Nanaimo News Staff

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Person experiencing homelessness struck intentionally by motorist in Nanaimo

Incident happened Saturday, July 10, on Victoria Avenue

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

Person experiencing homelessness struck intentionally by motorist in Nanaimo

Incident happened Saturday, July 10, on Victoria Avenue

Nanaimo RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)
Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman cashes in $500,000 Lotto Max ticket

Maria Edmond bought her winning ticket at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Maria Edmond won a $500,000 Maxmillion prize in the June 15 Lotto Max draw. (Photo submitted)
Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Regional Library selects VIU chief librarian as new executive director

Ben Hyman will take over from Rosemary Bonanno next month

Ben Hyman, current Vancouver Island University chief librarian, is set to take over as Vancouver Island Regional Library’s executive director Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)

Island’s brain injury societies invite companies to Toss the Boss off a bungy bridge

Oct. 1 event at WildPlay Element Park benefits Nanaimo and Victoria societies

Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)
A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4

Man dies in weekend ATV accident near Nanaimo River Road

38-year-old found next to rolled-over ATV by friends on Sunday, July 4

A man died in an ATV crash near Nanaimo River Road on Sunday, July 4
A driver crashed a station wagon into the front of Christian Book and Music Nanaimo on Princess Royal Avenue on Friday, July 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Car crashes into Christian bookstore in Nanaimo

Neither driver nor store staff were injured in incident Friday, July 2

A driver crashed a station wagon into the front of Christian Book and Music Nanaimo on Princess Royal Avenue on Friday, July 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries reporting 5-sailing wait at Horseshoe Bay

Travellers advised to travel to Vancouver Island via Tsawwassen

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Shannon Wilson looks on as Chip Wilson shakes hands with Snuneymuxw Coun. Paul Wyse-Seward at a ceremony marking the celebration of the Wilson 5 Foundation’s $4-million donation. Ballenas Secondary School students, who raised money for protection of another island in the area, were also invited to the ceremony. (Photo courtesy Martin Michael)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4-million donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supporting land purchases on three Islands in the Strait of Georgia

Shannon Wilson looks on as Chip Wilson shakes hands with Snuneymuxw Coun. Paul Wyse-Seward at a ceremony marking the celebration of the Wilson 5 Foundation’s $4-million donation. Ballenas Secondary School students, who raised money for protection of another island in the area, were also invited to the ceremony. (Photo courtesy Martin Michael)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Families encouraged to keep Nanaimo-Ladysmith students at home Monday

School District 68 schools will be open and staffed and buses will run as usual

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)
B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries now offering online booking for foot passengers

Online booking for Tsawwassen–Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen–Duke Point and Horseshoe Bay–Departure Bay

B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 13-19. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

New COVID-19 cases on the Island drop back down

23 new cases last week after 51 the week before

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 13-19. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries adding sailings as it anticipates ‘busy summer season’

Extra sailings announced on major routes for peak travel season starting June 25

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries adding sailings as it anticipates ‘busy summer season’

Extra sailings announced on major routes for peak travel season starting June 25

The B.C. Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. man sentenced to one year in jail for sexually assaulting passed-out girl

Wesley Wayne Webber, 23, was convicted last fall

Nanaimo courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning with temperatures expected to reach as high as 37 C in the coming days on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat warning issued for most of Vancouver Island

Forecast calls for temperatures to reach 37 C in the next few days

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning with temperatures expected to reach as high as 37 C in the coming days on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
Woodgrove Centre has a temporary COVID-19 vaccination clinic operated by Island Health. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 vaccine clinic set up at Woodgrove Centre

Anyone 12 and up can receive a first dose of mRNA vaccine seven days a week

Woodgrove Centre has a temporary COVID-19 vaccination clinic operated by Island Health. (News Bulletin file photo)
New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 6-12. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

New COVID-19 cases up on Island, but health officials say trends going right way

There were 22 new COVID-19 cases in Greater Victoria last week after just four the week before

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of June 6-12. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
The discovery of a missing woman’s body in Nanaimo earlier this month is now being treated as homicide, say Nanaimo RCMP. (File photo)

Discovery of woman’s body in downtown Nanaimo now being investigated as a homicide

Amy Watts’s body was discovered near Albert Street and Victoria Crescent on June 3

The discovery of a missing woman’s body in Nanaimo earlier this month is now being treated as homicide, say Nanaimo RCMP. (File photo)