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Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man allegedly under the influence of cannabis could face charges after highway crash in Nanaimo

Incident took place at the old Island Highway-Oliver Road intersection Monday, Sept. 6

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)
With Pleasant Valley Elementary School seeing seismic upgrade work, Tanya Whiting, vice-principal, left, and Diane McGonigle, principal, will welcome students back at the old Rutherford Elementary School site. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith students ‘swing’ to new schools

Pleasant Valley students going to Rutherford, Cilaire pupils going to Woodlands

With Pleasant Valley Elementary School seeing seismic upgrade work, Tanya Whiting, vice-principal, left, and Diane McGonigle, principal, will welcome students back at the old Rutherford Elementary School site. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Nanaimo fisher nets top prize at Port Alberni Salmon Derby

More than 1,700 tickets sold for Labour Day weekend derby

Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offering $300,000 worth of grants for zero-waste projects

RDN asking for proposals from non-profit organizations by Oct. 11

The Regional District of Nanaimo is aiming for 90 per cent diversion of waste from the landfill by 2029. (PQB News file photo)
B.C. Ferries workers have faced uncertainty but have kept transportation to and from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast moving during the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

Workers, including ferry staff, appreciated on Labour Day

Pandemic layoffs, abuse from passengers hard on workers

B.C. Ferries workers have faced uncertainty but have kept transportation to and from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast moving during the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)
Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff proposes free bus rides on election day

Goal is to provide more voters a chance to reach polling stations on Sept. 20

Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leader says Island will be included in economic recovery plans

Erin O’Toole held rally Saturday, Sept. 4, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 28-year-old man who was reported missing Aug. 24. He has since been located and is safe. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Man who had been missing for more than a week and a half found safe

28-year-old hadn’t been seen since he was dropped off along the Nanaimo Parkway

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 28-year-old man who was reported missing Aug. 24. He has since been located and is safe. (Photo submitted)
First responders were on the scene of an accident early the morning of Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)

Motorcyclist injured in crash after allegedly fleeing from police south of Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP says Ladysmith officers asked driver to stop prior to crash on Morden Road

First responders were on the scene of an accident early the morning of Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)
Island Health mobile Vax Vans will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria and Nanaimo over the long weekend.(Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Vax Vans offering COVID-19 shots in Victoria, Nanaimo over Labour Day weekend

Anyone 12 and older will be able to get their first or second dose

Island Health mobile Vax Vans will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria and Nanaimo over the long weekend.(Kiernan Green/News Staff)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The City of Nanaimo wants to hear what residents think about potential amenities at Westwood Lake Park. (Image from City of Nanaimo website)
The City of Nanaimo wants to hear what residents think about potential amenities at Westwood Lake Park. (Image from City of Nanaimo website)
(PQB News file photo)

Town of Qualicum Beach agrees to apologize to resident after Ombudsperson report

Complaint lodged after unsuccessful attempts to appear before town council

(PQB News file photo)
RCMP officers across the street from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as an anti-vaccine passport protest was winding down Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Anti-vaccine passport protester spits at health-care worker in Nanaimo

Incident happened Wednesday, Sept. 1, outside NRGH, says RCMP

RCMP officers across the street from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital as an anti-vaccine passport protest was winding down Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
A member of Arroswmith Search and Rescue shines a light on a path in search of missing woman in Nanoose Bay on Aug. 30. (ASAR photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
Building elevation plans for a seniors’ congregate housing complex proposed for Machleary Street. (IBI Group Architects image)

City of Nanaimo and RDN receive provincial grants meant to speed up building permit process

B.C.’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs announces that 43 local governments will share $15 million

Building elevation plans for a seniors’ congregate housing complex proposed for Machleary Street. (IBI Group Architects image)
Wanda LeBlanc, a facilitator with Moms Stop the Harm harm-reduction advocacy group, sets up a tribute to those who have died of overdose during the International Overdose Awareness Day event Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Community members grieve those who have died of overdose, call for harm reduction

International Overdose Awareness Day observed Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Nanaimo

Wanda LeBlanc, a facilitator with Moms Stop the Harm harm-reduction advocacy group, sets up a tribute to those who have died of overdose during the International Overdose Awareness Day event Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)