Greg Sakaki

A Honda and a Volkswagen crashed at 10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Northfield Road and the old Island Highway. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Two hurt in car wreck on old Island Highway

Honda and Volkswagen crash at 10 p.m. Friday at highway intersection in Nanaimo

A Honda and a Volkswagen crashed at 10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Northfield Road and the old Island Highway. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
An edge of the wildfire along Nanaimo River Road on Tuesday morning. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

UPDATE: Nanaimo Lakes wildfire growing, but crews gaining some containment

Fire now calculated at 160 hectares, firefighting efforts will continue overnight

An edge of the wildfire along Nanaimo River Road on Tuesday morning. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Penny Girl is one of the finalists in the Telus StoryHive documentary pitch contest. Filmmakers are looking for votes, with the top 15 vote-getters to receive $50,000 each toward their projects. IMAGE SUBMITTED

Documentary pitched about transition of Vancouver Island’s ‘Penny Girl’

Fundraising phenom behind Jeneece Place came out as transgender last month

Penny Girl is one of the finalists in the Telus StoryHive documentary pitch contest. Filmmakers are looking for votes, with the top 15 vote-getters to receive $50,000 each toward their projects. IMAGE SUBMITTED
Crews put water on a slash pile at a brush fire in the East Wellington area on Sunday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

VIDEO: Firefighters put out brush fire in Nanaimo

Fire broke out in the area of a new development under construction in East Wellington

Crews put water on a slash pile at a brush fire in the East Wellington area on Sunday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
NDP MLA Leonard Krog in conversation with the News Bulletin this week. Krog has now announced that he will run for mayor of Nanaimo in this fall’s local government election. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

B.C. MLA officially announces he’s running for mayor

MLA Leonard Krog says he’s ready to step down from provincial politics to run for mayor of Nanaimo

NDP MLA Leonard Krog in conversation with the News Bulletin this week. Krog has now announced that he will run for mayor of Nanaimo in this fall’s local government election. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Christina Basedow and Chad Rogers of Nanaimo were married June 2 in Campbell River; the camera with all their wedding photos was stolen June 6 in Vancouver. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

Vancouver Island newlyweds have all their wedding photos stolen

Photographer’s camera stolen in Vancouver four days after Nanaimo couple married in Campbell River

Christina Basedow and Chad Rogers of Nanaimo were married June 2 in Campbell River; the camera with all their wedding photos was stolen June 6 in Vancouver. PHOTOS SUBMITTED
John Barsby Secondary grad Claudia Yaya, with the donated dress she wore Saturday at prom. Her dress had been stolen off her doorstep the week of prom. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Vancouver Island teen makes it to prom days after her dress was stolen

Donated dress, Lamborghini ride make it a prom night to remember for grad from Nanaimo

John Barsby Secondary grad Claudia Yaya, with the donated dress she wore Saturday at prom. Her dress had been stolen off her doorstep the week of prom. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog, shown at a park opening in north Nanaimo on Saturday, June 9. Krog said this morning he’s “very seriously” considering running for mayor. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

NDP’s two-seat edge at stake as MLA considers bid for Nanaimo mayor

Leonard Krog says he’s ‘very seriously’ considering running, is set to make an announcement this week

Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog, shown at a park opening in north Nanaimo on Saturday, June 9. Krog said this morning he’s “very seriously” considering running for mayor. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo’s Joe Hermann was the person who died in the workplace accident in Parksville on Monday. Photo submitted

Island man who died in work accident got engaged two days earlier

Family identifies Nanaimo’s Joe Hermann, 40, as the person killed at Parksville job site Monday

Nanaimo’s Joe Hermann was the person who died in the workplace accident in Parksville on Monday. Photo submitted
Sheila Malcolmson, NDP MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, held an emergency Facebook Live town hall Thursday, connecting with constituents remotely from Ottawa. (FACEBOOK image)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP holds emergency town hall on pipeline purchase

Sheila Malcolmson says there were already environmental risks, now there are more economic risks

Sheila Malcolmson, NDP MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, held an emergency Facebook Live town hall Thursday, connecting with constituents remotely from Ottawa. (FACEBOOK image)
Driver unhurt in rollover crash south of Nanaimo

Driver unhurt in rollover crash south of Nanaimo

Accident happened on Nanaimo River Road on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Driver unhurt in rollover crash south of Nanaimo
Two bathtub motors were stolen last week from Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating in Nanaimo’s Diver Lake area. Photo submitted

Two more bathtub motors taken by thieves in Nanaimo

Two stock tub motors stolen from Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating

Two bathtub motors were stolen last week from Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating in Nanaimo’s Diver Lake area. Photo submitted
An unmarked RCMP sport-utility vehicle and a crossover vehicle collided in the intersection of Aulds Road and the parkway at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Unmarked police SUV with lights and siren on crashes in Nanaimo

Three RCMP unmarked cars involved in accidents in the same day in Nanaimo

An unmarked RCMP sport-utility vehicle and a crossover vehicle collided in the intersection of Aulds Road and the parkway at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Man dies in crash on Island Highway

Man dies in crash on Island Highway

Man thrown from his vehicle, alcohol believed to be a factor in accident near Parksville

Man dies in crash on Island Highway
Firefighters battle a structure fire at a property on Spruston Road in Cassidy on Wednesday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

VIDEO: Hoarders’ house south of Nanaimo burns down

Regional District of Nanaimo had recently directed a cleanup of ‘unsightly’ property

Firefighters battle a structure fire at a property on Spruston Road in Cassidy on Wednesday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
A firefighter from East Wellington Fire Department hauls hose as crews attack a structure fire on Webster Road in the early-morning hours Wednesday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

House burns down in the middle of the night in Nanaimo

Home destroyed in East Wellington, residents and dog make it out safely

A firefighter from East Wellington Fire Department hauls hose as crews attack a structure fire on Webster Road in the early-morning hours Wednesday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews battle a structure fire on Orchard Circle. Photo submitted

House burns down overnight in north Nanaimo

Fire occurred on Orchard Circle at about 11:50 p.m. Saturday

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews battle a structure fire on Orchard Circle. Photo submitted
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire in a motor home on a construction site on Bruce Avenue on Sunday afternoon. (BRENDAN GRAVES image)

VIDEO: Motor home catches fire at construction site in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Fire Rescue put out the fire around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire in a motor home on a construction site on Bruce Avenue on Sunday afternoon. (BRENDAN GRAVES image)
Arrest made after alleged threats against B.C. mayor

Arrest made after alleged threats against B.C. mayor

City has launched an internal investigation following threats made at city hall last week involving their CAO

Arrest made after alleged threats against B.C. mayor
Emergency crews attend the scene at Rumming Road in Lantzville where a woman had to be rescued after her car was caught in a mudslide early Monday morning. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Woman rescued from upside-down vehicle in mudslide on Vancouver Island

Regional District of Nanaimo activates emergency operations

Emergency crews attend the scene at Rumming Road in Lantzville where a woman had to be rescued after her car was caught in a mudslide early Monday morning. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)