they perform at the Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary during the summer of 2019. The group will come to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Saturday, May 21, to perform their latest production ‘Best Day Ever.’ (Photo by Richard Snyders-Blok)
Dan Parker and his group Bandeira Parker, as seen at the Hub City Bounce Back event in March, will perform at Nanaimo Without Borders concert on May 21 at the Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Benefit concert to help LGBTQ refugees fleeing persecution to be held in Nanaimo

‘Nanaimo Without Borders’ takes place May 21 at Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community

Dan Parker and his group Bandeira Parker, as seen at the Hub City Bounce Back event in March, will perform at Nanaimo Without Borders concert on May 21 at the Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A rivalry renewed’: Coaches from Penticton Vees, Nanaimo Clippers preview BCHL Finals

The battle for the Fred Page Cup begins on Friday night, May 13, in Penticton

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alexandra Lee and Nick Ross, two members of the Looking Glass String Quartet, will play at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, May 15. (News Bulletin photo)

String quartet to play Bach classics at downtown Nanaimo venue

Show at St. Paul’s Anglican Church happening Sunday, May 15

Alexandra Lee and Nick Ross, two members of the Looking Glass String Quartet, will play at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, May 15. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo artist Denise Tierney is holding an exhibit at the Chapel Gallery in Victoria from May 6-May 15. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo artist exhibiting works of ‘memory, history, ritual and tradition’ in Victoria

Denise Tierney’s ‘Recollection’ will show at the Chapel Gallery until May 15

Nanaimo artist Denise Tierney is holding an exhibit at the Chapel Gallery in Victoria from May 6-May 15. (Photos submitted)
Keiko Bottomley’s artwork can be viewed until May 31 at the Art 10 Gallery in the Nanaimo North Town Centre. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo gallery featuring the art of the apple

Keiko Bottomley’s exhibit ‘Songs of Apples’ at Art 10 Gallery until May 31

Keiko Bottomley’s artwork can be viewed until May 31 at the Art 10 Gallery in the Nanaimo North Town Centre. (Photo submitted)
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