Greg Sakaki

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Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Penticton wins Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, in Nanaimo

(Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Nanaimo loses to Penticton in overtime, facing elimination in BCHL finals

Vees edges Clippers 3-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday, Game 4 tonight in Nanaimo

Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, released her new single Child last week. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island’s Whipped Cream drops new single ‘Child’

Competitive figure skater-turned-DJ skates to her own song in music video

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, released her new single Child last week. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island DJ Whipped Cream’s dream jumps off her board with Coachella gig

DJ to play the same days as Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
Jane Lytvynenko was the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, PacWest Player of the Year and MVP of nationals as she led the VIU Mariners to the CCAA championship. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

‘Grateful’ Ukrainian volleyball player named VIU’s female athlete of the year

Vancouver Island University’s athletics department holds annual awards banquet

Jane Lytvynenko was the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, PacWest Player of the Year and MVP of nationals as she led the VIU Mariners to the CCAA championship. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
RCMP at the scene of the old Island Highway, Jingle Pot Road and Norwell Drive on Monday, April 4, after a pedestrian was struck by a car and later died in hospital. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Man struck and killed crossing highway in Nanaimo

Incident happened Monday, April 4, at 9 p.m. at Highway 19A, Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road

RCMP at the scene of the old Island Highway, Jingle Pot Road and Norwell Drive on Monday, April 4, after a pedestrian was struck by a car and later died in hospital. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The VIU Mariners celebrate winning the CCAA championship on Sunday, March 27, at Holland College on Prince Edward Island. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

VIU Mariners win fourth-straight national volleyball championship

VIU defeated Douglas Royals in CCAA gold-medal match in P.E.I. this past weekend

The VIU Mariners celebrate winning the CCAA championship on Sunday, March 27, at Holland College on Prince Edward Island. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)

Nanaimo United repeats as Vancouver Island’s Jackson Cup soccer champions

Div. 1 men defeat Bays United 2-1 late in extra time

Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Buzz Coffee House, the scene of a “random” homicide last month, is set to re-open on Saturday, March 26. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo coffee shop set to re-open, a month and a half after ‘shock’ of homicide

79-year-old employee killed in what RCMP called a “random” incident Feb. 13

Buzz Coffee House, the scene of a “random” homicide last month, is set to re-open on Saturday, March 26. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)

Nanaimo singer passes audition, gets ‘American Idol’ golden ticket

Cameron Whitcomb, 19, impresses celebrity judges with Waylon Jennings song

Cameron Whitcomb passes his American Idol audition in Austin, Tex., to advance to the show’s Hollywood Week. (Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless)
Nanaimo TikTok creator Mike DeVries has garnered millions of video views by posting ‘body hacks’ – tips and tricks to do with the human body. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

B.C. TikTok creator gains millions of views posting ‘body hacks’

VIU student Mike DeVries building following posting life tips and tricks

Nanaimo TikTok creator Mike DeVries has garnered millions of video views by posting ‘body hacks’ – tips and tricks to do with the human body. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Classic Aero chocolate bar gets B.C.-flavoured Nanaimo bar twist

Nestlé introduces ‘homage to the classically Canadian flavour’

Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)

Notorious Vancouver Island cult leader’s story re-imagined in new musical

Western Edge Theatre presents ‘The Cult of Brother 12’ starting March 25 in Nanaimo

Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a blaze at the Departure Bay Activity Centre on Wingrove Street. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

Firefighters put out blaze at ‘landmark’ Nanaimo community centre

No one hurt, cause of suspicious fire under investigation

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a blaze at the Departure Bay Activity Centre on Wingrove Street. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
Nanaimo author Susan Juby signs copies of ‘Mindful of Murder’ for a reader Tuesday, March 15, at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre, while being waited upon by VIU theatre student Daleal Monjazeb, hired as a butler for the evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island author releases murder mystery set at West Coast spiritual retreat

Susan Juby’s ‘Mindful of Murder’ features Buddhist butler detective

Nanaimo author Susan Juby signs copies of ‘Mindful of Murder’ for a reader Tuesday, March 15, at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre, while being waited upon by VIU theatre student Daleal Monjazeb, hired as a butler for the evening. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP officers investigate a property on Pine Street the morning after a house exploded on Sunday, Feb. 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating gas explosion as a crime

Police appeal to the public for tips to help with case

Nanaimo RCMP officers investigate a property on Pine Street the morning after a house exploded on Sunday, Feb. 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo’s Hermon Nizghi is one of the contestants in Season 10 of Big Brother Canada, premiering Wednesday, March 2, on Global TV. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)

B.C. sending 4 houseguests in new season of Big Brother Canada

Nanaimo, Cranbrook, Vancouver and Surrey residents among 16 TV contestants vying for $100,000

Nanaimo’s Hermon Nizghi is one of the contestants in Season 10 of Big Brother Canada, premiering Wednesday, March 2, on Global TV. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray announces federal funding of $11.8 million for 31 Indigenous commercial fishing companies to grow their operations. She made the announcement Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. Jean’s Cannery in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Feds providing $11.8 million for Indigenous commercial fishing operations in B.C.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada program supports business development, fisheries access and training

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray announces federal funding of $11.8 million for 31 Indigenous commercial fishing companies to grow their operations. She made the announcement Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. Jean’s Cannery in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)

Employees raising money for Nanaimo coffee house after co-worker’s alleged murder

79-year-old died Saturday, 29-year-old charged with 2nd-degree murder

A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man who lost 20 friends to overdoses sentenced for trafficking fentanyl

Judge gives Terrance Virus 6 years minus time served in Nanaimo case

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)