Nanaimo

Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)

Nanaimo man says old-growth protests escalating after brief hospitalization

68-year-old was on day 24 of his hunger strike Sunday

Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)
Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)

B.C. man says old-growth protests escalating after brief hospitalization

68-year-old Nanaimo resident was on day 24 of his hunger strike Sunday

Old-growth logging protestor Howard Breen says he was taken to hospital Sunday (April 24), on the 24th day of his hunger strike. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth)
A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)

Tugboats help BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after steering issue

Issue meant ferry didn’t arrive until 2 a.m., Facebook user says

A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)
A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)

Tugboats help BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after steering issue

Issue meant ferry didn’t arrive until 2 a.m., Facebook user says

A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)
A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Senior airlifted to hospital after falling off cliff at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon

Man fell 18 metres onto rocks, firefighters conducted rope rescue

A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
John and Shari Barker, Nanaimo Concert Band president and historian, respectively, and their bandmates are gearing up for a 150th-anniversary concert at the Port Theatre on April 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Concert Band planning a musical 150th anniversary

Concert to be held at Port Theatre on Sunday, April 10

John and Shari Barker, Nanaimo Concert Band president and historian, respectively, and their bandmates are gearing up for a 150th-anniversary concert at the Port Theatre on April 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Black Press Media file.

B.C. seeks to keep nearly $300K in funds related to seized shipment of illicit cannabis

A wayward shipment of cannabis from Nanaimo was intercepted by Abbotsford police

Black Press Media file.
Black Press Media file.

Nanaimo RCMP seize more than $250,000 in connection to illicit cannabis shipment

A wayward shipment of cannabis from Nanaimo was intercepted by Abbotsford police

Black Press Media file.
Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Aero chocolate bar gets Nanaimo bar twist

Nestlé introduces ‘homage to the classically Canadian flavour’

Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Former Parksville Royals players Brandon Nicoll, left, and Tim Holyk are having impressive baseball seasons playing for the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders and Miles Community College Pioneers, respectively. (Submitted photos)
Former Parksville Royals players Brandon Nicoll, left, and Tim Holyk are having impressive baseball seasons playing for the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders and Miles Community College Pioneers, respectively. (Submitted photos)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim in dirt biker’s sudden death near Ladysmith was shot, according to family

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sister says victim in Timberlands sudden death was shot

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
WorkSafe B.C. issued a $73,000 fine to a Nanaimo waste management company after an investigation following a worker’s death. (Black Press file photo)

Nanaimo waste management company fined by WorkSafe B.C. after worker’s death

GFL Environmental fined $73,000 after ‘high-risk violation’

WorkSafe B.C. issued a $73,000 fine to a Nanaimo waste management company after an investigation following a worker’s death. (Black Press file photo)
RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo company’s tech recovers body after bulldozer breaks through Arctic ice and sinks

Seamor Marine remotely operated vehicle used in deepest recovery operation in RCMP history

RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)
Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)

3 new Vancouver Island care home outbreaks begin, 4 others end

New COVID-19 outbreaks in Saanich, Salt Spring Island

Six residents at The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1, according to Island Health. (Google Streetview)
(Black Press file)

RCMP investigate suspicious fire at cell tower near Nanaimo airport

Mobility and 911 service was temporarily interrupted for an approximately 30–40 km radius

(Black Press file)
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. (thegardensatqualicum.com)

COVID-19: Outbreak at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach has been declared over

Island Health says 12 resident cases and seven staff cases attributed

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. (thegardensatqualicum.com)
Police have blocked off a business area off of Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man found dead in Nanaimo business, case being investigated as homicide

Man in custody after body found in north Nanaimo business this morning, say RCMP

Police have blocked off a business area off of Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Police have blocked off a business area off of Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man found dead in Nanaimo business, case being investigated as homicide

Man in custody after body found Saturday morning, Feb. 12, say RCMP

Police have blocked off a business area off of Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
PORTRAIT OF AN ESCAPE ARTIST: Bandit, a cat with a never-ending need to embark on new adventures. (Philip Wolf photo)

Wolf: The cat came back… then left again for his latest epic adventure

COLUMN: Reunions with missing pets make for an interesting tale

PORTRAIT OF AN ESCAPE ARTIST: Bandit, a cat with a never-ending need to embark on new adventures. (Philip Wolf photo)