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Vancouver Island Whale Watch tourists saw a white orca during a tour on May 28. (Vancouver Island Whale Watch Facebook)

B.C. whale watchers come across rare white orca

Vancouver Island Whale Watch tour spotted the killer whale near Nanaimo on Tuesday

Vancouver Island Whale Watch tourists saw a white orca during a tour on May 28. (Vancouver Island Whale Watch Facebook)
William Good, Snuneymuxw artist, addresses Regional District of Nanaimo directors and attendees at the unveiling of his Coast Salish art piece, Supernatural Eagle bringing the Salmon to the People, at the RDN boardroom May 28. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

‘Supernatural Eagle’ art casts watchful gaze over RDN boardroom

Final piece of Coast Salish art installation unveiled at Regional District of Nanaimo headquarters

William Good, Snuneymuxw artist, addresses Regional District of Nanaimo directors and attendees at the unveiling of his Coast Salish art piece, Supernatural Eagle bringing the Salmon to the People, at the RDN boardroom May 28. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP seek Jonathan Gray, 32, who is alleged to have ripped out a woman’s lip ring. (Nanaimo RCMP photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seek man alleged to have ripped out woman’s lip ring

Jonathan Gray is wanted, alleged to have committed assault last month

Nanaimo RCMP seek Jonathan Gray, 32, who is alleged to have ripped out a woman’s lip ring. (Nanaimo RCMP photo)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media)

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses review around ferry workers’ right to strike

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union collective agreement expires November 2020

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media)
Stockings inside the Nanaimo home that Justin Feusse burglarized on Dec. 25, 2018. (News Bulletin file)

Christmas morning burglar sentenced on Vancouver Island

Justin Redmond Feusse, 20, sentenced to 240 days in jail for Dec. 25 break-and-enter

Stockings inside the Nanaimo home that Justin Feusse burglarized on Dec. 25, 2018. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo transit select committee will consider a report on May 23 that recommends offering busing 365 days a year at the cost of $42,021. (News Bulletin file)

RDN looking into providing bus service 365 days a year

RDN transit committee to consider adding bus service on Christmas, New Year’s and Good Friday

The Regional District of Nanaimo transit select committee will consider a report on May 23 that recommends offering busing 365 days a year at the cost of $42,021. (News Bulletin file)
A 24-year-old man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo May 14 for a January 2017 incident in which a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting 17-year-old girl in Parksville

Jacob Edkins sentenced to two years in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday

A 24-year-old man was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo May 14 for a January 2017 incident in which a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted. (News Bulletin file)
Daniel William James Harlow, who robbed the TD Canada Trust Terminal Park branch in Nanaimo in February 2018, will spend eight years in jail. (Photo submitted)

Man who robbed three Nanaimo banks gets eight years in jail

Daniel William James Harlow robbed TD Canada Trust in Nanaimo on Feb. 17, 2018

Daniel William James Harlow, who robbed the TD Canada Trust Terminal Park branch in Nanaimo in February 2018, will spend eight years in jail. (Photo submitted)
Courthouse in Nanaimo (News Bulletin file)

Woman who was chased and tackled after break-in sentenced on Vancouver Island

Natasha Geraldine Harris, 28, was sentenced to time served and will be released from jail

Courthouse in Nanaimo (News Bulletin file)
A 73-year-old man from Cortes Island was sentenced for sexual interference in Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Thursday. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. senior sentenced for sexually abusing special-needs granddaughter

73-year-old Cortes Island man will go to jail for three years

A 73-year-old man from Cortes Island was sentenced for sexual interference in Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Thursday. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo courthouse (News Bulletin file)

Island man guilty of child porn charges, Crown alleges 250,000 images

Psychiatric assessment requested by Crown, sentencing to be set June 4 in Nanaimo court

Nanaimo courthouse (News Bulletin file)
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation held an oil spill response exercise in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 9. The training session simulated a diesel spill near Jack Point and Biggs Park. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Simulated spill off Vancouver Island keeps vessels ready to respond

Spill response corporation held exercise in Nanaimo as part of Transport Canada certification

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation held an oil spill response exercise in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 9. The training session simulated a diesel spill near Jack Point and Biggs Park. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Sandy Birkeland and husband Tony Wood hope to raise money for a service dog for daughter Lily, who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It is hoped a dog will help Lily with her day-to-day life. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island parents hope service dog helps stop autistic child’s self-harming

Nanaimo couple raising money for daughter through Assistance Service Dogs B.C.

Sandy Birkeland and husband Tony Wood hope to raise money for a service dog for daughter Lily, who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It is hoped a dog will help Lily with her day-to-day life. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
The Regional District of Nanaimo administration building on Hammond Bay Road. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

RDN strategic plan sets out vision and priorities of the new board

Regional District of Nanaimo residents invited to provide input into draft plan

The Regional District of Nanaimo administration building on Hammond Bay Road. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Brandon Tyler Woody was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for the April 2017 killing of Andrew McLean at a Nanaimo hotel. (News Bulletin file)

Man who committed murder at Vancouver Island hotel gets life sentence

Brandon Tyler Woody pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 shooting in Nanaimo

Brandon Tyler Woody was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for the April 2017 killing of Andrew McLean at a Nanaimo hotel. (News Bulletin file)
Wanda Campbell at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Monday. Campbell is mother of Andrew McLean, who was shot and killed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo in April 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody, who pleaded guilty to her son’s murder, is in court for his sentencing hearing this week. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

Defence says man committed fatal hotel shooting in Nanaimo to protect wife

Brandon Tyler Woody set to learn fate in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Wednesday

Wanda Campbell at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Monday. Campbell is mother of Andrew McLean, who was shot and killed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo in April 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody, who pleaded guilty to her son’s murder, is in court for his sentencing hearing this week. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)
The courthouse in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. man sentenced for tying up, assaulting and robbing another man at hotel

Gabriel Stephen Nelson robbed and assaulted travelling businessman in Nanaimo in 2017

The courthouse in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin file)
The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Qualicum man sentenced for tying up, robbing another man

Gabriel Stephen Nelson robbed and assaulted travelling businessman in 2017

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP closed off area around the police detachment due to suspicious packages. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Nanaimo RCMP closed off area around the police detachment due to suspicious packages. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
Police arrest squatters at Rutherford Elementary School in October. (News Bulletin file)

Repair bill comes in at $72K for last fall’s ‘Schoolhouse Squat’ in Nanaimo

Rutherford School was occupied Oct. 5-6 by advocates for people experiencing homelessness

Police arrest squatters at Rutherford Elementary School in October. (News Bulletin file)