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Nanaimo RCMP have released two individuals who had been suspects in a fatal stabbing. Police are looking for witnesses to help further their investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Individuals who had been suspects in fatal stabbing in Nanaimo released without charges

Nanaimo RCMP asking for witnesses to help further investigation

Nanaimo RCMP have released two individuals who had been suspects in a fatal stabbing. Police are looking for witnesses to help further their investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in an open car after attending ceremonies at Victoria Park in Moncton, N.B., Sept. 24, 1984. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

PHOTOS: Queen Elizabeth II in Canada over the years

Her most recent visit was in 2010 on Canada Day on Parliament Hill

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in an open car after attending ceremonies at Victoria Park in Moncton, N.B., Sept. 24, 1984. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
FILE – Queen Elizabeth II attends a garden party at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday June 30, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Queen Elizabeth II, longest-reigning monarch in British history, dies at 96

Buckingham Palace announced her death in a statement on social media

FILE – Queen Elizabeth II attends a garden party at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday June 30, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

RCMP say suspect in Saskatchewan killings died after arrest

Myles Sanderson, wanted in a deadly mass stabbing rampage, found near Rosthern, Sask.

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
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BCGEU, province reach tentative deal in collective bargaining after 2 weeks of job action

The BC General Employees’ Union says it has reached a tentative three-year…

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Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)

Family claims RCMP said man who died in Smithers jail was on ‘suicide watch’

Barrett Jack of Witset died while in custody of Smithers RCMP Sept. 4

Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference in February 2022. On Tuesday (Sept. 6), she announced the province plans to roll out fourth dose invitations this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

4th COVID vaccine doses to roll out in B.C. as Omicron-specific shots arrive

More than 100,000 Moderna bivalent vaccine doses expected to arrive by Sept. 9

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference in February 2022. On Tuesday (Sept. 6), she announced the province plans to roll out fourth dose invitations this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nanaimo RCMP have a section of Maffeo Sutton Park blocked off for a homicide investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Man stabbed to death at waterfront park in Nanaimo

Teen and young man located and arrested after crime Monday, Sept. 5

Nanaimo RCMP have a section of Maffeo Sutton Park blocked off for a homicide investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)

New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now 111 hectares

The wildfire sparked Friday night, Sept. 2

The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks during a COVID-19 update in the press theatre at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Omicron vaccine available to most in B.C. by end of October, say Dix and Bonnie Henry

Health Canada approved the “bivalent” COVID vaccine on Thursday (Sept. 1).

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks during a COVID-19 update in the press theatre at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Province announces it’s spending $87 million on student housing at VIU

Residences will be nine storeys and utilize ‘hybrid mass timber’ construction

Anne Kang, B.C.’s minister of advanced education and skills training, announces the province is spending $87 million to build new student housing spaces at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A suspect in downtown Nanaimo allegedly robbed another man at an ATM by threatening the victim with a syringe. (Photo submitted)

Suspect with a syringe robs victim at ATM in Nanaimo

Incident occurred in August at the TD Bank on Nicol Street

A suspect in downtown Nanaimo allegedly robbed another man at an ATM by threatening the victim with a syringe. (Photo submitted)
Police are looking for a newer model white Mercedes cargo van like this one with no side windows and no other markings. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

Campbell River RCMP investigating possible attempted abduction

Police seeking white delivery van driver

Police are looking for a newer model white Mercedes cargo van like this one with no side windows and no other markings. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
First responders were on the scene of an accident early the morning of Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)

RCMP officer charged with driving offence after motorcyclist injured in Nanaimo last year

B.C. Prosecution Service announces charge approved against officer

First responders were on the scene of an accident early the morning of Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)
In this June 11, 2019 file photo, firefighter Andrew Pettit walks among the flames during a prescribed fire in Cedar Grove at Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. (Brian Melley/The Associated Press)
In this June 11, 2019 file photo, firefighter Andrew Pettit walks among the flames during a prescribed fire in Cedar Grove at Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. (Brian Melley/The Associated Press)
Charges have been laid against a driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old woman at the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway in May 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Charges laid related to fatal crash last year on the highway in Nanaimo

Colin Hewitt, 50, faces numerous driving causing death charges, next court appearance Sept. 12

Charges have been laid against a driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old woman at the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway in May 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)

Consultant pitches new $20-million Nanaimo Art Gallery

Feasibility study presented to city with options for galley reconstruction or relocation

Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

New child sexual abuse charges filed against former Interior Health top doctor

Police said the new allegations surfaced in January 2022

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

Body of missing B.C. fisherman found on Fraser River in Chilliwack

Dustin Williams reported missing on Aug. 7, body recovered more than 3 weeks later

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (file)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (Citizen file photo)

Vancouver man dies in Vancouver Island tubing tragedy

A 56-year-old Vancouver man died after being carried through section of Cowichan River rapids

The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (file)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (Citizen file photo)