Recreation

Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022

 

Parksville council received a preliminary site suitability report which identified three potential locations at Tuan Road, the corner of Alberni Highway and Despard Avenue and the Parksville Community Park. (City of Parksville council agenda)

Parksville Aquatic Centre location to be determined by next council

Three sites under preliminary consideration

 

The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre slated for demolition

Following fire earlier this year, city has been advised the building cannot be repaired

 

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)
Nanaimo United FC is proud to announce new ways to play, offering programs that cater to  all ages, levels and abilities Photo: Richard D. Abbot

Kick off a life-time love of the beautiful game with Nanaimo United FC—at any age!

Soccer is the sport of a lifetime—it’s called the beautiful game for…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Nanaimo United FC is proud to announce new ways to play, offering programs that cater to  all ages, levels and abilities Photo: Richard D. Abbot
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Divers in Nanaimo enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)
Nanaimo NightOwls coach Greg Frady went undefeated in singles play to win his division at the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Fla. last weekend. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo NightOwls baseball coach wins U.S. Open for pickleball

Greg Frady wins his division at U.S. Open Pickleball Championship in Florida

Nanaimo NightOwls coach Greg Frady went undefeated in singles play to win his division at the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Fla. last weekend. (Photo submitted)
Lionel de Rothschild, whose grandfather created Exbury Gardens in Hampshire, England, is coming to Nanaimo for a speaking engagement about the rhododendron garden. (News Bulletin file photo)

Grandson of Exbury Gardens creator to speak to Nanaimo Rhododendron Society

Lionel de Rothschild to present Exbury Garden: Past and Present at Beban Park

Lionel de Rothschild, whose grandfather created Exbury Gardens in Hampshire, England, is coming to Nanaimo for a speaking engagement about the rhododendron garden. (News Bulletin file photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo is asking the public to review its parks and trails strategy. Pictured here, a staircase near Ammonite Falls Benson Creek Falls Regional Park. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo working on strategy for parks and trails

RDN manages more than 2,000 hectares of parks and 75 kilometres of trails

Regional District of Nanaimo is asking the public to review its parks and trails strategy. Pictured here, a staircase near Ammonite Falls Benson Creek Falls Regional Park. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool reopens Monday, Jan. 17. Swimming and aquafit classes are also set to start again at Beban Park and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool reopening Monday

Aquafit classes and swimming lessons will also commence at Beban Park and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool reopens Monday, Jan. 17. Swimming and aquafit classes are also set to start again at Beban Park and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ben Warner helps his son Scott with putting on his gloves as families skate by at Frank Crane Arena during the City of Nanaimo’s Winter Wonderland public skating event Tuesday, Dec. 28. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

People in Nanaimo invited to skate in ‘Winter Wonderland’

Public skating tradition continues through Thursday, Dec. 30

Ben Warner helps his son Scott with putting on his gloves as families skate by at Frank Crane Arena during the City of Nanaimo’s Winter Wonderland public skating event Tuesday, Dec. 28. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Another season of Save-On-Foods Everyone Welcome Skates, organized by the Nanaimo Lions Club, begins Sept. 12. (Stock photo)

Lions club’s 10th year of free skates hitting the ice in Nanaimo

Everyone Welcome skating sessions start Sept. 12

Another season of Save-On-Foods Everyone Welcome Skates, organized by the Nanaimo Lions Club, begins Sept. 12. (Stock photo)
A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo hears broad support for potential Harbourfront Walkway extension

80 per cent of survey respondents support multimillion-dollar project under consideration

A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)
A screenshot from the July 5, 2021, Parksville city council meeting showing Christie Lucas, an environmental scientist with WSP Canada, right, and Parksville city council. (Submitted photo)

Parksville city council pauses development on planned aquatic and recreation centre

‘Potential valuable ecological communities’ identified at the site

A screenshot from the July 5, 2021, Parksville city council meeting showing Christie Lucas, an environmental scientist with WSP Canada, right, and Parksville city council. (Submitted photo)
Saysutshun totem pole (photo: Mike Anderson)

Hop to it: Nanaimo offers easy access to local islands

Unique island experiences at your doorstep

  • Jun 28, 2021
Saysutshun totem pole (photo: Mike Anderson)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s old South Wellington school to be converted to community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools and RDN announce 25-year lease

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Beban Pool is expected to re-open Oct. 4 after a vote by councillors at a finance and audit committee meeting Wednesday, June 16. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo will re-open Beban Pool in October

User groups warn COVID-19 pool closures have left a gap in water safety education

Beban Pool is expected to re-open Oct. 4 after a vote by councillors at a finance and audit committee meeting Wednesday, June 16. (News Bulletin file photo)
A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway between White Eagle Terrace and Battersea Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo’s proposed walkway extension project estimated at $25-30 million

City asking for feedback on concepts to connect Departure Bay Beach and ferry terminal

A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway between White Eagle Terrace and Battersea Road. (City of Nanaimo image)