Nanaimo News Staff

Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer, updates the province’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. cabinet offices in Vancouver in 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Island Health hires high-profile pandemic doctor

Dr. Réka Gustafson will become Island’s chief medical health officer in September

Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer, updates the province’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. cabinet offices in Vancouver in 2020. (B.C. government photo)
Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island hockey player traded on busy day for NHL transactions

Dylan Coghlan traded from Vegas Golden Knights to Carolina Hurricanes

Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Man seriously injured in shooting in Nanaimo, suspect flees scene

Incident happened outside home on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Western Forest Products announced capital investments totalling $29 million at operations in Saltair, Nanaimo and Chemainus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Western Forest Products announces $29 million in upgrades at central Island operations

Projects underway at Saltair, Nanaimo and Chemainus facilities

Western Forest Products announced capital investments totalling $29 million at operations in Saltair, Nanaimo and Chemainus. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)

B.C. RCMP: child abductions rare but they happen, here’s how to protect yourself

Police issue public service announcement for parents and guardians

Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)
The BC Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)

Engine trouble on BC Ferries vessel causes sailing cancellations ahead of long weekend

Sailings from Nanaimo, West Vancouver cancelled Thursday and Friday, June 30-July 1

The BC Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is expected to be a busy long weekend at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

First long weekend of summer will bring sailing waits at BC Ferries terminals

Ferry company offers travel tips ahead of the Canada Day weekend

BC Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is expected to be a busy long weekend at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers hockey team sold to new ownership group

BCHL board unanimously approves sale of team to Northern Lights Hockey Canada LLC

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man was arrested allegedly holding two bricks of cocaine in his hands following a rollover crash in Nanaimo earlier this spring. (Photo submitted)

Alleged drug dealer in Nanaimo crashes sports car, flees scene carrying two bricks of cocaine

43-year-old man faces charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking

A man was arrested allegedly holding two bricks of cocaine in his hands following a rollover crash in Nanaimo earlier this spring. (Photo submitted)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)
Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)

Vancouver Island teen singing sensation to appear on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week

Lauren Spencer-Smith to perform as musical guest on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show June 29

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)

Police watchdog finds Nanaimo RCMP did not break woman’s foot

IIO investigated March incident where woman apprehended under Mental Health Act at Port Place mall

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)

Diligent man allegedly spent half-hour trying to pry open Island business with screwdriver

Security cameras capture unsuccessful attempt at Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)
Simon James Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in a homicide that claimed the life of a Victoria woman Monday, June 20. (Photo submitted)

Homicide suspect and victim named as Nanaimo RCMP investigate case

Police want to speak with anyone who knew why the victim, who was from Victoria, was in Nanaimo

Simon James Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in a homicide that claimed the life of a Victoria woman Monday, June 20. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 300 block of Eighth Street in south Nanaimo. Police responded to a “violent altercation” and found a woman deceased. (Chris Bush/News Bulleltin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating homicide in city’s south end

Woman found dead, man arrested Monday, June 20, on Eighth Street

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 300 block of Eighth Street in south Nanaimo. Police responded to a “violent altercation” and found a woman deceased. (Chris Bush/News Bulleltin)
Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)
Nanaimo RCMP are trying to identify suspects who broke into Winners-HomeSense on the old Island Highway on Sunday, June 12, and stole most of the store’s jewelry. (Photos submitted)

Suspects in Nanaimo break into Winners-HomeSense, smash cases, steal jewelry

RCMP seek tips from public following June 12 break-in

Nanaimo RCMP are trying to identify suspects who broke into Winners-HomeSense on the old Island Highway on Sunday, June 12, and stole most of the store’s jewelry. (Photos submitted)
A case of notifiable avian influenza has been confirmed within the Regional District of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Avian flu confirmed in backyard poultry operation in Regional District of Nanaimo

B.C. Animal Health Centre confirms case, says officials responding

A case of notifiable avian influenza has been confirmed within the Regional District of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Commercial vehicles travelling via the Queen of Alberni will be offered fare savings until Oct. 12, says BC Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries floats 33% savings to entice off-peak commercial traffic

Commercial saver fare available until Oct. 12 for select Island-Tsawwassen ferry sailings

Commercial vehicles travelling via the Queen of Alberni will be offered fare savings until Oct. 12, says BC Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)
A sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were seized by police from suspects in two separate incidents in Nanaimo on Tuesday, June 15. (Photos submitted)

Sawed-off rifle and shotgun seized in separate incidents the same day in Nanaimo

Loaded guns confiscated downtown and in Harewood

A sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were seized by police from suspects in two separate incidents in Nanaimo on Tuesday, June 15. (Photos submitted)