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Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a 17-year-old who was reported missing Sept. 5. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP report missing 17-year-old found safe

Gaige Knighton, 17, has a purple BMX bike and may be living in a tent, police say

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a 17-year-old who was reported missing Sept. 5. (Photo submitted)
(PQB file photo)
(PQB file photo)
Four schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith district will participate in Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo schools partnering with bookstore to try to bolster library shelves

Brechin, Departure Bay, Georgia Avenue and Qwam Qwum schools part of Indigo’s Adopt-a-School program

Four schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith district will participate in Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program. (News Bulletin file photo)
Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)

New rapid bus route through Nanaimo suggested as part of transit planning

Consultant reports on public engagement as part of RDN transit re-development strategy

Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)
RCMP are looking for witnesses of a robbery at the north-end Save-On-Foods after store employees were threatened with a knife and a pipe earlier this week. (News Bulletin file photo)

Supermarket robbers threaten staff with knife and pipe in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP arrest female suspect, looking for male suspect

RCMP are looking for witnesses of a robbery at the north-end Save-On-Foods after store employees were threatened with a knife and a pipe earlier this week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

New accessible playground at Quarterway Elementary expected later this school year

B.C. government directing $165,000 from playground equipment program

Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo students return to schools after many families chose distance learning last year

COVID-19 led to increase in distance-ed, but students migrating back to schools, reports SD68

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway on Sept. 9, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway. (Michael Briones photo)
Smoke can be seen coming from a property just behind the trees on Old Alberni Highway on Sept. 9, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Paul Manly and supporters during a sign wave. (Photo courtesy Sean Wood)

Manly vows to retain crucial seat for the Green Party

Nanaimo-Ladysmith identified as one of the key races in the Sept. 20 federal election

Paul Manly and supporters during a sign wave. (Photo courtesy Sean Wood)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on the north Island. (Photo submitted)

Off-duty RCMP officer’s CPR saves baby’s life on the side of the Island Highway

Incident happened between Woss and Sayward where there was no cellular service

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on the north Island. (Photo submitted)
Emergency crews are at the Trans-Canada Highway and Grouhel Road, where a motorcycle and an SUV collided. (Tyler Hay/The Chronicle)

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after highway crash in Ladysmith

Traffic slowed in both directions at Trans-Canada Highway and Grouhel Road

Emergency crews are at the Trans-Canada Highway and Grouhel Road, where a motorcycle and an SUV collided. (Tyler Hay/The Chronicle)
Police and school officials in Nanaimo are reminding motorists to obey speed limits in and around schools. (Black Press file)

School zone speed limits return, even at Nanaimo schools closed for construction

RCMP, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district issue back-to-school reminders for motorists

Police and school officials in Nanaimo are reminding motorists to obey speed limits in and around schools. (Black Press file)
Candidates in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding include Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, top left, Michelle Corfield of the Liberal Party, Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives, Paul Manly of the Green Party, bottom left, and Stephen Welton of the People’s Party of Canada. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates present their priorities in their own words

Five candidates running for MP in the federal election Sept. 20

  • Sep 8, 2021
Candidates in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding include Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, top left, Michelle Corfield of the Liberal Party, Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives, Paul Manly of the Green Party, bottom left, and Stephen Welton of the People’s Party of Canada. (Photos submitted)
(News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo man dies after motorcycle crash in Jingle Pot Road area

Motorcycle crashed at intersection of Jingle Pot-Ashlee roads the night of Sept. 7

(News Bulletin file)
An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Arrest warrant issued for Nanaimo man wanted for voyeurism and child porn charges

Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, missed recent court date, says Nanaimo RCMP

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)
A rendering of an apartment complex with 59 units that had been proposed for 591 Bradley St. City council denied the development permit application by a 5-4 vote. (Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc. image

Nanaimo city councillors deny permit for apartment complex they approved 2 years ago

Councillors vote 5-4 against Bradley Street project, citing river protection and traffic concerns

A rendering of an apartment complex with 59 units that had been proposed for 591 Bradley St. City council denied the development permit application by a 5-4 vote. (Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc. image
The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)

Second Gabriola-Nanaimo hybrid ferry begins last leg of trip home

Dubbed Island 5, hybrid-electric ferry expected to begin service in 2022

The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)
Troy Jardine was struck by a silver SUV after confronting the driver in the backroads near Nanaimo. His vintage scooter, which belonged to his father was destroyed. (photo courtesy of Taunya Jardine via Facebook)
Troy Jardine was struck by a silver SUV after confronting the driver in the backroads near Nanaimo. His vintage scooter, which belonged to his father was destroyed. (photo courtesy of Taunya Jardine via Facebook)
Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by camper van in Qualicum Beach has died

RCMP investigation continues into Aug. 28 incident

Police and passersby are shown near the Petro-Canada station in Qualicum Beach after a camper van struck a pedestrian, who was taken to hospital in Victoria, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Mara Wilson/Facebook photo)
Troy Jardine was struck by a silver SUV after confronting the driver in the backroads near Nanaimo. His vintage scooter, which belonged to his father was destroyed. (photo courtesy of Taunya Jardine via Facebook)
Troy Jardine was struck by a silver SUV after confronting the driver in the backroads near Nanaimo. His vintage scooter, which belonged to his father was destroyed. (photo courtesy of Taunya Jardine via Facebook)