Nicholas Pescod

Wilson’s Transportation has been denied a licence to operate service between Victoria and Nanaimo. (Photo contributed)

Bus company’s proposed Victoria-Nanaimo service denied by transportation board

Passenger Transportation Board cites low demand as factor in decision

Wilson’s Transportation has been denied a licence to operate service between Victoria and Nanaimo. (Photo contributed)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions against a backdrop of signs held by anti-pipeline protesters at a town hall meeting at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo on Friday. The town hall got rowdy at times with several protesters being ejected from the meeting by police. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Pipeline opponents vocal at Justin Trudeau town hall in Nanaimo

Prime Minister holds forum at Vancouver Island University gym

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions against a backdrop of signs held by anti-pipeline protesters at a town hall meeting at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo on Friday. The town hall got rowdy at times with several protesters being ejected from the meeting by police. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A former nurse who accepted thousands of dollars and inherited a mobile home from two elderly patients she looked after will pay a $17,500 fine, plus nurses’ college legal costs. Stock photo

Ex-nurse from Vancouver Island fined thousands after exploiting elderly couple

Former nurse from Nanaimo had power of attorney, inherited mobile home

A former nurse who accepted thousands of dollars and inherited a mobile home from two elderly patients she looked after will pay a $17,500 fine, plus nurses’ college legal costs. Stock photo
Nanaimo Mounties are asking for information from anyone who might have seen a silver 2002 Audi S6 station wagon allegedly connected to a murder. Photo submitted

RCMP look for information about car that could be connected with Nanaimo murder

According to the Nanaimo RCMP, the Audi S6 was stolen from the Lower Mainland between Jan 3-12

Nanaimo Mounties are asking for information from anyone who might have seen a silver 2002 Audi S6 station wagon allegedly connected to a murder. Photo submitted
Brad McRae has been relieved of his duties as chief operating officer of the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: City of Nanaimo senior manager dismissed

Chief operations officer Brad McRae no longer employed by the city

Brad McRae has been relieved of his duties as chief operating officer of the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo man will spend two years behind bars after admitting to illegally making or having explosives. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

B.C. man sentenced to two years following explosives charge

Hamzah Subhan Khan was arrested in 2015 after special forces investigation

A Nanaimo man will spend two years behind bars after admitting to illegally making or having explosives. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
Wilson’s Transportation intends to operate daily bus service between Victoria and Nanaimo (File submitted)

Vancouver Island bus company plans Nanaimo-Victoria service

Wilson’s Transportation intends to take over route from Greyhound Canada

Wilson’s Transportation intends to operate daily bus service between Victoria and Nanaimo (File submitted)
Wilson’s Transportation intends to operate daily bus service between Victoria and Nanaimo (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island bus company plans Nanaimo-Victoria service

Wilson’s Transportation intends to take over route from Greyhound Canada

Wilson’s Transportation intends to operate daily bus service between Victoria and Nanaimo (Photo submitted)
A Honda Civic was crushed underneath a semi-truck trailer following a collision on Departure Bay Road on Monday night. Nanaimo RCMP say the driver of the car fled the scene and has yet to be located. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Car crushed under tractor trailer in collision in Nanaimo

One motorist fled the scene, according to Nanaimo RCMP

A Honda Civic was crushed underneath a semi-truck trailer following a collision on Departure Bay Road on Monday night. Nanaimo RCMP say the driver of the car fled the scene and has yet to be located. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Vancouver Island University student pub server Jesse Bixby, left, and Janelle Wilson, pub manager, with a drink at the university’s pub on Tuesday. The pub no longer includes a straw with drink orders. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Pair of pubs in Nanaimo scrap straws

VIU Students’ Union Pub, Dinghy Dock Pub no longer put straws in drinks

Vancouver Island University student pub server Jesse Bixby, left, and Janelle Wilson, pub manager, with a drink at the university’s pub on Tuesday. The pub no longer includes a straw with drink orders. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags

Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags

City councillors voted in favour of banning the bags on Monday, but staff have yet to determine whether or not they have the authority to impose a ban.

Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted

Suspect in Nanaimo allegedly robbed bank, tried to rob Tim Hortons

Scotiabank branch near Costco was robbed Wednesday, Nov. 29

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted
Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week

Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week

Bike stolen for a second time on the owner’s way back home from the police station

Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week
Nanaimo’s Caroline Cecil, better known as DJ Whipped Cream, is gearing up for the release of her latest EP, Persistence, on Sept. 19. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo’s DJ Whipped Cream more determined than ever

Caroline Cecil, DJ Whipped Cream, is gearing up for the release of her EP Persistence on Sept. 19

Nanaimo’s Caroline Cecil, better known as DJ Whipped Cream, is gearing up for the release of her latest EP, Persistence, on Sept. 19. (Photo submitted)
Greyhound plans to discontinue Nanaimo-to-Victoria bus service, saying the route is no longer viable. The company will need Passenger Transportation Board approval to stop the service. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/BLACK PRESS)

Greyhound plans to discontinue Nanaimo-to-Victoria bus service

Company cites decline in ridership among reasons for cancellation request

Greyhound plans to discontinue Nanaimo-to-Victoria bus service, saying the route is no longer viable. The company will need Passenger Transportation Board approval to stop the service. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/BLACK PRESS)
Leesa Patenaude, left and Linda Harbo, sit in front of trailer filled with empty bottles. Harbo has been collecting empty bottles for months in order to raise money for an upcoming missionary trip to Zambia, where she and Patenaude will volunteer at an orphanage that is home to 150 children with HIV. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Community responds after Nanaimo women have hundreds of empty bottles stolen

Proceeds will be used to fund upcoming missionary trip to Zambia

Leesa Patenaude, left and Linda Harbo, sit in front of trailer filled with empty bottles. Harbo has been collecting empty bottles for months in order to raise money for an upcoming missionary trip to Zambia, where she and Patenaude will volunteer at an orphanage that is home to 150 children with HIV. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
The Island Ferries vessel Island Tenacity seen in Singapore. (Submitted photo)

Island Ferries signs lease agreement with Nanaimo Port Authority

Passenger-only ferry service planned for mid-2018

The Island Ferries vessel Island Tenacity seen in Singapore. (Submitted photo)
The Nanaimo Airport on a summer day. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Passenger numbers ascending at Nanaimo Airport

The Nanaimo Airport handled 201,993 passengers in the first half of 2017

The Nanaimo Airport on a summer day. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
Snaw-Naw-As community hall burned down in an early-morning fire Saturday. (Photo courtesy Natasha Bob)

Community hall was an important gathering place for Snaw-Naw-As

First Nation hasn’t been able to access fire site yet to determine extent of damage

Snaw-Naw-As community hall burned down in an early-morning fire Saturday. (Photo courtesy Natasha Bob)
Trish Smith’s handcrafted wooden burl, Paleo dentriticus, seen on display at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The piece was heavily damaged at Maffeo Sutton Park earlier this year. (Photo contributed)

Repaired public art piece returns to Nanaimo after vandalism

The wooden burl art piece was vandalized in June at Maffeo Sutton Park.

Trish Smith’s handcrafted wooden burl, Paleo dentriticus, seen on display at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The piece was heavily damaged at Maffeo Sutton Park earlier this year. (Photo contributed)