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The Island Consort Chamber Choir, as directed by Bruce Farquharson, front, will perform two concerts for its spring program in both Nanaimo and Parksville on May 7 and May 9, respectively. (photo submitted)

Island Consort Chamber Choir to perform spring program in Nanaimo

‘Lyrics of Love’ presents selection of short poems, Baroque, Scottish folk and vocal jazz

The Island Consort Chamber Choir, as directed by Bruce Farquharson, front, will perform two concerts for its spring program in both Nanaimo and Parksville on May 7 and May 9, respectively. (photo submitted)
Carl Longstaff and Laura Kelsey will play the Nanaimo Bar on Saturday, May 7, in a return from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos submitted)

Singer-songwriters share stage in upcoming Nanaimo show

Laura Kelsey and Carl Longstaff will play the Nanaimo Bar on Saturday, May 7

Carl Longstaff and Laura Kelsey will play the Nanaimo Bar on Saturday, May 7, in a return from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos submitted)
Tourism Nanaimo anticipates the city could see an overflow of visitors who would have otherwise gone to Victoria or Tofino as those communities see accommodations filling up. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)

More than a Gateway: Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo positioned as a key visitor destination

Tourism Nanaimo is optimistic about this summer season based on what operators…

Tourism Nanaimo anticipates the city could see an overflow of visitors who would have otherwise gone to Victoria or Tofino as those communities see accommodations filling up. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)
Qualicum Beach’s Phil Dwyer plays final performance for the Nanaimo International Jazz concert series ‘Live at the Shaw’ on April 30. (photo submitted)

Phil Dwyer closes out jazz series on International Jazz Day

April 30 show a finale for Nanaimo International Jazz Festival’s ‘Live at the Shaw’ series

Qualicum Beach’s Phil Dwyer plays final performance for the Nanaimo International Jazz concert series ‘Live at the Shaw’ on April 30. (photo submitted)
Hawksley Workman plays the Queen’s in Nanaimo on May 2. (Photo submitted)
Hawksley Workman plays the Queen’s in Nanaimo on May 2. (Photo submitted)
The work of Ella Plumley will be shown alongside eight other artists in the first Spring Art Show at Hudson’s Bay in Nanaimo on April 30. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo artists combine efforts for Spring Art Show fundraiser

One-day event benefiting Haven Society to be held April 30

The work of Ella Plumley will be shown alongside eight other artists in the first Spring Art Show at Hudson’s Bay in Nanaimo on April 30. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has launched an investigation after a man was allegedly injured during altercation with police in Nanaimo RCMP detachment cells. (File photo)

Investigation underway after man allegedly injured in altercation at Nanaimo RCMP detachment

Man reportedly suffered injuries after being arrested for uttering threats

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has launched an investigation after a man was allegedly injured during altercation with police in Nanaimo RCMP detachment cells. (File photo)
Vancouver Island University’s student-run annual literary magazine, ‘Portal’, will celebrate the launch of this year’s issue at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo on April 29. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)
Vancouver Island University’s student-run annual literary magazine, ‘Portal’, will celebrate the launch of this year’s issue at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo on April 29. (Nanaimo Bulletin photo)
The cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show brings new songs and characters to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on May 1 at 7 p.m (Photo submitted)
The cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show brings new songs and characters to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on May 1 at 7 p.m (Photo submitted)
Chris Herd, an Earth and atmospheric sciences professor and a meteor collection curator at the University of Alberta, is the guest speaker at Nanaimo Astronomy Society’s meeting April 28. (Photo submitted)

Astronomy club guest will talk about rocks from Mars and the search for signs of life there

Chris Herd is the guest presenter at a Nanaimo Astronomy Society meeting April 28

Chris Herd, an Earth and atmospheric sciences professor and a meteor collection curator at the University of Alberta, is the guest speaker at Nanaimo Astronomy Society’s meeting April 28. (Photo submitted)
Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)

Nanaimo man says old-growth protests escalating after brief hospitalization

68-year-old was on day 24 of his hunger strike Sunday

Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)
Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)

