Nanaimo News Staff

Victoria’s Pacific FC has promoted James Merriman as head coach of the Canadian Premier League club. (Photo courtesy Pacific FC)

Nanaimo soccer coach promoted to lead Victoria’s Pacific FC

James Merriman will coach defending Canadian Premier League champions

Victoria’s Pacific FC has promoted James Merriman as head coach of the Canadian Premier League club. (Photo courtesy Pacific FC)
A vandal or vandals broke at least 12 windows Jan. 8 or 9 at Brechin Elementary School at the corner of Millstone Avenue and Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Vandals break a dozen windows at Nanaimo elementary school

Incidents happened the weekend of Jan. 8-9 at Brechin Elementary

A vandal or vandals broke at least 12 windows Jan. 8 or 9 at Brechin Elementary School at the corner of Millstone Avenue and Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo care-home COVID outbreak grows to 27 cases

Island Health says entire Dufferin Place facility now dealing with outbreak

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were asking the public to be on the lookout for a 32-year-old man who didn’t come home after work Jan. 18. He was found dead two days later. (Photos submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo man who didn’t come home from work found dead

No foul play suspected in death of 32-year-old man, say RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP were asking the public to be on the lookout for a 32-year-old man who didn’t come home after work Jan. 18. He was found dead two days later. (Photos submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP say an arrest warrant has been issued for Dayton Anderson, 32, wanted after failing to appear at provinical court in Nanaimo on charges of break-and-enter and assault. (Submitted photo)

Warrants issued for Nanaimo man who allegedly invaded home, knocked down resident

Dayton Anderson, 32, faces break-and-enter and assault charges

Nanaimo RCMP say an arrest warrant has been issued for Dayton Anderson, 32, wanted after failing to appear at provinical court in Nanaimo on charges of break-and-enter and assault. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have a released a photo believed to be of a missing 74-year-old man. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Senior, missing after 911 calls made from cellphone in Nanaimo, has been found

Nanaimo RCMP sought whereabouts of 74-year-old who has speech and hearing impairments

Nanaimo RCMP have a released a photo believed to be of a missing 74-year-old man. (Submitted photo)
Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

More money found in Nanaimo the same day another stash of cash was found

RCMP ask for help determining owner of envelope of money found on sidewalk in north Nanaimo

Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Emergency crews were called after a vehicle smashed through the front glass at Sara Raymond Dance Academy at Nanaimo’s Nored Plaza. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vehicle smashes through front glass into Nanaimo dance studio

Incident happened at Nored Plaza on Tuesday, Jan. 18

Emergency crews were called after a vehicle smashed through the front glass at Sara Raymond Dance Academy at Nanaimo’s Nored Plaza. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has launched a free online shopping directory to connect customers with locally owned and operated businesses. (News Bulletin file photo)

New online directory promotes shopping local in Nanaimo

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce launches ShopLocalNanaimo.ca

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has launched a free online shopping directory to connect customers with locally owned and operated businesses. (News Bulletin file photo)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into woman’s bedroom in Nanaimo, demands money, apologizes for crime

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Protesters cross Terminal Avenue at a Save Old Growth protest at the Comox Road intersection Monday, Jan. 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Old-growth logging protesters block another Nanaimo intersection

Extinction Rebellion at Comox Road and Terminal Avenue

Protesters cross Terminal Avenue at a Save Old Growth protest at the Comox Road intersection Monday, Jan. 17. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Six people are in police custody after shots were fired at a home in Harewood on Monday, Jan. 17. (News Bulletin file photo)

Six people arrested after report of shots fired in Nanaimo

RCMP investigating home on Hillcrest Avenue in Harewood

Six people are in police custody after shots were fired at a home in Harewood on Monday, Jan. 17. (News Bulletin file photo)
A naloxone kit. Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Overdose advisory issued in Nanaimo

Island Health warns of increased risks around both injection and inhalation

A naloxone kit. Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells gets past two Langley Rivermen opponents during a rush in the first period of a game Friday, Jan. 14, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers make trade deadline moves to contend in Coastal Conference

Team scheduled to play three games in five days starting Wednesday, Jan. 19, on the road

Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells gets past two Langley Rivermen opponents during a rush in the first period of a game Friday, Jan. 14, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Naomi Bailey was elected as a Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee in a byelection Saturday, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo and submitted photo)

Bailey voted in as trustee in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district byelection

Naomi Bailey defeated Steve Rae in Jan. 15 byelection

Naomi Bailey was elected as a Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee in a byelection Saturday, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo and submitted photo)
Members of North Cedar Fire Department search a stretch of the Nanaimo River on Friday, Jan. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

First responders, search-and-rescue crews looking for man missing along Nanaimo River

Man’s vehicle located near Nanaimo River bridge on Friday

Members of North Cedar Fire Department search a stretch of the Nanaimo River on Friday, Jan. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Eden Gardens. (News Bulletin file)

Outbreaks at Eden Garden, Kiwanis Village Lodge in Nanaimo over

COVID-19 outbreak protocols ended, but staff, residents continue to be monitored for symptoms

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Eden Gardens. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP say community policing volunteers have contributed to a number of initiatives to reduce crime, including the Speed Watch program. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo community policing devotes over 500 hours watching for criminal incidents

Nanaimo RCMP complimentary of efforts of community policing volunteer efforts in 2021

Nanaimo RCMP say community policing volunteers have contributed to a number of initiatives to reduce crime, including the Speed Watch program. (Black Press file)
A byelection for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee happens today, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo)

Polling places now open to vote in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection

Voting happens 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at four SD68 secondary schools

A byelection for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee happens today, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police hope to return large sum of cash to its owner after it was found by cleaning staff in a Nanaimo shopping mall. (File photo)

Large sum of money found in Nanaimo shopping mall

Cleaning staff turned cash over to Nanaimo RCMP after it was left behind by elderly man

Police hope to return large sum of cash to its owner after it was found by cleaning staff in a Nanaimo shopping mall. (File photo)