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A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

 

Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

VIDEO: Firefighters rescue frightened horse stuck nose-deep in Vancouver Island mud bog

At the scene were a whole team of firefighters who put their heads together to rescue the filly

 

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

 

Capt. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire investigator, surveys the damage to the back of a house on Wakesiah Avenue where a fire broke out early Friday, July 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Four people displaced in early-morning house fire in Nanaimo

Home in the 300 block of Wakesiah Avenue suffered extensive damage, but all occupants got out safely

Capt. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire investigator, surveys the damage to the back of a house on Wakesiah Avenue where a fire broke out early Friday, July 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)

RDN: Horne Lake residents call for enhanced fire protection services

Funds requested in 2022 budget for a feasibility study

The Horne Lake community is looking for fire protection services. (PQB News file photo)
Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)

VIDEO: Saanich firefighters rescue ‘very vocal’ crow from fireplace chimney

Cat rescues somewhat common but crow call a first, says deputy fire chief

Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)
A still image from security camera video recorded June 8 shows an individual lighting trash on fire in the doorway of 19+ Cannabis Store on Victoria Crescent. RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating numerous fires set in downtown Nanaimo in the past three months. (Photo submitted)

‘It’s out of control’: More than 20 fires set in downtown Nanaimo in past three months

Authorities asking business owners to keep dumpsters locked

A still image from security camera video recorded June 8 shows an individual lighting trash on fire in the doorway of 19+ Cannabis Store on Victoria Crescent. RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are investigating numerous fires set in downtown Nanaimo in the past three months. (Photo submitted)
Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)

Nanaimo residents on edge of city limits left to put out bush fire themselves

Cinnabar Valley residents tackle fire with hoses and buckets for two and a half hours

Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)
A suspicious fire that heavily damaged a repair shop at Ajac’s Equipment on Cliff Street early Friday, June 4, is under investigation by Nanaimo RCMP. Cliff street, in downtown Nanaimo, has seen fires set recently in dumpsters and debris, including a fire started in a small pile of wood and debris between Ajac’s and a neighbouring business early Tuesday, June 8. Despite the damage from Friday’s fire Ajac’s has remained open. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Suspicious fires strike Nanaimo business twice in four days

Ajac’s Equipment hit by two fires. One caused serious damage. RCMP investigating

A suspicious fire that heavily damaged a repair shop at Ajac’s Equipment on Cliff Street early Friday, June 4, is under investigation by Nanaimo RCMP. Cliff street, in downtown Nanaimo, has seen fires set recently in dumpsters and debris, including a fire started in a small pile of wood and debris between Ajac’s and a neighbouring business early Tuesday, June 8. Despite the damage from Friday’s fire Ajac’s has remained open. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

‘Camp Ignite’ helps young B.C. women pursue firefighting careers

This year’s camp will be on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Vancouver

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite
Nanaimo Fire Rescue and RCMP are investigating six suspicious fires set around the city Tuesday, May 25, including a fire set in a dumpster next to a utility shed at the McDonald’s restaurant on Nicol Street shortly before 5 p.m. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters and RCMP called to 6 suspicious fires in one day

Fires in dumpsters and wooded areas Tuesday, May 25, under investigation

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and RCMP are investigating six suspicious fires set around the city Tuesday, May 25, including a fire set in a dumpster next to a utility shed at the McDonald’s restaurant on Nicol Street shortly before 5 p.m. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanoose Bay volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a bush blaze on Ida Lane on Monday, May 10. (Mandy Moraes/Black Press)

Flames from backyard burn in Nanoose Bay shoot higher than owner’s home

Fire chief reported blaze took more than an hour and a half to suppress

Nanoose Bay volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a bush blaze on Ida Lane on Monday, May 10. (Mandy Moraes/Black Press)
Firefighters and fire investigators from Nanaimo Fire Rescue sift through debris to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced three people and badly damaged a house in Nanaimo early Tuesday, May 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Cigarettes sparked fire that ripped through house in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay area

Three people escaped blaze that caused parts of the home’s roof to collapse

Firefighters and fire investigators from Nanaimo Fire Rescue sift through debris to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced three people and badly damaged a house in Nanaimo early Tuesday, May 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Kevin Young, Extension Volunteer Fire Department chief, shows off the department’s new fire truck. (Submitted photo)

New truck will help Extension firefighters battle blazes south of Nanaimo

Extension Volunteer Fire Department has new $735,000 custom-made fire truck

Kevin Young, Extension Volunteer Fire Department chief, shows off the department’s new fire truck. (Submitted photo)
Capt. Bryun Ashlie, left, and Lieut. Stu Kenning, of Nanaimo Fire Rescue, tackle fires burning in two shopping carts in St. George Ravine Park, Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which destroyed both carts and their contents, is undetermined. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Shopping carts found burning in Nanaimo park

Firefighters douse flaming carts and contents on asphalt pathway

Capt. Bryun Ashlie, left, and Lieut. Stu Kenning, of Nanaimo Fire Rescue, tackle fires burning in two shopping carts in St. George Ravine Park, Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which destroyed both carts and their contents, is undetermined. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s two new pumper trucks, slated to be delivered in the fall, will have battery-powered idle-reduction technology. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s newest fire trucks will come with idle-reduction technology

Pumper trucks arriving from U.S.-based manufacturer will use battery power to save fuel

Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s two new pumper trucks, slated to be delivered in the fall, will have battery-powered idle-reduction technology. (News Bulletin file photo)
A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)

Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)
The RDN will write a letter of support to the federal and provincial governments in favour of a private member’s bill that would increase the annual Canadian income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescuers. (Black Press file photos)

RDN backs tax credit increase for volunteer firefighters, search and rescuers

Regional District of Nanaimo supports Courtenay-Alberni MP’s private member’s bill

The RDN will write a letter of support to the federal and provincial governments in favour of a private member’s bill that would increase the annual Canadian income tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescuers. (Black Press file photos)
Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)

Kamloops fire crews free Bean the pup trapped in reclining chair

‘We don’t rescue cats out of trees anymore… but we do occasionally rescue dogs out of reclining couches!’

Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)
Construction is coming along on Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street, with stairwells and a hose tower going up last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin).

New Nanaimo Fire Rescue station shaping up

Nanaimo Fire Rescue Chief Tim Doyle says construction progressing as planned

Construction is coming along on Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street, with stairwells and a hose tower going up last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin).