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Old school Regional District of Nanaimo Transit buses will be in the rotation as current compressed natural gas buses are modernized with such technology as GPS. — Black Press file photo

RDN Transit rolling out retro buses while it modernizes its fleet

GPS and fare box improvements among new tech being added to buses

Old school Regional District of Nanaimo Transit buses will be in the rotation as current compressed natural gas buses are modernized with such technology as GPS. — Black Press file photo
The Regional District of Nanaimo will remain the Regional District of Nanaimo after a notice of motion to examine a name change was withdrawn. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Regional District of Nanaimo won’t be changing its name

RDN director pulls notice of motion to develop re-naming process, citing lack of support

The Regional District of Nanaimo will remain the Regional District of Nanaimo after a notice of motion to examine a name change was withdrawn. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city
Teunis Westbroek, a director on the Regional District of Nanaimo board, will put forward a motion on March 27 to direct staff to prepare a process by which the board can change the RDN’s name. (News Bulletin file)

Director will ask again for a name change for the regional district

Regional District of Nanaimo voted against changing name in February 2017

Teunis Westbroek, a director on the Regional District of Nanaimo board, will put forward a motion on March 27 to direct staff to prepare a process by which the board can change the RDN’s name. (News Bulletin file)
The B.C. government is warning rabbit owners in the mid Island after three dead, feral rabbits were found to have a virus. (News Bulletin file)

Virus killing rabbits on mid Island

Three dead rabbits, found Tuesday in Nanaimo, had disease caused by calicivirus

The B.C. government is warning rabbit owners in the mid Island after three dead, feral rabbits were found to have a virus. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Animal Control Services says it recovered an unusually high number of dead rabbits in the Rotary Bowl area Feb. 27. (News Bulletin file)

A dozen dead rabbits found near B.C. sports facility

Nanaimo Animal Control Services say they’ve alerted the BC SPCA

Nanaimo Animal Control Services says it recovered an unusually high number of dead rabbits in the Rotary Bowl area Feb. 27. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP are seeking a suspect after an armed robbery at the Harewood Arms Liquor Store two nights ago. Photo submitted

Machete-wielding masked suspect robs Nanaimo liquor store

Second incident in recent months of Scream-mask robber at same cold beer and wine store

Nanaimo RCMP are seeking a suspect after an armed robbery at the Harewood Arms Liquor Store two nights ago. Photo submitted
B.C. SPCA and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service co-operated in the execution of a search warrant Jan. 18 near Nanaimo Airport. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Python and other animals seized after SPCA search south of Nanaimo

B.C. SPCA and B.C. Conservation Officer Service executed search warrant last week

B.C. SPCA and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service co-operated in the execution of a search warrant Jan. 18 near Nanaimo Airport. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Jeffrey Brian MacDonald, charged with a aggravated assault in September 2016, has entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to four years in jail. (News Bulletin file)

Man receives four-year sentence for stabbing Good Samaritan near Qualicum Beach

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald sentenced to additional 242 days in jail

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald, charged with a aggravated assault in September 2016, has entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to four years in jail. (News Bulletin file)
A man was shot and killed at Wakesiah Avenue and Jingle Pot Road in Nanaimo late Saturday morning. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP investigating after man shot and killed

Shooting appears to have been a targeted incident, according to police

A man was shot and killed at Wakesiah Avenue and Jingle Pot Road in Nanaimo late Saturday morning. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
A Nanaimo man was handed a jail sentence of more than two and a half years after pleading guilty to sexual touching of a minor and a number of child pornography-related charges. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Vancouver Island man sentenced for sexual touching of a child

Tyrone James Robert Morrisey given 989 days in jail for incident that took place in Ladysmith

A Nanaimo man was handed a jail sentence of more than two and a half years after pleading guilty to sexual touching of a minor and a number of child pornography-related charges. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Ambulance and fire crews responded to a report of a man suffering an injury while milking a snake at a residence on St. George Crescent on Wednesday, Dec. 6. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo man bitten while milking snake, taken to hospital

Fire and B.C. Ambulance crews respond to incident on St. George Crescent on Wednesday

Ambulance and fire crews responded to a report of a man suffering an injury while milking a snake at a residence on St. George Crescent on Wednesday, Dec. 6. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo B.C. SPCA is investigating a animal abandonment case after Hugo, a puppy, was found outside Woodgrove Centre on Wednesday. (Photo submitted)

Puppy abandoned in a cardboard box outside Nanaimo mall

Nanaimo B.C. SPCA is investigating after a puppy was found outside Woodgrove Centre on Wednesday

Nanaimo B.C. SPCA is investigating a animal abandonment case after Hugo, a puppy, was found outside Woodgrove Centre on Wednesday. (Photo submitted)
Investigators comb through debris at Cedar Memorial Gardens after a fire Feb. 15, 2016. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo judge won’t let arsonist have a cigarette lighter

Martin Arthur Taylor previously pleaded guilty to February 2016 arson incident in Nanaimo

Investigators comb through debris at Cedar Memorial Gardens after a fire Feb. 15, 2016. (News Bulletin file)
A Nanaimo woman was caught by surprise this morning after a deer tripped and fell while leaping over her backyard fence. Photo submitted

VIDEO: Nanaimo woman surprised by deer’s fence-jumping fail

Natasha Mickey posted deer-bailing incident to Facebook

A Nanaimo woman was caught by surprise this morning after a deer tripped and fell while leaping over her backyard fence. Photo submitted
Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson will spend six months in prison after being sentenced for possession of and importing or distributing child pornography. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo man sentenced to six months for child porn charges

Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson was arrested after police executed a search warrant in June 2016

Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson will spend six months in prison after being sentenced for possession of and importing or distributing child pornography. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an alleged road rage incident that took place the morning of Oct. 28. (News Bulletin file)

Police looking into road rage incident outside fast-food restaurant in Nanaimo

Incident took place at parking lot along Nicol Street

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an alleged road rage incident that took place the morning of Oct. 28. (News Bulletin file)
James Farquharson Macleod, of Nanaimo, has been convicted of fraud in a Calgary court. (Stock photo)

Wiretap evidence contributes to fraud conviction of Nanaimo man

James Macleod convicted in Calgary court; prosecutor says $1 million was unrecovered, lost or stolen

James Farquharson Macleod, of Nanaimo, has been convicted of fraud in a Calgary court. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue (News Bulletin file)

Man dies while hiking Mount Benson

Nanaimo Search and Rescue had to hike to scene due to heavily wooded area.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue (News Bulletin file)
Rascal, a 14-year-old terrier, was surrendered to B.C. SPCA suffering from severe flea infestation. He almost died and required a blood transfusion. (Submitted photo)

Dog with 100,000 fleas saved after blood transfusion

Terrier from Lantzville that was surrendered to the SPCA had to be rushed to veterinary hospital

Rascal, a 14-year-old terrier, was surrendered to B.C. SPCA suffering from severe flea infestation. He almost died and required a blood transfusion. (Submitted photo)