Nanaimo News Staff

Victoria’s Pacific FC has promoted James Merriman as head coach of the Canadian Premier League club. (Photo courtesy Pacific FC)

Vancouver Island soccer coach promoted to lead Victoria’s Pacific FC

James Merriman named as head coach of defending Canadian Premier League champions

Victoria’s Pacific FC has promoted James Merriman as head coach of the Canadian Premier League club. (Photo courtesy Pacific FC)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo care-home COVID outbreak grows to 27 cases

Island Health says entire Dufferin Place facility now dealing with outbreak

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP released a photo believed to be of a missing 74-year-old man. He has since been located safe and sound. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Victoria senior, considered missing after series of 911 calls, found safe

Nanaimo RCMP report that 74-year-old has been located

Nanaimo RCMP released a photo believed to be of a missing 74-year-old man. He has since been located safe and sound. (Submitted photo)
Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo doubling up on random piles of found money

RCMP ask for help determining owners of envelope found on sidewalk, lump sum in shopping mall

Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Six people are in police custody after shots were fired at a home in Harewood on Monday, Jan. 17. (News Bulletin file photo)

Six people arrested after shots fired in Nanaimo

No one injured in incident, RCMP investigating home in Harewood

Six people are in police custody after shots were fired at a home in Harewood on Monday, Jan. 17. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of North Cedar Fire Department search a stretch of the Nanaimo River on Friday, Jan. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

First responders, search-and-rescue crews looking for man missing along Nanaimo River

Man’s vehicle located in Cedar on Friday, search effort escalated Saturday

Members of North Cedar Fire Department search a stretch of the Nanaimo River on Friday, Jan. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)

B.C. First Nation chief ‘frustrated’ with name choice for BC Ferries new ship

Snuneymuxw First Nation criticizes ferry company’s approach to relationship-building

The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

9 Vancouver Island long-term care homes dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

Nanaimo’s Dufferin Place added to Island Health’s list of active outbreaks

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Peter Simpson, BC Ferries director of fleet operations and strategy; Cathi Charles Wherry, special advisor, First Peoples’ Cultural Council; and Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, attend a ceremony announcing the name of the sixth Island-class ferry. (Photo submitted)

Newest Island-class ferry will be called Island Gwawis, ‘raven of the sea’

Vessel will service Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route

Peter Simpson, BC Ferries director of fleet operations and strategy; Cathi Charles Wherry, special advisor, First Peoples’ Cultural Council; and Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, attend a ceremony announcing the name of the sixth Island-class ferry. (Photo submitted)
A school bus and an SUV collided at the intersection of Cedar and Fielding roads on Monday afternoon, Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

No one hurt as school bus and SUV crash on Cedar Road in Nanaimo

Two students were on the bus, but no one was hurt in the incident, say crews on scene

A school bus and an SUV collided at the intersection of Cedar and Fielding roads on Monday afternoon, Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)

Police seeing too many ‘rolling snow forts’ after Vancouver Island’s recent snowfalls

RCMP remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles before driving this winter

Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)
A suspect who tried to disarm a Nanaimo Mountie during a struggle to resist arrest remains in custody facing multiple charges. (File photo)

Suspect arrested after police say he attempted to grab Nanaimo officer’s gun

33-year-old man remains in police custody after engaging Mountie in ‘fight of their life’

A suspect who tried to disarm a Nanaimo Mountie during a struggle to resist arrest remains in custody facing multiple charges. (File photo)
Nanaimo’s Johanna Rossetto won $500,000 playing the Lotto Max Extra in the fall and B.C. Lottery Corporation announced her win this week. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman announced as $500,000 Lotto Max winner

Johanna Rossetto won playing the Extra in a draw this past fall

Nanaimo’s Johanna Rossetto won $500,000 playing the Lotto Max Extra in the fall and B.C. Lottery Corporation announced her win this week. (Photo submitted)
Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jersey thieves ‘caught red-handed’ with stolen goods in vehicle

RCMP track down and arrested suspects who allegedly stole from Kirby’s Source for Sports

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)
BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels round trips due to freezing temperatures

Frozen pipes, unsafe deck conditions cited as Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailings cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo woman who dropped off some Christmas baking for her neighbour and noticed that it was still on his front porch days later may have helped save the man's life, as he was in medical distress. (Stock photo)

Uneaten Christmas baking on doorstep alerts neighbour to fallen senior in Nanaimo

83-year-old man was in medical distress inside his home

A Nanaimo woman who dropped off some Christmas baking for her neighbour and noticed that it was still on his front porch days later may have helped save the man's life, as he was in medical distress. (Stock photo)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)

Court hands B.C. commercial fisherman its first lifetime ban in a decade

6 months jail time given Scott Steer, vessel forfeited in connection with Vancouver Harbour incident

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)
An abandoned mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated, trying to care for its five puppies. The dogs were taken to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA and are now in foster care. (Photos submitted)

Dog with five puppies found abandoned, starving in Nanaimo now in SPCA care

Dogs were brought to B.C. SPCA and are in foster care and will be up for adoption in the new year

An abandoned mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated, trying to care for its five puppies. The dogs were taken to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA and are now in foster care. (Photos submitted)
Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thousands of dollars worth of sneakers stolen at Nanaimo house party

Party on Kennedy Street “apparently got out of control,” say police

Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)