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A Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district school bus. (News Bulletin file photo)

High school students in Nanaimo-Ladysmith will take two classes each day

First day of school for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School students is Sept. 10

A Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district school bus. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP arrested a suspect Wednesday, Aug. 26, who allegedly rammed a police cruiser and caused police pursuit. (News Bulletin photo)

Suspect arrested after allegedly fleeing from Nanaimo RCMP in pickup and on foot

Staff sergeant says suspect made Olympic efforts to try to get away from law enforcement

Nanaimo RCMP arrested a suspect Wednesday, Aug. 26, who allegedly rammed a police cruiser and caused police pursuit. (News Bulletin photo)
A lamp post in a parking lot on Dickinson Road crashed onto his truck the afternoon of Aug. 14. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Garbage truck knocks down lamp post onto pickup in north Nanaimo

Emergency crews respond to Dickinson Crossing plaza mall Friday afternoon

A lamp post in a parking lot on Dickinson Road crashed onto his truck the afternoon of Aug. 14. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Amy Hunt, a veterinary tech assistant at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital in Nanaimo, fostered and adopted Lemon, a stray kitten, who suffered paralysis in his back legs after a dog attack. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Disabled Vancouver Island feline teaching foster kittens ‘how to cat’

Life goes from sour to sweet for Lemon, an adopted cat from B.C. SPCA Nanaimo

Amy Hunt, a veterinary tech assistant at VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital in Nanaimo, fostered and adopted Lemon, a stray kitten, who suffered paralysis in his back legs after a dog attack. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is developing a back-to-school plan to accommodate full-time classes in the fall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith students will be going back to school full time in the fall in ‘learning groups’

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools to submit back-to-school plan to ministry in August

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is developing a back-to-school plan to accommodate full-time classes in the fall. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. minister of state for child care Katrina Chen, seen here in Nanaimo earlier this year, announced 536 new licensed child care spaces for Nanaimo and Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)

More than 500 new child care spaces coming to Nanaimo-Ladysmith area

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools to partner on accommodating 406 new child care spaces

B.C. minister of state for child care Katrina Chen, seen here in Nanaimo earlier this year, announced 536 new licensed child care spaces for Nanaimo and Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Calgary Zoo is aiding in recovery efforts for the Vancouver Island marmot, an endangered species. Pictured here, a marmot at Mount Washington. (Black Press file)

Vancouver Island marmot population gets boost with help from Calgary Zoo

Seventeen pups to spend winter at Mount Washington recovery centre before being released next spring

The Calgary Zoo is aiding in recovery efforts for the Vancouver Island marmot, an endangered species. Pictured here, a marmot at Mount Washington. (Black Press file)
Ferries from Departure Bay ferry terminal are now sailing at 70 per cent capacity, says B.C. Ferries. The COVID-19 pandemic saw 50 per cent capacity. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Ferries from Departure Bay ferry terminal are now sailing at 70 per cent capacity, says B.C. Ferries. The COVID-19 pandemic saw 50 per cent capacity. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will not be including demolition of the South Wellington Elementary School building in the 2020/21 capital project list. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

South Wellington Elementary demolition not taking place next school year

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School trustees vote against razing south-end school in 2020/21

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will not be including demolition of the South Wellington Elementary School building in the 2020/21 capital project list. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools passed a $166 million budget for 2020/21 school year. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 considered as Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district passes budget

$200K for coronavirus contingency in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ 2020-21 financial plan

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools passed a $166 million budget for 2020/21 school year. (News Bulletin file)
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Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district sees about a third of students return to class

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools offers approximate tally during first week of back-to-school

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Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is gearing up for a resumption of in-class instruction beginning in June. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

School district reveals restart plans for Nanaimo-Ladysmith

K-5 students will see two days of instruction a week, 6-12 students once a week

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is gearing up for a resumption of in-class instruction beginning in June. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
A rendering from 2019 Nanaimo Airport development design guidelines. (Urban Systems/Nanaimo Airport Commission image)

Nanaimo Airport, regional district at odds over land-use jurisdiction

New Nanaimo Airport CEO to reach out to RDN

A rendering from 2019 Nanaimo Airport development design guidelines. (Urban Systems/Nanaimo Airport Commission image)
Vancouver Island RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service have confirmed that a man died in a vehicle crash on McKay Lake Road, south of Nanaimo, the evening of May 12. (Black Press media file)

Man dies in Jeep crash on backroad north of Ladysmith

Vancouver Island RCMP says accident occurred on McKay Lake Road on Tuesday evening

Vancouver Island RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service have confirmed that a man died in a vehicle crash on McKay Lake Road, south of Nanaimo, the evening of May 12. (Black Press media file)
Ferry service from Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is slated to begin again June 3. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Ferry sailings from Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal to resume June 3

B.C. Ferries says it has chosen to resume service earlier than anticipated

Ferry service from Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is slated to begin again June 3. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferries are near or at their current pandemic-limited capacity in advance of the Victoria Day long weekend. (Black Press file photo)

Long weekend starting with two-sailing ferry wait to get to Vancouver Island

Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferries reaching their pandemic-limited capacity

Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferries are near or at their current pandemic-limited capacity in advance of the Victoria Day long weekend. (Black Press file photo)
South Wellington Elementary School. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district looking at demolishing South Wellington school

School board passes 2020-21 capital projects bylaw motion

South Wellington Elementary School. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)
Dawn Dickson, a resident at Berwick on the Lake Retirement Community, grooves during a dance-off at the Nanaimo site Friday afternoon. Dickson and company were answering the call of Berwick Qualicum Beach. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island retirement community answers dance-off challenge

Berwick on the Lake residents show their moves out on their balconies

Dawn Dickson, a resident at Berwick on the Lake Retirement Community, grooves during a dance-off at the Nanaimo site Friday afternoon. Dickson and company were answering the call of Berwick Qualicum Beach. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
While sports courts in the Regional District of Nanaimo have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are defying the order at Cedar Skate Park, says Tom Osborne, RDN general manager of recreation and parks. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Extra measures added at Cedar Skate Park as people defy COVID-19 rules

Regional District of Nanaimo official says barriers in place, but more measures may be needed

While sports courts in the Regional District of Nanaimo have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are defying the order at Cedar Skate Park, says Tom Osborne, RDN general manager of recreation and parks. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has opened learning centres for children of essential service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district operating learning centres for children of essential service workers

SD68 to provide more information this week on a continuity of education plan for other students

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has opened learning centres for children of essential service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)