Nanaimo News Staff

Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)

Lotto Max player in Campbell River wins $1 million

Record-breaking draw Tuesday, June 15, also sees $500,000 winner in Nanaimo

Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)
Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)

City of Nanaimo flags at half-mast as former mayor Graeme Roberts dies at 89

‘Giant-killer’ beat out Frank Ney in mayoral election in 1984

Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)
Curl B.C. chairperson Teri Palynchuk is this year’s winner of the Janette Robbins Award for leadership. Palynchuk is pictured here with the Curling Canada Foundation Cup along with past chairperson Peter Muir, left, and Curl B.C. CEO Scott Braley. (Photo courtesy Curl B.C.)

Nanaimo curling exec wins Curl B.C. leadership award

Teri Palynchuk receives Janette Robbins Award

Curl B.C. chairperson Teri Palynchuk is this year’s winner of the Janette Robbins Award for leadership. Palynchuk is pictured here with the Curling Canada Foundation Cup along with past chairperson Peter Muir, left, and Curl B.C. CEO Scott Braley. (Photo courtesy Curl B.C.)
A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway between White Eagle Terrace and Battersea Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo’s proposed walkway extension estimated at $25-30 million

City asking for feedback on concepts to connect Departure Bay Beach and ferry terminal

A section of proposed Harbourfront Walkway between White Eagle Terrace and Battersea Road. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre has embarked on a fundraising campaign, seeking to raise $1 million for establishment of an independent urban Indigenous school. Pictured here, Tsawalk Learning Centre students at an Orange Shirt Day event in September. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre has embarked on a fundraising campaign, seeking to raise $1 million for establishment of an independent urban Indigenous school. Pictured here, Tsawalk Learning Centre students at an Orange Shirt Day event in September. (Submitted photo)
New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of May 30-June 5. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases drop again almost everywhere on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo had four new cases last week, down from 22 the week before

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of May 30-June 5. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
A Nanaimo RCMP vehicle. (News Bulletin file)

Foul play ruled out after body found near Nanaimo Ice Centre

Reports of assault led to Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit investigating

A Nanaimo RCMP vehicle. (News Bulletin file)
A woman sustained serious injuries and one man arrested for impaired driving following hit and run collision in Nanaimo Monday night. (Black Press file photo)

Driver arrested for impaired driving after hit-and-run on Nanaimo Parkway

Woman sent to hospital with serious injuries and her Toyota Corolla was destroyed in collision

A woman sustained serious injuries and one man arrested for impaired driving following hit and run collision in Nanaimo Monday night. (Black Press file photo)
Firefighter Lance Manley helps overhaul the aftermath of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house on Gabriola Island May 30. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the woman who owned and lived in the home for more than 60 years. (Photo: Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department)

GoFundMe started for Gabriola Island fire victim

Money being raised for Gabriola woman whose home was destroyed by suspicious fire

Firefighter Lance Manley helps overhaul the aftermath of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house on Gabriola Island May 30. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the woman who owned and lived in the home for more than 60 years. (Photo: Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department)
News Bulletin file photo

Missing woman’s body found in downtown Nanaimo

RCMP have notified family members about death of Amy Watts, who was 27

News Bulletin file photo
Nanaimo District Secondary School is under hold-and-secure emergency procedures as Nanaimo RCMP investigate a report of a youth with a weapon on school grounds. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Emergency procedures lifted at Nanaimo school after report of youth with weapon

School district says Nanaimo RCMP investigated

Nanaimo District Secondary School is under hold-and-secure emergency procedures as Nanaimo RCMP investigate a report of a youth with a weapon on school grounds. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)

Task force shares ideas to help Canadian sports associations be more LGBTQ-inclusive

Canada’s Sport Inclusion Task Force launches website during Pride Month

Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)
A Crofton man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo earlier this month for drug-trafficking offences. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Crofton man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo earlier this month for drug-trafficking offences. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Crofton man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo earlier this month for drug-trafficking offences. (News Bulletin file photo)

Crofton fentanyl dealer who knew buyers were overdosing sentenced to 3 years

Taygen Mitchell Edward Butler was arrested in 2018 after undercover operation

A Crofton man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo earlier this month for drug-trafficking offences. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jaya Bremer who works for the City of Langford in emergency management, left, receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic at the Eagle Ridge Centre. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/Distributed Multimedia Services Island Health)

Vancouver Island hits half a million first doses of vaccine

Island Health says community clinics up to about 9,000 doses per day

Jaya Bremer who works for the City of Langford in emergency management, left, receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic at the Eagle Ridge Centre. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/Distributed Multimedia Services Island Health)
Vaccination rates on Vancouver Island by community and local health area as of May 24. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

Vancouver Island’s top 10 most-vaccinated communities

More than 60% of adults have had a dose of vaccine in all local health area on the Island except one

Vaccination rates on Vancouver Island by community and local health area as of May 24. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
Coach Dylan Armstrong, left, and Ethan Katzberg after the latter’s record-setting hammer throw in Kamloops on Sunday, May 23. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island hammer thrower breaks Canadian youth record

Ethan Katzberg ranked third in the world in the U20 category

Coach Dylan Armstrong, left, and Ethan Katzberg after the latter’s record-setting hammer throw in Kamloops on Sunday, May 23. (Photo submitted)
A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)

Island Corridor Foundation refreshes board with five new members

ICF board will be co-chaired by Ladysmith Mayor and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council president

A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)
A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a wolf at an education centre south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Wolf-dog cross animals destroyed after seriously injuring woman south of Nanaimo

Emergency crews and conservation officer service called out Tuesday, May 25

A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a wolf at an education centre south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
RCMP on scene at Rock City Plaza after a fatal shooting Thursday, May 20. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

RCMP try to piece together surveillance video in Nanaimo gang shooting investigation

Man was shot and killed in Rock City Plaza parking lot Thursday, May 20

RCMP on scene at Rock City Plaza after a fatal shooting Thursday, May 20. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)