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Brandon Tyler Woody was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for the April 2017 killing of Andrew McLean at a Nanaimo hotel. (News Bulletin file)

Man who committed murder at Vancouver Island hotel gets life sentence

Brandon Tyler Woody pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 shooting in Nanaimo

Brandon Tyler Woody was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for the April 2017 killing of Andrew McLean at a Nanaimo hotel. (News Bulletin file)
Wanda Campbell at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Monday. Campbell is mother of Andrew McLean, who was shot and killed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo in April 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody, who pleaded guilty to her son’s murder, is in court for his sentencing hearing this week. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

Defence says man committed fatal hotel shooting in Nanaimo to protect wife

Brandon Tyler Woody set to learn fate in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Wednesday

Wanda Campbell at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Monday. Campbell is mother of Andrew McLean, who was shot and killed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo in April 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody, who pleaded guilty to her son’s murder, is in court for his sentencing hearing this week. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)
The courthouse in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. man sentenced for tying up, assaulting and robbing another man at hotel

Gabriel Stephen Nelson robbed and assaulted travelling businessman in Nanaimo in 2017

The courthouse in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP closed off area around the police detachment due to suspicious packages. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Nanaimo RCMP closed off area around the police detachment due to suspicious packages. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, was in the Nanaimo area Saturday, and stopped by COCO Café in Cedar to chat with workers and have lunch. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Governor General of Canada hopes businesses follow lead of Vancouver Island café

Governor General Julie Payette hopes businesses become inclusive like COCO Café, near Nanaimo

Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, was in the Nanaimo area Saturday, and stopped by COCO Café in Cedar to chat with workers and have lunch. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
RCMP forensic investigators gather evidence in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel in Nanaimo, B.C. in 2017, where a man was shot and killed. (News Bulletin file)

Man in Vancouver Island hotel shooting pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Brandon Tyler Woody, from Victoria, to be sentenced in late March in B.C. Supreme Court

RCMP forensic investigators gather evidence in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel in Nanaimo, B.C. in 2017, where a man was shot and killed. (News Bulletin file)
Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre today between 11am and 4pm to find future employment and post-secondary education opportunities. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

TODAY: Comox career fair matches the right opportunities with the right people

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair takes place at 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre

Come down to 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre today between 11am and 4pm to find future employment and post-secondary education opportunities. (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Nanaimo riding byelection candidate Sheila Malcolmson and B.C. Premier John Horgan address party members at a party provincial council meeting in Nanaimo Saturday. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

Nanaimo riding byelection candidate Sheila Malcolmson and B.C. Premier John Horgan address party members at a party provincial council meeting in Nanaimo Saturday. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. man sentenced to 34 months in jail after video recording sex with 14-year-old

John Adam James Landry, 31, of Parksville, entered guilty pleas in Nanaimo provincial court

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Leonard Krog has resigned as MLA of Nanaimo. Krog is also mayor of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Leonard Krog steps down as MLA of Nanaimo

Nanaimo mayor anticipates byelection call sometime in January

Leonard Krog has resigned as MLA of Nanaimo. Krog is also mayor of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The union representing workers of B.C. Ferries is in B.C. Supreme Court Nov. 27 and 28 seeking the right to strike. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. ferry workers’ union fights for right to strike

Union in Vancouver Nov. 27-28 for B.C. Supreme Court hearing

The union representing workers of B.C. Ferries is in B.C. Supreme Court Nov. 27 and 28 seeking the right to strike. (News Bulletin file)
Cutting down 25 trees costs B.C. man more than $80,000

Cutting down 25 trees costs B.C. man more than $80,000

Former city council candidate illegally dropped alder and maple in pricey Nanaimo neighbourhood

Cutting down 25 trees costs B.C. man more than $80,000
(News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island restaurant owner sentenced for sexual interference with a minor

Talal El Bakkar sentenced in Nanaimo court to nine months’ jail time

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B.C. man busted in Creep Catchers-style sting sentenced to two years

Raymond Christopher Scott Dewell sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo

(News Bulletin file)
Gary Kenneth Bob, the man responsible for Rascal, a terrier surrendered to the B.C. SPCA with severe flea infestation in 2017, pictured here, gave a $750 donation to the SPCA prior to his sentencing on Oct. 30 at provincial court in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man banned from owning dogs for 5 years after flea-infested Rascal nearly died

Man who was caring for dog infested with 100,000 fleas sentenced in Nanaimo

Gary Kenneth Bob, the man responsible for Rascal, a terrier surrendered to the B.C. SPCA with severe flea infestation in 2017, pictured here, gave a $750 donation to the SPCA prior to his sentencing on Oct. 30 at provincial court in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
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B.C. Ferries vessel gets tangled up with fishing boat

Incident happened Wednesday on Queen of Alberni’s Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry run

(News Bulletin file)
A vehicle ended up in the water at Newcastle Channel this afternoon. The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. along Stewart Avenue near St. George Street. Multiple emergency response crews attended the scene. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

B.C. senior pulled from vehicle after driving into the water

Incident happened at 1:35 p.m. in Nanaimo’s Newcastle Channel

A vehicle ended up in the water at Newcastle Channel this afternoon. The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. along Stewart Avenue near St. George Street. Multiple emergency response crews attended the scene. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
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Vancouver Island teacher disciplined for physically restraining five-year-old

B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation releases resolution agreement for September 2017 incident

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Wayne Robert Smith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual interference of a person under 16 years old. (News Bulletin file)

Man gets 18 months’ jail for sex with minor on Vancouver Island

Wayne Robert Smith sentenced Tuesday in Nanaimo for incidents in Parksville in 2016

Wayne Robert Smith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual interference of a person under 16 years old. (News Bulletin file)
Jason and Jubilee Brown have grown a tall sunflower, estimated to be approximately 15-feet in height. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. father and daughter grow 15-foot sunflower

Jason Brown grew plant with daughter Jubilee. Says it is tall as his Vancouver Island house

Jason and Jubilee Brown have grown a tall sunflower, estimated to be approximately 15-feet in height. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)