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Members of Extension Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on Spruston Road, near Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Dog dies and buildings destroyed in fire at rural area near Nanaimo

Four fire departments, including Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department, battle blaze in Cassidy

Members of Extension Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on Spruston Road, near Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Kailey DeFehr found a praying mantis inside her home, near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

Cat drags in praying mantis, which actually aren’t that uncommon on the Island

Professor says the insects aren’t native, but also aren’t likely to become invasive

Kailey DeFehr found a praying mantis inside her home, near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
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)
Aspengrove School. (News Bulletin file photo)

Head of school near Nanaimo fired for ‘inappropriate online activity’

Aspengrove School’s board of governors was made aware of alleged incident on Aug. 26

Aspengrove School. (News Bulletin file photo)
A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former fast ferry proponent sues Port of Nanaimo and current fast ferry partner

Island Ferries names port authority and Conqora in notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court

A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
A driver fled the scene of an accident, barefoot, after the vehicle they were driving flipped in south Nanaimo the night of Aug. 23, says RCMP. (Daralynn Munroe photo)

Driver flees barefoot after crashing and tipping vehicle in Nanaimo’s south end

Vehicle wiped out Aug. 23 in parking lot of Express Care Oil Change

A driver fled the scene of an accident, barefoot, after the vehicle they were driving flipped in south Nanaimo the night of Aug. 23, says RCMP. (Daralynn Munroe photo)
A Volkswagen sedan crashed into a jewelry store in north Nanaimo Aug. 23, but fortunately, there were no injuries, says Nanaimo Fire Rescue. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Car smashes into front window of Nanaimo jewelry store

Incident happened Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Matheson Jewellers and Fine Art on Turner Road

A Volkswagen sedan crashed into a jewelry store in north Nanaimo Aug. 23, but fortunately, there were no injuries, says Nanaimo Fire Rescue. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A career fair, similar to the one pictured, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Aug. 25. (Black Press Media photo)

Career fair will connect job seekers on the Island with employers who could use some help

Nanaimo Career and Post-Secondary Education Event is Aug. 25 at Country Club Centre

A career fair, similar to the one pictured, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Aug. 25. (Black Press Media photo)
The City of Nanaimo, a former mayor and a current councillor filed a response last month to a civil lawsuit filed by the city’s former chief administrative officer, Tracy Samra. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo details threats, breach of duties in response to fired CAO’s lawsuit

City, former mayor and current councillor file response to Tracy Samra’s civil claim

The City of Nanaimo, a former mayor and a current councillor filed a response last month to a civil lawsuit filed by the city’s former chief administrative officer, Tracy Samra. (News Bulletin file photo)
A model of a Spitfire plane Pierce George Brewster flew in the Second World War was unveiled at Vancouver Island Military Museum Aug. 18. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Island Second World War Spitfire vet’s service saluted in military museum exhibit

Vancouver Island Military Museum expands Spitfire display

A model of a Spitfire plane Pierce George Brewster flew in the Second World War was unveiled at Vancouver Island Military Museum Aug. 18. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)

Beached baby porpoise rescued from tidal pool on Vancouver Island

Porpoise calf found thrashing in sand and rocks in Nanoose Bay

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)
Steven Bacon pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder in the death of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang in 2017. (Photos submitted)

Man accused of killing Nanaimo teen pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Sentencing date for Steven Michael Bacon expected to be set Aug. 29 in B.C. Supreme Court

Steven Bacon pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder in the death of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang in 2017. (Photos submitted)
A career fair, similar to the one pictured here, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Thursday, Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Job fair taking place this month in Nanaimo amidst worker shortage

Career and post-secondary education event takes place Aug. 25 at Country Club Centre

A career fair, similar to the one pictured here, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Thursday, Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)

Firefighters battle two separate blazes the same night on rural Nanaimo property

Two sheds burned up in the first fire, then two RVs in the second fire

Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)
Caitlin Boutin, left, was at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital site Aug. 5 as daughter Eva, 3, received her first COVID-19 vaccine. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Children aged 6 months to 4 years old now receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on Island

More than 2,500 children in the age group have been registered for immunization, says Island Health

Caitlin Boutin, left, was at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital site Aug. 5 as daughter Eva, 3, received her first COVID-19 vaccine. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo woman charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend denied bail

Paris Jayanne Laroche appeared by video for hearing in B.C. Supreme Court

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man caught in child-luring sting on YouTube spared jail time by judge in Nanaimo

Cory John Lloyd, 42, sentenced for charge of arranging a sexual offence against a child

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are responding to an incident on Haliburton Street. A roadblock has been set up beginning at Woodhouse Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man dead after RCMP shooting on central Vancouver Island

IIO investigating incident at Haliburton Street in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP are responding to an incident on Haliburton Street. A roadblock has been set up beginning at Woodhouse Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file photo)

No jail for former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre exec after child-luring charges

Chris Beaton handed suspended sentence with probation and conditions

Former Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre executive Chris Beaton. (News Bulletin file photo)
Biting into a Nanaimo bar is one of 101 things that everyone should do in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Rejuvenated Nanaimo Bar Trail beckons for those looking for a sweet treat

Amplified tour offers some options for enjoying signature dessert well off the beaten track

Biting into a Nanaimo bar is one of 101 things that everyone should do in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
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