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B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Duncan connector bus ridership doubles since launch

B.C. Transit says it expects numbers to grow even more with VIU classes now back in session

 

A driver was taken to hospital with unknown injuries after crashing into a barricade along the Nanaimo Parkway near the Mostar Road-Jingle Pot Road intersection on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

One person taken to hospital after highway crash in Nanaimo

Traffic backed up after two collisions 45 minutes apart at Mostar Road intersection

 

A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Estimated 29,000 lethal fentanyl doses taken off Okanagan streets

CFSEU-BC completed the initiative in partnership with RCMP detachments throughout the Okanagan

 

A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)

Kelowna Mountie involved in caught-on-camera 2020 arrest takes stand in assault trial

Cont. Siggy Pietrzak was charged with assault in April 2021

A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)
RCMP ticketed a driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he was found sleeping in the bushes after crashing a vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway. (News Bulletin file photo)

Driver found sleeping in nearby bushes after crashing car on B.C. highway

Incident happened at the Aulds Road intersection at midnight on Monday, Sept. 19

RCMP ticketed a driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he was found sleeping in the bushes after crashing a vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway. (News Bulletin file photo)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Suspect allegedly fires BB gun multiple times at police in Nanaimo

BB pellets strike officer, damage windshield of RCMP vehicle

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)

Judge sticks B.C. environmental activist with ban on possessing glue in public

Extinction Rebellion protester gets binding conditions of probation

Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

2 burned bodies found near Penticton shooting range deemed suspicious deaths

Remains discovered after fire broke out Sept. 15

Police closed access to the Penticton shooting range Thursday morning after the Summerland Fire Department discovered two deceased individuals. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Members of Extension Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on Spruston Road, near Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Dog dies and buildings destroyed in fire at rural area near Nanaimo

Four fire departments, including Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department, battle blaze in Cassidy

Members of Extension Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on Spruston Road, near Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Multiple emergency services responded to Nanaimo Boat Basin after a man fell several metres down a rock face on Cameron Island on Friday, Sept. 16. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

First responders rescue man who fell several metres on rocky Nanaimo shore

Incident happened along Cameron Island, near the Nanaimo Boat Basin on Sept. 16

Multiple emergency services responded to Nanaimo Boat Basin after a man fell several metres down a rock face on Cameron Island on Friday, Sept. 16. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An RCMP diver prepares to enter the water near Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park on Friday, Sept. 16. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Police divers probe depths of Nanaimo Harbour — not saying what for

RCMP dive team assisting with ongoing undisclosed police investigation while training

An RCMP diver prepares to enter the water near Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park on Friday, Sept. 16. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
More than 100 people gather for a rally on the Nanaimo Courthouse front lawn to demand action from government and the B.C. justice system to fight violent crime and restore a sense of community safety, Wednesday, Sept. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Multiple incidents of public violence spark safety rally in downtown Nanaimo

Rally outside courthouse a response to increase in violent crime

More than 100 people gather for a rally on the Nanaimo Courthouse front lawn to demand action from government and the B.C. justice system to fight violent crime and restore a sense of community safety, Wednesday, Sept. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber

Schools, Crown Corps. to close as Horgan declares Sept. 19 a holiday to mourn the queen

Businesses scramble to set their own paths, Ontario and Quebec not recognizing federal holiday

Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber
The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders lifted for residents around Hope wildfire

Residents of 12 properties near Flood Falls Trail wildfire can return home

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)
Tasha Brown is running for mayor of the City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

From high-profile global child abduction case to B.C. mayor’s chair?

Tasha Brown, who followed abducted daughter halfway around the world, running for mayor of Nanaimo

Tasha Brown is running for mayor of the City of Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
The Battleship Mountain wildfire burning near Hudson’s Hope, as seen Sept. 10. The town, as well as surrounding areas in the Peace River Regional District, have since been evacuated. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Much of B.C. under air quality advisory as wildfires force evacuations, spread smoke

Evacuation orders in effect around Hudson’s Hope and Hope

The Battleship Mountain wildfire burning near Hudson’s Hope, as seen Sept. 10. The town, as well as surrounding areas in the Peace River Regional District, have since been evacuated. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Flood Falls Trail wildfire is estimated to be 520 hectares and continues to grow (Samuel St-laurent/Facebook)

Wildfire near Hope now at 520 hectares and growing

Highway 1 eastbound still closed and a dozen properties in Hunter Creek and Laidlaw evacuated

Flood Falls Trail wildfire is estimated to be 520 hectares and continues to grow (Samuel St-laurent/Facebook)
Vancouver Island University will make its Nanaimo campus more accessible and inclusive using $3.3 million in funding from the provincial government. (VIU photo)

VIU to improve campus accessibility with provincial funding

$3.3 million will be used to address hard-to-access places at Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University will make its Nanaimo campus more accessible and inclusive using $3.3 million in funding from the provincial government. (VIU photo)
Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Highway 1 eastbound closed between Chilliwack and Hope as area wildfire grows

All eastbound traffic detoured to Highway 7 and Highway 9 Sunday

Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope grows to 271 hectares

Evacuation alert sent last night via Alertable app still in effect as of this morning

Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.
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