Nanaimo News Staff

Two semi trucks collided on the Nanaimo Parkway just north of Northfield Road on Wednesday morning, May 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Semi truck driver now in stable condition following this week’s crash on Nanaimo Parkway

RCMP repeat call for any dashcam footage around 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5

Two semi trucks collided on the Nanaimo Parkway just north of Northfield Road on Wednesday morning, May 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can identify a person of interest who was seen leaving the Dollarama store in Harewood shortly after a suspicious fire broke out March 29. (Photo submitted)

Police hope public can help identify person of interest in Nanaimo arson case

Nanaimo RCMP release photo of person of interest in Harewood Dollarama store arson

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can identify a person of interest who was seen leaving the Dollarama store in Harewood shortly after a suspicious fire broke out March 29. (Photo submitted)
A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 25-May 1. (BCCDC image)

Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 case counts continue to trend down

Fewer than 200 active cases on the Island, down from highs of 500-plus earlier this spring

A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 25-May 1. (BCCDC image)
Two semi trucks collided on the Nanaimo Parkway just north of Northfield Road on Wednesday morning, May 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Parkway reopens after crash involving semi trucks

35-year-old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries

Two semi trucks collided on the Nanaimo Parkway just north of Northfield Road on Wednesday morning, May 5. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Island Health is launching an awareness campaign aimed at supporting men who use drugs alone, recognizing that it’s a population that is more at risk of overdose. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health trying to prevent overdoses by reaching out to men who use drugs alone

Health authority launching eight-week awareness campaign

Island Health is launching an awareness campaign aimed at supporting men who use drugs alone, recognizing that it’s a population that is more at risk of overdose. (News Bulletin file photo)
Emergency crews at the scene of a recycling truck on its side on Boxwood Road on Friday, April 30. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Recycling truck tips over in Nanaimo, driver hurt

One person to hospital, Boxwood closed in both directions after incident Friday, April 30

Emergency crews at the scene of a recycling truck on its side on Boxwood Road on Friday, April 30. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-based Tilray has been named to Time Magazine’s inaugural list of the 100 most influential companies. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Tilray makes Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential companies

List highlights businesses making ‘extraordinary impact’ around the world

Nanaimo-based Tilray has been named to Time Magazine’s inaugural list of the 100 most influential companies. (News Bulletin file photo)
A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 18-24. (BCCDC image)

Nanaimo the only area of Vancouver Island to see rise in new COVID-19 cases

B.C. Centre for Disease control releases data by local health area

A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 18-24. (BCCDC image)
Evans Aluoch, sign installer with Monarch Structures, works on getting the ‘N’ in place as part of a new public art piece at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Giant $50,000 ‘Nanaimo’ letters go up in city’s waterfront park

New public art piece intended to be a permanent fixture at Sway’ A’ Lana Lagoon

Evans Aluoch, sign installer with Monarch Structures, works on getting the ‘N’ in place as part of a new public art piece at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A woman in Nanaimo lost close to $27,000 after lottery a scam promising $750 million and a Mercedes Benz. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo woman scammed out of $25,000 after promise of $750-million lottery prize

Senior followed instructions to pay ‘up-front taxes’

A woman in Nanaimo lost close to $27,000 after lottery a scam promising $750 million and a Mercedes Benz. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a 20-year-old whose family is extremely worried for his safety and well-being after he went missing April 21. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Police say Nanaimo man, who left home in ‘emotional state,’ has been found

20-year-old’s family was extremely worried for his safety and well-being, say RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a 20-year-old whose family is extremely worried for his safety and well-being after he went missing April 21. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 outbreak is over at Nanaimo hospital, Island Health declares

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital high-intensity rehab unit again admitting patients

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
RCMP confiscated 10 kilograms of cocaine and arrested two suspects after searching two commercial vehicles in 2019. The men had court appearances in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 27. (Photo submitted)

Men charged in Nanaimo after cocaine seized from ‘sophisticated’ truck compartment

RCMP’s federal organized crime unit made bust in 2019, men had court appearances Tuesday, April 27

RCMP confiscated 10 kilograms of cocaine and arrested two suspects after searching two commercial vehicles in 2019. The men had court appearances in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 27. (Photo submitted)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen drives to the net, pursued by Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Michael Craig, during a BCHL game Sunday, April 25, in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)

Nanaimo Clippers thinking must-win the rest of the way

Nanaimo was at .500 at season’s mid-point before two losses this past weekend

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Chase Klassen drives to the net, pursued by Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Michael Craig, during a BCHL game Sunday, April 25, in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)
Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Six ferry routes will deny non-essential trips to support B.C.’s new travel restrictions

Travel discouraged even on routes that fall within regional zones

Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a motorcyclist who refused to stop for police near the Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road intersection on April 10. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP seek ‘stunting’ motorcyclist, who fled from police

Rider spotted near intersection of Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road April 10

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a motorcyclist who refused to stop for police near the Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road intersection on April 10. (Photo submitted)
A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map shows new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 11-17. (BCCDC image)

BCCDC says fresh COVID-19 cases down in most Island Health areas

Nanaimo sees its fewest new COVID-19 cases since mid January

A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map shows new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 11-17. (BCCDC image)
Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo, Comox Valley and Campbell River added to overdose advisory

Island Health warns of ‘toxic drug supply’ in multiple Vancouver Island communities

Island Health has issued an overdose advisory for Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ sixth Island-class vessel launches at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ship is the second of two that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route starting in 2022. (Photo submitted)

Second hybrid ferry for Nanaimo-Gabriola route launched overseas

Island-class vessel will enter service in 2022

B.C. Ferries’ sixth Island-class vessel launches at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ship is the second of two that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route starting in 2022. (Photo submitted)
A teacher-librarian in Nanaimo was fired in 2019 for checking out an age-inappropriate graphic novel to a student. The discipline agreement was published Wednesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. teacher-librarian fired for checking out too-graphic graphic novel to student

Teacher had been previously disciplined and suspended on two occasions

A teacher-librarian in Nanaimo was fired in 2019 for checking out an age-inappropriate graphic novel to a student. The discipline agreement was published Wednesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photo)