Greg Sakaki

Westshore Wolves player Parker Ellis tries to get past Nanaimo Buccaneers opponent Riley Gannon during Game 2 of the VIJHL playoffs on Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Westshore Wolves beaten in double overtime in Game 2

Wolves score tying goal with eight seconds left, but lose to the Buccaneers 4-3

Westshore Wolves player Parker Ellis tries to get past Nanaimo Buccaneers opponent Riley Gannon during Game 2 of the VIJHL playoffs on Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Westshore Wolves player Benjamin Duffin defends his crease as Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Dawson Heathcote crashes the net in front of Wolves goalie Jordan Spandli during Tuesday’s VIJHL playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Wolves fall in overtime against Buccaneers as playoff hockey begins

Nanaimo edges Westshore 3-2 in Game 1 Tuesday at the NIC

Westshore Wolves player Benjamin Duffin defends his crease as Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Dawson Heathcote crashes the net in front of Wolves goalie Jordan Spandli during Tuesday’s VIJHL playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
The Nanaimo District Islanders senior girls’ basketball team embraces after winning the Vancouver Island AAA championship on Saturday in their home gym. They beat the Royal Bay Ravens 62-61. RACHEL KIRK photo

Nanaimo edges Royal Bay by one point to win Vancouver Island AAA girls basketball title

Nanaimo District Secondary School wins first AAA girls’ Island title in 29 years

The Nanaimo District Islanders senior girls’ basketball team embraces after winning the Vancouver Island AAA championship on Saturday in their home gym. They beat the Royal Bay Ravens 62-61. RACHEL KIRK photo
Nanaimo council voted to forward five resolutions to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities; the resolutions, taken as a whole, are meant to make it easier to grow cannabis on ALR land. STOCK PHOTO

Can pot farming save Vancouver Island agriculture?

Nanaimo suggests easing ALR rules to help farmers augment their income with cannabis

Nanaimo council voted to forward five resolutions to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities; the resolutions, taken as a whole, are meant to make it easier to grow cannabis on ALR land. STOCK PHOTO
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May makes a speech Sunday at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre at a candidate acclamation meeting. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Federal Greens undaunted after provincial Greens’ vote count dips on the Island

Elizabeth May foresees a federal byelection on Vancouver Island in advance of the October election

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May makes a speech Sunday at Nanaimo’s Beban Park social centre at a candidate acclamation meeting. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
A pre-Valentine’s Day speed dating event will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, hosted by Fresh Connections. Photo submitted

Speed dating making Island matches in time for Valentine’s Day

Get off your screen and turn on the charm face-to-face in Victoria, Nanaimo and Courtenay

A pre-Valentine’s Day speed dating event will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, hosted by Fresh Connections. Photo submitted
Top row, left to right: Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Justin Greenwood of the B.C. Conservatives; bottom row, left to right: Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party and Sheila Malcolmson of the B.C. NDP. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo byelection candidates condemn legislature staff expenses

All-candidates’ meeting was held Thursday at Beban Park social centre

Top row, left to right: Tony Harris of the B.C. Liberals and Justin Greenwood of the B.C. Conservatives; bottom row, left to right: Michele Ney of the B.C. Green Party and Sheila Malcolmson of the B.C. NDP. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
B.C. Liberals candidate Tony Harris, B.C. NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson and B.C. Green Party candidate Michele Ney. (JOHN LEHMANN photo and photos submitted)

Nanaimo candidate asks opponents to align with him against speculation tax

BC Liberal Tony Harris focuses on controversial tax as a wedge issue in crucial byelection

B.C. Liberals candidate Tony Harris, B.C. NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson and B.C. Green Party candidate Michele Ney. (JOHN LEHMANN photo and photos submitted)
Trucks stage Sunday for a convoy in memory of Linden Baglo, the eight-year-old Nanaimo boy who was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was riding his bike earlier this month. SWEENIE MOVING photo/Facebook

Auto shop apologizes after Vancouver Island employees disrespect memorial convoy

Mr. Lube staff members suspended after incident Sunday in Nanaimo

Trucks stage Sunday for a convoy in memory of Linden Baglo, the eight-year-old Nanaimo boy who was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was riding his bike earlier this month. SWEENIE MOVING photo/Facebook
Callum Montgomery controls the ball playing for the UNC-Charlotte 49ers. Montgomery, from Lantzville, was selected fourth overall by FC Dallas in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft last week. (SAM ROBERTS photo)

Vancouver Island soccer player a first-round major-league draft pick

Callum Montgomery goes fourth overall to FC Dallas in MLS SuperDraft

Callum Montgomery controls the ball playing for the UNC-Charlotte 49ers. Montgomery, from Lantzville, was selected fourth overall by FC Dallas in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft last week. (SAM ROBERTS photo)
Jennifer Clarke speaks at a school trustees candidates’ meeting in Nanaimo this past fall. Clarke is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

People’s Party of Canada chooses B.C. women as its first candidates

Jennifer Clarke in Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson in Burnaby South to represent PPC

Jennifer Clarke speaks at a school trustees candidates’ meeting in Nanaimo this past fall. Clarke is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Photos of Tony Harris dressed as Donald Trump, shared on Harris’s Instagram account three years ago.

