Nanaimo News Staff

Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s regional landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fentanyl dealer who crashed, ditched shotgun and hid in Port McNeill forest sentenced in Nanaimo

Justin John Chester of Courtenay will serve another 20 months

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
New Kw’umut Lelum Foundation executive director Sharon Hobenshield. (Submitted photo)

Kw’umut Lelum starts Indigenous-led, -owned charitable foundation

VIU director of Indigenous education and engagement named Kw’umut Lelum Foundation exec director

New Kw’umut Lelum Foundation executive director Sharon Hobenshield. (Submitted photo)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a 37-year-old woman who has been reported missing. (Photo submitted)

RCMP ask for help finding missing Nanaimo woman who may have gone to the mainland

Chelsie Boyd, 37, may be travelling with her partner

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a 37-year-old woman who has been reported missing. (Photo submitted)
Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive director Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file)

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive charged with child luring

Christopher Robin Beaton facing court date in Nanaimo in September

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive director Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file)
A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraiser benefits man experiencing homelessness who was purposely struck by motorist in Nanaimo

Kayleen Salter creating a trust fund to help with her father’s recovery

A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)
Acting commanding officer of Nanaimo RCMP Lisa Fletcher has been promoted to superintendent and will formally take over as detachment commander. (File photo)

Supt. Lisa Fletcher appointed as head of Nanaimo RCMP detachment

Fletcher had previously taken over from Supt. Cameron Miller as acting detachment commander

Acting commanding officer of Nanaimo RCMP Lisa Fletcher has been promoted to superintendent and will formally take over as detachment commander. (File photo)
Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)

Nanaimo man who tried to sue for $32 trillion unsuccessful in his appeal

B.C. Court of Appeal hearing cut short after ‘profanity-laden outbursts’

Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)
Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Firefighter climbs into Nanaimo’s Abyss crevice to rescue another dog that fell in

Crew called to Extension Ridge Trail on Tuesday, July 20

Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)

It’s time to vote for Nanaimo’s Best of the City

2021 survey includes more than a dozen new categories

Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)
A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

CF-18 flies over Nanaimo hospital as part of Operation Inspiration

Snowbirds slated for flyover on Monday, July 19

A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)

Health authority issues overdose advisory for Nanaimo

People using bright and dark purple substances, sold as ‘down’/opioids, at risk, says Island Health

Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger is kicking off the city’s new Music in the Park series with a show at Departure Bay Beach on July 24. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)

New outdoor concert series bringing music to Nanaimo parks

City announced ‘Music in the Park’ series kicks off at Departure Bay Beach

Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger is kicking off the city’s new Music in the Park series with a show at Departure Bay Beach on July 24. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)
Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help identify two women suspected of stealing a camera in a restaurant parking lot on Departure Bay Road. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP seek suspected digital camera thieves

Two women suspected of stealing Nikon D90 from insurance adjuster at Seto Sushi restaurant

Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help identify two women suspected of stealing a camera in a restaurant parking lot on Departure Bay Road. (Photo submitted)
An orange shirt forms part of a memorial on the fence surrounding the former site of the Nanaimo Indian Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

First Nations and Nanaimo area leaders call for peace and respect among people

Letter penned in response to public reaction to graves discovered at residential schools

An orange shirt forms part of a memorial on the fence surrounding the former site of the Nanaimo Indian Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries: Soaring price of gas means reduction in fuel rebates for customers

Cost increase of 30 cents for vehicles on Metro Vancouver-Island routes as of Aug. 1

Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding the owner of a Honda motorcycle, found on a trail near Ninth Street in Nanaimo July 13. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seek information on recovered motorcycle, stolen E-bike

Motorcycle recovered and E-bike stolen in the last week in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding the owner of a Honda motorcycle, found on a trail near Ninth Street in Nanaimo July 13. (Submitted photo)
The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)

Editorial: Drought stresses need for water conservation

City of Nanaimo moves to Stage 3 water restrictions, asks residents to be water smart

The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)
The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)

Province buys land to expand park on north end of Valdes Island

Two-hectare, $535,000 purchase one of eight park expansion projects announced by B.C. Parks

The province is spending $535,000 to expand Wakes Cove Marine Park on the northern tip of Valdes Island. (B.C. Parks photo)
Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Person experiencing homelessness struck intentionally by motorist in Nanaimo

Incident happened Saturday, July 10, on Victoria Avenue

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)