Recreation

Lucienne Siedlecki was among the volunteers that took part in a cleanup of mountain bike trails in Nanaimo on June 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Garbage cleared from mountain bike trails in Nanaimo on B.C. Trails Day

Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club, Mosaic Forest Management part of cleanup effort at Doumont trails

Lucienne Siedlecki was among the volunteers that took part in a cleanup of mountain bike trails in Nanaimo on June 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will turn on taps at Nanaimo water parks over May long weekend

Water starts flowing Saturday, May 22, in Nanaimo’s four water parks

Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)

City of Nanaimo hasn’t made up its mind on scale of Long Lake boathouse project

City presenting options for public review, with cost estimates ranging from $2.5-3.2 million

Nanaimo city councillors had mixed views on designs for a new boathouse at Loudon Park. At Monday’s regular council meeting, council voted to put the designs out for public review. (Iredale Architecture image)
City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Sign-up starts soon for City of Nanaimo summer recreation programs

Registration for summer activities begins online, by phone and in person starting May 5

City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
The provincial government is providing $60,000 toward trail upgrades at Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park. Trail resurfacing, enhanced drainage and improved stream flow are some of the planned improvements. (News Bulletin file photo)

Province providing funding for improvements to Nanaimo’s Linley Valley trail

Upgrades will include trail resurfacing, enhanced drainage and improved stream flow

The provincial government is providing $60,000 toward trail upgrades at Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park. Trail resurfacing, enhanced drainage and improved stream flow are some of the planned improvements. (News Bulletin file photo)
People walking at Pipers Lagoon Park last month. Nanaimo residents are invited to lace up their walking shoes for the Walk On Winter Wellness Challenge promoting fitness and can win prizes. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s residents challenged to count their steps when walking this winter

Walk On Winter Wellness Challenge promotes fitness and people can win prizes

People walking at Pipers Lagoon Park last month. Nanaimo residents are invited to lace up their walking shoes for the Walk On Winter Wellness Challenge promoting fitness and can win prizes. (News Bulletin file photo)
Public skating sessions will be just $2 over the holiday season, but families will have to pre-register for ice time to help the city’s parks and rec department meet COVID-19 protocols. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo families can book holiday ice time at Frank Crane Arena

COVID-19 precautions in effect during 11 days of holiday-season skating

Public skating sessions will be just $2 over the holiday season, but families will have to pre-register for ice time to help the city’s parks and rec department meet COVID-19 protocols. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dana Wacker, president of the Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club, and Chris Hudec check out Fine China, one of more than 60 trails in the Doumont Trails network, which was voted Nanaimo’s best place for mountain biking in last year’s Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo exploring mountain biking as an economic driver

Nanaimo Hospitality Association executive says coordinated trail network could lead to job creation

Dana Wacker, president of the Nanaimo Mountain Biking Club, and Chris Hudec check out Fine China, one of more than 60 trails in the Doumont Trails network, which was voted Nanaimo’s best place for mountain biking in last year’s Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin file photo)
A trek to the top of the Lantzville lookout trail rewards hikers with views of Nanoose Bay, the Salish Sea and the Coast Mountains. (Photo courtesy Ryan Douglas Blood/@planetryan)

Process begins to try to get Lantzville lookout trail authorized

Regional District of Nanaimo staff will report back to parks and trails committee

A trek to the top of the Lantzville lookout trail rewards hikers with views of Nanoose Bay, the Salish Sea and the Coast Mountains. (Photo courtesy Ryan Douglas Blood/@planetryan)
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open

City of Nanaimo rec centres slated to open in September, no date yet for Beban pool

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
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