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An Airbus A319 preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has announced seasonal non-stop service from Nanaimo to Toronto that will be operated using an Airbus A319. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
An Airbus A319 preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has announced seasonal non-stop service from Nanaimo to Toronto that will be operated using an Airbus A319. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
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
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)
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)
The De Courcy Island Farm. (Photo submitted)

Island property once owned by Nanaimo cult leader sold

The De Courcy Island Farm, once owned by cult leader Brother XII, sold for approximately $2 million

The De Courcy Island Farm. (Photo submitted)
Members of the Suquamish Nation, from Suquamish, Wash. paddle to Nanoose First Nation on Monday. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN).

Ocean rescue needed as Tribal Journeys paddles onward

Rough waters stall canoes at Neck Point in Nanaimo

Members of the Suquamish Nation, from Suquamish, Wash. paddle to Nanoose First Nation on Monday. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN).
Federal NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton speaks at the Old City Station Pub in Nanaimo on Monday afternoon. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Millennial struggles front-of-mind for NDP leadership candidate during Nanaimo stop

Niki Ashton hopes to revive the federal New Democratic Party

Federal NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton speaks at the Old City Station Pub in Nanaimo on Monday afternoon. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)

Island Corridor Foundation still waiting on federal grant for track repairs

Foundation remains entangled in lawsuit with Snaw-Naw-As First Nation for return of land

The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)
Kevin O’Leary, federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, answers questions during a campaign stop in Nanaimo on Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

O’Leary discusses immigration, economy during Conservative leadership campaign stop in Nanaimo

Canadian television personality meets with Conservative supporters in Nanaimo

Kevin O’Leary, federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, answers questions during a campaign stop in Nanaimo on Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)