Nanaimo News Staff

Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)

Nanaimo’s $82-million pollution control centre upgrade now complete

Wastewater treatment enhanced at RDN’s Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

Don Bonner, RDN board director, left, Tyler Brown, RDN board chairperson, and Sean De Pol, RDN director of water and wastewater services, at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre April 6. (Shawn Wagar photo)
Vancouver Island tactical team officers search an area near the Nanaimo Parkway on Thursday, April 8, where man’s body was found eight days earlier. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating suspicious death near parkway

Man’s body found in bushes behind Tamara Drive last week

Vancouver Island tactical team officers search an area near the Nanaimo Parkway on Thursday, April 8, where man’s body was found eight days earlier. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
New COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of March 28-April 3. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases continue to surge on the Island

Greater Nanaimo numbers stable as biggest spikes come from Greater Victoria and Oceanside

New COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of March 28-April 3. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
An artist’s rendering of a proposed development at 1300 Junction Ave. (WestUrban Developments/Thuja Architecture and Design image)

Development permit issued for 213-unit apartment complex in south Nanaimo

Property at 1300 Junction Ave. was re-zoned for development two years ago

An artist’s rendering of a proposed development at 1300 Junction Ave. (WestUrban Developments/Thuja Architecture and Design image)
A NAV Canada chart shows the path that will be taken by a NAV Canada plane as it makes a safety inspection flight over Nanaimo Harbour Airport Wednesday, April 7. (Photo submitted)

NAV Canada flight to check safety of Nanaimo Harbour airport

Jet scheduled to fly over the harbour for inspection at about noon Wednesday, April 7

A NAV Canada chart shows the path that will be taken by a NAV Canada plane as it makes a safety inspection flight over Nanaimo Harbour Airport Wednesday, April 7. (Photo submitted)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mechanical issue causes cancellation of numerous ferry sailings from Nanaimo

Queen of New Westminster will be out of service on Duke Point route for four days

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file photo)
Biologist Connie Miller-Retzer will discuss the latest knowledge gained from studies of the western painted turtle – the last remaining turtle species native to Vancouver Island, which also makes its home in Nanaimos lakes and marshes – in an upcoming free webinar hosted by Nanaimo and Area Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Lynda Stevens)

Island researchers launch probe into endangered painted turtles

Rare sub-species threatened by development in central Vancouver Island region

Biologist Connie Miller-Retzer will discuss the latest knowledge gained from studies of the western painted turtle – the last remaining turtle species native to Vancouver Island, which also makes its home in Nanaimos lakes and marshes – in an upcoming free webinar hosted by Nanaimo and Area Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Lynda Stevens)
Tristan Fraser of the Nanaimo Clippers collides with Michael Hoekstra of the Victoria Grizzlies along the boards during Saturday’s game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. Fraser scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)

Nanaimo Clippers win in their return to the ice

Clippers edge Victoria Grizzlies 4-3 Saturday in BCHL action in Port Alberni

Tristan Fraser of the Nanaimo Clippers collides with Michael Hoekstra of the Victoria Grizzlies along the boards during Saturday’s game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. Fraser scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)
Island Health is asking people to take care not to spread COVID-19 over the Easter long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health says indoor Easter gatherings an ‘unacceptable risk’

COVID variant cases have more than tripled on the Island in recent days

Island Health is asking people to take care not to spread COVID-19 over the Easter long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)
The school district has reported a COVID-19 case at Wellington Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wellington Secondary in Nanaimo sees COVID-19 case

Potential exposure dates March 29 and 30, says Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district

The school district has reported a COVID-19 case at Wellington Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Morden Mine tipple and headframe structure has undergone $1.4 million in restoration work, which included strengthening the 108-year-old concrete structure and new fencing around the historical site south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Restoration work finished at Morden Mine historical site

$1.4-million project strengthens mine structure south of Nanaimo

The Morden Mine tipple and headframe structure has undergone $1.4 million in restoration work, which included strengthening the 108-year-old concrete structure and new fencing around the historical site south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Goats at Seasted Stables, the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA’s new facility devoted to the care of abused and neglected farm animals. (Photo submitted)

SPCA opens new stables for abused and neglected farm animals on the Island

Recovery and adoption barn in Nanaimo one of three SPCA facilities of its kind in B.C.

Goats at Seasted Stables, the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA’s new facility devoted to the care of abused and neglected farm animals. (Photo submitted)
Rising demand for police to perform well-being checks and field calls for people struggling with mental heath crises is driving the city to formulate a situation table to connect vulnerable people with the services they need. (News Bulletin file photo)

City, Nanaimo RCMP optimistic about how ‘situation tables’ can help people, one at a time

City highlights rising demand for wellness checks and mental health-related calls

Rising demand for police to perform well-being checks and field calls for people struggling with mental heath crises is driving the city to formulate a situation table to connect vulnerable people with the services they need. (News Bulletin file photo)
A DriveB.C. webcam image showing the intersection of the Nanaimo Parkway and Aulds Road earlier this afternoon. (DriveB.C. image)

Two children hurt as semi truck and minivan crash on Nanaimo Parkway

Southbound traffic near Aulds Road was detoured for several hours during investigation

A DriveB.C. webcam image showing the intersection of the Nanaimo Parkway and Aulds Road earlier this afternoon. (DriveB.C. image)
A DriveB.C. webcam image showing the intersection of the Nanaimo Parkway and Aulds Road earlier this afternoon. (DriveB.C. image)

Nanaimo Parkway re-opened after semi truck and minivan collide at Aulds Road

Southbound traffic was detoured for several hours during investigation

A DriveB.C. webcam image showing the intersection of the Nanaimo Parkway and Aulds Road earlier this afternoon. (DriveB.C. image)
Island Health. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo’s Longlake Chateau

Five residents tested positive for the virus, says Island Health

Island Health. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Centre for Disease Control images showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area, March 14-20. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control images)

Victoria surpasses Nanaimo in new COVID-19 cases

Greater Victoria saw 52 new cases last week; Nanaimo saw 35

B.C. Centre for Disease Control images showing new COVID-19 cases by local health area, March 14-20. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control images)
Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award in 2020. This year’s nomination deadline is March 31. (Tourism Tofino photo)

Building awards will recognize some of Vancouver Island’s best construction projects

VIREB Commercial Building Awards asking for nominations

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award in 2020. This year’s nomination deadline is March 31. (Tourism Tofino photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a man who could have information that might further an investigation into a February groping incident. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP hope to identify person of interest in groping incident

Woman groped in Woodgrove Centre parking lot Feb. 20

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a man who could have information that might further an investigation into a February groping incident. (Photo submitted)
A Nanaimo NightOwls hat featuring an alternate logo created by Snuneymuxw artist Noel Brown. (Nanaimo NightOwls photo)

Snuneymuxw artist creates alternate logo for Nanaimo’s new NightOwls baseball team

West Coast League expansion team set to debut this summer at Serauxmen Stadium

A Nanaimo NightOwls hat featuring an alternate logo created by Snuneymuxw artist Noel Brown. (Nanaimo NightOwls photo)