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Makayla Chang. (Photos submitted)

Man charged with 2017 murder of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang

Steven Bacon, whom police spoke to during their investigation, faces charge

Makayla Chang. (Photos submitted)
BC Ferries passengers won’t be able to stay on the lower car decks during sailings as of Sept. 30. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries passengers won’t be allowed to stay on lower car decks much longer

Transport Canada rescinding temporary flexibility, previous regulations back in place Sept. 30

BC Ferries passengers won’t be able to stay on the lower car decks during sailings as of Sept. 30. (News Bulletin file photo)
Firefighters from at least three departments are at the scene of a fire on an ecological reserve north of Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Firefighters from at least three departments are at the scene of a fire on an ecological reserve north of Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
The province is upgrading highway lighting to LEDs, starting with Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin photo)

B.C. government upgrading highway lighting to LEDs on Vancouver Island

Province projects lower energy use and annual cost savings

The province is upgrading highway lighting to LEDs, starting with Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin photo)
A man exposed himself to a girl who was walking with her family on the trail at Westwood Lake Park on Wednesday night. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man exposes himself to nine-year-old girl on Nanaimo trail

Nanaimo RCMP advise public after indecent act Sept. 2 at Westwood Lake Park

A man exposed himself to a girl who was walking with her family on the trail at Westwood Lake Park on Wednesday night. (News Bulletin file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries anticipating busy terminals on Labour Day weekend

Ferry corporation issues travel tips for those planning to sail Sept. 3-7

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)
Emergency crews were called to a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Ladysmith this morning. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Police say driver fled scene of fatal crash in Ladysmith in stolen vehicle

Air ambulance and other emergency crews called to Oyster Sto-lo Road intersection

Emergency crews were called to a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Ladysmith this morning. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo NightOwls manager Greg Frady speaks via Zoom from his home in Florida at a coaching announcement this week. (Nanaimo NightOwls/Zoom image)

Nanaimo NightOwls baseball team announces first manager

Greg Frady signed to five-year contract to coach West Coast League franchise

Nanaimo NightOwls manager Greg Frady speaks via Zoom from his home in Florida at a coaching announcement this week. (Nanaimo NightOwls/Zoom image)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters battle a bush fire along the old Island Highway on Wednesday afternoon. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Passing train caused brush fire along old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Fire extended between Northfield and Dorman roads

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters battle a bush fire along the old Island Highway on Wednesday afternoon. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
BC Ferries will require all customers to wear masks at terminals and and aboard vessels beginning Monday, Aug. 24. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wearing masks will be mandatory on BC Ferries vessels and at terminals

Rule comes into effect Monday, Aug. 24

BC Ferries will require all customers to wear masks at terminals and and aboard vessels beginning Monday, Aug. 24. (News Bulletin file photo)
Debra Allen of Nanaimo won $500,000 playing Lotto Max. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman will buy ‘supersonic’ hair dryer after $500,000 lotto win

Debra Allen won $500,000 in July 28 Lotto Max draw

Debra Allen of Nanaimo won $500,000 playing Lotto Max. (Photo submitted)
Crews work to put out a wildfire on Pender Island on Monday. (Photo courtesy Amanda Harris/@belleamanda)

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Crews work to put out a wildfire on Pender Island on Monday. (Photo courtesy Amanda Harris/@belleamanda)
Woman arrested near Nanaimo beach after alleged road rage incidents

Woman arrested near Nanaimo beach after alleged road rage incidents

37-year-old woman facing charges including assault, assaulting a police officer, impaired driving

Woman arrested near Nanaimo beach after alleged road rage incidents
A still from a Transport Canada public-safety announcement regarding lasers and aircraft. (Transport Canada image)

Pilots report laser interference while en route to Nanaimo and Victoria

Airplane and helicopter pilots report green flashes, green beams coming from Saltair

A still from a Transport Canada public-safety announcement regarding lasers and aircraft. (Transport Canada image)
BC Ferries vessels at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Multiple sailing waits expected on ferries on B.C. Day long weekend

BC Ferries suggests reservations, travelling at night, taking alternate routes

BC Ferries vessels at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP vehicles on Malpass Road on Sunday afternoon. (News Bulletin photo)

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after being shot in Nanaimo

One man injured, one man arrested after incident Sunday on Malpass Road

Nanaimo RCMP vehicles on Malpass Road on Sunday afternoon. (News Bulletin photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising that temperatures in the low 30s are forecast for Sunday and Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Special weather statement warns of hot days ahead on Vancouver Island

Special weather statement forecasts temperatures in the low 30s Sunday and Monday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising that temperatures in the low 30s are forecast for Sunday and Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A pickup truck and a logging truck were involved in a crash on the Trans-Canada highway near Cedar Road on Wednesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATED: Driver pulled out of burning pickup after highway crash south of Nanaimo

Accident happened close to Cedar Road intersection near Nanaimo Airport at about 5:45 a.m.

A pickup truck and a logging truck were involved in a crash on the Trans-Canada highway near Cedar Road on Wednesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An image shared by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit showing the Brothers Keepers network. Red nodes represent gang members and black nodes represent non-gang-member associates. (CFSEU-B.C. image)

Police task force thwarts Brothers Keepers gang’s expansion into Nanaimo

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit disrupts spread of drug trafficking network

An image shared by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit showing the Brothers Keepers network. Red nodes represent gang members and black nodes represent non-gang-member associates. (CFSEU-B.C. image)
Delores Kachanoski of Nanaimo,won $75,000 in a Lotto Max lottery draw last month. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman wins $75,000 playing Lotto Max

Delores Kachanoski bought her winning ticket at Petro-Canada in south Nanaimo

Delores Kachanoski of Nanaimo,won $75,000 in a Lotto Max lottery draw last month. (Photo submitted)