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The new departure lounge at the Nanaimo Airport. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Airport’s $14-million expanded terminal officially opens

Departure lounge, security and baggage areas improved

The new departure lounge at the Nanaimo Airport. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
Cast and crew on the set of Diversion, a film directed and produced by former City of Nanaimo CAO Tracy Samra. (Photo courtesy Vivian Davidson)

Nanaimo’s ex-CAO directing film about city manager taking on establishment’s ‘swampy ways’

Tracy Samra producing and directing movie called Diversion

Cast and crew on the set of Diversion, a film directed and produced by former City of Nanaimo CAO Tracy Samra. (Photo courtesy Vivian Davidson)
Nanaimo courthouse, where a B.C. Supreme Court case was held in the fall around indigenous smudging in a public school classroom. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. mom loses case about Indigenous smudging ceremony in daughter’s class

B.C. Supreme Court judge releases ruling in case against Port Alberni school district

Nanaimo courthouse, where a B.C. Supreme Court case was held in the fall around indigenous smudging in a public school classroom. (News Bulletin file photo)
A small dog wearing a specialized harness called PredatorBwear. The harness was developed in North Vancouver and will be available for purchase next year. (PredatorBware photo)

Spiky armour helps protect pooches from larger animals

The PredatorBwear harness, invented by two B.C. women, expected to be available in the new year

A small dog wearing a specialized harness called PredatorBwear. The harness was developed in North Vancouver and will be available for purchase next year. (PredatorBware photo)
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation has a 25-year-lease agreement with the Nanaimo Port Authority. (File photo)

Construction on Nanaimo spill response base slated to begin in the spring

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation not expecting additional delays

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation has a 25-year-lease agreement with the Nanaimo Port Authority. (File photo)
An investigator takes photos near the scene of a small plane crash on Gabriola Island, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues

Transport Canada provides information bulletin, family of victim releases statement

An investigator takes photos near the scene of a small plane crash on Gabriola Island, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Bomber Command Museum of Canada said in a social media post that it is remembering Alex Bahlsen today after partnering with him in the past to host flying events. (Facebook photo)

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

The Bomber Command Museum of Canada said in a social media post that it is remembering Alex Bahlsen today after partnering with him in the past to host flying events. (Facebook photo)
James Maxwell, co-owner of 19+ Cannabis, shows off a variety of cannabis products. 19+ Cannabis, which is located on Victoria Crescent, is planning to open its doors on Dec. 3. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo’s first licensed cannabis store opens next week

19+ Cannabis, located on Victoria Crescent, opening its doors Dec. 3

James Maxwell, co-owner of 19+ Cannabis, shows off a variety of cannabis products. 19+ Cannabis, which is located on Victoria Crescent, is planning to open its doors on Dec. 3. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Province argues in B.C. Supreme Court for smudging in schools, says it relates to curriculum

Hearing concludes in case regarding indigenous cultural practice in Vancouver Island classroom

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Smudging in B.C. classroom did not affect Christian family’s faith, says school district lawyer

Smudging in B.C. classroom did not affect Christian family’s faith, says school district lawyer

Lawyers make closing arguments in a Port Alberni case about the Indigenous cultural practice

Smudging in B.C. classroom did not affect Christian family’s faith, says school district lawyer
Nanaimo Courthouse (News Bulletin file)

Teacher tells B.C. Supreme Court that student was ‘happy’ to watch smudging ceremony in classroom

Case being heard in Nanaimo over indigenous cultural practice in Port Alberni classroom

Nanaimo Courthouse (News Bulletin file)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

‘Our culture is not a religion,’ Indigenous educator tells B.C. Supreme Court in case of smudging at school

Mother also gave evidence Tuesday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Wednesday

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Courthouse, where B.C. Supreme Court is hearing the case of a Port Alberni mother who says her daughter’s religious freedoms were infringed on when she was forced to participate in an indigenous smudging ceremony. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Student tells B.C. Supreme Court she wasn’t allowed to leave indigenous smudging ceremony

Girl cross-examined Monday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Tuesday

Nanaimo Courthouse, where B.C. Supreme Court is hearing the case of a Port Alberni mother who says her daughter’s religious freedoms were infringed on when she was forced to participate in an indigenous smudging ceremony. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Lily Island, a three-hectare private island near Gabriola Island, is currently for sale for $1.4 million. (Colliers International photo)

‘Your own kingdom:’ Private island near Nanaimo up for sale

Lily Island listed for $1.4 million

Lily Island, a three-hectare private island near Gabriola Island, is currently for sale for $1.4 million. (Colliers International photo)
Campaign brings NDP leader Jagmeet Singh through Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Campaign brings NDP leader Jagmeet Singh through Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Singh says his party has ‘momentum’ heading into election day

Campaign brings NDP leader Jagmeet Singh through Nanaimo-Ladysmith
Firefighters with the Extension Volunteer Fire Department put out a cabin fire in the 800 block of Nanaimo River Road on Thursday afternoon. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Cabin containing mining artifacts burns down near Nanaimo

Cabin was unoccupied at time of incident, say firefighters

Firefighters with the Extension Volunteer Fire Department put out a cabin fire in the 800 block of Nanaimo River Road on Thursday afternoon. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Geoff Stoneman, 41, is running as an independent candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding in the federal election.
Geoff Stoneman, 41, is running as an independent candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding in the federal election.
An artist rendering of B.C. Ferries’ new Island Class ferry, which will be deployed on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)

Hybrid vessels part of B.C. Ferries’ plans to reduce emissions

Island Class vessels, coming by 2022, part of ferry corporation’s broader strategy

An artist rendering of B.C. Ferries’ new Island Class ferry, which will be deployed on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route by 2022. (B.C. Ferries image)
Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire on a boat in a yard in South Wellington on Tuesday night. Photo submitted

Crews put out boat fire on land south of Nanaimo

Incident could have been ‘much worse,’ says Cranberry fire chief

Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire on a boat in a yard in South Wellington on Tuesday night. Photo submitted
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May lends her support to Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly during his campaign launch event at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on Aug. 2. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Green MP Paul Manly launches re-election bid

Vancouver Island celebrity Pamela Anderson lends support to the Greens

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May lends her support to Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly during his campaign launch event at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on Aug. 2. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)