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B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announces new addictions recovery services at a press conference outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, May 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Promised new sobering and stabilization beds now operational in Nanaimo

Addictions services provided via Island Health and operating partners

 

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced to 4 years after sexually abusing 14-year-old in Nanaimo

Man sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo for charges from 2019

 

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)

Overturned kayak found in Nanaimo River, no report yet of missing kayaker

RCMP and volunteer fire departments were called to the riverside on Thatcher Road south of the city

 

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)

Owner of overturned Nanaimo River kayak steps forward in wake of search

Woman had safely left the scene with family, intending to return when river conditions improved

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)
A Sidney/North Saanich RCMP police vehicle parked in front of the terminal building at Victoria International Airport. Police are clearing out passengers from the building and informing others that upcoming flights are cancelled at the present time. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

UPDATE: Victoria airport back to normal operations after ‘incendiary item’ found Tuesday

Flights were cancelled over a six-hour span, many travellers headed for ferry terminal

A Sidney/North Saanich RCMP police vehicle parked in front of the terminal building at Victoria International Airport. Police are clearing out passengers from the building and informing others that upcoming flights are cancelled at the present time. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
A driver crashed an SUV through the front of the Bosley’s pet supply store on Bowen Road on Tuesday, May 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Driver crashes SUV through the front of pet supply store in Nanaimo

No one hurt in incident at Bosley’s on Bowen Road on Tuesday, May 24

A driver crashed an SUV through the front of the Bosley’s pet supply store on Bowen Road on Tuesday, May 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Doric Avenue property in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood that was devastated by a fire Tuesday evening, May 17, displacing a family of eight. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Community rallies around family of 8 left without a home after fire in Nanaimo

Family, friends and strangers look to help support displaced family

The Doric Avenue property in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood that was devastated by a fire Tuesday evening, May 17, displacing a family of eight. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced in Nanaimo court to jail time for sex assault and child luring

Antonio John Charlie-Matias to serve two years for separate offences

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
An elderly couple fear they may have to leave their Nanaimo home of 15 years after it suffered heavy damage when high winds felled trees Wednesday, May 18. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Windstorm causes trees to topple onto Nanaimo home

BC Hydro battling multiple outages as wind batters the south coast

An elderly couple fear they may have to leave their Nanaimo home of 15 years after it suffered heavy damage when high winds felled trees Wednesday, May 18. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Thirteen people have been displaced but are uninjured after fleeing a fire that destroyed their home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 17. (Kaajal Manhas photo)

13 people displaced by house fire in Nanaimo

Residents, including 8 children, escaped unharmed from fire on Doric Avenue

Thirteen people have been displaced but are uninjured after fleeing a fire that destroyed their home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 17. (Kaajal Manhas photo)
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries pulls out ‘paper charts’ after problem with navigation system

Queen of Cowichan sailing between West Vancouver and Nanaimo delayed by an hour

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file photo)
The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

2 arrested in Penticton after Toyota dealership fire deemed arson

Fire crews say damage to the back of the dealership is ‘extensive’

A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse on March 30, 2000. (Canadian Press file photo)

Convicted B.C. killer Kelly Ellard declines chance for full parole, says she’s not ready

Ellard is serving a life sentence for murdering 14-year-old Saanich girl Reena Virk

Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse on March 30, 2000. (Canadian Press file photo)
An altercation involving bear spray, a machete and several suspects sent one woman to hospital with injuries and one youth into police custody. More suspects are being sought. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman cut with machete as bear spray flies near Nanaimo park

One person in hospital, one person in custody after multiple people fight outside Beban Park

An altercation involving bear spray, a machete and several suspects sent one woman to hospital with injuries and one youth into police custody. More suspects are being sought. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria fire crews battle a blaze at View Towers in Victoria on Friday, April 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria firefighters pluck man from balcony in apartment building fire

Smoke billows from building at View and Quadra streets

Victoria fire crews battle a blaze at View Towers in Victoria on Friday, April 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on West Shore Parkway. Northbound lanes are closed. (@28tory/Twitter)

Five sent to hospital after fiery multi-vehicle pile-up in Langford

Pat Bay Highway crash also sends one woman to hospital in a string of Friday morning crashes

Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on West Shore Parkway. Northbound lanes are closed. (@28tory/Twitter)
Prince Rupert RCMP have recently responded to several calls in the Prince Rupert area. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Amber Alert for missing northern B.C. children cancelled

The man was taken into custody. The mother and her two children are safe and receiving support

Prince Rupert RCMP have recently responded to several calls in the Prince Rupert area. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mask mandate lifts in B.C. Friday, COVID vaccine card program to end April 8

These high-profile restrictions were lifted along with several others

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck