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A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
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Kamloops mother issues warning after attack on transgender teen

She believes the Sept. 11 assault was connected to the fact her son is a transgender youth

  • Sep 16, 2021
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
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Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)
Commitments for increased federal health-care transfers to provinces are well and good, but further discussion about the specific health-care service improvements needed on the central and north Island would be welcomed, says RDN director. (File photo)

OPINION: Disparity of health-care services creates two tiers

RDN chairperson says province and feds need to commit to NRGH health-care service improvements

  • Sep 16, 2021
Commitments for increased federal health-care transfers to provinces are well and good, but further discussion about the specific health-care service improvements needed on the central and north Island would be welcomed, says RDN director. (File photo)
Beef to the revolting people who actually spit on a food delivery person when he was 10 minutes late. Reminder: these days that can be termed as assault.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 15

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

  • Sep 15, 2021
Beef to the revolting people who actually spit on a food delivery person when he was 10 minutes late. Reminder: these days that can be termed as assault.
Starting Sept. 16 at noon, the burning of campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Region, in areas without local restrictions. File photo.

Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions

Local burning restrictions may still be in place

  • Sep 15, 2021
Starting Sept. 16 at noon, the burning of campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Region, in areas without local restrictions. File photo.
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation

New technology offers earlier, targeted treatment for men’s health

BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser aims to increase access to prostate cancer diagnostic tool

  • Sep 13, 2021
Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation
Firefighter Jared Anaka is helped out of the Abyss after being lowered nearly seven metres into the crevice and clearing wood debris to reach a Chihuahua-Papillon cross that fell into the narrow space between the rocks on the Extension Ridge Trail on July 20. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Leave nature natural, don’t fence off Abyss

It’s a few dog owners who are at fault, not the geological phenomenon, says letter writer

  • Sep 12, 2021
Firefighter Jared Anaka is helped out of the Abyss after being lowered nearly seven metres into the crevice and clearing wood debris to reach a Chihuahua-Papillon cross that fell into the narrow space between the rocks on the Extension Ridge Trail on July 20. (News Bulletin file photo)
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)

Slightly wetter weather not enough to ease drought concerns

All water users in affected areas are asked to reduce their water use

  • Sep 11, 2021
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)
Election campaign is a chance to talk about solutions to doctor shortage, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Addressing doctor shortage should be a priority

Politicians need to do more than pay lip service to the public health system, says letter writer

  • Sep 11, 2021
Election campaign is a chance to talk about solutions to doctor shortage, says letter writer.
A rendering showing a cycle track and mixed-use building massing at the old Jean Burns building site at Commercial Street and Terminal Avenue. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Start over on design of ‘Hub’

Letter writer has yet to see any positive comments about the city’s plans for Commercial-Terminal

  • Sep 10, 2021
A rendering showing a cycle track and mixed-use building massing at the old Jean Burns building site at Commercial Street and Terminal Avenue. (City of Nanaimo image)
Digital identities make it easy for governments to grant privileges to certain segments of society, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vaccine passports will segregate B.C.

Linking privileges to vaccination status is coercive and unethical, says letter writer

  • Sep 9, 2021
Digital identities make it easy for governments to grant privileges to certain segments of society, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
A rendering of what the rebuilt Nanaimo Correctional Centre might look like. (IBI Group Architects image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lakeside jail with amenities won’t help in deterring crime

Letter writer supports rehabilitation but says designs seem ‘a little much’

  • Sep 9, 2021
A rendering of what the rebuilt Nanaimo Correctional Centre might look like. (IBI Group Architects image)
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Health minister says Kamloops ER waiting room death will be reviewed

Dix said he couldn’t comment on the death specifically, but promised a ‘full and comprehensive’ review

  • Sep 9, 2021
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Adobe stock

Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Patient’s death in Kamloops ER sitting area came amid marathon wait for treatment

Another ER patient claims nurse informed those waiting there was a severe staff shortage

  • Sep 9, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
A single mom in Sooke is frustrated with the Sooke School District’s new catchment-only bus strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke working mom without options after shift leaves kid without bus ride to school

Younger daughter can’t ride with sister on high school bus that passes her school

  • Sep 9, 2021
A single mom in Sooke is frustrated with the Sooke School District’s new catchment-only bus strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sybille Jones

A Ceremony of Life for Sybille Jones ~ Sybille passed away at…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Woman dies in ER waiting room at Kamloops hospital

The 70-year-old woman died while waiting for several hours to be seen by medical staff

  • Sep 8, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)