Melissa Fryer

Calling it a career after 15 years

I hadn't planned to write a goodbye column

It’s high time for footwear freedom

A private member’s bill was introduced last week in the B.C. legislature to to make it illegal for employers to mandate high heels.

Taxpayers’ federation doubts costs of Nanaimo’s proposed events centre

NANAIMO – Jordan Bateman was keynote speaker at No Vote 2017's forum Thursday.

VIDEO: Nanaimo scores with Hometown Hockey event

NANAIMO – Thousands of people crowd into Maffeo Sutton Park for nationwide broadcast.

Secret ingredient: Les 7 Doigts performs in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Circus troupe performs its fusion of dance and food with Cuisine and Confessions at the Port Theatre.

Column: Doom and gloom generated the most clicks

NANAIMO – Managing editor Melissa Fryer compiles the Top 10 online news stories in 2016.

News Bulletin will publish one-time issue on Friday

NANAIMO – The News Bulletin's usual Thursday edition will hit Nanaimo doorstops on Friday, Dec. 23.

News Bulletin publisher retires after decades in newspapers

NANAIMO – Maurice Donn was at the helm of the News Bulletin for 10 years.

Coins for Kids fundraising drive kicks off

NANAIMO – Pleasant Valley Elementary School students raise money for annual coin drive.

History holds many stories still unwritten

Since last year, we’ve published stories on Nanaimo’s history, featuring stories and objects that are familiar to some and new to others.

Sometimes sports and politics overlap

What has sparked debate, however, is whether Stilwell, or rather her detractors, can separate her track achievements from her politics.

United Way fundraising campaign kicks off in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Organization supports people and programs in each community it serves.

Chilliwack rocks during Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend Launch Party

NANAIMO - Chilliwack, Trooper, The Kings, Valdy and others perform during the Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend Launch Party.

Our forests can dry out pretty quickly

The government points to rapid snowmelt, early record temperatures and sparse spring rainfall for our current drought conditions.

Steve Hill performs solo with full-band sound

NANAIMO – Blues musician performs at the Queen's Thursday (June 30).

Monster Truck’s songs inspired by working-class roots

NANAIMO – Monster Truck headlines Party in the Park at Beban Park on Canada Day (July 1).

Square dancing challenges mind, body

NANAIMO – More than 140 dancers expected during event at Nanaimo’s Cavallotti Lodge.

Editor’s Notebook: Pride celebration an antidote to hate

NANAIMO – Thousands celebrated love and acceptance during Pride parade and festivities.

Pride ride

NANAIMO – First-ever Pride Parade saw crowds support inclusion and acceptance in the community.

Record sales

NANAIMO – David Gogo has his latest Juno Award-nominated album released on vinyl.