Nanaimo

A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)

Tugboats help BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after steering issue

Issue meant ferry didn’t arrive until 2 a.m., Facebook user says

A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)
A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Senior airlifted to hospital after falling off cliff at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon

Man fell 18 metres onto rocks, firefighters conducted rope rescue

A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Gyro Club of Nanaimo is celebrating 100 years in 2022. Back row: Andy McDougall, past district governor; John Nielsen, past president; Ian Douglas, first vice-president and Kevin James Gamble, second vice-president. Front: Saul Hilchey, past district governor; Brian Lee; Dan Pullen past president; Leonard Krog, City of Nanaimo mayor; Garth Johnstone, president; Larry Evans, treasurer; Pete Maltesen and Jim Thompson. Missing: Dave Armstrong, secretary; Dr. Ken Dubeta, director and Terje Lovoy, director. (Submitted photo)

Gyro Club of Nanaimo marks 100 years of service and friendship

Club looks back on its contributions to parks and other community amenities

The Gyro Club of Nanaimo is celebrating 100 years in 2022. Back row: Andy McDougall, past district governor; John Nielsen, past president; Ian Douglas, first vice-president and Kevin James Gamble, second vice-president. Front: Saul Hilchey, past district governor; Brian Lee; Dan Pullen past president; Leonard Krog, City of Nanaimo mayor; Garth Johnstone, president; Larry Evans, treasurer; Pete Maltesen and Jim Thompson. Missing: Dave Armstrong, secretary; Dr. Ken Dubeta, director and Terje Lovoy, director. (Submitted photo)
John and Shari Barker, Nanaimo Concert Band president and historian, respectively, and their bandmates are gearing up for a 150th-anniversary concert at the Port Theatre on April 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Concert Band planning a musical 150th anniversary

Concert to be held at Port Theatre on Sunday, April 10

John and Shari Barker, Nanaimo Concert Band president and historian, respectively, and their bandmates are gearing up for a 150th-anniversary concert at the Port Theatre on April 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Nanaimo. Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo

Staircase and viewing platform now open at Nanaimo’s Ammonite Falls

RDN announces accessibility improvements at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park

The new viewing platform and staircase are now complete at Ammonite Falls at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park in Nanaimo. Photo courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo
Black Press Media file.

Nanaimo RCMP seize more than $250,000 in connection to illicit cannabis shipment

A wayward shipment of cannabis from Nanaimo was intercepted by Abbotsford police

Black Press Media file.
Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Aero chocolate bar gets Nanaimo bar twist

Nestlé introduces ‘homage to the classically Canadian flavour’

Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The View from 2117 is a four-year project that aims to understand the impact of human actions on mountain ecosystems, specifically within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. (VIU photo)

VIU research institute to hold open house on stewardship and citizen science

Public is invited to attend free event March 16 in Qualicum Beach

The View from 2117 is a four-year project that aims to understand the impact of human actions on mountain ecosystems, specifically within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. (VIU photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo recognized for financial reporting

City receives Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for document released last year

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim in dirt biker’s sudden death near Ladysmith was shot, according to family

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sister says victim in Timberlands sudden death was shot

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
WorkSafe B.C. issued a $73,000 fine to a Nanaimo waste management company after an investigation following a worker’s death. (Black Press file photo)

Nanaimo waste management company fined by WorkSafe B.C. after worker’s death

GFL Environmental fined $73,000 after ‘high-risk violation’

WorkSafe B.C. issued a $73,000 fine to a Nanaimo waste management company after an investigation following a worker’s death. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 15-year-old who was last seen Friday, March 4. She has been found and is safe. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: RCMP say missing 15-year-old girl has been found safe and sound

Teen was seen walking into Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal Friday, March 4

Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 15-year-old who was last seen Friday, March 4. She has been found and is safe. (Photo submitted)
RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo company’s tech recovers body after bulldozer breaks through Arctic ice and sinks

Seamor Marine remotely operated vehicle used in deepest recovery operation in RCMP history

RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)
Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)

3 new Vancouver Island care home outbreaks begin, 4 others end

New COVID-19 outbreaks in Saanich, Salt Spring Island

Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)
(Black Press file)

RCMP investigate suspicious fire at cell tower near Nanaimo airport

Mobility and 911 service was temporarily interrupted for an approximately 30–40 km radius

(Black Press file)
Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Art exhibition transforms Nanaimo gallery into immersive forest reading room

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
The combined Nanaimo-Victoria artistic swimming 13-15 national stream team performs a routine at the Nanaimo Diamonds’ water show Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Diamonds swimmers show their aquatic artistry

Artistic swimming club held a water show Feb. 12 at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

The combined Nanaimo-Victoria artistic swimming 13-15 national stream team performs a routine at the Nanaimo Diamonds’ water show Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Police have blocked off a business area off of Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man found dead in Nanaimo business, case being investigated as homicide

Man in custody after body found in north Nanaimo business this morning, say RCMP

Police have blocked off a business area off of Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Thermometers hit 13.2 C in Nanaimo yesterday (Feb. 7), according to Environment Canada data. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Thermometers hit 13.2 C in Nanaimo yesterday (Feb. 7), according to Environment Canada data. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)