Nanaimo News Staff

Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)

14 people rescued from sinking charter boat near Nanaimo

Multiple vessels responded to mayday call from boat taking on water off of Gabriola Island

Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)
A camper tipped over on the Island Highway near Northwest Bay Road, causing northbound traffic to back up to Nanaimo earlier this afternoon. (Drive B.C. image)

No one hurt as camper tips over and blocks highway lanes at Nanoose Bay

Northbound lanes backed up to Nanaimo after 1:30 p.m. incident at Highway 19 and Northwest Bay Road

A camper tipped over on the Island Highway near Northwest Bay Road, causing northbound traffic to back up to Nanaimo earlier this afternoon. (Drive B.C. image)
The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for diver who went missing near Nanaimo

Diver did not surface as expected near Winchelsea Islands

The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP say a joke about a bomb threat, suggested on Aug. 11, is no laughing matter. (News Bulletin file)

Joke about bomb threat not funny, says Nanaimo RCMP

North-end Nanaimo business closed afternoon of Aug. 11 as police searched for explosives

Nanaimo RCMP say a joke about a bomb threat, suggested on Aug. 11, is no laughing matter. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Ferries terminals are expected to be busy this coming weekend, Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries expects another busy weekend of summer vacation travel

Ferry corporation warns of sailing waits between Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

B.C. Ferries terminals are expected to be busy this coming weekend, Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP investigate a motorbike crash on Rock City Road on Tuesday, Aug. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Motorbike rider suffers life-threatening injuries in crash on Nanaimo’s Rock City Road

Section of Rock City Road near Barrington Road closed for investigation

Nanaimo RCMP investigate a motorbike crash on Rock City Road on Tuesday, Aug. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

Community invited to Lanterns for Peace ceremony in Nanaimo

Event takes place at nighttime on Friday, Aug. 6

Lanterns are carried toward the lagoon at Maffeo Sutton Park during the Lanterns for Peace ceremony in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel the M. Charles. (Submitted photo)

Island fisherman already convicted of Fisheries Act violations facing a further 11 charges

Scott Steer subject of 15 Fisheries and Oceans Canada files

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel the M. Charles. (Submitted photo)
The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)

All ferries from Tsawwassen to Vancouver Island full for the rest of the day

B.C. Ferries advises ferries from Tsawwassen have reached vehicle capacity

The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have released an image of a suspect vehicle related to an investigation of an attack on a person experiencing homelessness on July 10. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have released an image of a suspect vehicle related to an investigation of an attack on a person experiencing homelessness on July 10. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries bracing for busy terminals over the long weekend

Mobile check-in service intended to help speed up lineups for travellers with reservations

B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
Former Nanaimo Clippers star Sheldon Rempal has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks organization. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former Nanaimo Clippers star signs with Vancouver Canucks organization

Sheldon Rempal signs one-year, two-way contract with NHL club

Former Nanaimo Clippers star Sheldon Rempal has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks organization. (News Bulletin file photo)
A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo hears broad support for potential Harbourfront Walkway extension

City looking at expanding walkway in the Departure Bay area

A rendering of how a Harbourfront Walkway extension in the Departure Bay area might look. (City of Nanaimo image)
The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased the former Jean Burns building site on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin photo)

City buys prominent burned-out downtown Nanaimo property

Mayor outlines some possible plans for the Jean Burns property at 6, 10, and 14 Commercial St.

The City of Nanaimo announced it has purchased the former Jean Burns building site on Commercial Street. (News Bulletin photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising about high temperatures in the forecast later this week. (Black Press file photo)

Hot summer days in the forecast this week on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising about high temperatures in the forecast later this week. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fentanyl dealer who crashed, ditched shotgun and hid in Port McNeill forest sentenced in Nanaimo

Justin John Chester of Courtenay will serve another 20 months

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive director Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file)

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive charged with child luring

Christopher Robin Beaton facing court date in Nanaimo in September

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive director Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file)
A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraiser benefits man experiencing homelessness who was purposely struck by motorist in Nanaimo

Kayleen Salter creating a trust fund to help with her father’s recovery

A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)
Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Firefighter climbs into Nanaimo’s Abyss crevice to rescue another dog that fell in

Crew called to Extension Ridge Trail on Tuesday, July 20

Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries: Soaring price of gas means reduction in fuel rebates for customers

Cost increase of 30 cents for vehicles on Metro Vancouver-Island routes as of Aug. 1

Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)