Chris Bush

A reference drawing included in the bid package for remediation work at a decommissioned bunker at Nanaimo Military Camp. (SNC Lavalin/Government of Canada image)

Contaminated soil will be cleaned up around Cold War-era bunker in Nanaimo

Federal government puts out tender for remediation project expected to cost at least $1 million

A reference drawing included in the bid package for remediation work at a decommissioned bunker at Nanaimo Military Camp. (SNC Lavalin/Government of Canada image)
Joshua and Erralyn Joseph celebrate during a prize presentation ceremony at Casino Nanaimo on Thursday, March 3, when they were handed a cheque for more than $2.1 million after Erralyn hit the jackpot on one of the casino’s slot machines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo woman wins $2.1 million playing casino slots

Jackpot one of richest slot machine wins in B.C. history

Joshua and Erralyn Joseph celebrate during a prize presentation ceremony at Casino Nanaimo on Thursday, March 3, when they were handed a cheque for more than $2.1 million after Erralyn hit the jackpot on one of the casino’s slot machines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lights on the Bastion Street Bridge have remained dark since wiring was stolen in late January. Repair costs are expected to be at least $12,000. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Wire theft leaves downtown Nanaimo bridge in the dark

City considering ways to prevent further theft and vandalism at Bastion Street Bridge

Lights on the Bastion Street Bridge have remained dark since wiring was stolen in late January. Repair costs are expected to be at least $12,000. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sea lions near a beach in Lantzville catch the attention of people enjoying the outdoors Tuesday, Feb. 8. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: 20 sea lions put on a show for beach-goers near Nanaimo

Animals were displaying ‘rafting’ behaviour, says DFO

Sea lions near a beach in Lantzville catch the attention of people enjoying the outdoors Tuesday, Feb. 8. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A woman in Nanaimo called police after she discovered, in her car trunk, a naked man who may have been hiding there for as long as three days. (@bethanycoker/TikTok image)

Vancouver Island woman discovers naked man in the trunk of her car

Nanaimo RCMP staff sergeant says incident was a ‘first’ in his policing experience

A woman in Nanaimo called police after she discovered, in her car trunk, a naked man who may have been hiding there for as long as three days. (@bethanycoker/TikTok image)
A Vancouver Island University biology professor says how and why a Canada goose ended up in a Chicago park is a mystery. (News Bulletin file photo)

Canada goose from Vancouver Island makes it all the way to the Great Lakes

Biology professor says how and why the bird flew so far east is a mystery

A Vancouver Island University biology professor says how and why a Canada goose ended up in a Chicago park is a mystery. (News Bulletin file photo)
An anonymous donor has posted a $50,000 reward for information about the location of the remains of Lisa Marie Young, who police believe met with foul play and has been missing since 2002. (Photo submitted)

$50,000 reward offered for location of missing Vancouver Island woman’s remains

Anonymous donor posts reward to try to help provide closure for family of Lisa Marie Young

An anonymous donor has posted a $50,000 reward for information about the location of the remains of Lisa Marie Young, who police believe met with foul play and has been missing since 2002. (Photo submitted)
Liam Robertson, the Nanaimo city worker who found the First World War Military Medal, meets with Margaret Sloat, whose home the medal was stolen when her home was robbed in 2019. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

First World War medal found in Nanaimo trash returned to recipient’s family

Vancouver Island Military Museum presented medal for bravery to WWI veteran’s daughter

Liam Robertson, the Nanaimo city worker who found the First World War Military Medal, meets with Margaret Sloat, whose home the medal was stolen when her home was robbed in 2019. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Downtown Nanaimo sushi restaurant owner traumatized by daytime robbery

Nana Sushi restaurant suffering impacts of deteriorating social issues on Victoria Crescent

Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Police in Nanaimo found prohibited weapons, drugs, cash and an improvised explosive device in a vehicle stopped this past weekend for having no insuranc. (Photo submitted)

Bomb, guns, drugs found after Nanaimo RCMP pull over uninsured vehicle

Three people arrested and released as investigation continues

Police in Nanaimo found prohibited weapons, drugs, cash and an improvised explosive device in a vehicle stopped this past weekend for having no insuranc. (Photo submitted)
Greg Devenish, Vancouver Island Military Museum director and volunteer, conducted research that revealed the identity of the recipient of a First World War medal that was found by a city worker and turned over to the museum in December. How the medal came to Nanaimo remains a mystery. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Research unearths history of First World War mystery medal found in Nanaimo

Military medal belonged to veteran who fought at Battle of Passchendaele

Greg Devenish, Vancouver Island Military Museum director and volunteer, conducted research that revealed the identity of the recipient of a First World War medal that was found by a city worker and turned over to the museum in December. How the medal came to Nanaimo remains a mystery. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A deer that fell through ice in Westwood Lake got a ride to safety aboard Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s rescue boat on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

Deer rescued after falling through ice on Vancouver Island lake

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and B.C. Conservation Officer Service respond to incident Tuesday, Jan. 25

A deer that fell through ice in Westwood Lake got a ride to safety aboard Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s rescue boat on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dog rescued after falling through ice on lake near Nanaimo

Volunteer firefighters mount water rescue after dog seen struggling for its life in Hemer Park

Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Erik Jessen and his heavy-duty Dodge pickup tow a big rig B-train in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Jan. 5. (Photo courtesy Les Girard)

VIDEO: Pickup driver tows big rig fuel truck up snowy hill in Nanaimo

Driver of heavy-duty Dodge helps stuck tractor-trailer rig downtown

Erik Jessen and his heavy-duty Dodge pickup tow a big rig B-train in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Jan. 5. (Photo courtesy Les Girard)
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 narrowly escapes injury from falling Nanaimo tree, utility poles and wires

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 MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)

Work on damaged containers sparks another fire aboard MV Zim Kingston in Nanaimo

Sparks from grinder ignite fire in exposed insulation of damaged shipping container

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)
Software systems are susceptible to cyberattack through the recently discovered Log4Shell vulnerability. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island cybersecurity firm ahead of global curve in arming against Log4j bug

aDolus Technology Inc. generates first vulnerability reports to thwart hackers

Software systems are susceptible to cyberattack through the recently discovered Log4Shell vulnerability. (Stock photo)
MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C.’s oldest wooden tugboat being scrapped at shipyard in Nanaimo

MV Sea Lion, built in 1905, had a part in 1914 SS Komagata Maru incident

MV Sea Lion, which was built in 1905 and was B.C.'s oldest wooden tugboat, is being scrapped at a shipyard in Nanaimo. (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)

Vancouver Island senior loses $100,000 to cryptocurrency investment scam

Nanaimo man 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)
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)