Nanaimo News Staff

B.C. Wildfire Service crews have held the Mt. Hayes fire, but will continue to turn over and wet down the earth and put out hotspots. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews have held the Mt. Hayes fire, but will continue to turn over and wet down the earth and put out hotspots. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
A B.C. Wildfire Service helicopter attacks the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Firefighters working to control spread of Mt. Hayes wildfire

B.C. Wildfire Service hoping to set up perimeter ‘control line’ around fire near Ladysmith

A B.C. Wildfire Service helicopter attacks the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Airport flights delayed, cancelled due to Mt. Hayes wildfire

Transport Canada has closed airspace at YCD airport in Cassidy from dawn to dusk

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. WIldfire Service crews fight the Mt. Hayes wildfire in Ladysmith on Friday, Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)

70-hectare Mt. Hayes wildfire sees minimal growth: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation alerts issued by Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley regional districts remain in effect

B.C. WIldfire Service crews fight the Mt. Hayes wildfire in Ladysmith on Friday, Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)
Island Health’s mass immunization clinics will be scaling back operations, but the health authority will be continuing to operate smaller immunization clinics in many communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health downsizing COVID-19 immunization clinics

Nearly three-quarters of Island residents 12 and older have received two doses of vaccine

Island Health’s mass immunization clinics will be scaling back operations, but the health authority will be continuing to operate smaller immunization clinics in many communities. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire on Friday, Aug. 20. The fire near Ladysmith has burned 70 hectares. (Photo submitted)

Properties close to Ladysmith’s Mt. Hayes wildfire put on evacuation alert

Cowichan Valley Regional District issued a state of local emergency Thursday night

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire on Friday, Aug. 20. The fire near Ladysmith has burned 70 hectares. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide of a 30-year-old man. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating homicide of 30-year-old man

Ryan Mosher, who recently moved to Nanaimo from Kelowna, found dead Aug. 12

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide of a 30-year-old man. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Town of Ladysmith reports that two curbside audits this summer found contamination levels disruptive to waste management. (Black Press file photo)

Waste audits in Ladysmith find too many plastic bags in recycle bins

Checkout bags, potato chip bags, granola bar wrappers, unrinsed containers cause contamination

The Town of Ladysmith reports that two curbside audits this summer found contamination levels disruptive to waste management. (Black Press file photo)
An artist’s rendering of a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 100 Gordon St. (PEG Companies image)

Management company announced for Nanaimo’s conference centre hotel

Hotel Equities will manage Courtyard by Marriott, slated to open in the second quarter of 2022

An artist’s rendering of a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 100 Gordon St. (PEG Companies image)
The federal election will be Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Pandemic campaign should capture our interest

Election will give Canadians a say about what we want and need from our political leaders

The federal election will be Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file photo)
Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and PETA sending vegan food to B.C. cities dealing with wildfires

‘Methane offset starter kits’ intended as climate crisis response

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Property owner Oakwood Park Estates has submitted a re-zoning application for the ‘Millstone Riverfront’ project, a major redevelopment proposed for the former Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site at 1 Terminal Ave. in downtown Nanaimo. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)

Application submitted for major redevelopment of former Howard Johnson hotel site in Nanaimo

City receives re-zoning application for hotel and residential project downtown

Property owner Oakwood Park Estates has submitted a re-zoning application for the ‘Millstone Riverfront’ project, a major redevelopment proposed for the former Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site at 1 Terminal Ave. in downtown Nanaimo. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)
Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)

14 people rescued from sinking charter boat near Nanaimo

Multiple vessels responded to mayday call from boat taking on water off of Gabriola Island

Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)
A camper tipped over on the Island Highway near Northwest Bay Road, causing northbound traffic to back up to Nanaimo earlier this afternoon. (Drive B.C. image)

No one hurt as camper tips over and blocks highway lanes at Nanoose Bay

Northbound lanes backed up to Nanaimo after 1:30 p.m. incident at Highway 19 and Northwest Bay Road

A camper tipped over on the Island Highway near Northwest Bay Road, causing northbound traffic to back up to Nanaimo earlier this afternoon. (Drive B.C. image)
The City of Nanaimo has received $50,000 from the B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs to assist with a housing needs report. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo will study housing needs and report back to B.C. government

Six communities get grants to compile information to ‘bring local housing needs into greater focus’

The City of Nanaimo has received $50,000 from the B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs to assist with a housing needs report. (News Bulletin file)
The Queen of Alberni. (News Bulletin file)

Busy travel weekend starts with ferry engine problem, cancelled sailing

Next Queen of Alberni sailing departs Tsawwassen at 8:15 p.m., says B.C. Ferries

The Queen of Alberni. (News Bulletin file)
The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for diver who went missing near Nanaimo

Diver did not surface as expected near Winchelsea Islands

The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify the owner of a mountain bike that was seized from a suspect in early July. (Photo submitted)

Suspected thief spews ‘barrage of profanities’ as Nanaimo RCMP seize mountain bike

Police asking for help identifying owner of Norco bike suspected to have been stolen

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify the owner of a mountain bike that was seized from a suspect in early July. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP say a joke about a bomb threat, suggested on Aug. 11, is no laughing matter. (News Bulletin file)

Joke about bomb threat not funny, says Nanaimo RCMP

North-end Nanaimo business closed afternoon of Aug. 11 as police searched for explosives

Nanaimo RCMP say a joke about a bomb threat, suggested on Aug. 11, is no laughing matter. (News Bulletin file)
City of Nanaimo’s Reuse Rendezvous, a city-wide swap meet, is set to take place Aug. 14-15. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents can search for freebies with Reuse Rendezvous

City-wide swap meet takes place Aug. 14-15, offering chance to keep items out of landfill

City of Nanaimo’s Reuse Rendezvous, a city-wide swap meet, is set to take place Aug. 14-15. (News Bulletin file)