Nanaimo News Staff

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)
BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels round trips due to freezing temperatures

Frozen pipes, unsafe deck conditions cited as Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailings cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police in various jurisdictions on Vancouver Island are looking for Ryan Gauthier, 42, who is wanted on 10 outstanding arrest warrants. (Photo submitted)

RCMP on Vancouver Island looking for man with 10 outstanding warrants

Police from Nanaimo to Campbell River on the lookout for Ryan Gauthier

Police in various jurisdictions on Vancouver Island are looking for Ryan Gauthier, 42, who is wanted on 10 outstanding arrest warrants. (Photo submitted)
A Nanaimo woman who dropped off some Christmas baking for her neighbour and noticed that it was still on his front porch days later may have helped save the man's life, as he was in medical distress. (Stock photo)

Uneaten Christmas baking on doorstep alerts neighbour to fallen senior in Nanaimo

83-year-old man was in medical distress inside his home

A Nanaimo woman who dropped off some Christmas baking for her neighbour and noticed that it was still on his front porch days later may have helped save the man's life, as he was in medical distress. (Stock photo)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)

Court hands B.C. commercial fisherman its first lifetime ban in a decade

6 months jail time given Scott Steer, vessel forfeited in connection with Vancouver Harbour incident

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)
An abandoned mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated, trying to care for its five puppies. The dogs were taken to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA and are now in foster care. (Photos submitted)

Dog with five puppies found abandoned, starving in Nanaimo now in SPCA care

Dogs were brought to B.C. SPCA and are in foster care and will be up for adoption in the new year

An abandoned mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated, trying to care for its five puppies. The dogs were taken to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA and are now in foster care. (Photos submitted)
Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thousands of dollars worth of sneakers stolen at Nanaimo house party

Party on Kennedy Street “apparently got out of control,” say police

Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
Environment Canada is warning of notable snowfall and strong winds in parts of eastern Vancouver Island Dec. 17-18. Pictured here, a scene from Nanaimo from earlier in December. (News Bulletin file)

Environment Canada warns of strong winds, snow for east Island

Snowfall of 10 cm Duncan to Campbell River, with winds from 70-90 km/h in the northern portion

Environment Canada is warning of notable snowfall and strong winds in parts of eastern Vancouver Island Dec. 17-18. Pictured here, a scene from Nanaimo from earlier in December. (News Bulletin file)
Chief Bill Cranmer of ‘Na̲mg̲is First Nation, BC Ferries planning and business advisor Linda Provost and BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins at a ceremony revealing the name of one of the new hybrid ferries that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola route starting next year. (Photo submitted)

Island Kwigwis, ‘eagle of the sea,’ to begin Nanaimo-Gabriola service in the new year

BC Ferries announces name of new Island Class vessel

Chief Bill Cranmer of ‘Na̲mg̲is First Nation, BC Ferries planning and business advisor Linda Provost and BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins at a ceremony revealing the name of one of the new hybrid ferries that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola route starting next year. (Photo submitted)
RCMP police dog handlers Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson show off a blanket crocheted for police service dog Herc. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island woman crochets police dogs blankets for Christmas

Woman who loves to crochet creates blankets for all four of Nanaimo RCMP’s police service dogs

RCMP police dog handlers Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson show off a blanket crocheted for police service dog Herc. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Red dresses, LGBTQ+ flag stolen from Nanaimo charity in series of incidents

Thefts happened in November and December outside Nanaimo Family Life Association building

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
The B.C. government announced last week an official name change for Saysutshun Park, formerly Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Newcastle to Saysutshun: island park off Nanaimo renamed

Provincial park officially makes switch to recognize Snuneymuxw First Nation heritage

The B.C. government announced last week an official name change for Saysutshun Park, formerly Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Emergency crews on scene at a single-vehicle rollover along the Trans-Canada Highway south of Morden Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Driver dead after crash along the highway south of Nanaimo

Northbound lanes of Trans-Canada Highway will be closed at Morden Road for about two hours

Emergency crews on scene at a single-vehicle rollover along the Trans-Canada Highway south of Morden Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A puppy named Captain Sparrow and its siblings were brought to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA for care of a range of medical issues. (Photos contributed)

Captain Sparrow and 7 other puppies with serious health issues brought to B.C. SPCA

B.C. SPCA asking for donations to help with costs of animals’ care in Nanaimo

A puppy named Captain Sparrow and its siblings were brought to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA for care of a range of medical issues. (Photos contributed)
RCMP are investigating after a man was shot and seriously injured on View Street on Saturday, Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man shot and seriously injured in Nanaimo’s south end

Vehicle fire nearby believed to be associated with ‘targeted’ incident, say RCMP

RCMP are investigating after a man was shot and seriously injured on View Street on Saturday, Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
A BC Ferries vessel in Horseshoe Bay. The ferry corporation has added 167 sailings as it expects a busy holiday travel season. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries adding sailings for busy holiday travel season

Dec. 26-27 anticipated to be busiest travel days from Vancouver Island

A BC Ferries vessel in Horseshoe Bay. The ferry corporation has added 167 sailings as it expects a busy holiday travel season. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Stephen Parkes won $50,000 on a $3 scratch-and-win ticket recently. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins $50,000 on $3 scratch ticket

Stephen Parkes had trouble sleeping after scratching his winner just before bedtime

Nanaimo’s Stephen Parkes won $50,000 on a $3 scratch-and-win ticket recently. (Photo submitted)
One of the counterfeit $100 bills used to purchase antiques last week in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

‘Extremely aggressive’ suspect passes counterfeit $100 bills in Nanaimo

Four cases of phony $100 and $20 bills reported in Nanaimo since Dec. 1

One of the counterfeit $100 bills used to purchase antiques last week in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Snow along the highway in Nanaimo. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for all of Vancouver Island overnight Sunday and Monday, Dec. 5-6. (News Bulletin file photo)

Snowfall warning issued for all of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says snowfall could affect Monday morning commute

Snow along the highway in Nanaimo. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for all of Vancouver Island overnight Sunday and Monday, Dec. 5-6. (News Bulletin file photo)