Nanaimo

Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)

Nanaimo university student wins Miss Canada Pacific crown

Demitria Rounis will compete in international pageant next year

Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)
Narrow hallways and cramped conditions in some high-rise buildings require firefighters to bring the minimum of the right equipment to the fight, especially when that equipment has to be carried up several storeys. Pre-wrapped hose lengths that can be assembled quickly make the task easier. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

PHOTOS: Nanaimo firefighters train to battle blazes in high-rises

Nanaimo Fire Rescue training with new techniques to fight fires in concrete towers

Narrow hallways and cramped conditions in some high-rise buildings require firefighters to bring the minimum of the right equipment to the fight, especially when that equipment has to be carried up several storeys. Pre-wrapped hose lengths that can be assembled quickly make the task easier. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Neil Nelson, of Rogers Trucking and Landscaping, loads up the Alair Homes air cannon, at a Nanaimo Child Development Centre fundraiser Nov. 6. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Smashed pumpkins part of Nanaimo Child Development Centre fundraiser

Jack-o’-lanterns disposed of through air cannons at field near East Wellington fire hall

Neil Nelson, of Rogers Trucking and Landscaping, loads up the Alair Homes air cannon, at a Nanaimo Child Development Centre fundraiser Nov. 6. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo courthouse. (File photo)

More than a decade later, Island woman gets jail time for defrauding her boss

Jill Margaret Braun receives 22-month jail sentence for defrauding Parksville employer out of $31K

The Nanaimo courthouse. (File photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue members at the scene of a structure fire at an apartment building at Estevan Road Oct. 30. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Apartment evacuated, two injured, after ground-floor unit fire in Nanaimo

First responders called out at 3:50 p.m. due to fire at building on Estevan Road

Nanaimo Fire Rescue members at the scene of a structure fire at an apartment building at Estevan Road Oct. 30. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with then Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and supporters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach in August. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

New Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP responsible for marine, mental health issues

Federal NDP says Lisa Marie Barron critic for fisheries, oceans and mental health, addictions

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with then Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and supporters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach in August. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Island Top Team athletes competed at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month and came away with three bronze medals. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jiu-jitsu athletes earn medals at world championships

Island Top Team had a contingent of competitors in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month

Island Top Team athletes competed at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month and came away with three bronze medals. (Photo submitted)
Global Village Nanaimo is open at its new location at Rock City Plaza. (Photo submitted)

Non-profit fair-trade store opens at new location in Nanaimo

Global Village Nanaimo celebrates its volunteers for making a difference

Global Village Nanaimo is open at its new location at Rock City Plaza. (Photo submitted)
A man gets arrested after walking onto the Nanaimo Airport tarmac as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Oct. 25 (Photo by Tyler Hay)

One person arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest at Nanaimo Airport

Man walks onto tarmac to wave flag and spray paint

A man gets arrested after walking onto the Nanaimo Airport tarmac as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Oct. 25 (Photo by Tyler Hay)
A ‘Khaos’ graffiti tag on the old A&B Sound building at Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
A ‘Khaos’ graffiti tag on the old A&B Sound building at Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

‘It has to be heard’: Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor recounts torture he endured

Melven (Sx̄wen) Jones was forcibly held for two years

Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
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
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