Nanaimo

B.C. Ferries is in the midst of gathering support from local governments for a plan that would fully electrify Island-class ferries. A pair of hybrid ferries are slated for the Gabriola-downtown Nanaimo ferry route for 2022. (News Bulletin file)

Hybrid vessels just a start as B.C. Ferries works toward fully electric sailings on Gabriola route

Ferry corporation seeking support from local governments for electrification plan

 

Sofia Low, left, Delilah Maisonneuve, Madi Hickey, Alayna Black, and Maya Wilch, Departure Bay Eco-School students, will turn down the temperature and wear sweaters on Feb. 4, National Sweater Day. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo students will don sweaters next week as part of energy-saving challenge

Departure Bay Eco-School’s green energy team challenges other classes on National Sweater Day

 

Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

New positive COVID-19 case at Nanaimo care home where outbreak was declared

Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence employee is isolating, says Island Health

 

Actions of Vancouver Island RCMP emergency response team members prevented a potential head-on collision accident on the Trans-Canada Highway on Jan. 19, says Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file)

Eight cars evade vehicle driving on wrong side of highway, says Nanaimo RCMP

Incident occurred near Trans-Canada Highway-Morden Road intersection earlier this week

Actions of Vancouver Island RCMP emergency response team members prevented a potential head-on collision accident on the Trans-Canada Highway on Jan. 19, says Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP say sections of Bowen Road will be closed between 2-3 p.m. on Jan. 21 in order to conduct an investigation related to a fatal accident from Dec. 30. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo RCMP close part of Bowen Road for pedestrian fatality investigation

Bowen Road, between Dufferin and Pryde, closed as police investigate fatal late-December accident

Nanaimo RCMP say sections of Bowen Road will be closed between 2-3 p.m. on Jan. 21 in order to conduct an investigation related to a fatal accident from Dec. 30. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP seek the owners of two sets of golf clubs found Jan. 19 at the old Howard Johnson hotel site on Terminal Avenue in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

Police seek owners of golf clubs found at old Howard Johnson hotel in Nanaimo

Two sets of clubs found Tuesday near shuttered hotel on Terminal Avenue

Nanaimo RCMP seek the owners of two sets of golf clubs found Jan. 19 at the old Howard Johnson hotel site on Terminal Avenue in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
Seventy-four international students are expected to come to Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district for the last half of the 2020021 school year, says the district. (School District 68 image)

Nanaimo school district educating 160 international students during pandemic school year

Fifty-seven students from abroad arrived Jan. 14-18, says SD68

Seventy-four international students are expected to come to Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district for the last half of the 2020021 school year, says the district. (School District 68 image)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing for work on both Pleasant Valley and Rutherford elementary schools. Rutherford (pictured) will be used as a temporary school space as seismic work is done at Pleasant Valley. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing for work on both Pleasant Valley and Rutherford elementary schools. Rutherford (pictured) will be used as a temporary school space as seismic work is done at Pleasant Valley. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization, a non-profit, seeks to raise $8,000 for a play structure to help children remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization asking for help fundraising for play structure

Physical activities have been limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, says non-profit

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization, a non-profit, seeks to raise $8,000 for a play structure to help children remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, has seen his contract renewed for four years, the district announced Wednesday. (SD68 YouTube screenshot)

Nanaimo school district renews superintendent’s contract for four years

‘Singing superintendent’ Scott Saywell under contract through 2024-25 school year

Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent and CEO, has seen his contract renewed for four years, the district announced Wednesday. (SD68 YouTube screenshot)
Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)

20 tires punctured in ‘slashing spree’ in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP ask for any tips about Jan. 12-14 incidents in Country Club and Boxwood areas

Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)
A B.C. Supreme Court judge found John Albert Buchanan, accused in the September 2017 murder of Richard Sitar in Nanaimo, not guilty of second-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Man accused in bludgeoning death in Nanaimo guilty of manslaughter, not guilty of second-degree murder

Verdict comes down in John Albert Buchanan’s trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo

A B.C. Supreme Court judge found John Albert Buchanan, accused in the September 2017 murder of Richard Sitar in Nanaimo, not guilty of second-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
A crash involving a transport truck, pickup and minivan has closed off Duke Point Highway on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Three people seriously injured in crash on the Duke Point Highway in Nanaimo

Four people taken to hospital after collision involving transport truck at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday

A crash involving a transport truck, pickup and minivan has closed off Duke Point Highway on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Chris and Taylor Doughty welcomed their son into the world at 1:54 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Chris and Taylor Doughty welcomed their son into the world at 1:54 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Courtesy of Island Health)
B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairperson Doug White III, left, seen here with B.C. Attorney General David Eby in March, was recognized for his work in B.C.’s legal system with a Queen’s counsel designation. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairman from Nanaimo appointed as Queen’s counsel

Doug White III, former Snuneymuxw chief, honoured for his legal work

B.C. First Nations Justice Council chairperson Doug White III, left, seen here with B.C. Attorney General David Eby in March, was recognized for his work in B.C.’s legal system with a Queen’s counsel designation. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo’s Joseph Robichaud won $75,000 playing BC/49 this fall. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins $75,000 for the holidays playing the lotto

Joseph Robichaud matched five out of six numbers in a BC/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Joseph Robichaud won $75,000 playing BC/49 this fall. (Photo submitted)
Money from the Government of Canada allowed Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club to hire nine full-time workers to work on trails in the Doumont area. (Brandon Williams photo)

Federal funding helps Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club hire winter trail crew

Nine youths hired to work on Doumont and other trails through March

Money from the Government of Canada allowed Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club to hire nine full-time workers to work on trails in the Doumont area. (Brandon Williams photo)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man arrested for squatting in Nanaimo home sees jail time

Sean Damien Kulai pleaded guilty to break-and-enter in provincial court in Nanaimo

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Todd and Nicole Cameron dressed son Jack up as 12 characters from various holiday movies, including Bruce Willis’s character from <em>Die Hard</em>. (Nicole Cameron photo)

12 days of Christmas movies: Nanaimo toddler stars in holiday classic photo shoots

Nanaimo family shares photos of son dressed as characters from Die Hard, Elf and more

Todd and Nicole Cameron dressed son Jack up as 12 characters from various holiday movies, including Bruce Willis’s character from <em>Die Hard</em>. (Nicole Cameron photo)
Nanaimo court house. (News Bulletin/file)

Man accused of molesting child while playing computer game found not guilty

Judge made ruling in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Tuesday

Nanaimo court house. (News Bulletin/file)