Nanaimo News Staff

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announces new addictions recovery services at a press conference outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, May 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Promised new sobering and stabilization beds now operational in Nanaimo

Addictions services provided via Island Health and operating partners

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announces new addictions recovery services at a press conference outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, May 26. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)

Overturned kayak found in Nanaimo River, no report yet of missing kayaker

RCMP and volunteer fire departments were called to the riverside on Thatcher Road south of the city

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)
A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)

Owner of overturned Nanaimo River kayak steps forward in wake of search

Woman had safely left the scene with family, intending to return when river conditions improved

A kayak found overturned amongst logs in Nanaimo River triggered a large response from emergency services Tuesday, May 24. (Photo submitted)
The annual ‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds drivers to slow down and obey signs and traffic controllers to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds Island drivers to slow down to keep roadside workers safe

Safety advocates remind motorists about risks, laws and penalties when driving past roadwork

The annual ‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds drivers to slow down and obey signs and traffic controllers to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lauren Spencer-Smith performs Fingers Crossed on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage during the Junos Awards broadcast May 15. (iPhoto/CARAS photo)

Vancouver Island singer performs hit single at Juno awards

Lauren Spencer-Smith sings ‘Fingers Crossed’ as part of Canada’s biggest night of music

Lauren Spencer-Smith performs Fingers Crossed on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage during the Junos Awards broadcast May 15. (iPhoto/CARAS photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say there were reports of at least six incidents of spiked drinks at downtown clubs this past weekend, May 6-7. (Stock photo)

Police receive half a dozen reports of spiked drinks at Nanaimo nightclubs

RCMP issue public service announcement cautioning club patrons

Nanaimo RCMP say there were reports of at least six incidents of spiked drinks at downtown clubs this past weekend, May 6-7. (Stock photo)
City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo bars, Penticton wine on the line as mayors bet on BCHL finals

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog makes friendly wager with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)
The Seamor Chinook ROV claw approaching a submerged pot, as seen from the navigation controller on the vessel. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island submersible craft grapples ‘ghost’ fishing gear from B.C.’s ocean floor

Seamor Marine involved in project to remove abandoned traps on northern coast

The Seamor Chinook ROV claw approaching a submerged pot, as seen from the navigation controller on the vessel. (Photo submitted)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man who killed his mother with an axe in Gibsons found not criminally responsible

Kevin Webster remains in care at psychiatric hospital

A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Nanaimo RCMP constable has been found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Mountie acquitted of assault charge connected to public intoxication arrest

Const. Tim Mason found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm during December 2018 arrest

A Nanaimo RCMP constable has been found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm. (News Bulletin file photo)
Irlanda Gonzalez Price, VIU associate vice-president of student affairs; Sean Desrochers, VIU Students’ Union director of external relations; and Cole Reinbold, VIUSU women students’ representative, celebrate the availability of free menstrual products at VIU campuses. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU will supply menstrual products for free in campus washrooms

University and students’ union partner to sign on to United Way Period Promise campaign

Irlanda Gonzalez Price, VIU associate vice-president of student affairs; Sean Desrochers, VIU Students’ Union director of external relations; and Cole Reinbold, VIUSU women students’ representative, celebrate the availability of free menstrual products at VIU campuses. (Vancouver Island University photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers will play in the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup finals for the first time since 2015. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers set to face Penticton in rematch of 2015 BCHL finals

Clippers advance by winning Game 4 by 6-1 score to sweep Langley Rivermen

The Nanaimo Clippers will play in the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup finals for the first time since 2015. (News Bulletin file photo)
RCMP say a woman encountered a man who exposed himself to her on the Beach Estates Trail in Nanaimo last week. (File photo)

Man exposes himself to woman on Nanaimo trail

RCMP offer tips on what to do if in case of an indecent act

RCMP say a woman encountered a man who exposed himself to her on the Beach Estates Trail in Nanaimo last week. (File photo)
Ladysmith resident Cheryl Gourley won $1 million playing the online slot machine game Powerbucks at PlayNow.com. (Photo submitted)

Ladysmith resident wins $1 million playing virtual slots

Cheryl Gourley won the prize on a bonus spin while playing Powerbucks

Ladysmith resident Cheryl Gourley won $1 million playing the online slot machine game Powerbucks at PlayNow.com. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s No. 1 mine. (Submitted photo)

May 3, 1887: Remembering 150 lives lost in Vancouver Island’s worst mining disaster

City of Nanaimo lowering flags to commemorate Esplanade Mine explosion that killed 150

Nanaimo’s No. 1 mine. (Submitted photo)
Smoke is seen coming from the upstairs window of an unoccupied house that sustained damage from a suspicious fire on the weekend. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating fire set in house next to the one that exploded

Fire burned through kitchen floor at house that’s been boarded up since explosion two months ago

Smoke is seen coming from the upstairs window of an unoccupied house that sustained damage from a suspicious fire on the weekend. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP have suspended the licence of an allegedly impaired driver who was stopped with students in the car. (File photo)

RCMP catch allegedly impaired driver with students in her vehicle in Nanaimo

Police impound woman’s vehicle, issue 90-day driving prohibition

Nanaimo RCMP have suspended the licence of an allegedly impaired driver who was stopped with students in the car. (File photo)
Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo looking to put together bid for 55-plus B.C. Games

City finance committee recommends spending in support of proposed bid for 2025 or 2026

Runners reach the finish line during a track and field event at the B.C. Seniors Games in Nanaimo in 2007. (News Bulletin file photo)
Firefighters and an RCMP Police Service Dog were called in to help arrest a violent man who broke into a downtown Nanaimo business. (File photo)

Police dog Knight helps apprehend ‘roof top crawler’ in downtown Nanaimo

Suspect alleged to have broke into building, smashed windows

Firefighters and an RCMP Police Service Dog were called in to help arrest a violent man who broke into a downtown Nanaimo business. (File photo)
Firefighters with Nanaimo Volunteer Fire Department work a crash scene after a car went over an embankment next to the Island Highway on Monday, April 18. Both people in the car were taken to hospital for observation. (Photo courtesy Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department)

Car goes off Island Highway and down embankment north of Nanaimo

Two people taken to hospital for observation after incident in Nanoose Bay on Monday, April 18

Firefighters with Nanaimo Volunteer Fire Department work a crash scene after a car went over an embankment next to the Island Highway on Monday, April 18. Both people in the car were taken to hospital for observation. (Photo courtesy Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department)