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The Dinghy Dock Pub is currently listed for $2.6-million. (Mike McKillican/Sutton West Coast Nanaimo)

Canada’s only registered floating pub for sale

Nanaimo’s Dinghy Dock Pub listed for sale for $2.6 million

The Dinghy Dock Pub is currently listed for $2.6-million. (Mike McKillican/Sutton West Coast Nanaimo)
Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party, Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Sheila Malcolmson of the NDP on Nanaimo byelection night Wednesday. KARL YU/CHRIS BUSH/NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Analysis: Inside the Nanaimo byelection

Back to the détente for the foreseeable future, according to University of Victoria professor

Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party, Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Sheila Malcolmson of the NDP on Nanaimo byelection night Wednesday. KARL YU/CHRIS BUSH/NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo RCMP Sgt. Rob Christensen operates a recently seized stun-baton at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment on Jan. 23. The stun-baton was among the items seized by Nanaimo RCMP projects team following a 10-month investigation that focused on alleged Red Scorpion gang affiliates. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo RCMP say busts and arrests will have an impact on organized crime

Over $350,000 worth of drugs seized by police after busts in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Richmond

Nanaimo RCMP Sgt. Rob Christensen operates a recently seized stun-baton at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment on Jan. 23. The stun-baton was among the items seized by Nanaimo RCMP projects team following a 10-month investigation that focused on alleged Red Scorpion gang affiliates. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
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PM won’t announce federal byelection in Nanaimo-Ladysmith until after provincial byelection

Prime Minister’s Office says PM wants to avoid confusion

BLACK PRESS file photo
A Nanaimo woman is lucky to still have her Christmas cookies after two bear cubs wandered onto her property and tried to take them from her outdoor freezer Dec. 18. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Bear cubs try to take Vancouver Island woman’s Christmas cookies

Incident happened in the early-morning hours today, Dec. 18, in Nanaimo

A Nanaimo woman is lucky to still have her Christmas cookies after two bear cubs wandered onto her property and tried to take them from her outdoor freezer Dec. 18. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Lantzville councillors have voted to give themselves a pay raise starting next year. (News Bulletin file)

Lantzville councillors give themselves 45-per cent pay raise

Council pay increase to take effect in 2019

Lantzville councillors have voted to give themselves a pay raise starting next year. (News Bulletin file)
A high-tech bus shelter under construction on Lantzville Road. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Canada’s nicest bus shelter coming to Vancouver Island?

Volunteer-driven project will have phone chargers, lights, art, digital photo gallery and more

A high-tech bus shelter under construction on Lantzville Road. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Former Nanaimo chief administrative officer Tracy Samra has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo and former mayor Bill McKay. (News Bulletin file)

Former chief administrative officer lodges human rights complaint against Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo, former mayor Bill McKay confirm complaint has been made

Former Nanaimo chief administrative officer Tracy Samra has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Nanaimo and former mayor Bill McKay. (News Bulletin file)
Michele Wonnacott, a pet psychic, is holding a seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17. (Photo submitted)

Dog psychic can help Vancouver Islanders better connect with their pets

Michele Wonnacott hosts one-day seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17

Michele Wonnacott, a pet psychic, is holding a seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17. (Photo submitted)
According to the Nanaimo RCMP, poppy donation boxes were stolen from multiple businesses located in the Woodgrove Centre area this week. NEWS BULLETIN photo

5 poppy donation boxes stolen in B.C. city, RCMP investigating

‘It’s not the money, it’s what it represents,’ said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP media spokesperson.

According to the Nanaimo RCMP, poppy donation boxes were stolen from multiple businesses located in the Woodgrove Centre area this week. NEWS BULLETIN photo
Robin Richardson, founder and leader of the Vancouver Island Party, is vying to become Nanaimo’s next MLA. His party’s aim is to separate Vancouver Island from British Columbia. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Provincial byelection candidate wants to see Vancouver Island separate from B.C.

Robin Richardson, leader of the Vancouver Island Party, announces intention to run for Nanaimo MLA

Robin Richardson, founder and leader of the Vancouver Island Party, is vying to become Nanaimo’s next MLA. His party’s aim is to separate Vancouver Island from British Columbia. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
The B.C. Liberal Party announces that Tony Harris will seek that party’s nomination for the coming byelection in Nanaimo. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Car dealer to represent B.C. Liberals in byelection on the Island

Tony Harris wants to become MLA in Nanaimo riding vacated by Leonard Krog

The B.C. Liberal Party announces that Tony Harris will seek that party’s nomination for the coming byelection in Nanaimo. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
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City of Nanaimo denies senior manager was fired for not ‘covering up’ CAO’s spending

City claims Brad McRae was fired because of his role overseeing automated garbage rollout

News Bulletin file photo
Navdeep Bains, the minister of innovation, science and economic development, shared stories about NAFTA/USMCA discussions at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s Economic Summit in Nanaimo on Thursday. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Bains: United Canada suprised America in trade negotiations

Economic development minister says US stunned it couldn’t divide and conquer Canada’s negotiators

Navdeep Bains, the minister of innovation, science and economic development, shared stories about NAFTA/USMCA discussions at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s Economic Summit in Nanaimo on Thursday. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
John Horgan speaks at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

B.C. premier identifies labour shortage on Vancouver Island

John Horgan spoke today at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo

John Horgan speaks at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Peter Marshall says the windshield of his 1987 Toyota pickup truck was smashed by falling ice. The incident occurred near Nanaimo, B.C. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

Peter Marshall says the windshield of his 1987 Toyota pickup truck was smashed by falling ice. The incident occurred near Nanaimo, B.C. (Photo submitted)
Dustin Dennis Zinter, was found guilty in a November 2015 incident where a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin file)

Apology ‘late’ and ‘weak’ as ‘coward’ gets six years in fatal Vancouver Island crash

Dustin Dennis Zinter guilty of dangerous driving causing 2015 death of Ladysmith woman

Dustin Dennis Zinter, was found guilty in a November 2015 incident where a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin file)
Activists and a Discontent City supporter say the City of Nanaimo will dismantle the homeless camp on Friday, despite the provincial government’s recent request that it remain open. NEWS BULLETIN file

Discontent city supporter says Nanaimo plans to dismantle camp on Friday

Nanaimo mayor won’t disclose shutdown plans, says advocacy group has no credibility

Activists and a Discontent City supporter say the City of Nanaimo will dismantle the homeless camp on Friday, despite the provincial government’s recent request that it remain open. NEWS BULLETIN file
Eddie Goncalves, left, and Greg Nowik, co-founders of Bikes for Kids, examine their storage facility in Nanaimo’s Brechin area today, Oct. 10. They say as many as two dozen bikes were stolen from the facility sometime over the Thanksgiving weekend. The bikes were intended to be donated to the less fortunate. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Thieves raid charity bike campaign in Nanaimo

About 15 to 25 bicycles stolen from Bikes for Kids program

Eddie Goncalves, left, and Greg Nowik, co-founders of Bikes for Kids, examine their storage facility in Nanaimo’s Brechin area today, Oct. 10. They say as many as two dozen bikes were stolen from the facility sometime over the Thanksgiving weekend. The bikes were intended to be donated to the less fortunate. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin                                Kelly Whiteside is hoping to launch a cat café in Nanaimo, which she says would be the first on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo woman envisions Vancouver Island’s first cat café

Business idea still in early planning stages and hopes to be open next year

Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin                                Kelly Whiteside is hoping to launch a cat café in Nanaimo, which she says would be the first on Vancouver Island.