Chris Bush

Lloyd Charlie, left, stands by as firefighters retrieve his son Cole, 9, from the base of Bowen Park falls on Tuesday. The boy fell over the falls when he lost his footing on slippery rocks. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Boy falls over waterfall at Nanaimo park

Firefighters retrieve nine-year-old who fell over the falls Tuesday afternoon

Lloyd Charlie, left, stands by as firefighters retrieve his son Cole, 9, from the base of Bowen Park falls on Tuesday. The boy fell over the falls when he lost his footing on slippery rocks. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, shows off the e-cigarette unit, left, that started a fire in a home and displaced a family of four Monday night, along side another unit and batteries from the same model made by the same manufacturer that have also overheated and is warning the units could start more and potentially deadly blazes. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Vaping device overheats, burns down home on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo Fire Rescue says units could cause fires in other homes and even aircraft

Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, shows off the e-cigarette unit, left, that started a fire in a home and displaced a family of four Monday night, along side another unit and batteries from the same model made by the same manufacturer that have also overheated and is warning the units could start more and potentially deadly blazes. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A WestJet Bomardier Dash 8 Q400 is towed to a parking apron near Nanaimo Airports terminal after it made an emergency landing when smoke filled the passenger cabin in flight Tuesday. Fifty six passengers were on board. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Plane filled with smoke makes emergency landing at Nanaimo Airport

WestJet flight 3161 declare emergency when aircraft cabin fills with smoke Tuesday

A WestJet Bomardier Dash 8 Q400 is towed to a parking apron near Nanaimo Airports terminal after it made an emergency landing when smoke filled the passenger cabin in flight Tuesday. Fifty six passengers were on board. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Woman caught after brandishing meat cleaver in robbery in Nanaimo

Woman caught after brandishing meat cleaver in robbery in Nanaimo

Angelina Emma Beans charged with one count of robbery, four counts of possession of stolen property

Woman caught after brandishing meat cleaver in robbery in Nanaimo
Moses, a two-year-old ram, looks up from munching on grass to give police the once-over while they waited for his owner to come home and pen him Tuesday south of Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island sheep gets loose and rams children

Incident happened Tuesday south of Nanaimo

Moses, a two-year-old ram, looks up from munching on grass to give police the once-over while they waited for his owner to come home and pen him Tuesday south of Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Black Press Community News Media is once again hosting its annual education and career fair in the Comox Valley. The fair will be Thursday, Feb. 8. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Vancouver Island job market ever-evolving

Various sectors driving employment in region will be represented at Black Press career fair in Comox Feb. 8

Black Press Community News Media is once again hosting its annual education and career fair in the Comox Valley. The fair will be Thursday, Feb. 8. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can identify a woman, seen on security camera footage, who allegedly bought $70 worth of ice cream products with a stolen debit card. (Photo submitted)

Woman in Nanaimo buys $70 worth of ice cream with allegedly stolen debit card

Purchase said to have occurred on Jan. 11 at 2 a.m. at Nicol General Store

Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can identify a woman, seen on security camera footage, who allegedly bought $70 worth of ice cream products with a stolen debit card. (Photo submitted)
Senior pushes back against intruder in her Nanaimo home

Senior pushes back against intruder in her Nanaimo home

Seventy-nine year old woman stands her ground in incident on Winchester Avenue

Senior pushes back against intruder in her Nanaimo home
A woman hopes she will have a diamond ring returned to her that she mistakenly gave to a man when she handed him some spare change. (Photo submitted)

Woman in Nanaimo accidentally hands over diamond ring with spare change

Incident happened Wednesday at about 7 p.m. at parking lot near Nanaimo’s boardwalk

A woman hopes she will have a diamond ring returned to her that she mistakenly gave to a man when she handed him some spare change. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Ferries is making changes to sailing schedule in the new year, including new sailing times for ferries in and out of Nanaimo’s Departure Bay ferry terminal. (NEWS BULLETIN file).

B.C. Ferries making changes to sailing schedule in the new year

Ferry corporation spacing out sailings out of Horseshoe Bay due to increased traffic volume

B.C. Ferries is making changes to sailing schedule in the new year, including new sailing times for ferries in and out of Nanaimo’s Departure Bay ferry terminal. (NEWS BULLETIN file).
One man is facing charges of assault and drug possession following an alleged attack with a machete in Nanaimo on Sunday, Nov. 26. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man arrested in Nanaimo after alleged machete attack

One man facing multiple charges following report of an attack with machete on Sunday

One man is facing charges of assault and drug possession following an alleged attack with a machete in Nanaimo on Sunday, Nov. 26. (News Bulletin file photo)
A fifth wheel travel trailer was destroyed, but no one was hurt, when sparks ignited a propane leak in Nanaimo Thursday. (News Bulletin file photo)

Propane explosion destroys fifth wheel in Nanaimo

No one hurt but trailer destroyed when propane leak ignites in Harewood

A fifth wheel travel trailer was destroyed, but no one was hurt, when sparks ignited a propane leak in Nanaimo Thursday. (News Bulletin file photo)
Multiple police and other emergency service members responded to the Port O Call Inn and Suites in Nanaimo Wednesday where police had three rooms behind police tape. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Police investigating possible altercation at Nanaimo motel

Nanaimo RCMP and first responders are on the scene of the Port-O-Call Inns and Suites

Multiple police and other emergency service members responded to the Port O Call Inn and Suites in Nanaimo Wednesday where police had three rooms behind police tape. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A 15-year-old Nanaimo student will appear in court Jan. 18 for making online threat against a local high school. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo student arrested for making online threat against high school

Nanaimo RCMP arrest 15-year-old student for online threats against Cedar Community Secondary School

A 15-year-old Nanaimo student will appear in court Jan. 18 for making online threat against a local high school. (News Bulletin file photo)
One of Vancouver Island University’s welding students is in hospital in Victoria being treated for severe burns after an accident at the university’s welding program shop Tuesday. (Screenshot photo taken from Gofundme page)

VIU student severely burned in welding accident

Vancouver Island University welding student in Victoria hospital

One of Vancouver Island University’s welding students is in hospital in Victoria being treated for severe burns after an accident at the university’s welding program shop Tuesday. (Screenshot photo taken from Gofundme page)
Court orders blood sample after man vomits on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help

Court orders blood sample after man vomits on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help

Fire chief calls Nanaimo judge’s ruling a landmark decision

Court orders blood sample after man vomits on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help
Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault

Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault

John Albert Buchanan, 46, of Nanaimo was arrested Wednesday without incident

Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault
Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault

Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault

John Albert Buchanan, 46, of Nanaimo was arrested Wednesday without incident

Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a case of a man who was struck by a bullet Thursday afternoon at Winchelsea View Golf Course in Lantzville. (BLACK PRESS file)

Man shot while golfing in Lantzville

Nanaimo RCMP investigating after Ladysmith man struck by bullet on the course

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a case of a man who was struck by a bullet Thursday afternoon at Winchelsea View Golf Course in Lantzville. (BLACK PRESS file)
A B.C. ferry will be escorted to Vancouver by a Canadian Navy coastal patrol vessel and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft as part of a military training exercise currently underway on the Island. (News Bulletin file photo)

Canadian military guards ferry against pirates during Island training exercise

Canadian Armed Forces conducting evacuation exercise from fictitious failed country

A B.C. ferry will be escorted to Vancouver by a Canadian Navy coastal patrol vessel and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft as part of a military training exercise currently underway on the Island. (News Bulletin file photo)