Greg Sakaki

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)
Trucks stage Sunday for a convoy in memory of Linden Baglo, the eight-year-old Nanaimo boy who was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was riding his bike earlier this month. SWEENIE MOVING photo/Facebook

Auto shop apologizes after Vancouver Island employees disrespect memorial convoy

Mr. Lube staff members suspended after incident Sunday in Nanaimo

Trucks stage Sunday for a convoy in memory of Linden Baglo, the eight-year-old Nanaimo boy who was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was riding his bike earlier this month. SWEENIE MOVING photo/Facebook
B.C. NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson speaks to B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix at her campaign office on Wednesday. The minister revealed Nanaimo will be the next B.C. city to receive an urgent primary care centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

‘Nanaimo is next’ for urgent primary care centre

B.C. Health Minister says new centre coming in next few months to reduce the strain on health system

B.C. NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson speaks to B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix at her campaign office on Wednesday. The minister revealed Nanaimo will be the next B.C. city to receive an urgent primary care centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Paul Manly launches his 2015 campaign for the federal Green Party in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Manly will be the Green candidate again in 2019. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Manly will give it another go with federal Green Party

Paul Manly to be acclaimed as party’s Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate

Paul Manly launches his 2015 campaign for the federal Green Party in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Manly will be the Green candidate again in 2019. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Ladysmith 49ers player Carter Bouma scores a lay-up against Parkland in the final of the Superball tournament at Wellington Secondary School in Nanaimo on Saturday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Ladysmith wins Superball basketball tournament

49ers senior boys defeat Parkland in final of high school hoops tourney in Nanaimo

Ladysmith 49ers player Carter Bouma scores a lay-up against Parkland in the final of the Superball tournament at Wellington Secondary School in Nanaimo on Saturday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Jennifer Clarke speaks at a school trustees candidates’ meeting in Nanaimo this past fall. Clarke is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

People’s Party of Canada chooses Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate

Jennifer Clarke to represent PPC in potential federal riding byelection

Jennifer Clarke speaks at a school trustees candidates’ meeting in Nanaimo this past fall. Clarke is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Photos of Tony Harris dressed as Donald Trump, shared on Harris’s Instagram account three years ago.

B.C. byelection candidate called out for once wearing a Trump hat

NDP MLA shares 2016 photo of Liberal candidate in ‘Make America Great Again’ ball cap

Photos of Tony Harris dressed as Donald Trump, shared on Harris’s Instagram account three years ago.
Bill McGuire, photographed for a 2005 article published with the headline ‘Mr. Bathtub.’ NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Longtime Nanaimo bathtub commodore Bill McGuire dies

‘Mr. Bathtub’ was involved in the sport and community event since its beginnings

Bill McGuire, photographed for a 2005 article published with the headline ‘Mr. Bathtub.’ NEWS BULLETIN file photo