Nanaimo News Staff

Emergency crews were called to a crash on the Nanaimo Parkway between Third and Fifth streets on Monday, July 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Car rolls over in crash along Nanaimo Parkway

Driver transported to hospital with minor injuries, say emergency crews

Emergency crews were called to a crash on the Nanaimo Parkway between Third and Fifth streets on Monday, July 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates after winning a heat in the 100-metre dash event at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., last month. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Nanaimo’s Tilray cheering for U.S. sprinter suspended for smoking cannabis

Cannabis company’s CEO issues statement criticizing ‘unjust cannabis enforcement regime’

Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates after winning a heat in the 100-metre dash event at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., last month. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
The province announced it is directing $210,000 to install four new EV charging stations at Snaw-Naw-As Market along the Island Highway. (News Bulletin photo)

Province spending $210,000 to install EV chargers at Snaw-Naw-As Market

Work on four new charging stations to begin next month

The province announced it is directing $210,000 to install four new EV charging stations at Snaw-Naw-As Market along the Island Highway. (News Bulletin photo)
A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C., in June. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Nanaimo emergency volunteers called to provide assistance, remotely, to Lytton evacuees

Team will help evacuees register with province and access information and support services

A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C., in June. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief is warning the public about the risk of wildfires due to recent hot weather conditions. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo bans all open fires within city limits

Hot, dry weather has created prime wildfire conditions

Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief is warning the public about the risk of wildfires due to recent hot weather conditions. (News Bulletin file photo)
A driver crashed a station wagon into the front of Christian Book and Music Nanaimo on Princess Royal Avenue on Friday, July 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Car crashes into Christian bookstore in Nanaimo

Neither driver nor store staff were injured in incident Friday, July 2

A driver crashed a station wagon into the front of Christian Book and Music Nanaimo on Princess Royal Avenue on Friday, July 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries reporting 5-sailing wait at Horseshoe Bay

Travellers advised to travel to Vancouver Island via Tsawwassen

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s new plastic checkout bag ban comes into effect Thursday, July 1. (Black Press file photo)

Nanaimo’s ban on plastic checkout bags now in effect

City bylaw bans plastic checkout bags, mandates minimum charge for paper bags

Nanaimo’s new plastic checkout bag ban comes into effect Thursday, July 1. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who is accused of an alleged assault that occurred last summer. (Photo submitted)

Police believe Nanaimo assault suspect ‘actively evading arrest’

Nanaimo RCMP ask for tips to try to find 46-year-old

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who is accused of an alleged assault that occurred last summer. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo have responded to several calls for pets left unattended in vehicles in recent days and are urging the public to leave pets at home during hot weather. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo RCMP urge people to leave pets at home when it’s hot out

Police say they’ve responded to multiple calls for dogs left in vehicles during the heat wave

Police in Nanaimo have responded to several calls for pets left unattended in vehicles in recent days and are urging the public to leave pets at home during hot weather. (Stock photo)
Tony Harris is the new chairperson of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Harris new hospital foundation board chairman

Tony Harris taking over role his father Tom Harris once held

Tony Harris is the new chairperson of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. (Photo submitted)
Regional District of Nanaimo is instituting Stage 3 watering restrictions for a majority of its water service area customers. Under Stage 3, residents are asked, voluntarily, to reduce water consumption. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo asks residents to voluntarily reduce their water use

Voluntary Stage 3 restrictions take immediate effect and are in place until further notice

Regional District of Nanaimo is instituting Stage 3 watering restrictions for a majority of its water service area customers. Under Stage 3, residents are asked, voluntarily, to reduce water consumption. (News Bulletin file)
Shannon Wilson looks on as Chip Wilson shakes hands with Snuneymuxw Coun. Paul Wyse-Seward at a ceremony marking the celebration of the Wilson 5 Foundation’s $4-million donation. Ballenas Secondary School students, who raised money for protection of another island in the area, were also invited to the ceremony. (Photo courtesy Martin Michael)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4-million donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supporting land purchases on three Islands in the Strait of Georgia

Shannon Wilson looks on as Chip Wilson shakes hands with Snuneymuxw Coun. Paul Wyse-Seward at a ceremony marking the celebration of the Wilson 5 Foundation’s $4-million donation. Ballenas Secondary School students, who raised money for protection of another island in the area, were also invited to the ceremony. (Photo courtesy Martin Michael)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Parks foundation can preserve island near Nanaimo after $4-million donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supporting land purchases on three Islands in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Canada Day festivities at Maffeo Sutton Park in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo suggests community spirit as a way to mark Canada Day

Food trucks, musicians and city ‘spirit teams’ will visit Nanaimo parks July 1

Canada Day festivities at Maffeo Sutton Park in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Families encouraged to keep Nanaimo-Ladysmith students at home Monday

School District 68 schools will be open and staffed and buses will run as usual

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)
Gabriola Community Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health cancelling Monday’s vaccine appointments on Gabriola due to heat

Four immunization clinics around Island Health re-booking

Gabriola Community Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Harbour ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file)

Free Wi-Fi coming to terminals on Gabriola-Nanaimo ferry route

Province directing $1.5 million for wireless internet service at 14 small B.C. Ferries terminals

Nanaimo Harbour ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file)
VIU biology major Genevieve van der Voort graduated this week having already had a paper published in a science journal. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island University)

VIU student published in science journal for her efforts trapping insects

Biology grad Genevieve van der Voort’s paper published in The Canadian Entomologist

VIU biology major Genevieve van der Voort graduated this week having already had a paper published in a science journal. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island University)
Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance in locating Jiles Bennett, 44, not seen since June 24. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP say man reported missing June 24 has been found safe

Jiles Bennett, 44, had not been seen since June 24

Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance in locating Jiles Bennett, 44, not seen since June 24. (Submitted photo)