Nanaimo News Staff

Windy conditions in Nanaimo’s Lost Lake area. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wind warning issued for the east coast of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says people ‘should be on the lookout’ for adverse weather conditions

Windy conditions in Nanaimo’s Lost Lake area. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital over. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo hospital declared over

Five staff cases identified, but no patients at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Island Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital over. (News Bulletin file)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP say police have made progress in narrowing down suspects in an investigation into a coffee-throwing incident in October. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP expect to forward report to Crown for possible charges after coffee-throwing incident

Police say tips from public helped investigators ‘narrow the suspect pool’

Nanaimo RCMP say police have made progress in narrowing down suspects in an investigation into a coffee-throwing incident in October. (File photo)
Island Health’s acting medical health officer for the central Island says schools are very safe, even after COVID-19 exposure at five schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith this month. (File photo)

Qualicum and Nanaimo superintendents ask Island Health about COVID-19 safety at schools

Central Island medical health officer answers questions parents have been asking

Island Health’s acting medical health officer for the central Island says schools are very safe, even after COVID-19 exposure at five schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith this month. (File photo)
Traffic backed up on the Island Highway at the rest stop in Nanoose Bay. (Drive B.C. photo)

Air ambulance called to serious crash on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay

Nanoose fire department says traffic is stopped to set up a helicopter landing zone

Traffic backed up on the Island Highway at the rest stop in Nanoose Bay. (Drive B.C. photo)
Police found drugs, guns, ammo and cash when they raided a home and arrested two suspects in Nanaimo on Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)

Fentanyl and cash seized, two arrests made in bust in Nanaimo

Suspects’ alleged history of violence triggered Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team deployment

Police found drugs, guns, ammo and cash when they raided a home and arrested two suspects in Nanaimo on Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)
BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Ferries to resume sailing between Island and mainland this afternoon

Ferry corporation cancels 16 scheduled sailings Tuesday between Island and mainland

BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)
A ‘vigorous’ storm is making its way to Vancouver Island tonight. (Environment Canada satellite image)

Storm brings wind warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Snow falling now in some areas

A ‘vigorous’ storm is making its way to Vancouver Island tonight. (Environment Canada satellite image)
The Nanaimo Ice Centre, home of the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association office. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association reports COVID-19 case

Association suspends play in U8 division for a week and a half

The Nanaimo Ice Centre, home of the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association office. (News Bulletin file photo)
Frank J. Ney Elementary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 case reported at elementary school in Nanaimo

Frank J. Ney Elementary is the third school in a week in Nanaimo with COVID-19 exposure

Frank J. Ney Elementary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

It’s safe to go to Nanaimo hospital for scheduled appointments, says Island Health

Health authority makes public service announcement after COVID-19 outbreak at NRGH

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
John Barsby Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s John Barsby Secondary now has ‘cluster’ of COVID-19 cases, too

Additional COVID-19 exposure reported for Nov. 9-10

John Barsby Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release advising that Tamara Sandulak, 29, and Cody Martin, 32, have been reported missing. (Photo submitted)

Two people missing after fishing trip in Nanaimo Lakes area

Nanaimo Search and Rescue, with RCMP air support, searched during daylight hours today

Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release advising that Tamara Sandulak, 29, and Cody Martin, 32, have been reported missing. (Photo submitted)
NRGH. (File photo)

Island Health reports COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo hospital

Five staff members on one NRGH unit have tested positive

NRGH. (File photo)
NRGH. (File photo)

Island Health reports COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo hospital

Five staff members on one NRGH unit have tested positive

NRGH. (File photo)
John Barsby Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: COVID-19 spreads in Nanaimo as case reported at another high school

Individual from John Barsby Secondary isolating after exposure Nov. 5-6

John Barsby Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP find significant amounts of drugs and cash after stopping vehicle

Police pulled over vehicle after noticing its insurance had expired

Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance in trying to locate Joshua Yost, who was last seen at Port Place shopping centre Oct. 30. (Photo submitted)

UPDATED: Young man dropped off at Nanaimo mall more than a week ago has been found

RCMP ask for public’s help to try to find 21-year-old Joshua Yost

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance in trying to locate Joshua Yost, who was last seen at Port Place shopping centre Oct. 30. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo record evidence following a drive-by shooting in 2016. Armaan Singh Chandi, convicted on five charges from the incident, had his appeals of convictions for attempted murder, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police dismissed in the Court of Appeal for B.C. (News Bulletin file photo)

Court dismisses appeal by man convicted in 2016 drive-by shooting in Nanaimo

Armaan Singh Chandi appealed charges of attempted murder, dangerous driving and failing to stop

Police in Nanaimo record evidence following a drive-by shooting in 2016. Armaan Singh Chandi, convicted on five charges from the incident, had his appeals of convictions for attempted murder, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police dismissed in the Court of Appeal for B.C. (News Bulletin file photo)