Nanaimo News Staff

A long-term care worker receives the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)

All Island seniors in long-term care will be vaccinated by the end of this weekend

Immunization of high-risk population will continue over the next two months

A long-term care worker receives the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)
Angela Waldick is the new team photographer for the Nanaimo NightOwls. (Nanaimo NightOwls photo)

Half-blind photographer will help new Island baseball team look picture-perfect

Nanaimo NightOwls say legally blind team photographer is making history

Angela Waldick is the new team photographer for the Nanaimo NightOwls. (Nanaimo NightOwls photo)
Environment Canada is forecasting snow for the east Vancouver Island region the weekend of Jan. 23. (Black Press file)

Up to 15 cm of snow forecast for Courtenay area this weekend

Snow to begin Saturday night, according to Environment Canada

Environment Canada is forecasting snow for the east Vancouver Island region the weekend of Jan. 23. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP are seeking the public’s help after a man allegedly assaulted a clerk at James General Store on Victoria Road on Jan. 18. (Submitted photo)

Suspect screams at customer then assaults store clerk in Nanaimo

RCMP asking for information about Jan. 18 incident at James General Store

Nanaimo RCMP are seeking the public’s help after a man allegedly assaulted a clerk at James General Store on Victoria Road on Jan. 18. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a threat was made at Woodgrove Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 19. (News Bulletin file photo)

Threat directed at Nanaimo mall, RCMP investigating

Police have searched areas of Woodgrove Centre accessible to shoppers and have deemed it safe

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after a threat was made at Woodgrove Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 19. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)

B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions

Provincial government says pandemic has intensified need for mental health supports

B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced funding to train community mental health workers at four B.C. post-secondary institutions. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)

Police seek public’s help after ‘tire slashing spree’ in central Nanaimo

Ten reports of slashed tires in the last three days, say Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance after numerous tire slashings between Jan. 12-14. (News Bulletin file)
Michael Bonson, 33, of Nanaimo is wanted by police for several alleged offences, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing from police. (Photo submitted)

RCMP look for suspect who dodged Tasering in scuffle in Nanaimo

Michael Bonson wanted after failing to appear in court to face assault charges

Michael Bonson, 33, of Nanaimo is wanted by police for several alleged offences, including assaulting a police officer and fleeing from police. (Photo submitted)
A crash involving a transport truck, pickup and minivan has closed off Duke Point Highway on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Three people seriously injured in crash on the Duke Point Highway in Nanaimo

Four people taken to hospital after collision involving transport truck at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday

A crash involving a transport truck, pickup and minivan has closed off Duke Point Highway on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner of cash that flew out of a moving vehicle in the north end on Monday. (File photo)

Pedestrian in Nanaimo finds money ‘floating from the sky,’ turns it over to RCMP

Woman out for a walk gathers up cash that flew out of moving vehicle

Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner of cash that flew out of a moving vehicle in the north end on Monday. (File photo)
Snuneymuxw First Nation. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vaccine request quickly granted to combat Nanaimo-area First Nation COVID-19 outbreak

Snuneymuxw elders receiving Moderna vaccine starting today at pop-up clinic on reserve

Snuneymuxw First Nation. (News Bulletin file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels numerous sailings with windy weather arriving

Ferry corporation issued service notice Monday advising of cancellations on Tuesday

The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance. (News Bulletin file photo)
Snuneymuxw First Nation now has a shelter-in-place order after a cluster of five COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the community. (News Bulletin photo)

First Nation in Nanaimo orders shelter-in-place due to cluster of COVID-19 cases

Letter from Snuneymuxw chief advises of five positive cases, with other individuals symptomatic

Snuneymuxw First Nation now has a shelter-in-place order after a cluster of five COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the community. (News Bulletin photo)
Black Press file photo

Family member charged with second-degree murder in Gibsons

Suspect was arrested at the scene Dec. 27 and charged the next day

Black Press file photo
News Bulletin file photo

BC Ferries cancels sailings with ‘extreme weather’ arriving

Routes along central and northern Vancouver Island impacted

News Bulletin file photo
Chartwell Malaspina long-term care facility in Nanaimo. (File photo)

UPDATE: Three more residents catch COVID-19 in outbreak at Nanaimo care home

Virus outbreak was reported Sunday at Chartwell Malaspina long-term care facility

Chartwell Malaspina long-term care facility in Nanaimo. (File photo)
Chartwell Malaspina long-term care residence. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at seniors’ care home in Nanaimo

One resident of Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence tests positive, says Island Health

Chartwell Malaspina long-term care residence. (News Bulletin file photo)
News Bulletin file photo

Nanaimo RCMP’s serious crimes unit investigating after body found on Boxing Day

Police asking for tips following death of 59-year-old man near downtown

News Bulletin file photo
VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU culinary arts students providing 200 meals each week to Salvation Army

Campus cafeterias have been closed but cooking has continued

VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

‘Unruly’ customer tries to steal rubbing alcohol, spits on employee in downtown Nanaimo

Incident happened Dec. 13 at London Drugs at Port Place mall

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.