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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)
The Marmot Recovery Foundation was glad to learn that Molly the marmot gave birth to six pups, but the marmot population is not sustainable, according to conservationists. (Jordan Cormack photo)

Newborn Vancouver Island marmots have conservationists encouraged

Marmot Recovery Foundation says the species population isn’t yet at sustainable levels

The Marmot Recovery Foundation was glad to learn that Molly the marmot gave birth to six pups, but the marmot population is not sustainable, according to conservationists. (Jordan Cormack photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene in the Harewood area last night after reports of a man yelling in the street, brandishing a pair of guns. (News Bulletin file photo)

RCMP arrest man yelling and brandishing guns in Vancouver Island neighbourhood

Incident occurred Thursday night in area of Park Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene in the Harewood area last night after reports of a man yelling in the street, brandishing a pair of guns. (News Bulletin file photo)
A military gun hit a taxi this afternoon at the intersection of Comox Road and Terminal Avenue. (MIKE HAYDUKEWICH photo)

Accident on Vancouver Island after artillery gun rolls down hill and damages taxi

Witness says accident happend about 1 p.m. Saturday; RCMP investigating

A military gun hit a taxi this afternoon at the intersection of Comox Road and Terminal Avenue. (MIKE HAYDUKEWICH photo)
A Novurania inflatable speedboat owned by the family of late Nanaimo philanthropist Tom Harris was stolen from the Pipers Lagoon area Thursday. (News Bulletin file)

RCMP investigating after speedboat of late Nanaimo philanthropist stolen

Surveillance video shows boat taken July 5 from house in north Nanaimo

A Novurania inflatable speedboat owned by the family of late Nanaimo philanthropist Tom Harris was stolen from the Pipers Lagoon area Thursday. (News Bulletin file)
Dustin Dennis Zinter outside the courthouse in Nanaimo on Friday. Zinter is on trial for a November 2015 accident in which a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

Dustin Dennis Zinter outside the courthouse in Nanaimo on Friday. Zinter is on trial for a November 2015 accident in which a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

Hundreds of people attend Black Press Career Fair in Nanaimo

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?
The Canadian Coast Guard had a booth at the most recent Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair earlier this year. The career fair will come to Nanaimo on June 21. BLACK PRESS file photo

Wide range of employers will be looking for workers at Island job fair

Still time to register for a table at June 21 education and career fair at Nanaimo Military Camp

The Canadian Coast Guard had a booth at the most recent Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair earlier this year. The career fair will come to Nanaimo on June 21. BLACK PRESS file photo
A Hindu organization is asking that Nanaimo-based company Om Boys pull a jacket featuring the likeness of deity Ganesh, as it deems it offensive. (Om Boys website screenshot)

UPDATE: Hindu organization asks B.C. company to pull ‘offensive’ jacket

Om Boys jacket features likeness of deity Ganesh holding a wrench

A Hindu organization is asking that Nanaimo-based company Om Boys pull a jacket featuring the likeness of deity Ganesh, as it deems it offensive. (Om Boys website screenshot)
Krystal Pavan’s eight-month-old daughter Kenzie was rushed to the hospital in Victoria last Thursday after eating a caterpillar. She will make a full recovery. (Submitted photo)

B.C. infant receives emergency medical care after eating caterpillar

Eight-month-old child on Vancouver Island taken to hospital for surgery to remove caterpillar parts

Krystal Pavan’s eight-month-old daughter Kenzie was rushed to the hospital in Victoria last Thursday after eating a caterpillar. She will make a full recovery. (Submitted photo)
Ferry passengers bound to Duke Point ferry terminal, from Tsawwassen, will be compensated after a cancellation May 22 when the ship’s second officer became ill. (Black Press file)

Ferry sailing cancelled after ship’s second officer falls ill

Coastal Inspiration’s 8:15 p.m. sailing to Nanaimo on Tuesday cancelled, passengers to be compensated

Ferry passengers bound to Duke Point ferry terminal, from Tsawwassen, will be compensated after a cancellation May 22 when the ship’s second officer became ill. (Black Press file)
Bill Friend, an RDN Transit driver, shuttles people around during a demonstration of NextRide technology on Wednesday. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. Transit shows off NextRide bus technology

New technology allows for real-time tracking, to be rolled out through early 2019

Bill Friend, an RDN Transit driver, shuttles people around during a demonstration of NextRide technology on Wednesday. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
The B.C. forest ministry says investigation into the source of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, that has led to numerous rabbit deaths, is not feasible and results would likely be inconclusive. (News Bulletin file)

Province says probe ‘not feasible’ into deadly virus killing rabbits in B.C.

Nanaimo Animal Control Services estimates 450-500 dead rabbits have been recovered

The B.C. forest ministry says investigation into the source of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, that has led to numerous rabbit deaths, is not feasible and results would likely be inconclusive. (News Bulletin file)
Emma Miller, who was born premature, and father Brian at a funding announcement Wednesday in Nanaimo. The family has benefited from support from the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Children’s health foundation announces $4.7M in funding on the Island

Money targeted to early childhood development, youth mental health, rural health-care access

Emma Miller, who was born premature, and father Brian at a funding announcement Wednesday in Nanaimo. The family has benefited from support from the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city
The B.C. government is warning rabbit owners in the mid Island after three dead, feral rabbits were found to have a virus. (News Bulletin file)

Virus killing rabbits on mid Island

Three dead rabbits, found Tuesday in Nanaimo, had disease caused by calicivirus

The B.C. government is warning rabbit owners in the mid Island after three dead, feral rabbits were found to have a virus. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Animal Control Services says it recovered an unusually high number of dead rabbits in the Rotary Bowl area Feb. 27. (News Bulletin file)

A dozen dead rabbits found near B.C. sports facility

Nanaimo Animal Control Services say they’ve alerted the BC SPCA

Nanaimo Animal Control Services says it recovered an unusually high number of dead rabbits in the Rotary Bowl area Feb. 27. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP are seeking a suspect after an armed robbery at the Harewood Arms Liquor Store two nights ago. Photo submitted

Machete-wielding masked suspect robs Nanaimo liquor store

Second incident in recent months of Scream-mask robber at same cold beer and wine store

Nanaimo RCMP are seeking a suspect after an armed robbery at the Harewood Arms Liquor Store two nights ago. Photo submitted
B.C. SPCA and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service co-operated in the execution of a search warrant Jan. 18 near Nanaimo Airport. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Python and other animals seized after SPCA search south of Nanaimo

B.C. SPCA and B.C. Conservation Officer Service executed search warrant last week

B.C. SPCA and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service co-operated in the execution of a search warrant Jan. 18 near Nanaimo Airport. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Jeffrey Brian MacDonald, charged with a aggravated assault in September 2016, has entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to four years in jail. (News Bulletin file)

Man receives four-year sentence for stabbing Good Samaritan near Qualicum Beach

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald sentenced to additional 242 days in jail

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald, charged with a aggravated assault in September 2016, has entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to four years in jail. (News Bulletin file)