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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)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

NDP leader makes campaign stop in Ladysmith

Jagmeet Singh talks about pandemic social programs, climate

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
RCMP officers across the street from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as an anti-vaccine passport protest was winding down Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Anti-vaccine passport protester spits at health-care worker in Nanaimo

Incident happened Wednesday, Sept. 1, outside NRGH, says RCMP

RCMP officers across the street from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as an anti-vaccine passport protest was winding down Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

‘Together we rise,’ NDP leader tells supporters on Vancouver Island

Jagmeet Singh visits Ladysmith to talk about pandemic social programs and climate

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Red Feather Podcast hosts Janelle Minoza, left, and Aimee Chalifoux get set up to record from their office at Literacy Central Vancouver Island. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Indigenous knowledge-keepers share stories as part of Island podcast project

Central Island’s Indigenous literacy program coordinators launch Red Feather Podcast

Red Feather Podcast hosts Janelle Minoza, left, and Aimee Chalifoux get set up to record from their office at Literacy Central Vancouver Island. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry provides windbreak as rescuers assist sailboat in choppy seas near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay altered course to help as RCM-SAR helped inexperienced sailors on windy night

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)

Vancouver Island man among ‘fittest on Earth’ after podium finish at CrossFit Games

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner places second of 38 competitors in international fitness sport competition

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)
A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)

Fundraiser set up for Nanaimo woman who may lose foot after motorcycle crash

Eating disorder recovery worker facing multiple surgeries over coming months

A friend has set up an online fundraiser to help Deanna Sullivan, who suffered serious injuries and may lose a foot after a motorcycle crash near Sooke on July 31. (Mike McInnes photo)
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)

Fisherman reels in 5-foot shark near Nanaimo

Roy Ban snagged a sixgill shark last week in relatively shallow waters

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)
Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo sets off a smoke bomb in front of a log carrier ship Tuesday, June 22, in Nanaimo harbour. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Forestry protesters try to disrupt loading of logs in Nanaimo harbour

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo sets off smoke bomb, blocks street

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo sets off a smoke bomb in front of a log carrier ship Tuesday, June 22, in Nanaimo harbour. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
An anti-racism rally, to be held in Nanaimo this past Sunday, June 20, was postponed due to a threat of violence. (Stock photo)

Anti-racism rally in Nanaimo postponed due to threat of violence

Organizers intend to hold event at a later date

An anti-racism rally, to be held in Nanaimo this past Sunday, June 20, was postponed due to a threat of violence. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a boat fire near the boat ramp at Long Lake on Sunday, June 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Boat burns up on Nanaimo’s Long Lake, man and child unhurt

Jet skiers attempt to put out fire by circling around to spray water on burning boat

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a boat fire near the boat ramp at Long Lake on Sunday, June 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Photos displayed at a vigil for former Nanaimo outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found June 3 and whose death RCMP are investigating as a homicide. (News Bulletin photo)

‘We need to do better,’ says mother of woman killed in Nanaimo

Vigil held for former outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found downtown June 3

Photos displayed at a vigil for former Nanaimo outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found June 3 and whose death RCMP are investigating as a homicide. (News Bulletin photo)
New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of May 23-30. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

Case counts encouraging, but Island ‘still vulnerable,’ says health authority

New COVID-19 cases decrease again in almost all areas of Vancouver Island

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of May 23-30. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
Vessels participate in a mock oil spill exercise Wednesday, May 19, off Galiano Island. (Photo courtesy James MacDonald/Western Canada Marine Response)

Spill response team ‘cleans up’ mock oil spill in the Gulf Islands

Western Canada Marine Response says exercise part of Transport Canada certification program

Vessels participate in a mock oil spill exercise Wednesday, May 19, off Galiano Island. (Photo courtesy James MacDonald/Western Canada Marine Response)
Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

2-year-old B.C. bike rider already attracting cycle sponsors

Nanaimo’s Kashius Weme has a knack for extreme cycle sports

Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Killer whales surface near Sebastion Beach in Lantzville on Sunday, April 11. (Photos courtesy Ella Smiley)

Chainsaw and friends near the beach thrill orca watchers in Lantzville

Jagged-finned orca named Chainsaw and 17 others spent hours off Sebastion Beach this weekend

Killer whales surface near Sebastion Beach in Lantzville on Sunday, April 11. (Photos courtesy Ella Smiley)
Erin O’Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, addresses business people in Nanaimo and Victoria during a virtual ‘fireside chat’ question-and-answer session Wednesday, April 7. (Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce/Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce image)

Conservative leader tells Island’s business community his party should lead COVID recovery

Erin O’Toole participated in a Zoom chat with Nanaimo and Victoria chambers of commerce April 7

Erin O’Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, addresses business people in Nanaimo and Victoria during a virtual ‘fireside chat’ question-and-answer session Wednesday, April 7. (Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce/Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce image)