Nicholas Pescod

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, alongside Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, announces that a second MRI machine will be operational at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by next spring. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Second MRI machine coming to Nanaimo hospital

MRI machine to be operational in spring 2020

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, alongside Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, announces that a second MRI machine will be operational at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by next spring. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Marc Garneau, minister of transportation and infrastructure, speaks during a funding announcement on Wednesday at the Port of Nanaimo’s cruise ship terminal. Garneau announced that the federal government is investing $46.2 million to expand the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point operations. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Federal government commits $46 million to Port of Nanaimo expansion

Duke Point will see expanded wharf, new warehouse, administration building, cranes and more

Marc Garneau, minister of transportation and infrastructure, speaks during a funding announcement on Wednesday at the Port of Nanaimo’s cruise ship terminal. Garneau announced that the federal government is investing $46.2 million to expand the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point operations. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo’s Allison Forsyth during her time skiing with Alpine Canada’s national team. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

B.C. Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada after coach’s sex offences

Bertrand Charest was convicted in 2017 on 37 charges

Nanaimo’s Allison Forsyth during her time skiing with Alpine Canada’s national team. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Air Canada’s senior vice-president of Air Canada Express and government relations spoke to business people during an event hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo a prime market for new plane, Air Canada says

Vice-president previews Airbus A220, praises Nanaimo’s growth in passenger numbers

Air Canada’s senior vice-president of Air Canada Express and government relations spoke to business people during an event hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 parked at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in May 2018. The federal government grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft indefinitely in March due to safety concerns. Air Canada is optimistic the 737 Max will be in the skies by September or October. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 parked at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in May 2018. The federal government grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft indefinitely in March due to safety concerns. Air Canada is optimistic the 737 Max will be in the skies by September or October. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
Air Canada Rouge delays direct Nanaimo-Toronto flight launch until July

Air Canada Rouge delays direct Nanaimo-Toronto flight launch until July

Airline says grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft impacting service company-wide

Air Canada Rouge delays direct Nanaimo-Toronto flight launch until July
RCMP on Vancouver Island nab suspect in 50 break-and-enters

RCMP on Vancouver Island nab suspect in 50 break-and-enters

Ian Mactavish, 53, faces multiple after his Nanaimo property searched

RCMP on Vancouver Island nab suspect in 50 break-and-enters
Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP-elect Paul Manly of the Green Party of Canada celebrates with family and friends Monday at his campaign celebration at the Cavallotti Lodge. (Chris Bush photo)

Election analysis: UVic prof says byelection boosts Green Party but might not mean Green wave

Greens benefit from boost, NDP won’t find positives, professor says of Nanaimo-Ladysmith vote

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP-elect Paul Manly of the Green Party of Canada celebrates with family and friends Monday at his campaign celebration at the Cavallotti Lodge. (Chris Bush photo)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative candidate John Hirst, left, speaks at a town hall Wednesday at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse with guest MP Dan Albas. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Candidates face questions on Nanaimo doorsteps about supportive housing and crime

Federal candidates asked about social issues on campaign trail

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative candidate John Hirst, left, speaks at a town hall Wednesday at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse with guest MP Dan Albas. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Liberal candidate Michelle Corfield stands beside environment minister Catherine McKenna at Corfield’s campaign office. McKenna and Corfield rallied supporters prior to door knocking on Tuesday night. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Federal environment minister in Nanaimo-Ladysmith to boost Liberal campaign

Catherine McKenna knocked on doors today with candidate Michelle Corfield

Liberal candidate Michelle Corfield stands beside environment minister Catherine McKenna at Corfield’s campaign office. McKenna and Corfield rallied supporters prior to door knocking on Tuesday night. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park. File photo

B.C. government commits $1.4 million to restore Morden Mine near Nanaimo

Restoration work to begin next week at park

Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park. File photo
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection candidate Michelle Corfield walked along Nanaimo’s harbourfront walkway on March 25. Trudeau was in town in order to support Corfield, who is hoping to become Nanaimo’s next member of Parliament. A byelection will take place on May 6. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Prime Minister Trudeau comes campaigning in Nanaimo

A day after announcing a May 6 byelection date for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Justin Trudeau visits riding

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection candidate Michelle Corfield walked along Nanaimo’s harbourfront walkway on March 25. Trudeau was in town in order to support Corfield, who is hoping to become Nanaimo’s next member of Parliament. A byelection will take place on May 6. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
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Case dropped against former Nanaimo CAO who had allegedly made threats

Special prosecutor advises courts that pursuing peace bond is no longer in the public interest

NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Nanaimo Airport webcam image

Weather conditions force multiple flight cancellations at Nanaimo Airport

WestJet and Air Canada have already cancelled flights for tomorrow morning

Nanaimo Airport webcam image
The Dinghy Dock Pub is currently listed for $2.6-million. (Mike McKillican/Sutton West Coast Nanaimo)

Canada’s only registered floating pub for sale

Nanaimo’s Dinghy Dock Pub listed for sale for $2.6 million

The Dinghy Dock Pub is currently listed for $2.6-million. (Mike McKillican/Sutton West Coast Nanaimo)
Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party, Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Sheila Malcolmson of the NDP on Nanaimo byelection night Wednesday. KARL YU/CHRIS BUSH/NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Analysis: Inside the Nanaimo byelection

Back to the détente for the foreseeable future, according to University of Victoria professor

Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party, Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Sheila Malcolmson of the NDP on Nanaimo byelection night Wednesday. KARL YU/CHRIS BUSH/NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo Airport (YCD) handled 435,349 passengers in 2018, surpassing Comox Airport (YQQ) to become Vancouver Island’s second busiest airport based on passenger numbers. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Nanaimo Airport soars past Comox to become second-busiest airport on the Island

Air Canada Rouge to resume seasonal non-stop service between Nanaimo and Toronto this summer

Nanaimo Airport (YCD) handled 435,349 passengers in 2018, surpassing Comox Airport (YQQ) to become Vancouver Island’s second busiest airport based on passenger numbers. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Nanaimo RCMP Sgt. Rob Christensen operates a recently seized stun-baton at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment on Jan. 23. The stun-baton was among the items seized by Nanaimo RCMP projects team following a 10-month investigation that focused on alleged Red Scorpion gang affiliates. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Nanaimo RCMP say busts and arrests will have an impact on organized crime

Over $350,000 worth of drugs seized by police after busts in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Richmond

Nanaimo RCMP Sgt. Rob Christensen operates a recently seized stun-baton at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment on Jan. 23. The stun-baton was among the items seized by Nanaimo RCMP projects team following a 10-month investigation that focused on alleged Red Scorpion gang affiliates. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
A provincial court hearing date has been scheduled for a case involving former city manager Tracy Samra. (Photo provided by City of Nanaimo)
A provincial court hearing date has been scheduled for a case involving former city manager Tracy Samra. (Photo provided by City of Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash

Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash

Incident happened Saturday in Nanaimo on Poplar Street

Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash