Nanaimo News Staff

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)
A crash at the intersection of the old Island Highway, Bowen Road and Norwell Drive. (News Bulletin file photo)

Two intersections tie for worst in Nanaimo as ICBC releases crash statistics

Five old Island Highway intersections make Nanaimo’s top 10 for most crashes

A crash at the intersection of the old Island Highway, Bowen Road and Norwell Drive. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tihanna Wright, left, of Nanaimo Gymnastics School is all-around provincial champion in the junior Olympic Level 6 category, and her teammate Makayla White qualified for Canadian championships. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo gymnast wins provincial title, another makes nationals

Nanaimo Gymnastics School athletes competed virtually earlier this spring

Tihanna Wright, left, of Nanaimo Gymnastics School is all-around provincial champion in the junior Olympic Level 6 category, and her teammate Makayla White qualified for Canadian championships. (Photos submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP investigate the scene of a crash at Cranberry Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday, May 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Woman dies in car crash on the highway in Nanaimo

RCMP say alcohol and speed may have been factors in crash at Cranberry Road and Trans-Canada Highway

Nanaimo RCMP investigate the scene of a crash at Cranberry Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday, May 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Cedar Elementary School has seen a case of COVID-19, with potential exposure dates May 17 and 18, according to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

UPDATE: Nanaimo’s Cedar Elementary School now has COVID-19 case cluster

Potential exposure dates were May 17-19 and May 21

Cedar Elementary School has seen a case of COVID-19, with potential exposure dates May 17 and 18, according to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will turn on taps at Nanaimo water parks over May long weekend

Water starts flowing Saturday, May 22, in Nanaimo’s four water parks

Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)
A pickup truck, shown, and a car were involved in a crash at the intersection of Cranberry Road and the Trans-Canada Highway at about 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Serious crash closes Nanaimo intersection

One driver taken to hospital, no update available yet on the other driver

A pickup truck, shown, and a car were involved in a crash at the intersection of Cranberry Road and the Trans-Canada Highway at about 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
RCMP on scene at Rock City Centre in Nanaimo following reports of shots fired. RCMP confirmed one person died in the incident. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

1 dead, ‘several’ arrested after shooting in Nanaimo

Heavy RCMP presence gathered at strip mall along old Island Highway

RCMP on scene at Rock City Centre in Nanaimo following reports of shots fired. RCMP confirmed one person died in the incident. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
RCMP on scene at Rock City Centre in Nanaimo following reports of shots fired. RCMP confirmed one person died in the incident. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

1 dead, 3 arrested following shooting at Nanaimo’s Rock City Plaza

Heavy RCMP presence gathered at strip mall along old Island Highway on Thursday, May 20

RCMP on scene at Rock City Centre in Nanaimo following reports of shots fired. RCMP confirmed one person died in the incident. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
B.C. Centre for Disease Control statistics show new COVID-19 cases by local health area on Vancouver Island for the week of May 9-15. (BCCDC image)

Victoria drops below Nanaimo in new COVID-19 cases in latest Vancouver Island count

B.C. Centre for Disease Control releases new case counts by local health area

B.C. Centre for Disease Control statistics show new COVID-19 cases by local health area on Vancouver Island for the week of May 9-15. (BCCDC image)
The Nanaimo Timbermen and Victoria Shamrocks compete in Western Lacrosse Association action in Nanaimo during the 2019 season. (News Bulletin file photo)

WLA cancels another senior A lacrosse season due to COVID-19

Western Lacrosse Association, Major Series Lacrosse announce cancellation of Mann Cup

The Nanaimo Timbermen and Victoria Shamrocks compete in Western Lacrosse Association action in Nanaimo during the 2019 season. (News Bulletin file photo)
North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department crews at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Barnes Road near Holden Corso Road in Cedar. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Jeep rolls over on wet afternoon in Cedar, occupants OK

Incident happened Monday, May 17, on Barnes Road

North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department crews at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Barnes Road near Holden Corso Road in Cedar. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP were asking for help locating a missing 32-year-old woman who has since been located and is safe. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo woman who left home in ‘agitated state’ found safe

32-year-old left her home May 13 without taking any belongings, say police

Nanaimo RCMP were asking for help locating a missing 32-year-old woman who has since been located and is safe. (Photo submitted)
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo bakery earns more for charity than any other Cobs Bread in Canada

Terminal Park location raises $22,000 for Loaves and Fishes food bank

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Centre for Disease Control data showing new cases by local health area for the week of May 2-8. (BCCDC image)

Vancouver Island COVID-19 local case counts the lowest they’ve been all year

On some areas of Island, more than 60 per cent of adults have received a vaccine dose

B.C. Centre for Disease Control data showing new cases by local health area for the week of May 2-8. (BCCDC image)
A nurse asks screening questions at an immunization appointment in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)

Island Health appreciates nurses answering the call in challenging times

Health authority draws attention to National Nursing Week

A nurse asks screening questions at an immunization appointment in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)
An excavator reported stolen in March from the Comox Valley was recovered on a rural property south of Nanaimo last week. (Submitted photo)

RCMP recover stolen excavator, return it to Comox Valley owner

Machine located south of Nanaimo; no charges yet as investigation continuing

An excavator reported stolen in March from the Comox Valley was recovered on a rural property south of Nanaimo last week. (Submitted photo)
A Nanaimo RCMP officer is recovering after his patrol car was hit by another vehicle at an intersection on Monday, May 10. (Photo courtesy Julia Rose)

RCMP vehicle broad-sided in Nanaimo intersection crash

Police officer recovering at home following collision Monday

A Nanaimo RCMP officer is recovering after his patrol car was hit by another vehicle at an intersection on Monday, May 10. (Photo courtesy Julia Rose)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a 57-year-old woman who missed a work appointment and has not been seen since May 3. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: RCMP say Nanaimo woman who hadn’t been seen in a week is safe and sound

Tracy Ferguson, 57, had been away from the boat where she resides on Stewart Avenue

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a 57-year-old woman who missed a work appointment and has not been seen since May 3. (Photo submitted)
The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)

Top developments north of the Malahat honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Nanaimo’s Village on Third takes top honour at VIREB Commercial Building Awards

The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)