Karl Yu

Three cars were crushed on Duncan Street when a tree crashed down on them during the windstorm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Nehru Manak photo)

Power back for most of Vancouver Island after November storm arrives in May

About 500 customers on the south Island still affected after unseasonal wind rocks region

Three cars were crushed on Duncan Street when a tree crashed down on them during the windstorm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Nehru Manak photo)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced in Nanaimo court to jail time for sex assault and child luring

Antonio John Charlie-Matias to serve two years for separate offences

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
A section of train tracks on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Trail advocates ask for active transportation along Vancouver Island’s rail line

Friends of Rail to Trail Vancouver Island lobbying owners of old E&N line to change their focus

A section of train tracks on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man accused of coffee house murder in Nanaimo fit to stand trial, psychiatric report finds

Preliminary inquiry for James Carey Turok expected to be scheduled on May 17

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Kix Citton, Nanaimo Brain Injury Society executive director, and Shaun Porter, ABI Wellness chief operating officer, test the Axis Cognitive Rehab program on a computer at the society’s office on March 31. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island society bringing in new ‘holistic’ brain rehabilitation program

Non-profit partners with B.C. business to treat range of cognitive challenges

Kix Citton, Nanaimo Brain Injury Society executive director, and Shaun Porter, ABI Wellness chief operating officer, test the Axis Cognitive Rehab program on a computer at the society’s office on March 31. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Rod Weir and Ryan Bensen, captain and chief mate, respectively, of the Island Kwigwis hybrid ferry, steer the vessel into Descanso Bay on April 12. The Island Kwigwis and Island Gwawis started service on the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route today, April 12. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. Ferries’ hybrid vessels begin Nanaimo-Gabriola service

Island Kwigwis, Island Gwawis increase capacity, decrease emissions

Rod Weir and Ryan Bensen, captain and chief mate, respectively, of the Island Kwigwis hybrid ferry, steer the vessel into Descanso Bay on April 12. The Island Kwigwis and Island Gwawis started service on the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route today, April 12. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, unveils plans for a $3.7-million expansion project at the Shq’apthut Indigenous gathering place at Vancouver Island University on April 8. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Province investing $3.3 million into VIU Indigenous gathering place expansion

Offices, ceremonial space and more coming to Vancouver Island University Nanaimo campus

Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, unveils plans for a $3.7-million expansion project at the Shq’apthut Indigenous gathering place at Vancouver Island University on April 8. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A sheet covered with handprints affixed to a sign outside St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo last summer. (Photo submitted)

Mid-Island Indigenous leaders hope papal apology just a start in reconciliation

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for Roman Catholic Church’s abuses and conduct

A sheet covered with handprints affixed to a sign outside St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo last summer. (Photo submitted)
Canadian Blood Services is asking people in Nanaimo and across B.C. to donate blood. (Black Press file)

Canada Blood Services makes call for B.C. donors

COVID-19 pandemic has seen steady decline in people rolling up sleeves and donating blood

Canadian Blood Services is asking people in Nanaimo and across B.C. to donate blood. (Black Press file)
Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Toffee on snow one of the delicacies at Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival

Festival returned to Nanaimo this weekend at Beban Park social centre

Luc Begin makes toffee on snow at Beban Park social centre as part of the Maple Sugar Festival on March 26. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Police are seeking witnesses after a man was stabbed at The Well Pub in Nanaimo the night of March 25. (News Bulletin file)

Man stable after suffering multiple stab wounds at pub in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses, video footage after altercation at The Well Pub night of March 25

Police are seeking witnesses after a man was stabbed at The Well Pub in Nanaimo the night of March 25. (News Bulletin file)
Mackenzie Bailey and Luna are gearing up to head to the Netherlands in May for the World Agility Open Championships. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Teen Vancouver Island dog handler headed to Europe to take on the best in the world

Mackenzie Bailey and Luna bound for World Agility Open Championships in the Netherlands this spring

Mackenzie Bailey and Luna are gearing up to head to the Netherlands in May for the World Agility Open Championships. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
B.C.’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs has told Regional District of Nanaimo it can’t waive requirements for a byelection in electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island community forced to go to the polls twice this year

B.C. Ministry of Muncipal Affairs says there is no ‘legislative mechanisms’ to waive RDN byelection

B.C.’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs has told Regional District of Nanaimo it can’t waive requirements for a byelection in electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file)
A cougar was tranquilized and safely relocated after being spotted near Nanaimo Regional General Hospital the morning of March 3. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service photo)

Cougar tranquilized after being spotted outside central Vancouver Island hospital

B.C. Conservation Officer Service suspect male cougar searching for deer in Nanaimo

A cougar was tranquilized and safely relocated after being spotted near Nanaimo Regional General Hospital the morning of March 3. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service photo)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre exec pleads guilty to child-luring charges

Chris Beaton appeared by telephone in provincial court in Nanaimo on Wednesday, Feb. 16

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
Thermometers hit 13.2 C in Nanaimo yesterday (Feb. 7), according to Environment Canada data. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Monday’s mid-Island warmth not a sign of things to come: Environment Canada

Nanaimo saw a high of 13.2 C on Monday, its 5th-warmest Feb. 7 on record

Thermometers hit 13.2 C in Nanaimo yesterday (Feb. 7), according to Environment Canada data. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)