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Vancouver Island RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service have confirmed that a man died in a vehicle crash on McKay Lake Road, south of Nanaimo, the evening of May 12. (Black Press media file)

Man dies in Jeep crash on backroad south of Nanaimo

Accident occurred on McKay Lake Road on Tuesday evening

Vancouver Island RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service have confirmed that a man died in a vehicle crash on McKay Lake Road, south of Nanaimo, the evening of May 12. (Black Press media file)
Ferry service from Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is slated to begin again June 3. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Ferry sailings from Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal to resume June 3

B.C. Ferries says it has chosen to resume service earlier than anticipated

Ferry service from Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is slated to begin again June 3. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferries are near or at their current pandemic-limited capacity in advance of the Victoria Day long weekend. (Black Press file photo)

Long weekend starting with two-sailing ferry wait to get to Vancouver Island

Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferries reaching their pandemic-limited capacity

Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferries are near or at their current pandemic-limited capacity in advance of the Victoria Day long weekend. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is advancing the idea of a Vancouver Island-wide transportation master plan. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

RDN pushing for Vancouver Island-wide transportation master plan

Association of local governments on the Island working toward setting up committee

The Regional District of Nanaimo is advancing the idea of a Vancouver Island-wide transportation master plan. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Dawn Dickson, a resident at Berwick on the Lake Retirement Community, grooves during a dance-off at the Nanaimo site Friday afternoon. Dickson and company were answering the call of Berwick Qualicum Beach. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island retirement community answers dance-off challenge

Berwick on the Lake residents show their moves out on their balconies

Dawn Dickson, a resident at Berwick on the Lake Retirement Community, grooves during a dance-off at the Nanaimo site Friday afternoon. Dickson and company were answering the call of Berwick Qualicum Beach. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
While sports courts in the Regional District of Nanaimo have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are defying the order at Cedar Skate Park, says Tom Osborne, RDN general manager of recreation and parks. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Security posted to deal with COVID-19-defying skateboarders near Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo official says barriers in place, but more measures may be needed

While sports courts in the Regional District of Nanaimo have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are defying the order at Cedar Skate Park, says Tom Osborne, RDN general manager of recreation and parks. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, Regional District of Nanaimo departments gave operational updates at the April 14 committee of the whole meeting. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

RDN seeing development continue at pre-COVID-19 levels

Regional District of Nanaimo staff working with developers, builders

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, Regional District of Nanaimo departments gave operational updates at the April 14 committee of the whole meeting. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Milner Group’s recycling facility on Biggs Road in Nanaimo will be the site of a community support initiative Saturday, April 11, as the company is giving away soil to people for use in their gardens. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo company offering free soil for self-isolators to get into gardening

Milner Group inviting the public to pick up soil at its Biggs Road recycling facility on Saturday

Milner Group’s recycling facility on Biggs Road in Nanaimo will be the site of a community support initiative Saturday, April 11, as the company is giving away soil to people for use in their gardens. (Black Press file)
The Queen of Oak Bay ferry is being held in dock at Departure Bay due to mechnical difficulty. (Black Press file)

Ferry breaks down at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay, several sailings cancelled

B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay held in dock in Nanaimo due to main engine issue

The Queen of Oak Bay ferry is being held in dock at Departure Bay due to mechnical difficulty. (Black Press file)
Frank Phillips receives a visit from wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversary March 31. Social distancing prevented the two from being any closer that day. (Submitted photo)

Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window

Frank and Rena Phillips marked occasion at Nanaimo Seniors Village this week while social distancing

Frank Phillips receives a visit from wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversary March 31. Social distancing prevented the two from being any closer that day. (Submitted photo)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about COVID-19 at a press conference Saturday, March 21, in Vancouver. (B.C. Government video still)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about COVID-19 at a press conference Saturday, March 21, in Vancouver. (B.C. Government video still)
Nanaimo courthouse is closed due to connection to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo court closed due to connection to positive COVID-19 case

B.C. Provincial Court announces closure of court locations in Nanaimo, Campbell River

Nanaimo courthouse is closed due to connection to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)
A bylaw which allows people experiencing homelessness to camp overnight at select parks in the Regional District of Nanaimo is in effect. (Black Press file)

RDN begins enforcing new bylaw allowing overnight camping in parks

Bylaw allows temporary homeless camping at designated parks from 7 p.m.-9 a.m.

A bylaw which allows people experiencing homelessness to camp overnight at select parks in the Regional District of Nanaimo is in effect. (Black Press file)
A former Nanaimo investment advisor is accused of lying under oath to the B.C. Securities Commission. (Black Press file)

Banned Nanaimo investment advisor accused of lying under oath to investigators

B.C. Securities Commission to schedule hearing in March

A former Nanaimo investment advisor is accused of lying under oath to the B.C. Securities Commission. (Black Press file)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors are expected to vote on the 2020 budget at their Feb. 25 meeting. (News Bulletin file)

RDN budget includes unexpected $1.5 million for sewer pipe replacement

Pipe corrosion at Departure Bay discovered in December

Regional District of Nanaimo directors are expected to vote on the 2020 budget at their Feb. 25 meeting. (News Bulletin file)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors debated a proposal about a parks development cost charges program at their committee of the whole meeting Feb. 11. (Black Press file)

RDN considering development charges to go toward parks in rural areas

Motion deferred in order to allow for further consultation

Regional District of Nanaimo directors debated a proposal about a parks development cost charges program at their committee of the whole meeting Feb. 11. (Black Press file)
A deer impaled itself and had to be put down after it tried hopping over a fence in Nanaimo on Tuesday, according to a B.C. conservation official, who suggests modifying fences to avoid this from occurring. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service Facebook)

Deer euthanized after impaling itself on pointed fence in Nanaimo

Deer suffers organ damage in what B.C. Conservation Officer Service describes as ‘gruesome’ incident

A deer impaled itself and had to be put down after it tried hopping over a fence in Nanaimo on Tuesday, according to a B.C. conservation official, who suggests modifying fences to avoid this from occurring. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service Facebook)
Rescue crews assisted with evacuating people in the Cedar area due to flooding Saturday. (North Cedar Fire Department Facebook)

Crews help evacuate residents south of Nanaimo due to flooding

Evacuees being offered 48 hours’ accommodation, says Regional District of Nanaimo

Rescue crews assisted with evacuating people in the Cedar area due to flooding Saturday. (North Cedar Fire Department Facebook)
Regional District of Nanaimo directors voted Jan. 28 in favour of penning a letter to the B.C. government asking for a moratorium on outdoor cannabis production until the standards for outdoor growing are similar to indoor production. (Black Press file)

RDN to ask B.C. government for moratorium on outdoor cannabis growing

Quennell Road cannabis farm asks district that all sides get considered

Regional District of Nanaimo directors voted Jan. 28 in favour of penning a letter to the B.C. government asking for a moratorium on outdoor cannabis production until the standards for outdoor growing are similar to indoor production. (Black Press file)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee will consider a recommendation related to an upgraded transit exchange in the north-end of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

RDN looking at upgrading or relocating north Nanaimo transit exchange

Current bus loop at north Nanaimo mall at capacity, says staff report

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee will consider a recommendation related to an upgraded transit exchange in the north-end of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)