Greg Sakaki

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray announces federal funding of $11.8 million for 31 Indigenous commercial fishing companies to grow their operations. She made the announcement Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. Jean’s Cannery in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Feds providing $11.8 million for Indigenous commercial fishing operations in B.C.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada program supports business development, fisheries access and training

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray announces federal funding of $11.8 million for 31 Indigenous commercial fishing companies to grow their operations. She made the announcement Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. Jean’s Cannery in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)

Employees raising money for Nanaimo coffee house after co-worker’s alleged murder

79-year-old died Saturday, 29-year-old charged with 2nd-degree murder

A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man who lost 20 friends to overdoses sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

Judge gives Terrance Virus 6 years minus time served in Nanaimo case

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)

Vancouver Island woman wins Wall of Chefs TV cooking competition

Kenna Deo was the winner of last week’s episode of the Food Network Canada show

Nanaimo’s Kenna Deo chats with Wall of Chefs host Noah Cappe while competing on the Food Network Canada culinary competition TV show. (Photo courtesy Katia Taylor/Food Network Canada)
The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo chasing bid to host Canada’s 2024 track and field nationals

Event would also serve as Olympic and Paralympic trials

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)
A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)

Two more burned in three days as port-a-pottie abuse plagues downtown Nanaimo

Neighbourhood association says it’s ‘scary’ that so many fires are being set in the area

A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a reported assault Monday, Jan. 17, at a McDonald’s in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect wields shovel in road-rage incident at McDonald’s in Nanaimo

RCMP investigating after incident Monday, Jan. 17

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a reported assault Monday, Jan. 17, at a McDonald’s in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ralph Nilson, former president of Vancouver Island University, has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Former VIU president named to Order of Canada

Nanaimo’s Ralph Nilson announced as one of 135 appointees

Ralph Nilson, former president of Vancouver Island University, has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. (Vancouver Island University photo)
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Man arrested for attempted murder after two people stabbed in their home in Nanaimo

Suspect, in his 20s, was known to victims, in their 60s, say RCMP

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Ritual scribe Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman inks some of the final letters on Nanaimo’s first-ever Torah scroll on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Inn on Long Lake. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s first-ever Torah scroll completed with 300,000 handwritten letters

Mid-Island Jewish community’s Torah completion ceremony called a tremendous milestone

Ritual scribe Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman inks some of the final letters on Nanaimo’s first-ever Torah scroll on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Inn on Long Lake. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jake Hillhouse went for a swim on a flooded MacMillan Road in Cedar on Monday, Nov. 15. (Photo courtesy Colton Davis)

Social media stuntman goes for swim on flooded Vancouver Island road

Toronto ‘influencer’ wanted to take a positive from ‘horrible situation’ in B.C.

Jake Hillhouse went for a swim on a flooded MacMillan Road in Cedar on Monday, Nov. 15. (Photo courtesy Colton Davis)
Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)

B.C. 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)
The presentation of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island report concluded this week’s Vancouver Island Economic Summit.

Vancouver Island’s economy disrupted but adapting, State of the Island report finds

Vancouver Island Economic Summit was held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27-28

The presentation of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island report concluded this week’s Vancouver Island Economic Summit.
B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses delegates at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)

Province trying to keep worker shortage from limiting B.C.’s economic recovery, premier says

Horgan addresses business community at Vancouver Island Economic Summit

B.C. Premier John Horgan addresses delegates at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)
Nanaimo city councillors Ben Geselbracht, clockwise from top left, and Tyler Brown, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams and Doughnut Economics Action Lab co-founder Carlota Sanz participate in a panel discussion at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)

Doughnut economics pitched to Vancouver Island’s business community

Model focused on economies that support a social foundation, stay within environmental limitations

Nanaimo city councillors Ben Geselbracht, clockwise from top left, and Tyler Brown, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams and Doughnut Economics Action Lab co-founder Carlota Sanz participate in a panel discussion at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)
A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)

Robot a valued staff member at Nanaimo restaurant

‘Bella’ delivers food from the kitchen to the front doors at Driftwood Restaurant

A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

VIDEO: Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rolls down Island

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)
One member of a work crew died and another was injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road overnight. (News Bulletin file photo)

Road worker dies in highway incident in Nanaimo involving allegedly drunk driver

Workers were on paving crew on Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road

One member of a work crew died and another was injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Kipp Road overnight. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dancers put their best feet forward

Central Island dance duo creates series of viral videos

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leader says Island will be included in economic recovery plans

Erin O’Toole held rally Saturday, Sept. 4, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)