Nanaimo News Staff

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Thief carts off thousands of dollars of dog food from Nanaimo pet store

Break-and-enter happened at Bosley’s in University Village last month

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Nanaimo’s Tianna Kehler has been selected to Volleyball Canada’s national excellence program and is the first Mariners Volleyball Club athlete to be part of that program. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo volleyball player selected to national high-performance program

Tianna Kehler has been a standout with the NDSS Islanders and Mariners Volleyball Club

Nanaimo’s Tianna Kehler has been selected to Volleyball Canada’s national excellence program and is the first Mariners Volleyball Club athlete to be part of that program. (Photo submitted)
The B.C. government announced resurfacing will happen on the slow lanes of the Island Highway between Cedar and Lantzville starting Aug. 22. (B.C. government photo)

Resurfacing starts this month on the Island Highway through Nanaimo

Project will include installing a larger culvert system in Lantzville to improve drainage

The B.C. government announced resurfacing will happen on the slow lanes of the Island Highway between Cedar and Lantzville starting Aug. 22. (B.C. government photo)
Nanaimo’s Ethan Katzberg celebrates after finishing second in the hammer throw at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Athletics Canada photo)

Vancouver Island hammer thrower wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Ethan Katzberg’s personal-best throw puts him on the podium in Birmingham, England

Nanaimo’s Ethan Katzberg celebrates after finishing second in the hammer throw at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Athletics Canada photo)
A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly robbed the James General Store in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Knife-wielding suspect robs convenience store in Nanaimo

Police called to James General Store on Thursday, Aug. 4

A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly robbed the James General Store in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly robbed the James General Store in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Knife-wielding suspect robs convenience store in Nanaimo

Police called to James General Store on Thursday, Aug. 4

A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly robbed the James General Store in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry advances through ‘America’s Got Talent’ to live shows

Dance duo secure a spot as one of the 55 final contestants

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)

Evidence for charges after man injured by police dog in Ladysmith traffic stop: IIO

Incident happened on Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith in April 2021

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have issued additional information to a July 28 rollover accident south of Nanaimo. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Shirtless man who fled crash scene south of Nanaimo arrested

Two SUVs rolled over in incident along the Trans-Canada Highway, one person injured

Nanaimo RCMP have issued additional information to a July 28 rollover accident south of Nanaimo. (Black Press Media files)
Anyone with information about unsolved crimes in Nanaimo is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345. (News Bulletin file photo)
Anyone with information about unsolved crimes in Nanaimo is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance locating a senior who has not been seen since July 25. He was thought to be travelling up Island on a camping trip. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: 79-year-old man on camping trip located safe and sound

RCMP asked for help finding senior travelling with his dog in a camper van

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance locating a senior who has not been seen since July 25. He was thought to be travelling up Island on a camping trip. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say a gun allegedly used in a shooting Monday, Aug. 1, has been found and a suspect charged with attempted murder remains in custody. (News Bulletin file photo)

Gun found, charges laid in shooting near Nanaimo Parkway

Robert Allen Estes, charged with attempted murder, remains in custody

Nanaimo RCMP say a gun allegedly used in a shooting Monday, Aug. 1, has been found and a suspect charged with attempted murder remains in custody. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Nanaimo lotto player wins $1 million in Lotto Max draw

‘MaxMillions’ prize the biggest payout as no one won the jackpot in the Aug. 2 draw

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Work to lay subsea fibre optic cable, which will allow for high-speed internet, has begun at Gabriola Island. (News Bulletin file photo)

Improved coastal connectivity begins with undersea fibre-optic cables at Gabriola Island

$45-million project aims to better connect residents in more than 130 B.C. communities

Work to lay subsea fibre optic cable, which will allow for high-speed internet, has begun at Gabriola Island. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police are alerting the public to be wary of an online rental scam after a Nanaimo man paid a deposit only to find the rental property was occupied. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo renter defrauded by fake landlord, finds accommodations already occupied

Victim e-transfers thousands to fraudster

Police are alerting the public to be wary of an online rental scam after a Nanaimo man paid a deposit only to find the rental property was occupied. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s business leader luncheon this past spring. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Ferries CEO fired

Chief financial officer Jill Sharland promoted to interim CEO, replacing Mark Collins

B.C. Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s business leader luncheon this past spring. (Black Press Media file photo)
An exhibit on the negative effects on COVID-19 on seniors in long-term care opens at Nanaimo’s Harbourfront Library on July 28. (Submitted photo)

Exhibit drawing attention to COVID’s impacts on seniors in care coming to Nanaimo library

COVID in the House of Old opens at VIRL’s Harbourfront branch July 28

An exhibit on the negative effects on COVID-19 on seniors in long-term care opens at Nanaimo’s Harbourfront Library on July 28. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 32-year-old woman wanted for breaching probation, theft, and failing to appear in court, but she has since been located and arrested. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tips help police locate and arrest Nanaimo woman who was wanted

32-year-old woman accused of missing court appearance and breaching probation

Nanaimo RCMP were looking for a 32-year-old woman wanted for breaching probation, theft, and failing to appear in court, but she has since been located and arrested. (Photo submitted)
Stz’uminus First Nation and the Province of B.C. announced a reconciliation agreement which includes money for remediation at Ladysmith harbour. Pictured here, Stz’uminus Chief Roxanne Harris and Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone at a reconciliation event last September. (Black Press file photo)

$10 million Ladysmith harbour cleanup part of $28.5 million reconciliation agreement

Stz’uminus First Nation and B.C. government announce agreement, signed this week

Stz’uminus First Nation and the Province of B.C. announced a reconciliation agreement which includes money for remediation at Ladysmith harbour. Pictured here, Stz’uminus Chief Roxanne Harris and Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone at a reconciliation event last September. (Black Press file photo)
An image released by Nanaimo RCMP shows a man who is a suspect in a shooting on Laguna Way on July 7. (Photo submitted)

Police release photo of suspect in Nanaimo shooting

Image shows suspect walking up driveway toward victim’s home

An image released by Nanaimo RCMP shows a man who is a suspect in a shooting on Laguna Way on July 7. (Photo submitted)