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Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)

Firefighters battle two separate blazes the same night on rural Nanaimo property

Two sheds burned up in the first fire, then two RVs in the second fire

 

Caitlin Boutin, left, was at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital site Aug. 5 as daughter Eva, 3, received her first COVID-19 vaccine. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Children aged 6 months to 4 years old now receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on Island

More than 2,500 children in the age group have been registered for immunization, says Island Health

 

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

 

The Saanich Fire Department mops up after extinguishing a structure fire on Doncaster Drive. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich firefighters extinguish blaze in Doncaster Drive home

Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after 8 a.m. Friday morning

The Saanich Fire Department mops up after extinguishing a structure fire on Doncaster Drive. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rain, cooler temperatures give B.C. wildfire fighters a brief reprieve

Upcoming hot stretch expected to exacerbate fire conditions

Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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)
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)
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Government to use regulation to ban handgun imports in two weeks

Canada plans to ban the import of handguns into the country without the approval of Parliament

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
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)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
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)
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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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A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)

Campfire ban ordered for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Ban comes into effect Thursday (Aug. 4)

  • Aug 3, 2022
A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)
Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. The fire is being managed by the Nohomin Creek wildfire crew. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Lightning strike causes fire of note in Maria Creek

The “aggressive” fire is now 800ha

Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. The fire is being managed by the Nohomin Creek wildfire crew. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A frightened and confused dog, one of two that were rescued from a house fire Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, does not appear happy about being collared by Const. Marlee Gamble of the Nanaimo RCMP, who slipped a makeshift leash around its neck as it was brought to her by Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Ryan Verhoog. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Two dogs rescued from house fire in Nanaimo

Two-storey rental house in the hospital district was home to nine people and their pets

A frightened and confused dog, one of two that were rescued from a house fire Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, does not appear happy about being collared by Const. Marlee Gamble of the Nanaimo RCMP, who slipped a makeshift leash around its neck as it was brought to her by Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Ryan Verhoog. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons in Nanaimo expected to be closed for months after arson

Following Aug. 2 incident, RCMP have identified a suspect, but haven’t located him

The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting near Nanaimo Parkway

Incident happened near Northfield Road the afternoon of Aug. 1

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