Greg Sakaki

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh talks health care with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin, left, Deryck Cowling, Edie Cartwright and others at a house in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay neighbourhood on Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

NDP talks up ‘head-to-toe’ health care on campaign trail in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Party leader Jagmeet Singh says an NDP government would implement pharmacare within a year

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh talks health care with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin, left, Deryck Cowling, Edie Cartwright and others at a house in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay neighbourhood on Tuesday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Opoly, a local take on Monopoly, is being released by Victoria-based Outset Media for Walmart Canada. (image submitted)

Nanaimo-Opoly will let board game players deal Harbour City properties

Victoria’s Outset Media and Walmart Canada partner on local edition of popular game

Nanaimo-Opoly, a local take on Monopoly, is being released by Victoria-based Outset Media for Walmart Canada. (image submitted)
Pamela Anderson attended Wednesday’s B.C. Green Party town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre along with party leader Andrew Weaver and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Ladysmith’s Pamela Anderson adds star power to B.C. Green Party town hall

Celebrity attended Nanaimo meeting Wednesday with representatives from U.S. environmental group

Pamela Anderson attended Wednesday’s B.C. Green Party town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre along with party leader Andrew Weaver and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Vancouver Island mom Tasha Brown embraces her lawyer Elisabeth Strain after a press conference Tuesday at the Nanaimo Golf Club. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island mom says she will go to court overseas to try to get daughter back

Tasha Brown says her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Vancouver Island mom Tasha Brown embraces her lawyer Elisabeth Strain after a press conference Tuesday at the Nanaimo Golf Club. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Killer whales in the harbour in front of Sway’A’Lana Lagoon briefly delayed the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival (Photo courtesy ELAINE VANCE)

Nanaimo dragonboat race delayed so killer whales can pass by

Visit from orcas was a ‘very exciting first’ for Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival

Killer whales in the harbour in front of Sway’A’Lana Lagoon briefly delayed the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival (Photo courtesy ELAINE VANCE)
Bigg’s killer whales splash near Nanaimo’s Neck Point earlier this spring. NATALIE REICHENBACHER/Vancouver Island Whale Watch

‘Almost supernatural:’ orcas active around Nanaimo

Though still a threatened eco-type, transient killer whales appear to be ‘growing at a healthy rate’

Bigg’s killer whales splash near Nanaimo’s Neck Point earlier this spring. NATALIE REICHENBACHER/Vancouver Island Whale Watch
A vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Photo submitted

Foot ferry service in Nanaimo won’t happen this summer

Island Ferries says it still needs to secure funding

A vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Photo submitted
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a structure fire on Fifth Street on Sunday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Two cats die in house fire in Nanaimo

Fire happened just after 2 p.m. Sunday on Fifth Street, one resident displaced

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a structure fire on Fifth Street on Sunday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Paul Manly of the Green Party of Canada delivers his victory speech on byelection night Monday at the Cavallotti Lodge. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s Green MP-elect getting to work

Paul Manly hopes to have a productive few months before fall election

Paul Manly of the Green Party of Canada delivers his victory speech on byelection night Monday at the Cavallotti Lodge. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
A car chase through Nanaimo city streets ended with police vehicles ramming and stopping a stolen van on the parkway Saturday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Police ram stolen van, arrest suspect at gunpoint on Vancouver Island highway

Officers make arrest with guns drawn at Nanaimo Parkway and Mostar Road

A car chase through Nanaimo city streets ended with police vehicles ramming and stopping a stolen van on the parkway Saturday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Philippe the golden pheasant is back home in Lantzville after being caught at Nanaimo’s Woodgrove mall today, May 7, after escaping a week and a half earlier. Photo submitted

Escaped pheasant caught at Vancouver Island mall after a week-long chase

‘He just wanted a little adventure,’ say bird’s Lantzville owners

Philippe the golden pheasant is back home in Lantzville after being caught at Nanaimo’s Woodgrove mall today, May 7, after escaping a week and a half earlier. Photo submitted
All six Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection candidates attended Monday’s all-candidates’ meeting at the Harbour City Theatre. Participants included John Hirst, Conservatives, left; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Bob Chamberlin, NDP; Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party; and Paul Manly, Green Party. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates quizzed at south-end debate

Second all-candidates’ meeting was held Monday at the Harbour City Theatre

All six Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection candidates attended Monday’s all-candidates’ meeting at the Harbour City Theatre. Participants included John Hirst, Conservatives, left; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Bob Chamberlin, NDP; Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party; and Paul Manly, Green Party. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates Bob Chamberlin, NDP, left; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; Paul Manly, Green Party; and Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Second Nanaimo-Ladysmith all-candidates’ meeting is tonight

Nanaimo’s South End Community Association hosting debate Monday, April 29

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates Bob Chamberlin, NDP, left; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; Paul Manly, Green Party; and Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
The owners of Yellow Point Farms say one of their baby goats, just 12 days old,was stolen on Saturday during a baby goat snuggles program at their farm near Nanaimo. YELLOW POINT FARMS photo

Owners say baby goat stolen from Ladysmith’s Yellow Point Farms

Farm owners allege 12-day-old goat stolen during goat snuggles program

The owners of Yellow Point Farms say one of their baby goats, just 12 days old,was stolen on Saturday during a baby goat snuggles program at their farm near Nanaimo. YELLOW POINT FARMS photo
Participants at the all-candidates’ debate Thursday at the Beban Park social centre included Bob Chamberlin, NDP, left; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; Paul Manly, Green Party; and Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates talk environment, economy and governance

First all-candidates’ meeting was held Thursday at the Beban Park social centre

Participants at the all-candidates’ debate Thursday at the Beban Park social centre included Bob Chamberlin, NDP, left; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; Paul Manly, Green Party; and Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative candidate John Hirst, left, speaks at a town hall Wednesday at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse with guest MP Dan Albas. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Candidates face questions on Nanaimo doorsteps about supportive housing and crime

Federal candidates asked about social issues on campaign trail

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative candidate John Hirst, left, speaks at a town hall Wednesday at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse with guest MP Dan Albas. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson campaigns with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Michelle Corfield on Nanaimo’s Harbourfront Walkway on Monday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Fisheries and oceans minister spends Earth Day in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Jonathan Wilkinson in riding to support candidate Michelle Corfield

Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson campaigns with Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Michelle Corfield on Nanaimo’s Harbourfront Walkway on Monday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Paul Manly address supporters Saturday at an early Earth Day rally at Maffeo Sutton Park. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Climate action can’t be a partisan issue, say Greens

Green Party of Canada celebrated Earth Day early in Nanaimo

Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Paul Manly address supporters Saturday at an early Earth Day rally at Maffeo Sutton Park. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Jakob Letkemann will represent the National Citizens Alliance in the May 6 Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection. (Photo submitted)

Anti-immigration party is on the ballot in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Opposing candidate says National Citizens Alliance’s participation ‘highly problematic’

Jakob Letkemann will represent the National Citizens Alliance in the May 6 Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Bob Chamberlin and party leader Jagmeet Singh talk affordable housing outside Chamberlin’s campaign office in the Old City Quarter on Monday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

NDP say affordable housing ‘fundamental’ to their campaign

Jagmeet Singh promises 500,000 new units of housing if New Democrats form government

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Bob Chamberlin and party leader Jagmeet Singh talk affordable housing outside Chamberlin’s campaign office in the Old City Quarter on Monday afternoon. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)