B.C. byelection candidate called out for once wearing a Trump hat

NDP MLA shares 2016 photo of Liberal candidate in ‘Make America Great Again’ ball cap

Photos of Tony Harris dressed as Donald Trump, shared on Harris’s Instagram account three years ago.
Sheila Malcolmson will be confirmed next week as the provincial NDP candidate for Nanaimo as no other people put their names forward by the deadline. GREG SAKAKI/News Bulletin

No NDP challengers for Sheila Malcolmson in Nanaimo

Resigning MP will be confirmed next week as B.C. NDP’s nominee for Nanaimo MLA

Sheila Malcolmson will be confirmed next week as the provincial NDP candidate for Nanaimo as no other people put their names forward by the deadline. GREG SAKAKI/News Bulletin
Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson, left, shows images of marine life to a National Energy Board panel on Wednesday at oral traditional evidence proceedings at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The Snuneymuxw had a dozen members as part of their delegation including Chief Mike Wyse, middle, and Coun. Paul Wyse-Seward. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island elders ‘scared’ of potential impacts of pipeline expansion

Snuneymuxw First Nation presents traditional evidence at National Energy Board hearing in Nanaimo

Snuneymuxw elder Gary Manson, left, shows images of marine life to a National Energy Board panel on Wednesday at oral traditional evidence proceedings at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The Snuneymuxw had a dozen members as part of their delegation including Chief Mike Wyse, middle, and Coun. Paul Wyse-Seward. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Organ transplant recipients Cindy Bachman, left, and Deborah Graves thank a registered nurse in the emergency room of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Monday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Organ transplant recipients express thanks and also thank new donors in advance

B.C. Transplant’s Operation Popcorn event being held this week on Vancouver Island

Organ transplant recipients Cindy Bachman, left, and Deborah Graves thank a registered nurse in the emergency room of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Monday. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Mid Island Pirates player Dylan Wilkinson takes batting practice Tuesday evening at the baseball club’s first-ever training session at its new facility inside Regional Recycling on Old Victoria Road. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Island baseball team builds practice facility inside recycling depot

Nanaimo’s Mid Island Pirates held first training session inside Regional Recycling this week

Mid Island Pirates player Dylan Wilkinson takes batting practice Tuesday evening at the baseball club’s first-ever training session at its new facility inside Regional Recycling on Old Victoria Road. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo city council voted unanimously to classify 5350 Metral Dr. as a nuisance, meaning that the property owner or the person causing the disturbance can be charged for all or part of the cost of service calls to the address. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Nanaimo billing ‘drug and theft house’ for police calls

City takes steps under nuisance property bylaw

Nanaimo city council voted unanimously to classify 5350 Metral Dr. as a nuisance, meaning that the property owner or the person causing the disturbance can be charged for all or part of the cost of service calls to the address. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
A GoFundMe page has been set up in memory of Spencer Stone Shutes, who died at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus on Monday. GoFundMe photo

GoFundMe set up for family of Vancouver Island University student who died in fall

Spencer Stone Shutes died Monday at VIU’s Nanaimo campus

A GoFundMe page has been set up in memory of Spencer Stone Shutes, who died at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus on Monday. GoFundMe photo
Nanaimo RCMP and towing on scene of a crash on Estevan Road in front of École Océane on Sunday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Suspected drunk driver on Vancouver Island crashes, gets chased, crashes again

Incident happened near Nanaimo’s Departure Bay ferry terminal Sunday night

Nanaimo RCMP and towing on scene of a crash on Estevan Road in front of École Océane on Sunday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Susan Mowbray, manager of economics and research consulting with MNP, makes a presentation Wednesday to accompany a just-released State of the Island economic report. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

State of the Island report foresees moderate economic growth

Report released Wednesday at Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo

Susan Mowbray, manager of economics and research consulting with MNP, makes a presentation Wednesday to accompany a just-released State of the Island economic report. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin