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Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding a 26-year-old who has not been seen since leaving his north Nanaimo home Aug. 26. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help finding a 26-year-old who has not been seen since leaving his north Nanaimo home Aug. 26. (Submitted photo)
A rendering of how the Telus Living buildings at Fitzwilliam, Wallace and Wentworth streets might look. (Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd. image)

‘Telus Living’ in downtown Nanaimo, with 197 apartments, receives permit

Council approves height variances for Fitzwilliam Street complex

A rendering of how the Telus Living buildings at Fitzwilliam, Wallace and Wentworth streets might look. (Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd. image)
Nanaimo city council passed a motion to ask for a staff report on moving away from investments that support fossil fuel production or distribution. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council looking to withdraw any investments in fossil fuel industry

Council votes 5-4 for report on fossil-fuel-free investment portfolio

Nanaimo city council passed a motion to ask for a staff report on moving away from investments that support fossil fuel production or distribution. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island University’s Rock VIU student orientation events got underway last week and continue this week, both in-person and online. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Vancouver Island University’s Rock VIU student orientation events got underway last week and continue this week, both in-person and online. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help locating a 30-year-old man who is considered missing. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP search for man who missed important appointment

RCMP ask for help locating 30-year-old Mikhail Deyneko

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help locating a 30-year-old man who is considered missing. (Photo submitted)
An artist’s rendering of a seniors’ congregate housing development at 388 Machleary St. (Molnar Group/IBI Group Architects image)

Development permit issued for 133 seniors’ housing units in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Redevelopment of old Malaspina Gardens property moving ahead after previous proposal denied

An artist’s rendering of a seniors’ congregate housing development at 388 Machleary St. (Molnar Group/IBI Group Architects image)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

NDP leader makes campaign stop in Ladysmith

Jagmeet Singh talks about pandemic social programs, climate

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, says he is glad the school district will continue fielding a COVID-19 rapid reponse team for the Island Health region. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Schools can learn from Vancouver Island COVID-19 rapid response, says team lead

Administrators report fewer behavioural issues with less crowded school hallways during pandemic

Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, says he is glad the school district will continue fielding a COVID-19 rapid reponse team for the Island Health region. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

No bomb found in Nanaimo McDonald’s after suspect scrawls threat in washroom

RCMP searched fast food restaurant at Terminal Park Mall on Saturday night

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
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)

Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by camper van in Qualicum Beach

Man sustained serious injuries; RCMP investigation continues

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)
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Kaman Somers of Gabriola Island, who suffered a spinal injury in an Aug. 25 accident. (Submitted photo)

Gabriola Island man suffers spinal cord injury in motor vehicle incident

Sister-in-law of Kaman Somers starts online fundraiser following Aug. 25 accident

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Kaman Somers of Gabriola Island, who suffered a spinal injury in an Aug. 25 accident. (Submitted photo)
Gabriola Island Community Hall. (News Bulletin file)

Gabriola Island Community Hall gets $250K grant for outdoor stage and events area

Money coming from provincial and federal COVID-19 resilience infrastructure program

Gabriola Island Community Hall. (News Bulletin file)
Diana Owens of the Vancouver Island Goat Association cares for Salish Sea Gigi, one of the animals that will be featured in a goat show Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the VIEX. (Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

VIEX gets going in Nanaimo

Vancouver Island Exhibition happens Friday to Sunday, Aug. 27-29

Diana Owens of the Vancouver Island Goat Association cares for Salish Sea Gigi, one of the animals that will be featured in a goat show Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the VIEX. (Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Kamal Sanghera of San Group of Companies discusses the concept behind the billion-dollar Pacific Mayfair Estates with Port Alberni mayor Sharie Minions on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The company announced plans for the housing development in their new Port Alberni headquarters. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

San Group unveils $1.1-billion housing plan for Port Alberni

Master planned community includes environmentally sensitive area

Kamal Sanghera of San Group of Companies discusses the concept behind the billion-dollar Pacific Mayfair Estates with Port Alberni mayor Sharie Minions on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The company announced plans for the housing development in their new Port Alberni headquarters. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance locating Karlee Pelletier, 27, last seen Aug. 19. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Missing woman, who was staying at Nanaimo emergency shelter, found: RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP say Karlee Pelletier had not been seen since Aug. 19

Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance locating Karlee Pelletier, 27, last seen Aug. 19. (Submitted photo)
Conservative Party candidate Tamara Kronis addresses supporters at her campaign office opening Thursday, Aug. 26, on Dover Road. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Conservative candidate opens campaign office, feels ‘momentum’

Tamara Kronis talks to voters about affordability, economic recovery

Conservative Party candidate Tamara Kronis addresses supporters at her campaign office opening Thursday, Aug. 26, on Dover Road. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Staff at Nanaimo non-profit chase after thief so RCMP can make arrest

Catalytic converter was stolen from van belonging to BGC Canada Chase River

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Carolyn Hancox Barr is trying to win a Fab Over 40 contest to try to win prize money to help her daughter’s family. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman enters Fab Over 40 contest to try to win money to help her family

Former fitness centre owner Carolyn Hancox Barr asks community for votes

Carolyn Hancox Barr is trying to win a Fab Over 40 contest to try to win prize money to help her daughter’s family. (Photo submitted)
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
(File photo)

Quick-thinking police officer uses cruiser to put brakes on runaway car near Nanoose Bay

Police say 33-year-old woman was prohibited from driving, car had no insurance

(File photo)