Nicholas Pescod

B.C. Ferries Coastal Inspiration captain Behzad Safarizal, left, talks to Steve Hrabove, third officer while heading out of Duke Point terminal. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Behind the wheel of a B.C. Ferries ferry

Big Read: Black Press gets a rare look behind the scenes of a Coastal Inspiration sailing

B.C. Ferries Coastal Inspiration captain Behzad Safarizal, left, talks to Steve Hrabove, third officer while heading out of Duke Point terminal. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island president, who refused to provide his name, meets with Jamison McGrath, a supporter of Discontent City, on Aug. 5 on Front Street during a rally that featured supporters from both sides. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Soldiers of Odin confront supporters of Nanaimo’s Discontent City

No violence during heated and tense meeting between the two sides

Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island president, who refused to provide his name, meets with Jamison McGrath, a supporter of Discontent City, on Aug. 5 on Front Street during a rally that featured supporters from both sides. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
A group of people calling themselves Action Against Discontent City, and members of Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island are planning to march to tent city and the steps of Nanaimo’s city hall this weekend. NEWS BULLETIN file

Soldiers of Odin to march past homeless camp in B.C. city

People associated with anti-immigration group join with those opposing tent city in Nanaimo

A group of people calling themselves Action Against Discontent City, and members of Soldiers of Odin Vancouver Island are planning to march to tent city and the steps of Nanaimo’s city hall this weekend. NEWS BULLETIN file
Rain caused a washout of a section of Rumming Road in Lantzville in January and a car and driver plunged into the sinkhole. — Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo

Woman who was caught in mudslide in Lantzville now suing for negligence

Lawsuit claims road maintenance a factor when car and driver plunged 20 metres into sinkhole

Rain caused a washout of a section of Rumming Road in Lantzville in January and a car and driver plunged into the sinkhole. — Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo
First regularly scheduled jet airplane service from Nanaimo takes off

First regularly scheduled jet airplane service from Nanaimo takes off

Nanaimo Airport celebrates launch of Air Canada’s non-stop seasonal service to and from Toronto

First regularly scheduled jet airplane service from Nanaimo takes off
Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin photo)

Vancouver Island nursery property sells in historic deal

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo sold

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin photo)
Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo nursery property sells in historic deal

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries on Hammond Bay Road sold

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin photo)
An image of what a Western Canada Marine Response Corporation base could look like on Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. (WCMRC image)

Vancouver Island oil spill response stations back on track

Project has been on hold due to Trans Mountain pipeline dispute

An image of what a Western Canada Marine Response Corporation base could look like on Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. (WCMRC image)
Save Linley Valley’s Hidden Ridge members Vicki Adamson, left, and Cynthia Spencer react after learning about the city’s decision to purchase 5260 Tanya Dr. Plans had been submitted by a developer to develop the property, but were rejected last year by city council after public outcry. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

UPDATED: City spending $3 million to expand Linley Valley park

City of Nanaimo announces that council has agreed to purchase 20 hectares on Tanya Drive

Save Linley Valley’s Hidden Ridge members Vicki Adamson, left, and Cynthia Spencer react after learning about the city’s decision to purchase 5260 Tanya Dr. Plans had been submitted by a developer to develop the property, but were rejected last year by city council after public outcry. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
A construction worker examines a crane that tipped over on Wednesday afternoon at a site on the corner of Uplands Drive and Turner Road. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Construction crane tips over at Nanaimo work site

Incident happened Wednesday morning at Turner Road and Uplands Drive

A construction worker examines a crane that tipped over on Wednesday afternoon at a site on the corner of Uplands Drive and Turner Road. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin)                                Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo’s chief financial officer no longer with city

Victor Mema had been on leave since March and was the subject of allegations regarding improper use of personal expense funds

Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin)                                Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
According to the documents obtained through a freedom of information request, Victor Mema, the city’s chief financial officer, used a city-issued purchase card to book 11 separate flights between July 2016 and September 2017 for personal use. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Nanaimo’s chief financial officer used city purchase card for 11 personal flights

Victor Mema has been on leave since early last month

According to the documents obtained through a freedom of information request, Victor Mema, the city’s chief financial officer, used a city-issued purchase card to book 11 separate flights between July 2016 and September 2017 for personal use. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo                                (Nanaimo News Bulletin file image)

Supreme Court vindicates B.C. doctor who medicated dying woman against her son’s wishes

Health Professions Review Board’s decision deemed transparent and justifiable

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo                                (Nanaimo News Bulletin file image)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Supreme Court vindicates Vancouver Island doctor who medicated dying woman against son’s wishes

Health Professions Review Board’s decision deemed transparent and justifiable

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager

Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager

City of Nanaimo CAO Tracy Renee Samra charged with fear of injury/damage by another person

Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager
Brad McRae, former chief operations officer with the City of Nanaimo, says he has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal regarding his firing from the municipality. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fired City of Nanaimo manager makes human rights complaint

Brad McRae, ex-chief operations officer, looking to be reinstated with municipality

Brad McRae, former chief operations officer with the City of Nanaimo, says he has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal regarding his firing from the municipality. (News Bulletin file photo)
City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’

City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’

Mayor Bill McKay said council became aware of the matter after “we were alerted by staff”

City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’
Artist renderings of the Nanaimo Airport’s terminal expansion project. (Nanaimo Airport/Office of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers/Checkwitch Poiron Architects)

Construction set to begin on Nanaimo airport terminal expansion

First phase of construction project to begin in March or April

Artist renderings of the Nanaimo Airport’s terminal expansion project. (Nanaimo Airport/Office of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers/Checkwitch Poiron Architects)
B.C. Ferries’ CEO said while there are many people who view B.C. Ferries in a positive light, the corporation knows it needs to do better. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

B.C. Ferries aims to improve passenger perceptions

CEO acknowledges corporation is sometimes seen in a negative light

B.C. Ferries’ CEO said while there are many people who view B.C. Ferries in a positive light, the corporation knows it needs to do better. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ CEO says a new and improved website along with a mobile app could be ready by as early as the fall, but a new reservation system is still 18-24 months away. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

B.C. Ferries CEO says new reservation system will improve efficiency

Reservation fee structure undergoing changes over next two years

B.C. Ferries’ CEO says a new and improved website along with a mobile app could be ready by as early as the fall, but a new reservation system is still 18-24 months away. (BLACK PRESS file photo)