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The show will go on, but possibly with some technical difficulties after Nanaimo Fringe Festival staff discovered rented sound and lighting gear valued at $7,000 was pilfered from a locked storage container on Gallery Row in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Photo submitted)

Show must go on, but Nanaimo Fringe Festival hit with equipment theft

GoFundMe set up to help recover costs of sound and lighting gear stolen in Old City Quarter

Mount Benson Regional Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Parkland purchases expand and connect Mt. Benson and Westwood Lake parks

Deal for close to $4 million involves 100 hectares of land ‘from lake shore to mountain top’

Nanaimo firefighters peer through the smoke inside the bedroom of a house on Athletic Street that caught fire Thursday, Aug. 11. The body of a man was found inside the house. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Body found inside home that burned in Nanaimo last night

Firefighters battled blaze at house on Athletic Street

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
Nanaimo RCMP have a set of golf clubs they would like to return to their owner. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP have a set of golf clubs they would like to return to their owner. (Photo submitted)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
Engineers bored a 340-metre-long tunnel under Park Avenue to replace an aging sewer line with a new higher-capacity pipe. The horizontal boring method allowed the project to avoid digging up trees and impacting the Cat Stream, which flows through the area. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Horizontal drilling technique used on sewer pipe replacement project in Nanaimo

Crews considered environmental risks when carrying out work in Harewood

Engineers bored a 340-metre-long tunnel under Park Avenue to replace an aging sewer line with a new higher-capacity pipe. The horizontal boring method allowed the project to avoid digging up trees and impacting the Cat Stream, which flows through the area. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rosswood fire has moved away from structures

Skimmer aircraft used today to establish perimeter

The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
One person was arrested for assault with a weapon after allegedly dropping a log down an embankment on Jesse Island and knocking a kayaker into the water. (Photo submitted)

Man rolls log into water to capsize kayaker in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Incident happened off Jesse Island this past weekend

One person was arrested for assault with a weapon after allegedly dropping a log down an embankment on Jesse Island and knocking a kayaker into the water. (Photo submitted)
This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Some Keremeos Creek fire evacuation orders and alerts rescinded

Evacuations lifted for over 40 properties along Hwy 3A corridor

This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
Investigators, here seen Saturday, are continuing their investigation of a “very violent struggle" in Brentwood Bay. (Keri Coles/Victoria News)

Nanaimo man pleads guilty to 2019 Brentwood Bay murder

Alan Charles Chapman entered the plea in a Victoria courtroom on Tuesday

Investigators, here seen Saturday, are continuing their investigation of a “very violent struggle" in Brentwood Bay. (Keri Coles/Victoria News)
Nanaimo residents have a chance to give unwanted household items a new lease on life during Reuse Rendezvous by putting them out on the curb Aug. 13-14. (News Bulletin file photo)

Kick clutter to the curb during Nanaimo’s Reuse Rendezvous

Annual city-wide curbside swap meet happens this weekend, Aug. 13-14

Nanaimo residents have a chance to give unwanted household items a new lease on life during Reuse Rendezvous by putting them out on the curb Aug. 13-14. (News Bulletin file photo)
One person is in custody after allegedly throwing a brick at a pregnant woman in downtown Nanaimo. The woman was struck in the stomach and rushed to hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect throws brick at pregnant woman’s stomach in downtown Nanaimo

Individual in custody, victim rushed to hospital after attack Monday, Aug. 8

One person is in custody after allegedly throwing a brick at a pregnant woman in downtown Nanaimo. The woman was struck in the stomach and rushed to hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo’s James Honeyman won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49, the B.C. Lottery Corporation announced this week. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s James Honeyman won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49, the B.C. Lottery Corporation announced this week. (Photo submitted)
(News Bulletin file photo)

Thief carts off thousands of dollars of dog food from Nanaimo pet store

Break-and-enter happened at Bosley’s in University Village last month

(News Bulletin file photo)
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RCMP on lookout for man wanted in connection with reported Nanoose Bay sexual assault

Police say suspect provided a false name when arrested July 30

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A search was underway for a 66-year-old Nanaimo woman with medical issues who went missing from Departure Bay B.C. Ferries terminal Monday morning, Aug. 8. She has been found. (Photos submitted)

UPDATE: Woman who went missing at Departure Bay ferry terminal found safe

Nanaimo Search and Rescue was called to help find 66-year-old woman

A search was underway for a 66-year-old Nanaimo woman with medical issues who went missing from Departure Bay B.C. Ferries terminal Monday morning, Aug. 8. She has been found. (Photos submitted)
A Nanaimo man has been arrested and charged with arson after a Tim Hortons location was damaged in a fire last week. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo man has been arrested and charged with arson after a Tim Hortons location was damaged in a fire last week. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Coroners Service and Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV crash near Williams Lake Aug. 7, 2022. (RCMP logo)
BC Coroners Service and Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV crash near Williams Lake Aug. 7, 2022. (RCMP logo)