Nanaimo Regional District

The goal to create a protected eagle reserve at the French Creek estuary will become a reality. (Michael Briones photo)

$5M dream to create Vancouver Island eagle sanctuary poised to become reality

Campaign to purchase estuary land reaches fundraising goal

 

B.C.’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs has told Regional District of Nanaimo it can’t waive requirements for a byelection in electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island community forced to go to the polls twice this year

B.C. Ministry of Muncipal Affairs says there is no ‘legislative mechanisms’ to waive RDN byelection

 

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Plans to convert South Wellington School to community centre can progress

Not a single voter in the area expresses opposition to project

 

A Regional District of Nanaimo committee is recommending that the RDN look into possible development of a Nanaimo River park system. (News Bulletin file)

Committee recommending that RDN study a potential Nanaimo River park system

Nanaimo directors make motion related to protecting river and enhancing recreational access

A Regional District of Nanaimo committee is recommending that the RDN look into possible development of a Nanaimo River park system. (News Bulletin file)
Resident Alien was among the TV productions filming in the Regional District of Nanaimo area in 2021, according to the Vancouver Island North Film Commission. (Black Press file)

Film and TV production on mid-Island busy despite pandemic, says film commission

INFilm estimates region benefited from $6.5 million in related economic activity in 2021

Resident Alien was among the TV productions filming in the Regional District of Nanaimo area in 2021, according to the Vancouver Island North Film Commission. (Black Press file)
North Cedar Fire Department responded to a structure fire the night of Dec. 17 on Holden Corso Road. (News Bulletin file)

Cabin razed, man suffers burns as crews fight fire near Ladysmith

North Cedar and Cranberry firefighters extinguish blaze on Holden Corso Road

North Cedar Fire Department responded to a structure fire the night of Dec. 17 on Holden Corso Road. (News Bulletin file)
The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Financial aid may be available for Vancouver Islanders affected by massive flooding

Important steps remain after evacuation orders rescinded

The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Monday, Nov. 15. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Monday, Nov. 15. (Michael Briones photo)
Martindale Road in Parksville was flooded on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Residents evacuated from Qualicum Beach, Parksville as flood waters rise

Search and rescue crews on alert in various locations

Martindale Road in Parksville was flooded on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)

Residents ask officials to protect Nanaimo River swimming hole

Petition calls on region to preserve land along Nanaimo River Road that is slated for future logging

A petition has been started to preserve a forested area along Nanaimo River Road slated to be logged. (Submitted photo)
Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

With meat-processing site numbers dwindling, Vancouver Island farmer seeks abattoir

Ben Glassen has ALC application for small-scale facility in Nanaimo

Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
(PQB News file photo)

Firework bans don’t work, says Canadian group pushing for more education on contentious issue

Concerns raised in Regional District of Nanaimo regarding negative impact on animals

(PQB News file photo)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Old South Wellington school to be converted to community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools and RDN announce 25-year lease

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo hospital district may seek help from other Vancouver Island regions for $1B project

Funding for patient tower and services discussed by committee

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)

Bus link between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley expected by next March

Unallocated transit hours already in Regional District of Nanaimo budget

The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)
Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on a property on Nanaimo River Road on April 8. (News Bulletin file)

Residents implore RDN to take action on rural Nanaimo problem property

Fire at Nanaimo River Road’s ‘Easter Island Head Place’ earlier this month destroyed dwelling

Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on a property on Nanaimo River Road on April 8. (News Bulletin file)
Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rules against RV living hard on Island residents caught in housing crunch

Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw forcing pensioner to move RV he calls home off private farm land

Pat Kauwell, a semi-retired construction manager, lives in his fifth-wheel trailer on Maxey Road because that’s what he can afford on his pension, but a Regional District of Nanaimo bylaw prohibits using RVs as permanent dwellings, leaving Kauwell and others like him with few affordable housing options. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dwelling destroyed, two taken to hospital after Nanaimo River Road blaze

Numerous fire departments and first responders at south Nanaimo area

Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Island’s cardiac care gap sparks hard push for major Nanaimo hospital expansion

New patient tower, cardiac services and cancer centre on the wish list for central and north Island

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)