Greg Sakaki

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a man was found dead after possibly being struck by a vehicle along Harewood Mines Road on Friday, Jan. 27. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Man dies in apparent hit-and-run incident in Nanaimo

RCMP investigating after body found along Harewood Mines Road on Friday, Jan. 27

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a man was found dead after possibly being struck by a vehicle along Harewood Mines Road on Friday, Jan. 27. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as it looked 60 years ago. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation)

Nanaimo hospital could use a check-up as it reaches 60th anniversary

NRGH has had significant expansion projects over the years and several more are in the works

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as it looked 60 years ago. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation)
A report issuing new alcohol consumption guidance for Canadians includes a recommendation for warning labels advising customers about health risks. (Stock photo)

Should alcohol have warning labels? B.C. MP says yes in crafted private motion

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released new drinking guidelines this week

A report issuing new alcohol consumption guidance for Canadians includes a recommendation for warning labels advising customers about health risks. (Stock photo)
The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo declares ‘open-air crack house’ harm-reduction site a nuisance property

Councillors lament lack of resources directed to peer-led overdose prevention tent

The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)
Shaun Alexander Grant is the new year’s baby for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and also for Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island’s new year’s baby born to the sound of fireworks

Shaun Alexander Grant was born Jan. 1 at 12:15 a.m. at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Shaun Alexander Grant is the new year’s baby for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and also for Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at Bowen and Latimer roads in the early morning Thursday, Dec. 29, to find a house fully engulfed in flames. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

House in Nanaimo that had power cut off destroyed by fire

Firefighters arrived to find house on Bowen Road fully engulfed in flames

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at Bowen and Latimer roads in the early morning Thursday, Dec. 29, to find a house fully engulfed in flames. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
Premier David Eby announces Sheila Malcolmson as B.C.’s new minister of social development and poverty reduction on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Government House in Victoria. (B.C. government photo)

B.C.’s new poverty reduction minister and all of cabinet asked to ‘work fast’ following shuffle

Former minister of mental health and addictions Sheila Malcolmson takes on new portfolio

Premier David Eby announces Sheila Malcolmson as B.C.’s new minister of social development and poverty reduction on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Government House in Victoria. (B.C. government photo)
Keiko the 14-year-old pug gets himself unstuck from behind a couch. (Image courtesy Shelby Jack/@glambyshelby)

Old pug’s bewilderment after getting lost in its Vancouver Island home makes for viral video

Fashion and lifestyle content creator’s new TikTok followers want to see more of her 14-year-old dog

Keiko the 14-year-old pug gets himself unstuck from behind a couch. (Image courtesy Shelby Jack/@glambyshelby)
Nurses march along Boundary Avenue outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Photo courtesy Kath Kitts)

B.C. nurses rally to demand action with health-care system ‘in a state of crisis’

‘Traumatic’: nurses cite overcrowded ERs, drastic staffing shortfalls and extended waits for care

Nurses march along Boundary Avenue outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Photo courtesy Kath Kitts)
Rupesh Amin, CEO of Conqora Capital Partners, investors in Vancouver Island Ferry Company, at the company’s launch event Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Port of Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Fast ferry service between Nanaimo and Vancouver slated to start next summer

New Vancouver Island Ferry Company holds launch event

Rupesh Amin, CEO of Conqora Capital Partners, investors in Vancouver Island Ferry Company, at the company’s launch event Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Port of Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. is Canada’s least religious province, has country’s 6 least religious metro areas

For the first time, non-religious people outnumber religious people in British Columbia

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and deputy premier, speaks Thursday, Oct. 27, at the State of the Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Deputy premier says forestry in transition, but has ‘strong future’ on the Island

Mike Farnworth talks about forestry and other industries at economic summit in Nanaimo

Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and deputy premier, speaks Thursday, Oct. 27, at the State of the Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee candidate Tanner Scott was escorted by RCMP off Gabriola Elementary School property after refusing to leave an all-candidates’ meeting after being asked to leave repeatedly. (Image submitted)

Anti-SOGI trustee candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith escorted off school property by RCMP

Other candidates dismayed as Tanner Scott holds graphic images in front of parents’ faces

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee candidate Tanner Scott was escorted by RCMP off Gabriola Elementary School property after refusing to leave an all-candidates’ meeting after being asked to leave repeatedly. (Image submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP on scene at the Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a threat was made. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo supermarket closes for the night following threat

RCMP blocked access to the parking lot at Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28

Nanaimo RCMP on scene at the Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a threat was made. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Premier John Horgan meet students outside École Hammond Bay on Monday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

BC NDP retreats to central Vancouver Island as caucus shares summer stories

Horgan says team members will share what they’ve learned during meetings being held in Parksville

B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Premier John Horgan meet students outside École Hammond Bay on Monday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tasha Brown is running for mayor of the City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

From high-profile global child abduction case to B.C. mayor’s chair?

Tasha Brown, who followed abducted daughter halfway around the world, running for mayor of Nanaimo

Tasha Brown is running for mayor of the City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s Annalise Lam is a world champion in Highland dancing after placing first overall in her junior division at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon, Scotland this past weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island teenager wins world championship in Highland dancing

Annalise Lam placed first overall in her junior division at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon, Scotland

Nanaimo’s Annalise Lam is a world champion in Highland dancing after placing first overall in her junior division at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon, Scotland this past weekend. (Photo submitted)
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre is applauded during a speech at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Sunday, Aug. 28. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leadership frontrunner Poilievre brings ‘fight for freedom’ to Vancouver Island

Pierre Poilievre holds meet-and-greet events Aug. 28 in Nanaimo and Sidney

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre is applauded during a speech at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Sunday, Aug. 28. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A fire burns in the woods near Nanaimo River on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Photo credit Chad Borrows)

Crews contain wildfire near Nanaimo River

Extension and Cranberry volunteer fire departments co-operated to put out blaze Aug. 24

A fire burns in the woods near Nanaimo River on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Photo credit Chad Borrows)
Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper won B.C. Golf’s senior men’s and super-senior men’s championships in Victoria in late July. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island golfer battles back from stroke, wins B.C.’s senior men’s championship

Sandy Harper, two years after a stroke, celebrates meaningful victory

Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper won B.C. Golf’s senior men’s and super-senior men’s championships in Victoria in late July. (News Bulletin file photo)