Nanaimo News Staff

An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)

Bus riders asked to weigh in on proposed ‘rapid line’ route through Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo invites feedback on proposed transit improvements

An RDN Transit bus. The Regional District of Nanaimo is working on a transit redevelopment strategy, and one of the recommendations is a ‘rapid line’ bus between downtown Nanaimo and Woodgrove Centre. (News Bulletin file photo)
Rainfall warnings and special weather statements are in effect for most of Vancouver Island for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)

Heavy rain expected this weekend over most of Vancouver Island

Rainfall warnings in effect in some areas, special weather statements in others

Rainfall warnings and special weather statements are in effect for most of Vancouver Island for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is reviewing an incident in south Nanaimo where a man in distress was injured while being taken into custody. (File photo)

Police watchdog investigating after man in crisis injured while being taken into custody in Nanaimo

Man sustained non life-threatening injuries in incident on Extension Road last month

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is reviewing an incident in south Nanaimo where a man in distress was injured while being taken into custody. (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.
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.
Regional District of Nanaimo and CUPE Local 401 have announced ratification of a four-year labour agreement. (Black Press file)

Regional District of Nanaimo and CUPE workers agree to four-year deal

RDN and union announce ratification of a collective agreement

Regional District of Nanaimo and CUPE Local 401 have announced ratification of a four-year labour agreement. (Black Press file)
Sheila Malcolmson, B.C. minister of mental health and addictions, speaks at a recent federal election campaign event in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

New substance-use recovery beds coming to Vancouver Island

B.C. government announces addictions treatment supports in Nanaimo, Oceanside, Tofino-Ucluelet

Sheila Malcolmson, B.C. minister of mental health and addictions, speaks at a recent federal election campaign event in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)

Late-night Nanaimo ferry sailings cancelled as Queen of New Westminster re-assigned

BC Ferries working to repair Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel

Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)

High winds see night/late-night Duke Point-Tsawwassen ferry sailings cancelled

Reservation fees will be refunded, travel reverting to standby basis, says B.C. Ferries

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)
VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIU men’s soccer team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, wins two more matches

Mariners defeat both Douglas Royals and Capilano Blues by 3-2 scores

VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
There was a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Pleasant Valley Elementary School last week. The school is located at the old Rutherford school site this year as Pleasant Valley school receives seismic upgrades. (News Bulletin file photo)

Cluster of COVID-19 cases reported at Nanaimo’s Pleasant Valley school

Exposure dates were Sept. 20-22 at the school, located this year at the old Rutherford school site

There was a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Pleasant Valley Elementary School last week. The school is located at the old Rutherford school site this year as Pleasant Valley school receives seismic upgrades. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lisa Marie Barron at her NDP campaign office on Aug. 15, the day the election was called. She will be Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP after the counting of mail-in ballots confirmed her victory. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Barron elected Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP after mail-in ballots counted

NDP candidate finishes ahead of Conservative challenger and Green incumbent

Lisa Marie Barron at her NDP campaign office on Aug. 15, the day the election was called. She will be Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP after the counting of mail-in ballots confirmed her victory. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
RCMP arrested a driver on numerous firearms offences earlier this summer, and the driver will appear in court Tuesday, Sept. 28. (News Bulletin file photo)

Driver facing charges after Nanaimo RCMP seize pipe bomb, detonate it at safe location

Incident was earlier this summer, accused’s court date is this coming week

RCMP arrested a driver on numerous firearms offences earlier this summer, and the driver will appear in court Tuesday, Sept. 28. (News Bulletin file photo)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are battling a house fire on Estevan Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City workers rush to help residents as firefighters respond to Nanaimo house fire

Emergency crews were called to the 1900 block of Estevan at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are battling a house fire on Estevan Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Election night doesn’t yield a winner in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP’s Barron ahead, but Conservatives’ Kronis close and Greens’ Manly within striking distance

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders win to even their record

Nanaimo’s football team defeats Kamloops Broncos on the road, 39-7

The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on the north Island. (Photo submitted)

Off-duty RCMP officer’s CPR saves baby’s life on the side of the Island Highway

Incident happened between Woss and Sayward where there was no cellular service

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on the north Island. (Photo submitted)
An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Arrest warrant issued for man wanted on voyeurism and child porn charges in Nanaimo

Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, missed recent court date, says Nanaimo RCMP

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)
(News Bulletin file)

Man dies after motorcycle crash in Nanaimo

Motorcycle crashed at intersection of Jingle Pot-Ashlee roads in Nanaimo the night of Sept. 7

(News Bulletin file)
The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)

Second new Gabriola-Nanaimo hybrid ferry begins last leg of trip home

Dubbed Island 5, hybrid-electric ferry expected to begin service in 2022

The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)