Nanaimo News Staff

Best of the City magazine is being delivered today, Sept. 21, with print issues of the Nanaimo News Bulletin. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Best of the City winners and runners-up revealed

A searchable list of the Best of the City survey results for 2022

Best of the City magazine is being delivered today, Sept. 21, with print issues of the Nanaimo News Bulletin. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)

Colin James takes ‘Open Road’ toward Vancouver Island

Musician to performs songs from Juno Award-winning new album in Nanaimo and Victoria

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara 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.

Suspect allegedly fires BB gun multiple times at police in Nanaimo

BB pellets strike officer, damage windshield of RCMP vehicle

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.
Vancouver Island University will make its Nanaimo campus more accessible and inclusive using $3.3 million in funding from the provincial government. (VIU photo)

VIU to improve campus accessibility with provincial funding

$3.3 million will be used to address hard-to-access places at Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University will make its Nanaimo campus more accessible and inclusive using $3.3 million in funding from the provincial government. (VIU photo)
The family of fatal stabbing victim Fred Parsons released a statement after the 29-year-old’s death a week ago. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man who was stabbed to death was ‘cheerful, gentle, innocent’

Family of victim Fred Parsons issues statement

The family of fatal stabbing victim Fred Parsons released a statement after the 29-year-old’s death a week ago. (Photo submitted)
A 19-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge following a fatal stabbing in downtown Nanaimo, Sept. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)

Charges laid in weekend fatal stabbing at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo

Mark Harrison, 19, charged with second-degree murder

A 19-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge following a fatal stabbing in downtown Nanaimo, Sept. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have released two individuals who had been suspects in a fatal stabbing. Police are looking for witnesses to help further their investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Individuals who had been suspects in fatal stabbing at Nanaimo park released without charges

Nanaimo RCMP asking for witnesses to stabbing to help further investigation

Nanaimo RCMP have released two individuals who had been suspects in a fatal stabbing. Police are looking for witnesses to help further their investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A nurse in Nanaimo served a voluntary one-week suspension for falsifying vaccine records and supplying edible cannabis products to a senior, outside the senior’s health plan. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons).

Nanaimo nurse suspended for faking COVID vaccine records, supplying cannabis to senior

Jeremiah Isaksen serves voluntary suspension in agreement with B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives

A nurse in Nanaimo served a voluntary one-week suspension for falsifying vaccine records and supplying edible cannabis products to a senior, outside the senior’s health plan. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons).
Frank Moher, Western Edge Theatre company’s founder and executive director, stepped down at the end of August. (Submitted photo)

Western Edge Theatre company’s founder steps down after 20 years

Frank Moher’s final day as executive director was Aug. 31

Frank Moher, Western Edge Theatre company’s founder and executive director, stepped down at the end of August. (Submitted photo)
Shelly Stouffer with the three Canadian championship trophies she won at the same tournament this week in Headingley, Man. (Photo courtesy Golf Canada)

Nanoose Bay golfer a triple Canadian champion

Shelly Stouffer fares well at Breezy Bend Country Club in Headingley, Man.

Shelly Stouffer with the three Canadian championship trophies she won at the same tournament this week in Headingley, Man. (Photo courtesy Golf Canada)
Thieves pried open a door and stole thousands of dollars of football equipment from the V.I. Raiders on Aug. 31, noted a Nanaimo RCMP press release. (News Bulletin file photo)
Thieves pried open a door and stole thousands of dollars of football equipment from the V.I. Raiders on Aug. 31, noted a Nanaimo RCMP press release. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have a section of Maffeo Sutton Park blocked off for a homicide investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Man stabbed and killed at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park

Teen and young man located and arrested after crime Monday, Sept. 5

Nanaimo RCMP have a section of Maffeo Sutton Park blocked off for a homicide investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
First responders were on the scene of an accident early the morning of Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)

RCMP officer charged with driving offence after motorcyclist injured in Nanaimo last year

B.C. Prosecution Service announces charge approved against officer

First responders were on the scene of an accident early the morning of Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)
Charges have been laid against a driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old woman at the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway in May 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Charges laid related to fatal crash last year on the highway in Nanaimo

Colin Hewitt, 50, faces numerous driving causing death charges, next court appearance Sept. 12

Charges have been laid against a driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old woman at the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway in May 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith performing one of her latest singles, Fingers Crossed, on the Extended Play Stage at MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards, Aug. 28. (MTV image)

Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith performs at MTV Video Music Awards

18-year-old sang two of her singles on the VMAs’ Extended Play Stage on Aug. 28

Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith performing one of her latest singles, Fingers Crossed, on the Extended Play Stage at MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards, Aug. 28. (MTV image)
Employees of the Best Buy in Nanaimo saved a victim from being defrauded of $3,500, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Pixabay photo)

Store employees in Nanaimo prevent scam victim from spending $3,500 on pre-paid credit cards

At least 12 fraud incidents reported in last five days, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Employees of the Best Buy in Nanaimo saved a victim from being defrauded of $3,500, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Pixabay photo)
Children fill frames with faces at the Arts on the Avenue event this past weekend. Mural artist Kath Stroman created a four-metre-long banner with empty frames for people to join in the painting. (Arts Council of Ladysmith and District photo)

Ladysmith a riot of colour during annual Arts on the Avenue festival

Music and market and art show/sale filled First Avenue this past weekend

Children fill frames with faces at the Arts on the Avenue event this past weekend. Mural artist Kath Stroman created a four-metre-long banner with empty frames for people to join in the painting. (Arts Council of Ladysmith and District photo)
RCMP in Nanaimo arrested a man with outstanding warrants, caught drinking in public in downtown Nanaimo on Aug. 25. (Black Press Media files)

Violent offender found day drinking in downtown Nanaimo will be sent back to mainland

Man with outstanding warrants gives false name to officers

RCMP in Nanaimo arrested a man with outstanding warrants, caught drinking in public in downtown Nanaimo on Aug. 25. (Black Press Media files)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two suspects after a 7-Eleven was robbed at knifepoint on Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)

7-Eleven in Nanaimo robbed at knifepoint, crooks flee with cash

Incident took place on Terminal Avenue in the early morning hours Aug. 20

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two suspects after a 7-Eleven was robbed at knifepoint on Aug. 20. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Timbermen players Evan Messenger, left, and Nate Wade check Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Saturday’s WLA playoff game in the Fraser Valley. (Langley Events Centre photo)

Nanaimo Timbermen drop Western Lacrosse Association final to Langley Thunder

Thunder beat T-men 11-5 to win Western Lacrosse Association finals, four games to one

Nanaimo Timbermen players Evan Messenger, left, and Nate Wade check Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Saturday’s WLA playoff game in the Fraser Valley. (Langley Events Centre photo)