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Tilray has announced it will shut down its Nanaimo offices and cultivation operation by spring 2022. (News Bulletin file photo)

Tilray announces it will be closing its Nanaimo operations

Closure to be completed in phases over the next few months

Tilray has announced it will shut down its Nanaimo offices and cultivation operation by spring 2022. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of the Bad to the Bone team were among participants of the Vancouver Island Multiple Myeloma March in Nanaimo on Sept. 6. Close to $22,000 was raised. (Submitted photo)

Multiple myeloma research fundraising walk in Nanaimo surpasses $20K target

Walk raising money for incurable blood cancer research took place Sept. 6 at Nanaimo Lions Pavilion

Members of the Bad to the Bone team were among participants of the Vancouver Island Multiple Myeloma March in Nanaimo on Sept. 6. Close to $22,000 was raised. (Submitted photo)
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Arrest warrant issued for Nanaimo man wanted for voyeurism and child porn charges

Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, missed recent court date, says Nanaimo RCMP

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)
Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Nanaimo fisher nets top prize at Port Alberni Salmon Derby

More than 1,700 tickets sold for Labour Day weekend derby

Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo staff proposes free bus rides on election day

Goal is to provide more voters a chance to reach polling stations on Sept. 20

Free bus service on the day of the coming federal election (Sept. 20) is being considered by the Regional District of Nanaimo. (File photo)
Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)

Man handed 6-year jail term in case of fatal 2019 Vancouver Island hit-and run

Ryan John Grob also banned from driving for eight years

Spencer Alexander Moore’s common-law sister-in-law, Jessica Wallis-Moore, after the final sentencing hearing on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 of Ryan John Grob. (Mandy Moraes)
Island Health mobile Vax Vans will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria and Nanaimo over the long weekend.(Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Vax Vans offering COVID-19 shots in Victoria, Nanaimo over Labour Day weekend

Anyone 12 and older will be able to get their first or second dose

Island Health mobile Vax Vans will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria and Nanaimo over the long weekend.(Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Vancouver Island Regional Library has loaned childrens books for a new family space at Vancouver Island University. Pictured here, Ben Hyman, VIRL executive director, and Lara Wright, interim university librarian. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library loans books for new VIU family space

Renovated space at Vancouver Island University includes 2SLGBTQ+ and breastfeeding friendly space

Vancouver Island Regional Library has loaned childrens books for a new family space at Vancouver Island University. Pictured here, Ben Hyman, VIRL executive director, and Lara Wright, interim university librarian. (Submitted photo)
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries testing out midnight sailings from Nanaimo’s Duke Point

12:15 a.m. sailings will depart starting this month

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
James Tyler of Heavy D’s Barbershop gives a child a fresh haircut at the Fresh Start back-to-school event at Harbourfront library branch Aug. 28. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo barbers and librarians help less fortunate kids get ready for back-to-school

Fresh Start event took place at Harbourfront library branch Saturday

James Tyler of Heavy D’s Barbershop gives a child a fresh haircut at the Fresh Start back-to-school event at Harbourfront library branch Aug. 28. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance locating Karlee Pelletier, 27, last seen Aug. 19. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Missing woman, who was staying at Nanaimo emergency shelter, found: RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP say Karlee Pelletier had not been seen since Aug. 19

Nanaimo RCMP seek assistance locating Karlee Pelletier, 27, last seen Aug. 19. (Submitted photo)
A scene from the effort to battle the Mount Hayes wildfire. A state of emergency, as well as an evacuation alert, related to the fire have been lifted. (B.C. Wildfire Service Twitter)

Evacuation alerts lifted around Ladysmith’s Mount Hayes wildfire

Cowichan Valley Regional District also lifts state of local emergency in the area

A scene from the effort to battle the Mount Hayes wildfire. A state of emergency, as well as an evacuation alert, related to the fire have been lifted. (B.C. Wildfire Service Twitter)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)

‘Extremely thin’ suspect squeezes through window to steal from Nanaimo jewelry store

RCMP release surveillance image of suspect who broke into Townsite Road business

Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)
B.C. WIldfire Service crews fight the Mt. Hayes wildfire in Ladysmith on Friday, Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)

70-hectare Mt. Hayes wildfire sees minimal growth: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation alerts issued by Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley regional districts remain in effect

B.C. WIldfire Service crews fight the Mt. Hayes wildfire in Ladysmith on Friday, Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)
Courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (PQB News file photo)

Lawyer: Reckless actions of impaired driver led to fatal 2019 Parksville hit-and-run

Crown requests six-year jail sentence for Ryan John Grob, 36

Courthouse in Nanaimo, located at 35 Front St. (PQB News file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say a joke about a bomb threat, suggested on Aug. 11, is no laughing matter. (News Bulletin file)

Joke about bomb threat not funny, says Nanaimo RCMP

North-end Nanaimo business closed afternoon of Aug. 11 as police searched for explosives

Nanaimo RCMP say a joke about a bomb threat, suggested on Aug. 11, is no laughing matter. (News Bulletin file)
While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)

Ferry to Nanaimo’s Duke Point two and a half hours late due to staffing issue

B.C. Ferries says proper staffing anticipated during busy travel weekend ahead

While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)
City of Nanaimo’s Reuse Rendezvous, a city-wide swap meet, is set to take place Aug. 14-15. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents can search for freebies with Reuse Rendezvous

City-wide swap meet takes place Aug. 14-15, offering chance to keep items out of landfill

City of Nanaimo’s Reuse Rendezvous, a city-wide swap meet, is set to take place Aug. 14-15. (News Bulletin file)
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