Nanaimo

Rise Bridge Project executive director Jovan Johnson, front, is joined at the Nicol Street space this week by Amanda Steele, left, Sarah Lovegrove, Maddison Steele, Gumesh Teklay and Helen Gezahegn. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

New non-profit provides programs and connections for BIPOC individuals in Nanaimo

Rise Bridge Project opens drop-in space on Nicol Street

Rise Bridge Project executive director Jovan Johnson, front, is joined at the Nicol Street space this week by Amanda Steele, left, Sarah Lovegrove, Maddison Steele, Gumesh Teklay and Helen Gezahegn. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Airport is starting to see business increase with COVID-19 travelling restrictions being eased, said Dave Devana, president and CEO. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Airport ‘a lot busier,’ but passenger counts still far from pre-pandemic levels

An estimated 20,000 passengers travelled through YCD in July, says airport CEO

Nanaimo Airport is starting to see business increase with COVID-19 travelling restrictions being eased, said Dave Devana, president and CEO. (News Bulletin file)
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society's office on Bastion Street. (News Bulletin photo)

Grant will help Nanaimo Brain Injury Society to bolster programs

B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions directs $65,000

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society's office on Bastion Street. (News Bulletin photo)
Former City of Nanaimo chief administration officer Tracy Samra, seen here in 2016. (News Bulletin file)

Former City of Nanaimo CAO Samra intends to sue city, councillor, former mayor

Tracy Samra files notice of claim against city, former mayor Bill McKay and Coun. Sheryl Armstrong

Former City of Nanaimo chief administration officer Tracy Samra, seen here in 2016. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue were called by B.C. Ambulance for assistance to airlift an injured woman from the Nanaimo River to an ambulance Tuesday. (Photo: Holly Pulvermacher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)

Woman with serious injuries airlifted from Nanaimo River

Nanaimo Search and Rescue assisted by North Shore Rescue Tuesday at swimming hole south of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue were called by B.C. Ambulance for assistance to airlift an injured woman from the Nanaimo River to an ambulance Tuesday. (Photo: Holly Pulvermacher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)
West Shore RCMP is searching for missing teens Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, who are believed to be together in Victoria, Nanaimo or Vancouver. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: Teens from Comox, Colwood may be in Victoria or Nanaimo

Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, have been missing since Aug. 1

West Shore RCMP is searching for missing teens Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, who are believed to be together in Victoria, Nanaimo or Vancouver. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Lauren Spencer-Smith’s first original song became an overnight TikTok sensation after she posted a 45-second clip on the social media site. She released her song in early July and it has already been streamed 1.5 million times. (MICAH SUAREZ PHOTO)

First original song from Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith has more than 2 million streams

Former American Idol contestant anticipates making music video this month

Lauren Spencer-Smith’s first original song became an overnight TikTok sensation after she posted a 45-second clip on the social media site. She released her song in early July and it has already been streamed 1.5 million times. (MICAH SUAREZ PHOTO)
The Fresh Start back-to-school drive this month is collecting money, backpacks, supplies and clothing for less fortunate students in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)

Back-to-school fundraiser looks to give Nanaimo students a Fresh Start

That 50’s Barbershop, VIRL Harbourfront Library and other partners asking for donations

The Fresh Start back-to-school drive this month is collecting money, backpacks, supplies and clothing for less fortunate students in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)
Sasutshun. Photo Ben Giesbrecht

Stay for the day, or stay a little longer: Nanaimo’s Island paradise is at your doorstep

Re-discover Nanaimo’s island beauties

  • Jul 26, 2021
Sasutshun. Photo Ben Giesbrecht
A driver extricated from a rolled-over pickup was ticketed by Nanaimo RCMP for driving without due care and attention. (File photo)

Firefighters cut roof from rolled-over pickup to free driver following crash in Nanaimo

Driver, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, ticketed for careless driving

A driver extricated from a rolled-over pickup was ticketed by Nanaimo RCMP for driving without due care and attention. (File photo)
Capt. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire investigator, surveys the damage to the back of a house on Wakesiah Avenue where a fire broke out early Friday, July 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Four people displaced in early-morning house fire in Nanaimo

Home in the 300 block of Wakesiah Avenue suffered extensive damage, but all occupants got out safely

Capt. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire investigator, surveys the damage to the back of a house on Wakesiah Avenue where a fire broke out early Friday, July 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a 37-year-old woman who has been reported missing. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a 37-year-old woman who has been reported missing. (Photo submitted)
Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Boxing club trying to raise money so Indigenous youths can go more rounds

Online fundraiser set up after Team 700 has its funding cut

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

B.C. Liberals must rebuild party trust, says leadership candidate

Michael Lee brings message of inclusivity, unity to Vancouver Island campaign tour

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)

It’s time to vote for Nanaimo’s Best of the City

2021 survey includes more than a dozen new categories

Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)
A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Debris trail leads police to impaired Nanaimo driver

Driver facing charges after early morning crash in Greater Victoria

A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

CF-18 flies over Nanaimo hospital as part of Operation Inspiration

Snowbirds slated for flyover on Monday, July 19

A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Marc Gervais went up and down Chestnut Street in Nanaimo on July 17, in a fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man cycling up and down street in Nanaimo Child Development Centre fundraiser

Marc Gervais challenges himself to 100 laps of Chestnut Street

Marc Gervais went up and down Chestnut Street in Nanaimo on July 17, in a fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)

Health authority issues overdose advisory for Nanaimo

People using bright and dark purple substances, sold as ‘down’/opioids, at risk, says Island Health

Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)
Nicole Bennett, Nanaimo BIKES program manager, says the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, will have a food bike at Maffeo Sutton Park offering snacks. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit hopes food bike hits the right ‘buttons’

Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy launching Nanaimo BIKES program

Nicole Bennett, Nanaimo BIKES program manager, says the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, will have a food bike at Maffeo Sutton Park offering snacks. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
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