Nanaimo News Staff

Janis Harper will launch her debut novel ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on July 23. (submitted photo)

Author holding book launch for debut novel at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library

Janis Harper’s ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ launches July 23

Janis Harper will launch her debut novel ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on July 23. (submitted photo)
The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre slated for demolition

Following fire earlier this year, city has been advised the building cannot be repaired

The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer, updates the province’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. cabinet offices in Vancouver in 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Island Health hires high-profile pandemic doctor

Dr. Réka Gustafson will become Island’s chief medical health officer in September

Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer, updates the province’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. cabinet offices in Vancouver in 2020. (B.C. government photo)
Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island hockey player traded on busy day for NHL transactions

Dylan Coghlan traded from Vegas Golden Knights to Carolina Hurricanes

Dylan Coghlan, an NHL player from Nanaimo, shown at a Nanaimo NightOwls exhibition game last week at Serauxmen Stadium. (News Bulletin file photo)
‘Thrall of the 21st Century’ by Happy Amarkah. (Image submitted)

Harbour City Photography Club announces Photo Salon winners

Exhibit with 100 images was held at VIU’s View Gallery

‘Thrall of the 21st Century’ by Happy Amarkah. (Image submitted)
Emergency personnel were called to Nanaimo’s Third Street where three vehicles were involved in a crash and one of the drivers allegedly left the scene. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Driver in Nanaimo crashes into two other vehicles, keeps going

RCMP investigating alleged hit-and-run incident on Third Street

Emergency personnel were called to Nanaimo’s Third Street where three vehicles were involved in a crash and one of the drivers allegedly left the scene. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Man seriously injured in shooting in Nanaimo, suspect flees scene

Incident happened outside home on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a shooting on Laguna Way on Thursday, July 7. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Numerous warrants have been issued for a 34-year-old Nanaimo man who allegedly failed to appear in provincial court for drug trafficking and weapons charges. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man accused of resisting arrest after violent struggle wanted by RCMP

Warrants issued for 34-year-old who failed to appear in provincial court recently, say police

Numerous warrants have been issued for a 34-year-old Nanaimo man who allegedly failed to appear in provincial court for drug trafficking and weapons charges. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)

Child abductions rare, but they do happen, say Nanaimo RCMP as summer events begin

Police issue public service announcement for parents and guardians

Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)
The B.C. Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry breakdown causes numerous sailing cancellations to and from Nanaimo ahead of long weekend

Sailings from Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay cancelled Thursday and Friday

The B.C. Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers hockey team sold to new ownership group

BCHL board unanimously approves sale of team to Northern Lights Hockey Canada LLC

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man was arrested allegedly holding two bricks of cocaine in his hands following a rollover crash in Nanaimo earlier this spring. (Photo submitted)

Alleged drug dealer in Nanaimo crashes sports car, flees scene carrying two bricks of cocaine

43-year-old man faces charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking

One man was arrested allegedly holding two bricks of cocaine in his hands following a rollover crash in Nanaimo earlier this spring. (Photo submitted)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910. (Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried from Gabriola Island to its new home berth

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)

Nanaimo teen singing sensation to appear on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week

Lauren Spencer-Smith to perform as musical guest on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show June 29

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will perform as a musical guest on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em> on Wednesday, June 29. (Laurie Ann Smith/Millenium Media photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)

Police watchdog finds Nanaimo RCMP did not break woman’s foot

IIO investigated March incident where woman apprehended under Mental Health Act at Port Place mall

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope to reunite lost cash to its owner. The money was found by a man out for his morning run. (News Bulletin file photo)

Good citizen in Nanaimo ‘shocked’ to find so much cash, passes it along to RCMP

RCMP hope to return money found about three weeks ago to owner

Nanaimo RCMP hope to reunite lost cash to its owner. The money was found by a man out for his morning run. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP have seized a vehicle and are looking for witnesses to come forward to help the investigation into a hit-and-run incident that injured a woman and her dogs in Lantzville in March. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seize vehicle allegedly connected to hit-and-run that injured woman and her dogs

Incident happened back in March on Lorenzen Lane in Lantzville

Nanaimo RCMP have seized a vehicle and are looking for witnesses to come forward to help the investigation into a hit-and-run incident that injured a woman and her dogs in Lantzville in March. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)

Diligent man allegedly spent half-hour trying to pry open Island business with screwdriver

Security cameras capture unsuccessful attempt at Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)
Simon James Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in a homicide that claimed the life of a Victoria woman Monday, June 20. (Photo submitted)

Homicide suspect and victim named as Nanaimo RCMP investigate case

Police want to speak with anyone who knew why the victim, who was from Victoria, was in Nanaimo

Simon James Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in a homicide that claimed the life of a Victoria woman Monday, June 20. (Photo submitted)
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.

Alleged purse snatcher isn’t allowed at Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre

RCMP made arrest last week after release of surveillance footage garnered tips from the public

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.