Nanaimo News Staff

An entomologist collects two female Lymantria moths. (Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Areas of Vancouver Island being sprayed to control invasive moths

Foray 48B to be used to control Lymantria moths starting mid April, says B.C. forest ministry

An entomologist collects two female Lymantria moths. (Washington State Department of Agriculture)
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.

Armed robber steals money and lottery tickets in Nanaimo

Incident happened last week in Nanaimo’s Harewood area

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.
Nanaimo RCMP police service dog Luthor is credited with tracking down a hiker who had become lost and wet in near-freezing temperatures in the woods near Nanaimo last week. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP police service dog Luthor tracks down lost hiker

Luthor sniffs out trail to 75-year-old man lost in near-freezing temperatures in Brannen Lake area

Nanaimo RCMP police service dog Luthor is credited with tracking down a hiker who had become lost and wet in near-freezing temperatures in the woods near Nanaimo last week. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo found drugs, replica firearms, cash and drug paraphernalia when they pulled over a vehicle Jan. 19. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP pull over vehicle, seize crystal meth, crack cocaine, replica guns

Drugs had street value of $40,000, say police

Police in Nanaimo found drugs, replica firearms, cash and drug paraphernalia when they pulled over a vehicle Jan. 19. (Photo submitted)
RCMP, Nanaimo Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service were called to a Needham Street residence on Friday, Jan. 28. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

One person shot, another also injured in Nanaimo’s south end

RCMP, firefighters and paramedics were called to Needham Street on Friday, Jan. 28

RCMP, Nanaimo Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service were called to a Needham Street residence on Friday, Jan. 28. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo care-home COVID outbreak grows to 27 cases

Island Health says entire Dufferin Place facility now dealing with outbreak

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say an arrest warrant has been issued for Dayton Anderson, 32, wanted after failing to appear at provinical court in Nanaimo on charges of break-and-enter and assault. (Submitted photo)

Warrants issued for Nanaimo man who allegedly invaded home, knocked down resident

Dayton Anderson, 32, faces break-and-enter and assault charges

Nanaimo RCMP say an arrest warrant has been issued for Dayton Anderson, 32, wanted after failing to appear at provinical court in Nanaimo on charges of break-and-enter and assault. (Submitted photo)
Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo doubling up on random piles of found money

RCMP ask for help determining owners of envelope found on sidewalk, lump sum in shopping mall

Police have a large sum of cash that was turned over to them after a man found it on a sidewalk in north Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
Six people are in police custody after shots were fired at a home in Harewood on Monday, Jan. 17. (News Bulletin file photo)

Six people arrested after shots fired in Nanaimo

No one injured in incident, RCMP investigating home in Harewood

Six people are in police custody after shots were fired at a home in Harewood on Monday, Jan. 17. (News Bulletin file photo)
Members of North Cedar Fire Department search a stretch of the Nanaimo River on Friday, Jan. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

First responders, search-and-rescue crews looking for man missing along Nanaimo River

Man’s vehicle located in Cedar on Friday, search effort escalated Saturday

Members of North Cedar Fire Department search a stretch of the Nanaimo River on Friday, Jan. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)

B.C. First Nation chief ‘frustrated’ with name choice for BC Ferries new ship

Snuneymuxw First Nation criticizes ferry company’s approach to relationship-building

The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

9 Vancouver Island long-term care homes dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

Nanaimo’s Dufferin Place added to Island Health’s list of active outbreaks

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Peter Simpson, BC Ferries director of fleet operations and strategy; Cathi Charles Wherry, special advisor, First Peoples’ Cultural Council; and Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, attend a ceremony announcing the name of the sixth Island-class ferry. (Photo submitted)

Newest Island-class ferry will be called Island Gwawis, ‘raven of the sea’

Vessel will service Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route

Peter Simpson, BC Ferries director of fleet operations and strategy; Cathi Charles Wherry, special advisor, First Peoples’ Cultural Council; and Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, attend a ceremony announcing the name of the sixth Island-class ferry. (Photo submitted)
A school bus and an SUV collided at the intersection of Cedar and Fielding roads on Monday afternoon, Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

No one hurt as school bus and SUV crash on Cedar Road in Nanaimo

Two students were on the bus, but no one was hurt in the incident, say crews on scene

A school bus and an SUV collided at the intersection of Cedar and Fielding roads on Monday afternoon, Jan. 10. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)

Police seeing too many ‘rolling snow forts’ after Vancouver Island’s recent snowfalls

RCMP remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles before driving this winter

Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)
A suspect who tried to disarm a Nanaimo Mountie during a struggle to resist arrest remains in custody facing multiple charges. (File photo)

Suspect arrested after police say he attempted to grab Nanaimo officer’s gun

33-year-old man remains in police custody after engaging Mountie in ‘fight of their life’

A suspect who tried to disarm a Nanaimo Mountie during a struggle to resist arrest remains in custody facing multiple charges. (File photo)
Nanaimo’s Johanna Rossetto won $500,000 playing the Lotto Max Extra in the fall and B.C. Lottery Corporation announced her win this week. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman announced as $500,000 Lotto Max winner

Johanna Rossetto won playing the Extra in a draw this past fall

Nanaimo’s Johanna Rossetto won $500,000 playing the Lotto Max Extra in the fall and B.C. Lottery Corporation announced her win this week. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Nanaimo steal generator used by emergency medical alert service for seniors

Generator was stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline on Bowen Road earlier this week

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)
Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jersey thieves ‘caught red-handed’ with stolen goods in vehicle

RCMP track down and arrested suspects who allegedly stole from Kirby’s Source for Sports

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)