B.C. man says old-growth protests escalating after brief hospitalization

68-year-old Nanaimo resident was on day 24 of his hunger strike Sunday

Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)
Cathy Winsby and her mother Jane Perala, not pictured, have been busy all winter creating pots for the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s annual Spring Sale to be held at Country Club Centre on April 29-30. (photos submitted)

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s Spring Sale will feature a wide variety of wares

Local ceramic artists to offer variety of functional pottery and art pieces April 29-30

Cathy Winsby and her mother Jane Perala, not pictured, have been busy all winter creating pots for the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s annual Spring Sale to be held at Country Club Centre on April 29-30. (photos submitted)
Viraat BK Thammanna, of Nanaimo Green Faith, was among volunteers that assisted in a cleanup event April 23 in Nanaimo. Along with Nanaimo Green Faith, Nanaimo area Rotary Clubs and others assisted in the trash pickup. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo groups continue to clean up, even after Earth Day

Nanaimo area clubs and volunteers hold trash pickup events Saturday

Viraat BK Thammanna, of Nanaimo Green Faith, was among volunteers that assisted in a cleanup event April 23 in Nanaimo. Along with Nanaimo Green Faith, Nanaimo area Rotary Clubs and others assisted in the trash pickup. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The artwork of Joel Prevost, left, and Darcy Johnson, right, will be displayed in the ‘Encoded Forms’ exhibit at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio in Nanaimo from from April 22 until May 1. (Photos submitted)

Sculptors holding joint exhibit in Nanaimo

‘Encoded Forms’ can be viewed until May 1 at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio

The artwork of Joel Prevost, left, and Darcy Johnson, right, will be displayed in the ‘Encoded Forms’ exhibit at the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio in Nanaimo from from April 22 until May 1. (Photos submitted)
City of Nanaimo is advising commuters about paving on Dorman and Labieux roads, which will affect access from Old Island Highway tomorrow morning, April 22. (News Bulletin file photo)

Morning commuters in Nanaimo advised about road work on Dorman Road

Road crews paving Dorman, between Labieux Road and train tracks, says City of Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo is advising commuters about paving on Dorman and Labieux roads, which will affect access from Old Island Highway tomorrow morning, April 22. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board has announced Janice Stromar, of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty was named the 2021 Realtor of the Year. Jason Simard, of eXp Realty in Nanaimo, received the 2021 Realtors Care Award. (Photo submitted)

Realtors from Nanaimo chosen as VIREB award winners

Awards were presented at Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s AGM last month

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board has announced Janice Stromar, of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty was named the 2021 Realtor of the Year. Jason Simard, of eXp Realty in Nanaimo, received the 2021 Realtors Care Award. (Photo submitted)
A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)

Tugboats help BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after steering issue

Issue meant ferry didn’t arrive until 2 a.m., Facebook user says

A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)
A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Senior airlifted to hospital after falling off cliff at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon

Man fell 18 metres onto rocks, firefighters conducted rope rescue

A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Gyro Club of Nanaimo is celebrating 100 years in 2022. Back row: Andy McDougall, past district governor; John Nielsen, past president; Ian Douglas, first vice-president and Kevin James Gamble, second vice-president. Front: Saul Hilchey, past district governor; Brian Lee; Dan Pullen past president; Leonard Krog, City of Nanaimo mayor; Garth Johnstone, president; Larry Evans, treasurer; Pete Maltesen and Jim Thompson. Missing: Dave Armstrong, secretary; Dr. Ken Dubeta, director and Terje Lovoy, director. (Submitted photo)

Gyro Club of Nanaimo marks 100 years of service and friendship

Club looks back on its contributions to parks and other community amenities

The Gyro Club of Nanaimo is celebrating 100 years in 2022. Back row: Andy McDougall, past district governor; John Nielsen, past president; Ian Douglas, first vice-president and Kevin James Gamble, second vice-president. Front: Saul Hilchey, past district governor; Brian Lee; Dan Pullen past president; Leonard Krog, City of Nanaimo mayor; Garth Johnstone, president; Larry Evans, treasurer; Pete Maltesen and Jim Thompson. Missing: Dave Armstrong, secretary; Dr. Ken Dubeta, director and Terje Lovoy, director. (Submitted photo)
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