Greg Sakaki

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)
Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, welcomes Maxime Bernier after the PPC leader arrived in downtown Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Bernier arrives in Nanaimo-Ladysmith to amplify PPC campaign

People’s Party of Canada leader in Nanaimo-Ladysmith for three days of campaigning

Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, welcomes Maxime Bernier after the PPC leader arrived in downtown Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer meets supporters at a rally Sunday at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC rugby clubhouse. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Scheer rallies Conservatives in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Conservative Party of Canada leader campaigning in the riding today

Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer meets supporters at a rally Sunday at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC rugby clubhouse. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Brian Marlatt will be running for the Progressive Canadian Party in the May 6 federal byelection. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Candidate putting progressive conservative principles on the ballot in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Brian Marlatt running for the Progressive Canadian Party in May 6 federal byelection

Brian Marlatt will be running for the Progressive Canadian Party in the May 6 federal byelection. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Green Party of Canada candidate Paul Manly addresses supporters as leader Elizabeth May looks on during a town hall meeting Saturday at the Beban Park social centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Greens see climate as central issue in Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection

Candidate Paul Manly and leader Elizabeth May hosted a town hall meeting Saturday at Beban Park

Green Party of Canada candidate Paul Manly addresses supporters as leader Elizabeth May looks on during a town hall meeting Saturday at the Beban Park social centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Bob Chamberlin is congratulated by party leader Jagmeet Singh on Sunday at Chamberlin’s campaign office on Franklyn Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

NDP leader comes to town to launch campaign in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Jagmeet Singh and Bob Chamberlin campaigning today

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Bob Chamberlin is congratulated by party leader Jagmeet Singh on Sunday at Chamberlin’s campaign office on Franklyn Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Conservative Party of Canada candidate John Hirst addresses supporters Saturday at the official opening of his campaign office on Commercial Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates will critique budget on byelection campaign trail

Voters in the riding will elect a new member of Parliament on May 6

Conservative Party of Canada candidate John Hirst addresses supporters Saturday at the official opening of his campaign office on Commercial Street. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Woman stabbed on Nanaimo seawall in what appears to have been random attack

Woman stabbed on Nanaimo seawall in what appears to have been random attack

17-year-old suspect in custody, 30-year-old victim in stable condition

Woman stabbed on Nanaimo seawall in what appears to have been random attack
Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP members will choose a candidate from contestants Bob Chamberlin, Maeve O’Byrne, Lauren Semple and Fred Statham. (B.C. Government and News Bulletin photos)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP to choose a candidate this week

Maeve O’Byrne enters the nomination race; vote to be held Saturday, March 30

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP members will choose a candidate from contestants Bob Chamberlin, Maeve O’Byrne, Lauren Semple and Fred Statham. (B.C. Government and News Bulletin photos)
Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone. BLACK PRESS file photo

Ladysmith mayor considered running federally, decided against it

Aaron Stone filed papers with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP to be vetted as a candidate

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone. BLACK PRESS file photo
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May joins Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Paul Manly on the campaign trail Sunday on the Harbourfront Walkway. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Candidates hit the campaign trail as Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection called

Trudeau announces that voters will go to the polls May 6

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May joins Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Paul Manly on the campaign trail Sunday on the Harbourfront Walkway. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, announced today, March 20, that he’s seeking the NDP nomination for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Photo submitted

First Nations leader to try for NDP nomination in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, announces intentions

Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, announced today, March 20, that he’s seeking the NDP nomination for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Photo submitted
Vancouver Island University Photo                                Deborah Saucier, the next president of Vancouver Island University, was at the Nanaimo campus Monday and met vice-presidents, board members and others.

VIU’s next president starts making connections on campus

Deborah Saucier met with vice-presidents, board members and others this week

Vancouver Island University Photo                                Deborah Saucier, the next president of Vancouver Island University, was at the Nanaimo campus Monday and met vice-presidents, board members and others.
National champion BMX athlete Aidan Webber, from Nanaimo, died in a workplace accident near Port Hardy on Sunday, March 10. NANAIMO BMX Facebook photos

Teen BMX champion from Vancouver Island dies in workplace accident

Nanaimo’s Aidan Webber died Sunday off the coast of Port Hardy

National champion BMX athlete Aidan Webber, from Nanaimo, died in a workplace accident near Port Hardy on Sunday, March 10. NANAIMO BMX Facebook photos
Janine Vautour, Makayla Chang’s mother, samples icing while dishing out birthday cake Friday at Maffeo Sutton Park on what would have been Chang’s 18th birthday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Murdered B.C. teen remembered on what would have been her 18th birthday

Makayla Chang’s family and friends in Nanaimo still hoping for answers and closure

Janine Vautour, Makayla Chang’s mother, samples icing while dishing out birthday cake Friday at Maffeo Sutton Park on what would have been Chang’s 18th birthday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo council voted to forward five resolutions to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities; the resolutions, taken as a whole, are meant to make it easier to grow cannabis on ALR land. STOCK PHOTO

Can pot farming save Vancouver Island agriculture?

Nanaimo suggests easing ALR rules to help farmers augment their income with cannabis

Nanaimo council voted to forward five resolutions to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities; the resolutions, taken as a whole, are meant to make it easier to grow cannabis on ALR land. STOCK PHOTO
Paul Manly makes a speech Sunday at the Beban Park social centre after being acclaimed as the Green Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Federal Greens undaunted by provincial Greens’ byelection results

Paul Manly acclaimed as Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate

Paul Manly makes a speech Sunday at the Beban Park social centre after being acclaimed as the Green Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
A pre-Valentine’s Day speed dating event will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, hosted by Fresh Connections. Photo submitted

Speed dating making Island matches in time for Valentine’s Day

Get off your screen and turn on the charm face-to-face in Victoria, Nanaimo and Courtenay

A pre-Valentine’s Day speed dating event will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, hosted by Fresh Connections. Photo submitted
Top row, left to right: Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Justin Greenwood of the B.C. Conservatives; bottom row, left to right: Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party and Sheila Malcolmson of the B.C. NDP. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo byelection candidates condemn legislature staff expenses

All-candidates’ meeting was held Thursday at Beban Park social centre

Top row, left to right: Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Justin Greenwood of the B.C. Conservatives; bottom row, left to right: Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party and Sheila Malcolmson of the B.C. NDP. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
B.C. Liberals candidate Tony Harris, B.C. NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson and B.C. Green Party candidate Michele Ney. (JOHN LEHMANN photo and photos submitted)

Nanaimo candidate asks opponents to align with him against speculation tax

BC Liberal Tony Harris focuses on controversial tax as a wedge issue in crucial byelection

B.C. Liberals candidate Tony Harris, B.C. NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson and B.C. Green Party candidate Michele Ney. (JOHN LEHMANN photo and photos submitted)