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Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public to help in locating a 23-year-old who missed an important medical appointment in November. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo man who missed urgent medical appointment considered missing

RCMP say 23-year-old may be living in a tent in Cedar, but they haven’t located him

 

Firefighters in Nanaimo standby in case a fire investigation needs assistance at a fire on 1205th Street that displaced two families Thursday evening, Dec. 1. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Fire displaces two families from home in Nanaimo

Blaze damaged house in city’s Wellington neighbourhood on Thursday, Dec. 1

 

Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted car thieves sentenced for crimes in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Surrey

Bradley Bender receives time served on 3 charges, while another 12 charges are stayed

 

Police have evacuated one building at the University of Victoria. (Nick Csillag/Twitter)

University of Victoria shooting threat found on bathroom wall sparks evacuation

Saanich police said the threat was written on a bathroom wall in Cornett building

Police have evacuated one building at the University of Victoria. (Nick Csillag/Twitter)
A new overdose prevention site on Albert Street will offer supervised consumption of drug inhalation and injection. (News Bulletin photo)

New overdose prevention service in Nanaimo will accommodate inhalation and injection

CMHA Mid Island moving its harm-reduction service from Wesley Street to Albert Street

A new overdose prevention site on Albert Street will offer supervised consumption of drug inhalation and injection. (News Bulletin photo)
Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island, with 5-15 centimetres forecast between Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another snowfall warning issued for most of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada forecasts 5-15 centimetres starting in the afternoon Friday, Dec. 2

Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island, with 5-15 centimetres forecast between Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. (News Bulletin file photo)
William Karl Paulsen, left, Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall and Kristopher Steven Smith are three of the four men charged after a joint forces operation related to drug trafficking on Vancouver Island. (Photos submitted)
William Karl Paulsen, left, Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall and Kristopher Steven Smith are three of the four men charged after a joint forces operation related to drug trafficking on Vancouver Island. (Photos submitted)
Seven trucks from Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s four Nanaimo fire stations responded to a fire that destroyed a house and forced two people from their home early Wednesday. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Fire in Nanaimo displaces two people

Early morning blaze burned through roof of rancher on Barrington Road on Wednesday, Nov. 30

Seven trucks from Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s four Nanaimo fire stations responded to a fire that destroyed a house and forced two people from their home early Wednesday. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
City of Nanaimo has announced a pair of daytime warming centres will open in the downtown area, running from December to March. (News Bulletin file photo)

Funding directed to two daytime warming centres in Nanaimo

Money from UBCM will fund warming centres operated by Risebridge and 7-10 Club

City of Nanaimo has announced a pair of daytime warming centres will open in the downtown area, running from December to March. (News Bulletin file photo)
(Submitted photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo to look at regulating ownership of exotic animals

Directors surprised to learn of the absence of bylaws across the region

(Submitted photo)
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
(Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Snow and freezing temperatures trigger multiple crashes in and around Nanaimo

Crews respond to more than a dozen collisions as ice builds up on roadways

(Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
Emergency services and Washington State Department of Transportation crews on scene on the I-5 in Thurston County Nov. 18. (Washington State Department of Transportation image)

Nanaimo man shot and killed by police after allegedly car-jacking semi truck in Washington state

Thurston County Coroner identifies 32-year-old shot and killed near Olympia on Nov. 18

Emergency services and Washington State Department of Transportation crews on scene on the I-5 in Thurston County Nov. 18. (Washington State Department of Transportation image)
BC Ferries has cancelled its Tuesday afternoon and evening sailings between Greater Victoria and the Lower Mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Greater Victoria, mainland

Adverse weather conditions cause 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. sailings to be cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled its Tuesday afternoon and evening sailings between Greater Victoria and the Lower Mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)
A three-year-old German shepherd suffered significant injuries after falling off the back of a truck it was tethered to. (Submitted photo)

Dog that was dragged behind pickup receiving care from Nanaimo SPCA

Three-year-old German shepherd healing after suffering ‘devastating injuries’ in Duncan incident

A three-year-old German shepherd suffered significant injuries after falling off the back of a truck it was tethered to. (Submitted photo)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)

STORM WATCH: 20-35 cm of snow expected on major B.C. Interior highways

Eastern Fraser Valley municipalities also affected

The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
An off-duty RCMP officer caught a suspect in the act of siphoning gas from the non-profit BGC Canada vehicle in Chase River earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
An off-duty RCMP officer caught a suspect in the act of siphoning gas from the non-profit BGC Canada vehicle in Chase River earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
A head-on collision on the Nanaimo Parkway on Monday, Nov. 28, sent one person to hospital and backed up morning traffic for several kilometres. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Head-on collision on Nanaimo Parkway sends one to hospital

Northbound traffic was backed up for several kilometres as crews dealt with crash scene

A head-on collision on the Nanaimo Parkway on Monday, Nov. 28, sent one person to hospital and backed up morning traffic for several kilometres. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)

VIDEO: Abbotsford cop filmed punching man twice during arrest after The Offspring concert

Abbotsford Police Department says professional standards branch is reviewing incident

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)