Nanaimo News Staff

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fentanyl dealer sentenced after crashing, ditching shotgun, hiding in forest on north Island

Justin John Chester of Courtenay will serve another 20 months

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraiser benefits man experiencing homelessness who was purposely struck by motorist in Nanaimo

Daughter creating a trust fund to help her father as he recovers

A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)
Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)

Vancouver Island man who tried to sue for $32 trillion unsuccessful in his appeal

B.C. Court of Appeal hearing cut short after ‘profanity-laden outbursts’

Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)
Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Firefighter climbs into Nanaimo’s Abyss crevice to rescue another fallen pooch

Crew called to Extension Ridge Trail on Tuesday, July 20

Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

CF-18 flies over Island hospitals as part of Operation Inspiration

Snowbirds slated for flyover on Monday, July 19

A CF-18 demo jet flies over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries: Soaring price of gas means reduction in fuel rebates for customers

Cost increase of 30 cents for vehicles on Metro Vancouver-Island routes as of Aug. 1

Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Person experiencing homelessness struck intentionally by motorist in Nanaimo

Incident happened Saturday, July 10, on Victoria Avenue

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)
Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman cashes in $500,000 Lotto Max ticket

Maria Edmond bought her winning ticket at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)
Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library selects VIU chief librarian as new executive director

Ben Hyman will take over from Rosemary Bonanno next month

Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)

Island’s brain injury societies invite companies to Toss the Boss off a bungy bridge

Oct. 1 event at WildPlay Element Park benefits Nanaimo and Victoria societies

Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)
A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4

Man dies in weekend ATV accident on rural property south of Nanaimo

38-year-old found next to rolled-over ATV by friends on Sunday, July 4

A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries reporting 5-sailing wait at Horseshoe Bay

Travellers advised to travel to Vancouver Island via Tsawwassen

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries now offering online booking for foot passengers

Online booking for Tsawwassen–Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen–Duke Point and Horseshoe Bay–Departure Bay

B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 13-19. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

New COVID-19 cases on the Island drop back down

23 new cases last week after 51 the week before

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 13-19. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries adding sailings as it anticipates ‘busy summer season’

Extra sailings announced on major routes for peak travel season starting June 25

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man sentenced to one year in jail for sexually assaulting passed-out girl

Wesley Wayne Webber, 23, was convicted last fall

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning with temperatures expected to reach as high as 37 C in the coming days on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat warning issued for most of Vancouver Island

Forecast calls for temperatures to reach 37 C in the next few days

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning with temperatures expected to reach as high as 37 C in the coming days on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 6-12. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

New COVID-19 cases up on Island, but health officials say trends going right way

There were 22 new COVID-19 cases in Greater Victoria last week after just four the week before

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 6-12. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
The discovery of a missing woman’s body in Nanaimo earlier this month is now being treated as homicide, say Nanaimo RCMP. (File photo)

Discovery of woman’s body in downtown Nanaimo now being investigated as a homicide

Amy Watts was found dead near Albert Street and Victoria Crescent on June 3

The discovery of a missing woman’s body in Nanaimo earlier this month is now being treated as homicide, say Nanaimo RCMP. (File photo)