Nanaimo

Barbara Dobbyn, of Barbara Anne Photography, says she pursued her dream business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

COVID-19 leading to more home-based businesses in Nanaimo

People deciding to pursue dream businesses amidst pandemic

Barbara Dobbyn, of Barbara Anne Photography, says she pursued her dream business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Eden Gardens. (News Bulletin file)

Outbreaks at Eden Garden, Kiwanis Village Lodge in Nanaimo over

COVID-19 outbreak protocols ended, but staff, residents continue to be monitored for symptoms

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Eden Gardens. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP say community policing volunteers have contributed to a number of initiatives to reduce crime, including the Speed Watch program. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo community policing devotes over 500 hours watching for criminal incidents

Nanaimo RCMP complimentary of efforts of community policing volunteer efforts in 2021

Nanaimo RCMP say community policing volunteers have contributed to a number of initiatives to reduce crime, including the Speed Watch program. (Black Press file)
An outbreak limited to the first floor of Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria was declared Thursday following positive tests among three residents. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at long-term care homes in Victoria, Nanaimo

A separate care facility outbreak in Victoria was declared over Thursday

An outbreak limited to the first floor of Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria was declared Thursday following positive tests among three residents. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)

BC Ferries anticipating service disruptions in coming months as Omicron spikes

Company expects inter-island routes to be especially affected by crew shortages

BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)
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October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Don Denton/News staff
October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
A block of Vancouver Avenue in Nanaimo was closed after a tree fell and brought down utility poles and communication lines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Woman in Nanaimo knocked over by falling tree

Tree brought down communication lines and several utility poles, but woman unhurt

A block of Vancouver Avenue in Nanaimo was closed after a tree fell and brought down utility poles and communication lines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)

Five COVID outbreaks declared at Victoria, Nanaimo long-term care homes

The majority infected are staff and outbreaks are restricted to one floor or unit

The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)
A home on Stephenson Point Road is one of six residential properties on the road that ranked among the top 10 of Nanaimo’s highest-assessed homes listed by B.C. Assessments in 2022. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s top 10 highest-assessed properties for 2022

Market forces lift single-family home assessments 34 per cent

A home on Stephenson Point Road is one of six residential properties on the road that ranked among the top 10 of Nanaimo’s highest-assessed homes listed by B.C. Assessments in 2022. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Robert Silva, of Nanaimo, is wanted for allegedly stealing a vehicle and failing to make his court appearance. (Photo submitted)

Warrant issued for Nanaimo man who allegedly wouldn’t get out of stolen vehicle

Robert Silva accused of stealing vehicle in downtown Nanaimo and failing to appear in court

Robert Silva, of Nanaimo, is wanted for allegedly stealing a vehicle and failing to make his court appearance. (Photo submitted)
Jonah O’Connor, of Headstock Entertainment, adds ambience to Commercial Street for people who ventured out to do some last-minute Christmas shopping or patronize downtown coffee shops and restaurants Thursday, Dec. 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo business community challenged by latest round of COVID restrictions

Public health orders will be ‘brutal’ for bars, says Nanaimo chamber of commerce

Jonah O’Connor, of Headstock Entertainment, adds ambience to Commercial Street for people who ventured out to do some last-minute Christmas shopping or patronize downtown coffee shops and restaurants Thursday, Dec. 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Robert Dunning, of Nanaimo, said he’s on the verge of bankruptcy after he became the victim of an online cryptocurrency investment scam. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo senior loses $100,000 to cryptocurrency investment scam

74-year-old says he’s on the edge of bankruptcy after scammer empties accounts, maxes out credit card

Robert Dunning, of Nanaimo, said he’s on the verge of bankruptcy after he became the victim of an online cryptocurrency investment scam. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The B.C. government announced last week an official name change for Saysutshun Park, formerly Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Newcastle to Saysutshun: island park off Nanaimo renamed Snuneymuxw First Nation heritage

A provincial park in Nanaimo is being re-named to reflect the area’s…

The B.C. government announced last week an official name change for Saysutshun Park, formerly Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Sheldon James Johanson. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island man who flipped stolen pickup sentenced to 16 months in jail

32-year-old pleads guilty to 3 charges related to March 2021 incident

Sheldon James Johanson. (PQB News file photo)
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island MPs want a federal response plan for container debris spills

Emergency plan ‘best response to minimize the impact of spills’ — MP Lisa Marie Barron

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit lays off staff, shutters services after possible misappropriation of money

RCMP investigating after Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy’s operating funds go missing

Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A self-portrait graphite drawing of Charles Keillor, whose work will be on display in the Cloakroom Gallery at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville until Dec. 23, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo graphite artist displays work at McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Charles Keillor is drawn to relationship between humans and natural world

A self-portrait graphite drawing of Charles Keillor, whose work will be on display in the Cloakroom Gallery at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville until Dec. 23, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The City of Nanaimo is considering whether to continue with bus shelters provided by private contractors or bear the costs of switching to city-owned and operated bus stop amenities. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo deciding if it should pay for bus shelters and benches or keep contracting out

Nanaimo wants to grow public transit, but needs more amenities than private contractors provide

The City of Nanaimo is considering whether to continue with bus shelters provided by private contractors or bear the costs of switching to city-owned and operated bus stop amenities. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP asked for the public’s help in finding a missing 32-year-old woman, who has since been located. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP asked for the public’s help in finding a missing 32-year-old woman, who has since been located. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)

B.C. university student wins Miss Canada Pacific crown

Demitria Rounis will compete in international pageant next year

Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)
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