Nanaimo News Staff

A still from a Transport Canada public-safety announcement regarding lasers and aircraft. (Transport Canada image)

Pilots report laser interference while en route to Nanaimo and Victoria

Airplane and helicopter pilots report green flashes, green beams coming from Saltair

A still from a Transport Canada public-safety announcement regarding lasers and aircraft. (Transport Canada image)
BC Ferries vessels at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Multiple sailing waits expected on ferries on B.C. Day long weekend

BC Ferries suggests reservations, travelling at night, taking alternate routes

BC Ferries vessels at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP vehicles on Malpass Road on Sunday afternoon. (News Bulletin photo)

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after being shot in Nanaimo

One man injured, one man arrested after incident Sunday on Malpass Road

Nanaimo RCMP vehicles on Malpass Road on Sunday afternoon. (News Bulletin photo)
An image shared by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit showing the Brothers Keepers network. Red nodes represent gang members and black nodes represent non-gang-member associates. (CFSEU-B.C. image)

Police task force thwarts Brothers Keepers gang’s expansion into Nanaimo

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit disrupts spread of drug trafficking network

An image shared by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit showing the Brothers Keepers network. Red nodes represent gang members and black nodes represent non-gang-member associates. (CFSEU-B.C. image)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are dealing with fire in the basement of the historic Bastion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Suspicious fire quenched before reaching gunpowder in Nanaimo’s historic Bastion

Probe underway in basement blaze that erupted near where powder stored to fire signature cannons

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews are dealing with fire in the basement of the historic Bastion. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
RCMP investigators search 1 Port Drive on Tuesday morning after a body was found the day before. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Body found at bus exchange in Nanaimo, RCMP investigating

Death not considered suspicious, but search of the area underway

RCMP investigators search 1 Port Drive on Tuesday morning after a body was found the day before. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
B.C. Ferries vessels were called to assist after receiving a call about an overturned pleasure craft in the Strait of Georgia on Sunday afternoon. (Photo submitted)

Two BC Ferries vessels called to assist with rescue in the Strait of Georgia

Pleasure craft overturns Sunday afternoon between Nanaimo and Sechelt

B.C. Ferries vessels were called to assist after receiving a call about an overturned pleasure craft in the Strait of Georgia on Sunday afternoon. (Photo submitted)
The body of Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, will be returned to Vancouver Island on June 27. He was one of six who died in a helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea in late April. (Photo submitted)

Body of serviceman from Nanaimo, who died in helicopter crash, to be returned Saturday

Capt. Kevin Hagen was one of six who died in helicopter crash in Mediterranean Sea April 29

The body of Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, will be returned to Vancouver Island on June 27. He was one of six who died in a helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea in late April. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP take a man into custody who allegedly fled after lighting a meth pipe while being questioned by officers. (Photo submitted)

Boat owners brandishing boat hooks help police catch suspect at Nanaimo marina

Suspect flees, leaps into the water after allegedly lighting up meth pipe in front of RCMP officers

Nanaimo RCMP take a man into custody who allegedly fled after lighting a meth pipe while being questioned by officers. (Photo submitted)
A BC Ferries vessel departing Horseshoe Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries increasing sailings, though traffic levels still way down

Ferry corporation adding 120 weekly sailings on busiest routes starting next week

A BC Ferries vessel departing Horseshoe Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, was among the Canadian Armed Forces members missing after a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece in late April. (Photo submitted)

Remains of B.C. native and armed forces member, involved in helicopter crash near Greece, identified

Defence dept. says remains of Capt. Kevin Hagen recovered during CAF-U.S. Navy operation

Capt. Kevin Hagen, from Nanaimo, was among the Canadian Armed Forces members missing after a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece in late April. (Photo submitted)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries reopening cafeterias on certain vessels

Travellers will be able to get hot menu items on three routes

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)
A cigarette lighter mistaken for a firearm ignited a massive police response to a possible armed robbery in Nanaimo June 12. (Photo submitted)

Mid-Island RCMP arrest two at gunpoint before determining lighter was misidentified as gun

Police respond in force after report of man with firearm in Nanaimo on June 12

A cigarette lighter mistaken for a firearm ignited a massive police response to a possible armed robbery in Nanaimo June 12. (Photo submitted)
Northbound lanes of the old Island Highway are closed following a crash in front of Country Club Centre at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, June 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Woman dies in crash on highway in Nanaimo

Two other people sustained minor injuries in accident at 7:10 p.m. Sunday

Northbound lanes of the old Island Highway are closed following a crash in front of Country Club Centre at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, June 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
News Bulletin file photo

All BC Ferries passengers will need to bring face masks when they travel

Rule takes effect June 15 and follows Transport Canada guideline

News Bulletin file photo
BC Ferries’ Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

BC Ferries’ Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island Health’s logo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island Health creates executive position dedicated to Indigenous health

Dawn Thomas starting new role this week

Island Health’s logo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Incident happened on backroad Friday night in Nanaimo Lakes area

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo
Departure Bay ferry terminal will see resumption of service June 3 with four round trips per day. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry sailings scheduled once again at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal

BC Ferries announces that resumption of service June 3 includes four daily round trips

Departure Bay ferry terminal will see resumption of service June 3 with four round trips per day. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are sharing information that Jack Kelley is wanted on 10 Canada-wide warrants. (Photos submitted)

RCMP on Vancouver Island warn of alleged ‘violent offender’ with 10 outstanding warrants

Police on the Lower Mainland advise police on Vancouver Island to watch for wanted man

Nanaimo RCMP are sharing information that Jack Kelley is wanted on 10 Canada-wide warrants. (Photos submitted)