Nanaimo News Staff

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)
Outreach workers Bayley Russell, left, Hannah Jorgenson, Alisa Everitt, RCMP Const. Josh Waltman and outreach worker Jenny Garceau are part of the Happy Feet 9-11 initiative team collecting and distributing donated running shoes to people in Nanaimo who are experiencing homelessness. (Photo submitted)

Happy Feet program gathers donated shoes for Nanaimo’s less fortunate

RCMP and outreach workers collecting gently used running shoes for people experiencing homelessness

Outreach workers Bayley Russell, left, Hannah Jorgenson, Alisa Everitt, RCMP Const. Josh Waltman and outreach worker Jenny Garceau are part of the Happy Feet 9-11 initiative team collecting and distributing donated running shoes to people in Nanaimo who are experiencing homelessness. (Photo submitted)
Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $24,000 and $18,000 respectively in community emergency preparedness fund money from the B.C. government. Pictured here, a scene from a flood in 2018 in Parksville. (Black Press file)

Province directs funding for emergency operations and training in Nanaimo-Nanoose region

First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo granted a share of $1.8 million from B.C. government

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $24,000 and $18,000 respectively in community emergency preparedness fund money from the B.C. government. Pictured here, a scene from a flood in 2018 in Parksville. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance in finding Shadoe Lake, 29, who is known to travel between Oceanside and Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Man living ‘transient high-risk lifestyle’ in Nanaimo, Oceanside found safe

Shadoe Lake, 29, known to frequent homeless shelters in the mid Island

Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance in finding Shadoe Lake, 29, who is known to travel between Oceanside and Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
A 34-year-old from Nanaimo has not been in contact with his family since May 21. (Photo submitted)

Missing Nanaimo man hasn’t been in touch with family in a month and a half

RCMP looking for help locating Matthew Santoro, 34

A 34-year-old from Nanaimo has not been in contact with his family since May 21. (Photo submitted)
Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman cashes in $500,000 Lotto Max ticket

Maria Edmond bought her winning ticket at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)
Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library selects VIU chief librarian as new executive director

Ben Hyman will take over from Rosemary Bonanno next month

Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)

Island’s brain injury societies invite companies to Toss the Boss off a bungy bridge

Oct. 1 event at WildPlay Element Park benefits Nanaimo and Victoria societies

Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who is a person of interest in their investigation into the vandalism of two downtown rainbow crosswalks, which is being investigated as a hate crime. (Photo submitted)

Police in Nanaimo treating Pride crosswalk vandalism as hate crime

Surveillance stills show person of interest carrying can of paint at the time of the incident

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who is a person of interest in their investigation into the vandalism of two downtown rainbow crosswalks, which is being investigated as a hate crime. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer camp program started Monday, July 5. (Photo submitted)

Canoe and kayak club’s summer day camps return at Nanaimo’s Long Lake

Paddling club offers programs for various ages and abilities

The Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club’s summer camp program started Monday, July 5. (Photo submitted)
A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4

Man dies in weekend ATV accident near Nanaimo River Road

38-year-old found next to rolled-over ATV by friends on Sunday, July 4

A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4