Nanaimo News Staff

An off-duty RCMP officer caught a suspect in the act of siphoning gas from the non-profit BGC Canada vehicle in Chase River earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-duty RCMP officer catches suspect siphoning gas from non-profit Nanaimo daycare

Incident happened at BGC Canada in Chase River

An off-duty RCMP officer caught a suspect in the act of siphoning gas from the non-profit BGC Canada vehicle in Chase River earlier this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)

Special weather statement in effect with snow expected on the Island this week

Environment Canada forecasts 15 centimetres in inland areas of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ladysmith’s Festival of Lights began with the Light Up parade Thursday, Nov. 24. (Sean McCue/News Bulletin)

Lights get switched on to start holiday season in Ladysmith

Festival of Lights begins with Light Up night

Ladysmith’s Festival of Lights began with the Light Up parade Thursday, Nov. 24. (Sean McCue/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP on scene at a stabbing incident in the area of Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Person who was stabbed in Nanaimo yesterday is the one facing charges

Police allege that 32-year-old attacked a marginalized person without provocation

Nanaimo RCMP on scene at a stabbing incident in the area of Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A woman faces charges of impaired driving after allegedly being found passed out behind the wheel with her baby in a vehicle in Nanaimo last week. (News Bulletin file photo)

Allegedly impaired driver found passed out with baby in vehicle in Nanaimo

35-year-old woman faces charges after Nov. 17 incident

A woman faces charges of impaired driving after allegedly being found passed out behind the wheel with her baby in a vehicle in Nanaimo last week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nathan Pham and Kiara White display their projects for an exhibit called ‘Unwrapped’ that begins Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the View Gallery. (Nancy Pagé photo)

VIU graphic design exhibit to display environmentally conscious product packaging

Exhibit on display at Vancouver Island University from Nov. 22-Dec. 1

Nathan Pham and Kiara White display their projects for an exhibit called ‘Unwrapped’ that begins Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the View Gallery. (Nancy Pagé photo)
VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU students in Nanaimo to pitch their seaweed products on Dragons’ Den-style show

‘Urchin Tank’ panel of judges will assess students’ projects

VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Syl Thompson and band Ground Control will bring back ‘the definitive Bowie experience’ to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)

Tribute act unpacks David Bowie experience across Vancouver Island

Syl Thompson and band Ground Control perform in Victoria, Nanaimo and Campbell River

Syl Thompson and band Ground Control will bring back ‘the definitive Bowie experience’ to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ at several Vancouver Island venues including Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. (Photo submitted)

Fiddle duo bringing Christmas celebration to Vancouver Island venues

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy on the Island from Nov. 18-22

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ at several Vancouver Island venues including Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Aiden Campbell makes a save during a scrum in front of the net between the Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

First-place Clippers win back-to-back games against Island foes

Nanaimo on top of Coastal Conference with 15-3 record

Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Aiden Campbell makes a save during a scrum in front of the net between the Clippers and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
Alastair Caddick, CEO of Vancouver Island Ferry Company, speaks to reporters at the company’s launch event Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Port of Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Fast ferry service between Nanaimo and Vancouver slated to start next summer

New Vancouver Island Ferry Company holds launch event

Alastair Caddick, CEO of Vancouver Island Ferry Company, speaks to reporters at the company’s launch event Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Port of Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tom Wilson, left, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Nov. 12. (Photo by Mark Maryanovich)

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings set to make 2 Island stops on 25th anniversary tour

Folk rock-alternative country act released its 11th studio album, ‘O Glory,’ this past summer

Tom Wilson, left, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Nov. 12. (Photo by Mark Maryanovich)
The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

Nanaimo to host 55-Plus B.C. Games in 2025

City of Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo partner on successful bid

The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Rough seas cause cancellation of 18 B.C. Ferries sailings

Sailings on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay and Langdale-Horseshoe Bay routes impacted

BC Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Good Person will have its second week of show Nov. 3-5 at Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Leon Potter photo)

VIU theatre students take on comedic look at tavern business

Theatre department presenting ‘A Good Person’ until Nov. 5

A Good Person will have its second week of show Nov. 3-5 at Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Leon Potter photo)
Vancouver Island University’s soccer program won two provincial championships in one day as the women and men both won Pacific Western Athletic Association titles on Sunday, Oct. 30, in West Vancouver. (News Bulletin file photo)

VIU Mariners soccer teams both win provincial championships

Women beat Douglas 5-1, men shut out Langara 2-0

Vancouver Island University’s soccer program won two provincial championships in one day as the women and men both won Pacific Western Athletic Association titles on Sunday, Oct. 30, in West Vancouver. (News Bulletin file photo)
More than 50 drivers were pulled aside and handed warning letters for not slowing down and moving over their vehicles to give tow truck drivers breathing room to do their jobs safely during an enforcement exercise in Nanaimo on Thursday, Oct. 27. (Photo submitted)

50 drivers warned for failing to ‘slow down, move over’ for flashing lights in Nanaimo

Safety exercise held along Nanaimo Parkway on Thursday, Oct. 27

More than 50 drivers were pulled aside and handed warning letters for not slowing down and moving over their vehicles to give tow truck drivers breathing room to do their jobs safely during an enforcement exercise in Nanaimo on Thursday, Oct. 27. (Photo submitted)
A four-vehicle crash is completely blocking traffic northbound on the Trans-Canada Highway in Cassidy on Thursday, Oct. 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Four-vehicle crash blocks highway traffic south of Nanaimo

Drive B.C. advises drivers to ‘expect major delays’ as crews deal with highway crash in Cassidy

A four-vehicle crash is completely blocking traffic northbound on the Trans-Canada Highway in Cassidy on Thursday, Oct. 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help track down a Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill stolen from a property on Jingle Pot Road. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thieves in Nanaimo cut through lock, hitch up portable sawmill, make getaway

Culprits steal equipment worth $30,000 from rural property on Jingle Pot Road

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help track down a Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill stolen from a property on Jingle Pot Road. (News Bulletin file photo)