Nanaimo News Staff

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Disregard for human life:’ Nanaimo fentanyl trafficker gets four-year sentence

Michael Damien Byrne was arrested as part of 2017 bust

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island Health’s logo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health creates executive position dedicated to Indigenous health

Dawn Thomas starting new role this week

Island Health’s logo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Incident happened on backroad Friday night in Nanaimo Lakes area

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo
Departure Bay ferry terminal will see resumption of service June 3 with four round trips per day. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry sailings scheduled once again at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal

BC Ferries announces that resumption of service June 3 includes four daily round trips

Departure Bay ferry terminal will see resumption of service June 3 with four round trips per day. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19 at a press conference earlier this week. (B.C. Government image)

COVID-19 cases next to nil on Vancouver Island

Only one COVID-19 patient being treated at Island Health’s hospitals

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19 at a press conference earlier this week. (B.C. Government image)
Nanaimo RCMP are sharing information that Jack Kelley is wanted on 10 Canada-wide warrants. (Photos submitted)

RCMP on Vancouver Island warn of alleged ‘violent offender’ with 10 outstanding warrants

Police on the Lower Mainland advise police on Vancouver Island to watch for wanted man

Nanaimo RCMP are sharing information that Jack Kelley is wanted on 10 Canada-wide warrants. (Photos submitted)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

One senior allegedly punches another in dispute over off-leash dog on Nanaimo trail

Incident happened Thursday morning near Glen Oaks Drive

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.
A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose advisory issued for all of Vancouver Island

Island Health noted increase in overdose deaths last week

A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries reminds people to avoid non-essential long weekend travel

Vessels operating at 50 per cent capacity during pandemic

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)
A worker was injured after reportedly falling through the roof at a gas station in Ladysmith on Tuesday morning. (Cole Schisler/Chronicle photo)

Worker hurt after falling through roof of Ladysmith gas station

Air ambulance lands nearby to transport patient

A worker was injured after reportedly falling through the roof at a gas station in Ladysmith on Tuesday morning. (Cole Schisler/Chronicle photo)
Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith in Hawaii during American Idol tapings. (Lauren Spencer-Smith Instagram)

B.C. teen won’t be next American Idol, but she’s excited about her future in music

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith misses out on top 10 of reality TV talent show

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith in Hawaii during American Idol tapings. (Lauren Spencer-Smith Instagram)
Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, is among the Canadian Armed Forces members missing after a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece yesterday. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo pilot presumed dead after helicopter crash in the Mediterranean

Capt. Kevin Hagen and five other Canadian Armed Forces members were on a NATO training mission

Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, is among the Canadian Armed Forces members missing after a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece yesterday. (Photo submitted)
Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo

Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo

One woman hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injury; man arrested and charged

Woman stabbed, man arrested nearby in Nanaimo
Warrant out for green-haired suspect who allegedly assaulted woman in Nanaimo

Warrant out for green-haired suspect who allegedly assaulted woman in Nanaimo

RCMP ask for public’s help in locating Trevor Coles, 32

Warrant out for green-haired suspect who allegedly assaulted woman in Nanaimo
Sonia Furstenau, MLA for the Cowichan Valley, clockwise from top left; Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin; Kathy MacNeil, Island Health CEO; and Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical officer for Island Health participate in a virtual town hall on COVID-19 on Tuesday night. (B.C. Government image)

Only five COVID-19 patients across all Vancouver Island’s hospitals

Health officials at virtual town hall ask residents to ‘hold the line’

Sonia Furstenau, MLA for the Cowichan Valley, clockwise from top left; Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin; Kathy MacNeil, Island Health CEO; and Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical officer for Island Health participate in a virtual town hall on COVID-19 on Tuesday night. (B.C. Government image)
Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Nanaimo dollar store employee over business hours

Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Nanaimo dollar store employee over business hours

Passerby backs up RCMP member dealing with combative suspect Sunday

Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Nanaimo dollar store employee over business hours
After a report of a stolen truck at 12:57 a.m. the morning of April 11, Nanaimo RCMP say they recovered the vehicle and made arrests four minutes later. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo RCMP take less than five minutes to arrest alleged truck thieves

Dodge pickup reported stolen 12:57 a.m., Nanaimo RCMP take suspects into custody 1:01 a.m.

After a report of a stolen truck at 12:57 a.m. the morning of April 11, Nanaimo RCMP say they recovered the vehicle and made arrests four minutes later. (Black Press file)
Traffic on the 12:45 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen-Duke Point on Thursday, April 9. (Photo submitted)

‘Full ferries’ only half-full, BC Ferries clarifies

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP calls for further restrictions on ferry travel

Traffic on the 12:45 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen-Duke Point on Thursday, April 9. (Photo submitted)
Traffic on the 12:45 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen-Duke Point on Thursday, April 9. (Photo submitted)

B.C. Ferries busy on long weekend, even during pandemic

Sailings from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo filling up

Traffic on the 12:45 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen-Duke Point on Thursday, April 9. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo hope a tip from the public can lead them to whoever stole thousands of dollars worth of candy and cigarettes from a transport trailer in south Nanaimo. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (File photo)

Thieves steal $5,000 worth of cigarettes and candy from semi trailer in Nanaimo

Culprits hit truckload in shipping company storage yard on Old Victoria Road on Monday

Police in Nanaimo hope a tip from the public can lead them to whoever stole thousands of dollars worth of candy and cigarettes from a transport trailer in south Nanaimo. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (File photo)