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A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

 

After the city’s finance and audit committee recommended cancelling a project to replace the Lenhart Bridge into Bowen Park, city council reconsidered the decision and approved the additional spending needed to complete the work. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council votes again on Bowen Park bridge replacement, this time approving project

$425,000 budget approved to replace 1960s-era Lenhart Bridge in Bowen Park

 

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Flooding hits after what park officials are calling ‘unprecedented rains’

 

The City of Nanaimo begins annual water testing for coliform levels at swimming areas Tuesday, June 14. (Photo: City of Nanaimo)

City of Nanaimo checking water cleanliness at outdoor swimming holes

Annual water quality testing at beaches and streams starts Tuesday, June 14

The City of Nanaimo begins annual water testing for coliform levels at swimming areas Tuesday, June 14. (Photo: City of Nanaimo)
The City of Nanaimo has closed all its parks for the day due to high winds. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo closes its parks while wind warning in effect

Thousands without power in region as falling trees take down power lines

The City of Nanaimo has closed all its parks for the day due to high winds. (News Bulletin file photo)
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
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Past concept images for the Harewood Centennial Park artificial turf project. The City of Nanaimo was successful in its grant application to move the project forward. (City of Nanaimo images)

City of Nanaimo’s grant request successful for Harewood artificial turf fields

Project will proceed thanks to $3.3-million grant plus contributions from city and school district

Past concept images for the Harewood Centennial Park artificial turf project. The City of Nanaimo was successful in its grant application to move the project forward. (City of Nanaimo images)
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 new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Nanaimo. Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo

Staircase and viewing platform now open at Nanaimo’s Ammonite Falls

RDN announces accessibility improvements at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park

The new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Nanaimo. Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo announced Monday, March 21, that the new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park. (Photo courtesy RDN)

Staircase and viewing platform now open at Nanaimo’s Ammonite Falls

RDN announces accessibility improvements at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park

The Regional District of Nanaimo announced Monday, March 21, that the new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park. (Photo courtesy RDN)
A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)

Unsanctioned Gulf Island wedding leads to restorative justice

Sensitive habitat mowed and trampled, revellers asked to commit to “lifelong stewardship’

A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)
A concept image showing what a new parking lot might look like at Westwood Lake Park. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo councillors recommend reconstruction of parking lot at Westwood Lake

Finance committee recommends approving final concept for Phase 1 of park improvements

A concept image showing what a new parking lot might look like at Westwood Lake Park. (City of Nanaimo image)
The RDN will proceed with a land purchase to expand Blueback Drive Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin photo)

RDN will purchase land to expand oceanside park in Nanoose Bay

Region receives alternate approval to make $1-million purchase

The RDN will proceed with a land purchase to expand Blueback Drive Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin photo)
Cox Community Park has increased in area by 16 hectares and is now open to the public, says the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

New piece of parkland opens on Gabriola Island

16 hectares added to Cox Community Park

Cox Community Park has increased in area by 16 hectares and is now open to the public, says the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
Keiko Limshue, Seven Potatoes Society vice-president, shovels soil during a planting ceremony for 12 Japanese cherry blossom trees in Bowen Park. Society and Nanaimo city council members Robert Hewer, left, Yumiko Kakutani, Tami Hirasawa, Leonard Krog, Don Bonner, Brian Sugiyama, Jim Turley, Zeni Maartman and Ian Thorpe also took part in the ceremony. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Japanese-Canadian Society plants flowering cherry trees in Nanaimo’s Bowen Park

Seven Potatoes Society to plant 100 cherry blossom trees around Nanaimo

Keiko Limshue, Seven Potatoes Society vice-president, shovels soil during a planting ceremony for 12 Japanese cherry blossom trees in Bowen Park. Society and Nanaimo city council members Robert Hewer, left, Yumiko Kakutani, Tami Hirasawa, Leonard Krog, Don Bonner, Brian Sugiyama, Jim Turley, Zeni Maartman and Ian Thorpe also took part in the ceremony. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Bowen Park trailway is wider, brighter and safer thanks to upgrades and a redesign that followed installation of a new sewer line through the park. The trail was officially opened Friday, Feb. 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s upgraded Bowen Park trail opens with winter fitness challenge

Widened, stabilized trail built overtop of sewer line

Bowen Park trailway is wider, brighter and safer thanks to upgrades and a redesign that followed installation of a new sewer line through the park. The trail was officially opened Friday, Feb. 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Part of the Parksville Community Park’s upgraded addition ‘Harbour Town’ to the Lions Ventureland Playground. (Submitted photo)

Upgraded playground equipment at Parksville Community Park now open for fun

‘Harbour Town’ includes 6 slides, a pirate ship, spinner and climbing structures

Part of the Parksville Community Park’s upgraded addition ‘Harbour Town’ to the Lions Ventureland Playground. (Submitted photo)
Upgrades to Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Park are set to begin this month. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)

Upgrades to Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Park beginning this week

Work will improve amenities and increase accessibility, says town staff

Upgrades to Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Park are set to begin this month. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)