Nanaimo News Staff

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Election night doesn’t yield a winner in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP’s Barron ahead, but Conservatives’ Kronis close and Greens’ Manly within striking distance

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)

New lease agreement renews Nanaimo-Vancouver fast ferry hopes

Port of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw announce deal with funding partner

The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
An Every Child Matters display set up earlier this summer at Nanaimo Military Camp, a property where Nanaimo Indian Hospital used to be situated. (News Bulletin file photo)

First Nation receiving money to search old Nanaimo Indian Hospital grounds

Facility on Snuneymuxw territory operated from 1946-1967

An Every Child Matters display set up earlier this summer at Nanaimo Military Camp, a property where Nanaimo Indian Hospital used to be situated. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on the north Island. (Photo submitted)

Off-duty RCMP officer’s CPR saves baby’s life on the side of the highway on the north Island

Incident happened between Woss and Sayward where there was no cellular service

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on the north Island. (Photo submitted)
An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Arrest warrant issued for man wanted on voyeurism and child porn charges in Nanaimo

Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, missed recent court date, says Nanaimo RCMP

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Gordon Lowry, 69, wanted for voyeurism and possession of child pornography, says Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)
(News Bulletin file)

Man dies after motorcycle crash in Nanaimo

Motorcycle crashed at intersection of Jingle Pot-Ashlee roads in Nanaimo the night of Sept. 7

(News Bulletin file)
The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)

Second new Gabriola-Nanaimo hybrid ferry begins last leg of trip home

Dubbed Island 5, hybrid-electric ferry expected to begin service in 2022

The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Shelly Stouffer celebrates winning both the mid-master and the senior division titles at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships this week in Bromont, Que. (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)

Vancouver Island golfer becomes a double Canadian champion

Shelly Stouffer wins mid-master and senior division titles in Quebec

Shelly Stouffer celebrates winning both the mid-master and the senior division titles at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships this week in Bromont, Que. (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)

BC Ferries testing out midnight sailings from Nanaimo’s Duke Point

12:15 a.m. sailings will depart starting this month

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Staff at Nanaimo non-profit chase after auto part thief so RCMP can make arrest

Catalytic converter was stolen from van belonging to BGC Canada Chase River

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)

Vancouver Island teen who played golf 130 straight days during pandemic wins B.C. title

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson wins B.C. Golf juvenile championship by five strokes

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)

‘Extremely thin’ suspect squeezes through window to steal from Nanaimo jewelry store

RCMP release surveillance image of suspect who broke into Townsite Road business

Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews have held the Mt. Hayes fire, but will continue to turn over and wet down the earth and put out hotspots. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith now ‘being held’

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire that has burned 73 hectares not expected to spread any farther

B.C. Wildfire Service crews have held the Mt. Hayes fire, but will continue to turn over and wet down the earth and put out hotspots. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Island Health’s mass immunization clinics will be scaling back operations, but the health authority will be continuing to operate smaller immunization clinics in many communities. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health downsizing COVID-19 immunization clinics

Nearly three-quarters of Island residents 12 and older have received two doses of vaccine

Island Health’s mass immunization clinics will be scaling back operations, but the health authority will be continuing to operate smaller immunization clinics in many communities. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Photo submitted)

Properties close to Ladysmith’s Mt. Hayes wildfire put on evacuation alert

Cowichan Valley Regional District issued a state of local emergency Thursday night

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide of a 30-year-old man. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating homicide of 30-year-old man

Ryan Mosher, who recently moved to Nanaimo from Kelowna, found dead Aug. 12

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a homicide of a 30-year-old man. (News Bulletin file photo)
Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and PETA sending vegan food to wildfire-stricken B.C. cities

‘Methane offset starter kits’ intended as climate crisis response

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)

14 people rescued from sinking charter boat near Nanaimo

Multiple vessels responded to mayday call from boat taking on water off of Gabriola Island

Passengers are transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay after they were picked up by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 when a charter boat began sinking off of Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Photo courtesy RCM-SAR 27)
The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for diver who went missing near Nanaimo

Diver did not surface as expected near Winchelsea Islands

The Canadian Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing diving off the Winchelsea Islands off Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)