Karl Yu

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)
Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Regional District of Nanaimo spending $960,000 to upgrade wastewater treatment tanks

RDN board approves contract with Brentwood Industries Inc.

Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. (Chris Bush/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)

Parksville man caught in child-luring sting in Nanaimo avoids jail time

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)
Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo groundwater outlook good at start of summer, says report

Report analyzes region’s aquifers, says spring rains helped water levels

Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)
Coal Tyee Elementary School will be now known as Syuẁén’ct and the field at Nanaimo District Secondary School will be known as Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, after school trustees voted in favour of the name changes at a meeting July 6. (News Bulletin file photo)

Colonial history, First Nation concerns lead to Vancouver Island school name change

Nanaimo’s Coal Tyee school, named after First Nations ‘tragic figure,’ has been renamed Syuẁén’ct

Coal Tyee Elementary School will be now known as Syuẁén’ct and the field at Nanaimo District Secondary School will be known as Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, after school trustees voted in favour of the name changes at a meeting July 6. (News Bulletin file photo)
A colder, wetter spring may not necessarily mean an influx of mosquitoes in Nanaimo and elsewhere in B.C., says an entomologist at the University of B.C. (Stock photo)

Colder spring may not mean population boom for Vancouver Island mosquitoes

Entomologist discusses weather’s effects on the irritating insect

A colder, wetter spring may not necessarily mean an influx of mosquitoes in Nanaimo and elsewhere in B.C., says an entomologist at the University of B.C. (Stock photo)
Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik, left, and contestant Whitney Wood, a VIU professor, on the Alex Trebek Stage at Sony Pictures Studios at Culver City, Calif. (Photo courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

B.C. university prof happy with runner-up finish on Jeopardy

Vancouver Island’s Whitney Wood appeared on the episode that aired Thursday, June 23

Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik, left, and contestant Whitney Wood, a VIU professor, on the Alex Trebek Stage at Sony Pictures Studios at Culver City, Calif. (Photo courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)
(News Bulletin file photo)

Cat dies in apartment fire in central Nanaimo

Firefighters from all four Nanaimo Fire Rescue stations responded to fire last night

(News Bulletin file photo)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man pleads guilty to sexually touching two children in Nanaimo

Sentencing date for Glen Murray Massick expected to be set in August

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN getting to work on $3-million project to permanently close part of landfill

Solid waste management committee recommends awarding $1.8-million tender to Secure Energy

The Regional District of Nanaimo landfill in Cedar. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jordan Vearer listens to instructions from the V.I. Raiders coaching staff during a drill Sunday, May 29, at the team’s spring camp at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Female o-lineman signs with Canadian Junior Football League team in Nanaimo

Jordan Vearer among players announced by team on June 8

Jordan Vearer listens to instructions from the V.I. Raiders coaching staff during a drill Sunday, May 29, at the team’s spring camp at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Lindsay Davies is principal of Nanaimo Innovation Academy’s new independent elementary school which will provide instruction for primary-age children beginning this fall. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Non-profit in Nanaimo to open nature-based elementary school

Nanaimo Innovation Academy to offer 32 spaces for kindergarten to Grade 3 for 2022-23 school year

Lindsay Davies is principal of Nanaimo Innovation Academy’s new independent elementary school which will provide instruction for primary-age children beginning this fall. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue battled a fire at a homeless camp at Bowen Park this morning, June 7, which included propane tanks exploding. (News Bulletin file photo)

Firefighters quench Nanaimo park blaze despite exploding propane tanks, remote location

No one at the scene of homeless camp in city park when Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews arrive

Nanaimo Fire Rescue battled a fire at a homeless camp at Bowen Park this morning, June 7, which included propane tanks exploding. (News Bulletin file photo)
An East Wellington Volunteer Fire Department firefighter hurried to a crash scene and vehicle fire close to his house and may have saved the life of a driver Saturday, June 4. (News Bulletin file photo)

Firefighter rescues driver from burning car after crash in Nanaimo

Incident happened in East Wellington in the early-morning hours Saturday, June 4

An East Wellington Volunteer Fire Department firefighter hurried to a crash scene and vehicle fire close to his house and may have saved the life of a driver Saturday, June 4. (News Bulletin file photo)
James and Jodie Dobby and baby Jacob receive a book bag at the Roots to Read launch event at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on June 1. The program promotes reading to newborn babies. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

New Island program encourages reading right away to newborn babies

Roots to Read launched last month at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

James and Jodie Dobby and baby Jacob receive a book bag at the Roots to Read launch event at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on June 1. The program promotes reading to newborn babies. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)