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One man is recovering in hospital after he was struck in the head with an axe during an argument at a downtown Nanaimo bus stop. (File photo)

Man struck in head with axe at downtown Nanaimo bus stop

Victim recovering in hospital after being struck with blunt edge after an argument

One man is recovering in hospital after he was struck in the head with an axe during an argument at a downtown Nanaimo bus stop. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have one man in custody after a possible road rage incident resulted in one driver allegedly firing several shots into another man’s car. (News Bulletin file photo)

Attempted murder arrest made after gunshots punctuate B.C. road rage incident

Police say confrontation between to drivers escalated in Nanaimo intersection

Nanaimo RCMP have one man in custody after a possible road rage incident resulted in one driver allegedly firing several shots into another man’s car. (News Bulletin file photo)
One man and two children were treated by firefighters and paramedics after they were bear-sprayed outside their home on the 400 block of Third Street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Three people, two of them children, bear-sprayed outside their home in Nanaimo

Attack allegedly carried out by two youths who ran from the scene on Third Street

One man and two children were treated by firefighters and paramedics after they were bear-sprayed outside their home on the 400 block of Third Street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters and other emergency services were kept busy with motor vehicle incidents on snowy and icy roads Tuesday, Jan. 31. (News Bulletin file photo)

Snow and ice leave Vancouver Island motorists teetering on the edge

Firefighters rescue trapped driver down embankment, occupants of vehicle on edge of steep bank

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters and other emergency services were kept busy with motor vehicle incidents on snowy and icy roads Tuesday, Jan. 31. (News Bulletin file photo)
Extension volunteer firefighters perform a rope rescue to retrieve a dog that became stranded on the ledge of a cliff after slipping on steep terrain south of Nanaimo on Thursday, Jan. 26. (Photo courtesy Extension Volunteer Fire Department)

Firefighters rescue dog that fell down rocky ridge south of Nanaimo

Extension Volunteer Fire Department performed rope rescue operation Thursday, Jan. 26

Extension volunteer firefighters perform a rope rescue to retrieve a dog that became stranded on the ledge of a cliff after slipping on steep terrain south of Nanaimo on Thursday, Jan. 26. (Photo courtesy Extension Volunteer Fire Department)
Travis Baker - assistant professor at Rutgers University - Newark's Centre for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience - is developing technology to treat substance abuse disorders. 
(Photo submitted)

B.C. scientist studying use of magnetic brain stimulation to treat substance abuse

Nanaimo’s Travis Baker earns $2.5-million grant for research at Rutgers University-Newark

Travis Baker - assistant professor at Rutgers University - Newark's Centre for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience - is developing technology to treat substance abuse disorders. 
(Photo submitted)
Crime Stoppers in Nanaimo has reorganized to improve the safety of tipsters and now receives information from across the central Island and Gulf Islands. (File photo)

Police and volunteers on the mid-Island recognize National Crime Stoppers Month

Restructured chapter to receive tips from across the central Vancouver Island region

Crime Stoppers in Nanaimo has reorganized to improve the safety of tipsters and now receives information from across the central Island and Gulf Islands. (File photo)
RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo house designated a nuisance property after police were called 58 times

430 Murray St. one of two addresses slapped with nuisance designation this week

RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)
Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)

Muscle car burns up near Nanaimo Airport

Firefighters arrive to find Chevrolet Camaro with no licence plates engulfed in flames

Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)
Santa arrived by air ambulance with his entourage, elf Sabrina Preziosa, with Helijet, left, and Joanna Stefani, B.C. EHS infant transport team paramedic, to visit sick children at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 13. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Santa travels via air ambulance to visit children at 6 B.C. hospitals

Helijet, B.C. Emergency Health Services, and old Saint Nick carry on Christmas tradition

Santa arrived by air ambulance with his entourage, elf Sabrina Preziosa, with Helijet, left, and Joanna Stefani, B.C. EHS infant transport team paramedic, to visit sick children at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 13. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
One man was hospitalized for burns after a fire in a Nanaimo apartment on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Man badly burned trying to put out fire in Nanaimo apartment

Victim hospitalized with ‘major burns’ after fire in bathroom

One man was hospitalized for burns after a fire in a Nanaimo apartment on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
A driver bailed out of runaway motorhome after its brakes failed on Terminal Avenue and Dawes Street earlier this week. (News Bulletin file photo)

Driver bails out of runaway motorhome on Nanaimo’s waterfront

Utility pole and guardrail prevent vehicle from going over embankment

A driver bailed out of runaway motorhome after its brakes failed on Terminal Avenue and Dawes Street earlier this week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ashley Rowe, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club commodore, front, and Danuch Patrick, a club volunteer, survey the remains of two vintage voyageur-style canoes that were destroyed by an early morning fire Thursday, Nov. 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Voyageur canoes used in Canada’s centennial destroyed in Island fire

Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club canoes burn up in incident Thursday, Nov. 24, at Loudon Park

Ashley Rowe, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club commodore, front, and Danuch Patrick, a club volunteer, survey the remains of two vintage voyageur-style canoes that were destroyed by an early morning fire Thursday, Nov. 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a damaged pickup truck and two male suspects following a weekend smash-and-grab at a Harewood liquor store. (File photo)

Thieves smash pickup through front of Nanaimo liquor store to steal ATM

Nanaimo RCMP looking for two men and Ford F-350 pickup used in smash-and-grab crime

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a damaged pickup truck and two male suspects following a weekend smash-and-grab at a Harewood liquor store. (File photo)
Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, said the company’s goal is to see 50,000 hectares of seaweed cultivation by 2040. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Seaweed industry looking at potential to scale up production on Vancouver Island

Seaweed farming’s economic and environmental benefits discussed at economic summit in Nanaimo

Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, said the company’s goal is to see 50,000 hectares of seaweed cultivation by 2040. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Receptionist Amanda Wagar illuminates the halls of Cain-West Medical Centre haunted health clinic, a Halloween attraction open this month at Country Club Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Haunted Island medical clinic offering terrifying treatment until Halloween

Attraction set up by Curious Comics at Country Club Centre

Receptionist Amanda Wagar illuminates the halls of Cain-West Medical Centre haunted health clinic, a Halloween attraction open this month at Country Club Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews fight a fire at a warehouse on Selby Street on Monday, Oct. 10. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue image)

Nanaimo firefighters battle stubborn Thanksgiving Day warehouse blaze

Twenty-four firefighters worked for more than six hours to extinguish fire on Selby Street

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews fight a fire at a warehouse on Selby Street on Monday, Oct. 10. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue image)
Firefighters stand by with hoses to snuff out any possible fire originating from spilled fuel after a truck crashed through a house in Nanoose Bay on Monday, Oct. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Truck driver survives after crashing through house along Vancouver Island highway

Rescuers take three hours to extricate transport truck driver after incident near Nanaimo

Firefighters stand by with hoses to snuff out any possible fire originating from spilled fuel after a truck crashed through a house in Nanoose Bay on Monday, Oct. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Amie Armet, a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas, hopes to have a super selection of costumes for kids this Halloween. A costume donation drive has been organized with drop-off bins at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

‘Mamas for Mamas’ non-profit collecting Halloween costumes for Island children in need

Donations currently being accepted at all of VIRL’s library branches in Nanaimo

Amie Armet, a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas, hopes to have a super selection of costumes for kids this Halloween. A costume donation drive has been organized with drop-off bins at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)
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