Karl Yu

An ‘atmospheric river’ event saw 77.8 millimetres of rain dumped on Nanaimo on Nov. 14, good enough for sixth-wettest day in recorded history, says a meteorologist from Environment Canada. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)

‘Atmospheric river’ brought Nanaimo one of its wettest days on record

Close to 78 millimetres of rain fell on Nov. 14, says Environment Canada

An ‘atmospheric river’ event saw 77.8 millimetres of rain dumped on Nanaimo on Nov. 14, good enough for sixth-wettest day in recorded history, says a meteorologist from Environment Canada. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)
A date for a trial related to Makayla Chang’s murder case is expected to be set on Nov. 15. Steven Michael Bacon stands accused of first-degree murder. (Submitted photos)

Trial in murder of teenage girl from Nanaimo will go ahead

Steven Michael Bacon charged with first-degree murder, preliminary inquiry was held Monday, Nov. 1

A date for a trial related to Makayla Chang’s murder case is expected to be set on Nov. 15. Steven Michael Bacon stands accused of first-degree murder. (Submitted photos)
Newly elected Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Lisa Marie Barron, front, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson at a community event earlier this year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Barron to focus on opioid crisis, wild salmon stocks

Lisa Marie Barron receives critic roles leading up to parliamentary session beginning Nov. 22

Newly elected Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Lisa Marie Barron, front, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson at a community event earlier this year. (News Bulletin file)
A protest flotilla gathers in the waters off 1 Port Dr. in Nanaimo, speaking against exporting of raw logs from Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. environmental activists form flotilla in protest of raw log exports

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo and others warn of exporting of raw logs, climate crisis

A protest flotilla gathers in the waters off 1 Port Dr. in Nanaimo, speaking against exporting of raw logs from Canada. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man who assaulted sex trade workers in Nanaimo and Parksville sentenced to 6 years

Stephen Bradley Ewing previously pleaded guilty to offences from 2018

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Steven Michael Bacon, accused of the murder of Makayla Chang, will make his first in-person court appearance in Nanaimo in November. (Submitted photos)

Man accused of teenage girl’s murder to be brought back to Nanaimo for hearing

Steven Michael Bacon, charged with murder in Makayla Chang case, currently in Ontario prison

Steven Michael Bacon, accused of the murder of Makayla Chang, will make his first in-person court appearance in Nanaimo in November. (Submitted photos)
Bret Bickerton, left, and Owen Gardiner, crew from Rugged Coast Research Society, untie a new research vessel at Brechin Boat Ramp on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Nanaimo-based non-profit, which transports clean-up crews to remote areas of Vancouver Island to remove debris, held a boat cruise to celebrate its fundraising efforts that made the vessel’s purchase possible. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island non-profit shows off rugged new boat for coastal cleanups

Donations allow for purchase of vessel capable of transporting 10 tonnes of marine debris

Bret Bickerton, left, and Owen Gardiner, crew from Rugged Coast Research Society, untie a new research vessel at Brechin Boat Ramp on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Nanaimo-based non-profit, which transports clean-up crews to remote areas of Vancouver Island to remove debris, held a boat cruise to celebrate its fundraising efforts that made the vessel’s purchase possible. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)

Nanoose Bay water pipe replacement costs go up by more than $500,000

Regional District of Nanaimo still completing water main work related to a 2014 referendum

Regional District of Nanaimo directors have approved a budget increase to water main replacement work in Nanoose Bay. (Black Press file)
Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)

Island’s Manly isn’t interested in seeking party leadership as Greens rebuild

Former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP reflects on time in Ottawa

Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)
Signy Madden, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island regional director, says the area has seen more food security issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

United Way trying to support ‘high-impact’ social programs through tough times

United Way launches fundraising campaign with goal of $1.3 million for the north and central Island

Signy Madden, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island regional director, says the area has seen more food security issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)

Man who assaulted central Vancouver Island sex trade workers going to jail

Stephen Bradley Ewing pleads guilty to all charges, headed to jail as he awaits sentence

Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith ‘toss-up’ product of national campaigns, says Island poli-sci prof

Vancouver Island University professor helps unpack preliminary election results

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
Tom LaFortune, left, Steve Sxwithul’txw and Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse were among those in attendance for a cheque presentation at the band office Sept. 15. LaFortune and Sxwithul’txw organized a GoFundMe campaign, with proceeds funding a search for unmarked graves at a site in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

First Nation welcomes donation to help with search of Nanaimo Indian Hospital site

Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse says former patients have said the grounds need to be examined

Tom LaFortune, left, Steve Sxwithul’txw and Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse were among those in attendance for a cheque presentation at the band office Sept. 15. LaFortune and Sxwithul’txw organized a GoFundMe campaign, with proceeds funding a search for unmarked graves at a site in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation loses appeal regarding railway land, but can try again

B.C. Court of Appeal panel upholds Supreme Court judge’s decision

A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man allegedly under the influence of cannabis crashes on the highway in north Nanaimo

Incident took place at the old Island Highway-Oliver Road intersection Monday, Sept. 6

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
First responders were on the scene of an accident early in the morning Friday, Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted to Victoria and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)

Motorcyclist injured in crash after allegedly fleeing from police south of Nanaimo

56-year-old man with driving prohibition airlifted to Victoria

First responders were on the scene of an accident early in the morning Friday, Sept. 3, after a motorcycle went into a ditch. A man was airlifted to Victoria and a woman was transported to NRGH, say police. (News Bulletin file)
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Kaman Somers of Gabriola Island, who suffered a spinal injury in an Aug. 25 accident. (Submitted photo)

Gabriola Island man suffers spinal cord injury in motor vehicle incident

Sister-in-law of Kaman Somers starts online fundraiser following Aug. 25 accident

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Kaman Somers of Gabriola Island, who suffered a spinal injury in an Aug. 25 accident. (Submitted photo)
Kory Breaden, from Nanaimo, has unofficially established a Guinness World Records mark for longest video game marathon after playing Call of Duty for 145 hours. (Duel Screens Podcast/Twitch image)

B.C. gamer sets unofficial world record with 145-hour video game marathon

Kory Breaden, from Nanaimo, awaits Guinness World Records’ verification after playing Call of Duty

Kory Breaden, from Nanaimo, has unofficially established a Guinness World Records mark for longest video game marathon after playing Call of Duty for 145 hours. (Duel Screens Podcast/Twitch image)
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)

Waste audits in Nanaimo show more needs to be done to keep recyclables out of landfill

RDN working on mandatory waste separation bylaws for multi-family dwellings and businesses

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)
While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)

Duke Point Tsawwassen ferry 2 1/2 hours late due to staffing issue

B.C. Ferries says proper staffing anticipated during busy travel weekend ahead

While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)