Nanaimo News Staff

Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)

Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo

RCMP say social media tips helped lead to arrests and recovery of allegedly stolen items

Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)
Excavation work on the Island Highway at Superior Road in Lantzville on Friday, Nov. 19, where a sinkhole opened up the day before. (B.C. Government photo)

UPDATE: Island Highway reopens north of Nanaimo after sinkhole caused closure

Sinkhole opened up Thursday, Nov. 18, on Highway 19 at Superior Road in Lantzville

Excavation work on the Island Highway at Superior Road in Lantzville on Friday, Nov. 19, where a sinkhole opened up the day before. (B.C. Government photo)
A sinkhole at Superior Road in Lantzville has closed the Island Highway in both directions. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Sinkhole closes Island Highway in both directions north of Nanaimo

Traffic being detoured through Lantzville; sinkhole is at Superior Road

A sinkhole at Superior Road in Lantzville has closed the Island Highway in both directions. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Residents Jenny Kuhnley and Russ Swift watch drivers decide whether to attempt to navigate a flooded section of Akenhead Road in Cedar on Monday morning. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Flood waters from Nanaimo River reach front doors in areas of Cedar

Wilkinson and Raines roads closed

Residents Jenny Kuhnley and Russ Swift watch drivers decide whether to attempt to navigate a flooded section of Akenhead Road in Cedar on Monday morning. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A BC Ferries vessel at the Tsawwassen terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry sailing from Nanaimo cancelled due to rough seas

Round trip between Tsawwassen and Duke Point cancelled Monday, Nov. 15

A BC Ferries vessel at the Tsawwassen terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Nanaimo, with 50-75 millimetres of rain forecast till Monday, Nov. 15. (News Bulletin file)

Weather warning issued on the Island with ‘copious amounts’ of rain in the forecast

Heaviest precipitation expected on Sunday, says Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Nanaimo, with 50-75 millimetres of rain forecast till Monday, Nov. 15. (News Bulletin file)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Linley Valley Park after she says she tripped over his dog. (Photo submitted)

Woman injured after confrontation with jogger over dog on Nanaimo trail; suspect at large

Incident happened in Linley Valley Park on Tuesday, Nov. 9

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Linley Valley Park after she says she tripped over his dog. (Photo submitted)
Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo held a ribbon cutting to signal the start of its child care partnership with Kids and Company. (Submitted photo)

Child care available for moms at Vancouver Island addictions treatment facility

Edgewood Treatment Centre partners with Kids and Company

Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo held a ribbon cutting to signal the start of its child care partnership with Kids and Company. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo hospital spreads, now at 15 cases

Island Health says outbreak remains contained to hospital’s transitional care unit

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
The new movie Long Live Chainsaw celebrates the life and legacy of Nanaimo mountain bike racer Steve Smith. (Photo courtesy Sven Martin/Long Live Chainsaw)

New movie tells true story of Nanaimo mountain bike racer’s life and legacy

Long Live Chainsaw, a documentary about Steve Smith, premieres Nov. 5

The new movie Long Live Chainsaw celebrates the life and legacy of Nanaimo mountain bike racer Steve Smith. (Photo courtesy Sven Martin/Long Live Chainsaw)
News Bulletin file photo

Helicopter crashes in forest on Vancouver Island, pilot injured

Man airlifted after sustaining serious but non-life-threatening injuries in incident near Parksville

News Bulletin file photo
BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)

Fuel rebates to be discontinued by BC Ferries in December

Discontinuation applies to Metro Vancouver-Island routes

BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared in Nanaimo hospital unit

Four patients test positive for virus at NRGH’s transitional care unit

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in Chartwell Malaspina’s Humminbird unit. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared in Nanaimo seniors’ care facility

Island Health says outbreak contained to one unit at Chartwell Malaspina

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in Chartwell Malaspina’s Humminbird unit. (News Bulletin file photo)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with then Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and supporters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach in August. (News Bulletin file)

New Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP responsible for marine, mental health issues

Federal NDP says Lisa Marie Barron critic for fisheries, oceans and mental health, addictions

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with then Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and supporters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach in August. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was hit by an SUV at Brooks Landing mall. (News Bulletin file photo)

SUV revs engine in Nanaimo parking lot, strikes and injures woman, drives off

Incident happened at Brooks Landing mall as victim crossed parking lot

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was hit by an SUV at Brooks Landing mall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were asking for the public’s help in locating a 22-year-old woman who was considered missing. She has been found and is safe. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Woman who went missing after leaving Nanaimo hospital found safe

Police and family members were worried about 22-year-old’s safety

Nanaimo RCMP were asking for the public’s help in locating a 22-year-old woman who was considered missing. She has been found and is safe. (Photo submitted)
BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in anticipation of rough seas. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: More BC Ferries sailings cancelled due to stormy seas

Monday afternoon and evening sailings to and from Nanaimo and Victoria now cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in anticipation of rough seas. (News Bulletin file photo)
One man is in custody in Nanaimo after calling 911 with false claims of shots fired with multiple casualties at a school. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man arrested after false 911 call about a fatal school shooting in Nanaimo

Nanaimo high school went into lockdown procedures during incident Thursday, Oct. 21

One man is in custody in Nanaimo after calling 911 with false claims of shots fired with multiple casualties at a school. (News Bulletin file photo)