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A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Necrotizing fasciitis, a disease that is difficult and expensive to treat and often fatal, has cropped up in six dogs in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach since October. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island veterinarian issues alert about flesh-eating disease in dogs

Six cases of necrotizing fasciitis reported on central Island since the fall

Necrotizing fasciitis, a disease that is difficult and expensive to treat and often fatal, has cropped up in six dogs in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach since October. (Stock photo)
An elderly couple fear they may have to leave their Nanaimo home of 15 years after it suffered heavy damage when high winds felled trees Wednesday, May 18. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Windstorm causes trees to topple onto Nanaimo home

BC Hydro battling multiple outages as wind batters the south coast

An elderly couple fear they may have to leave their Nanaimo home of 15 years after it suffered heavy damage when high winds felled trees Wednesday, May 18. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Thirteen people have been displaced but are uninjured after fleeing a fire that destroyed their home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 17. (Kaajal Manhas photo)

13 people displaced by house fire in Nanaimo

Residents, including 8 children, escaped unharmed from fire on Doric Avenue

Thirteen people have been displaced but are uninjured after fleeing a fire that destroyed their home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 17. (Kaajal Manhas photo)
An altercation involving bear spray, a machete and several suspects sent one woman to hospital with injuries and one youth into police custody. More suspects are being sought. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman cut with machete as bear spray flies near Nanaimo park

One person in hospital, one person in custody after multiple people fight outside Beban Park

An altercation involving bear spray, a machete and several suspects sent one woman to hospital with injuries and one youth into police custody. More suspects are being sought. (Black Press Media file photo)
A motorist made a citizen’s arrest of two youths who allegedly threw rocks that damaged several vehicles on the Nanaimo Parkway. (File photo)

Driver makes ‘citizen’s arrest’ of boys throwing rocks at cars on Nanaimo Parkway

RCMP say kids aged 12 and 13 taken back to their parents after damage done to at least four vehicles

A motorist made a citizen’s arrest of two youths who allegedly threw rocks that damaged several vehicles on the Nanaimo Parkway. (File photo)
Anastasiia Vanzhura left Kyiv with only what she could carry and the Ukrainian refugee is now living in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Ukrainian refugee’s long, cold trek away from war ends in B.C.

Newly arrived Anastasiia Vanzhura is one of millions of Ukrainians whose lives were shattered by war

Anastasiia Vanzhura left Kyiv with only what she could carry and the Ukrainian refugee is now living in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
RCMP have recovered a body from the waters near Protection Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Body recovered from waters off Nanaimo’s Protection Island

Nanaimo RCMP say body of unidentified person was found Tuesday, May 3

RCMP have recovered a body from the waters near Protection Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Ross Beisel pulls over a driver during a ‘slow down, move over’ drivers awareness campaign Friday, April 29. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

100 Vancouver Island drivers pulled over in roadside worker safety reminder

Nanaimo RCMP, BCAA and Mid Island Towing partner on ‘slow down, move over’ awareness campaign

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Ross Beisel pulls over a driver during a ‘slow down, move over’ drivers awareness campaign Friday, April 29. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo author Josh Gillingham has created the Vancouver Island Coffee Tour website that includes a map with directions to a growing list of more than 50 independent coffee roasters across the Island and Gulf Islands that tourists and residents can follow to find the region’s best brews. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo author’s online ‘coffee tour’ an added perk for visiting Vancouver Island

Residents and visitors can follow guide to more than 50 Island-region coffee roasters

Nanaimo author Josh Gillingham has created the Vancouver Island Coffee Tour website that includes a map with directions to a growing list of more than 50 independent coffee roasters across the Island and Gulf Islands that tourists and residents can follow to find the region’s best brews. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for man missing and feared drowned in Nanaimo Harbour

Woman clinging to boat rescued, but search continues for man

Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Senior airlifted to hospital after falling off cliff at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon

Man fell 18 metres onto rocks, firefighters conducted rope rescue

A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo engineering students come to grips with gravity at soapbox derby

VIU Engineering Club holds race day, hopes to make it an annual event

Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
One woman was arrested after allegedly hitting another woman with a hammer during an altercation at Port Place Shopping Centre in Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 29. (News Bulletin file photo)

Woman arrested after hitting another woman with hammer at Nanaimo mall

Altercation happened at Port Place Shopping Centre on Tuesday, March 29

One woman was arrested after allegedly hitting another woman with a hammer during an altercation at Port Place Shopping Centre in Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 29. (News Bulletin file photo)
Spencer Frey suffered multiple facial injuries in an assault at a house party this past weekend and Nanaimo RCMP are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. (Photo courtesy Spencer Frey)

Police probe possible hate crime after gay student assaulted at B.C. house party

Vancouver Island University issues statement after student attacked off campus in Nanaimo

Spencer Frey suffered multiple facial injuries in an assault at a house party this past weekend and Nanaimo RCMP are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. (Photo courtesy Spencer Frey)
Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Islander fed up with ongoing horn-honking in support of overpass flag-wavers

City’s noise bylaw does not restrict roadside demonstrators from inciting others to make noise

Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island musician hopes for return of beloved stolen guitar

Guitar and sound equipment stolen from home music studio in Nanaimo’s south end

A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
A Nanaimo firefighter runs with tanks of oxygen to where emergency crews are working to save the life of a man who was found in the waters of Departure Bay on Monday, March 21. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Kayaker dies after being found in the water at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Emergency crews worked for more than 30 minutes on beach attempting to save man’s life

A Nanaimo firefighter runs with tanks of oxygen to where emergency crews are working to save the life of a man who was found in the waters of Departure Bay on Monday, March 21. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP arrested a suspect at Brooks Landing shopping centre who was allegedly carrying a bow and arrow, hatchet, brass knuckles and drugs. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect carrying bow and arrow arrested at Nanaimo shopping plaza

RCMP say bystanders were ‘yelling and screaming’ at officers during arrest at Brooks Landing

Nanaimo RCMP arrested a suspect at Brooks Landing shopping centre who was allegedly carrying a bow and arrow, hatchet, brass knuckles and drugs. (News Bulletin file photo)
A reference drawing included in the bid package for remediation work at a decommissioned bunker at Nanaimo Military Camp. (SNC Lavalin/Government of Canada image)

Contaminated soil will be cleaned up around Cold War-era bunker in Nanaimo

Federal government puts out tender for remediation project expected to cost at least $1 million

A reference drawing included in the bid package for remediation work at a decommissioned bunker at Nanaimo Military Camp. (SNC Lavalin/Government of Canada image)