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Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city councillors decide against switching to more socially responsible investments

Finance committee received report on implications of withdrawing investments in fossil-fuel industry

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Byelection for vacant Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board seat could happen in the new year

Trustees to further discuss matter at their next board meeting

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file)
Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file)
Cyclist Jack Desante accepts a reflector from community policing volunteers Barbara Thomas, City of Nanaimo assistant manager of transportation, and Ivan Moore during a campaign in downtown Nanaimo on Wednesday, Oct. 20, to raise awareness about the importance of being seen while walking or cycling on dark fall and winter nights. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Campaign in downtown Nanaimo helps pedestrians and cyclists reflect on safety

ICBC, RCMP and Nanaimo Community Policing partner to hand out reflectors, offer reminders

Cyclist Jack Desante accepts a reflector from community policing volunteers Barbara Thomas, City of Nanaimo assistant manager of transportation, and Ivan Moore during a campaign in downtown Nanaimo on Wednesday, Oct. 20, to raise awareness about the importance of being seen while walking or cycling on dark fall and winter nights. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP say they expect the performance of a cut-out image of a Mountie on Speed Watch operations will be anything but flat when it comes to curbing speeders. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP’s cut-out Mountie will keep an eye on speeding drivers

‘Const. Scarecrow’ designed to remain stoic while accompanying Speed Watch volunteers

Nanaimo RCMP say they expect the performance of a cut-out image of a Mountie on Speed Watch operations will be anything but flat when it comes to curbing speeders. (Photo submitted)
Steven Michael Bacon, accused of the murder of Makayla Chang, will make his first in-person court appearance in Nanaimo in November. (Submitted photos)

Man accused of Makayla Chang’s murder to be brought back to Nanaimo for hearing

Steven Michael Bacon charged with first-degree murder, currently at Ontario maximum-security prison

Steven Michael Bacon, accused of the murder of Makayla Chang, will make his first in-person court appearance in Nanaimo in November. (Submitted photos)
Nanaimo RCMP, with the assistance of a police dog, arrested a man who allegedly uttered threats and was walking in and out of traffic downtown on Monday, Oct. 18. (Image courtesy Porsha Paladini)
Nanaimo RCMP, with the assistance of a police dog, arrested a man who allegedly uttered threats and was walking in and out of traffic downtown on Monday, Oct. 18. (Image courtesy Porsha Paladini)
An artist’s rendering of planned student housing at 416 Wakesiah Ave. (WA Architects image)

Developer wants to more than double number of beds in student housing project

Public hearing will be required to change covenant on Wakesiah Avenue property

An artist’s rendering of planned student housing at 416 Wakesiah Ave. (WA Architects image)
The Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor was spotted sailing the waters in the Strait of Georgia near Nanaimo on Monday, Oct. 18. (Photo courtesy Tami Mullaly)

Stealthy warship attracts notice as it sails through waters off Nanaimo

U.S. Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer operating near Area Whiskey Golf

The Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor was spotted sailing the waters in the Strait of Georgia near Nanaimo on Monday, Oct. 18. (Photo courtesy Tami Mullaly)
Lantzville’s Barbara Don won $100,000 on a scratch and win ticket recently. (Photo submitted)

Lantzville woman wins $100,000 top prize on scratch ticket

Barbara Don bought her winning ticket at a Save-On-Foods in Nanaimo

Lantzville’s Barbara Don won $100,000 on a scratch and win ticket recently. (Photo submitted)
Kellie Uphill-Tilsner, who owns a home on Uplands Drive, is concerned pedestrian traffic on a new paved and lighted walkway next to her home could create a security risk for her property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Kellie Uphill-Tilsner, who owns a home on Uplands Drive, is concerned pedestrian traffic on a new paved and lighted walkway next to her home could create a security risk for her property. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville to investigate possible contamination at site in industrial park

$100K allocated to 2022 budget to hire consultants to investigate property

The intersection of Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville, where the City of Parksville will investigate brownfield restoration at 1040 and 1060 Industrial Way in 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing that the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (News Bulletin file photo)

Housing affordability isn’t keeping up with Regional District of Nanaimo’s growth

RDN reports it’s making progress on most of the targets in its regional growth strategy

The Regional District of Nanaimo board received a report this week showing that the RDN made progress toward several goals in its regional growth strategy, but regressed in its goal to improve housing affordability. (News Bulletin file photo)
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
Rainfall warnings and special weather statements are in effect for most of Vancouver Island for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)

Heavy rain expected this weekend over most of Vancouver Island

Rainfall warnings in effect in some areas, special weather statements in others

Rainfall warnings and special weather statements are in effect for most of Vancouver Island for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC is reviewing an incident in south Nanaimo where a man in distress was injured while being taken into custody. (File photo)

Police watchdog investigating after man in crisis injured while being taken into custody in Nanaimo

Man sustained non life-threatening injuries in incident on Extension Road last month

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is reviewing an incident in south Nanaimo where a man in distress was injured while being taken into custody. (File photo)
An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Bus riders asked to weigh in on proposed ‘rapid line’ route through Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo invites feedback on proposed transit improvements

An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP asked for the public’s help in locating a 44-year-old who had been out of contact with his family. He has since been located. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Man experiencing homelessness who was missing has been located

Nanaimo RCMP were asking for public’s help in locating 44-year-old

Nanaimo RCMP asked for the public’s help in locating a 44-year-old who had been out of contact with his family. He has since been located. (Photo submitted)
Discovery of an unattended vehicle aboard a B.C. Ferry in Nanaimo triggered and sea and land search for its driver Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Missing passenger stalls B.C. Ferries sailing from Nanaimo

RCMP, Coast Guard search Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay ferry route, person has been found

Discovery of an unattended vehicle aboard a B.C. Ferry in Nanaimo triggered and sea and land search for its driver Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)