Nanaimo News Staff

BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Friday, Oct. 9, where she announced her party’s climate action and clean economy platform. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Green Party says it would set path to make B.C. carbon-neutral by 2045

Sonia Furstenau visited Nanaimo on Friday to announce climate action and clean economy platform

BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Friday, Oct. 9, where she announced her party’s climate action and clean economy platform. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Crown has approved charges against RCMP Const. Tim Mason in relation to a December 2018 arrest in Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)

RCMP officer charged with assault in Nanaimo arrest

Charge stems from December 2018 incident in which woman was arrested for public intoxication

The Crown has approved charges against RCMP Const. Tim Mason in relation to a December 2018 arrest in Nanaimo. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan visits an urgent care clinic in Sooke earlier this year. (B.C. government file photo)

NDP makes campaign promise of cancer centre for Nanaimo

Party says it will have a 10-year cancer action plan

B.C. Premier John Horgan visits an urgent care clinic in Sooke earlier this year. (B.C. government file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. will not recommend charges to Crown counsel after a woman suffered a broken leg while being detained under the Mental Health Act earlier this year. (Black Press file photo)

Nanaimo Mountie won’t be charged after woman’s leg broken during mental health call

Independent Investigations Office of B.C. made decision this week on incident from earlier this year

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. will not recommend charges to Crown counsel after a woman suffered a broken leg while being detained under the Mental Health Act earlier this year. (Black Press file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal last week. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

BC Ferries asks travellers to spread out on vessels during a busy long weekend

Customers warned of sailing waits during peak travel times

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal last week. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
RCMP are asking for help in locating Sidney Joseph Mantee, 32, who was living in Nanaimo, but has not been seen since March. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP looking for man who hasn’t been in touch with family for months

Police hope the public can help pinpoint the whereabouts of Sidney Joseph Mantee

RCMP are asking for help in locating Sidney Joseph Mantee, 32, who was living in Nanaimo, but has not been seen since March. (Photo submitted)
Woodgrove Centre says it will refuse service to customers who don’t comply with its health and safety rules starting Monday, Oct. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)

Woodgrove Centre making mandatory mask policy more strict

Mall will refuse service to customers who don’t comply with health and safety rules starting Oct. 5

Woodgrove Centre says it will refuse service to customers who don’t comply with its health and safety rules starting Monday, Oct. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help locate Gary Alexander Davidson, missing since Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: RCMP say missing Nanaimo man has been located

Gary Alexander Davidson, 54, has not been seen or heard from since Sept. 20

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help locate Gary Alexander Davidson, missing since Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)
RCMP are trying to identify a suspect accused of spitting on a worker at Walmart on Sept. 19. (Photo submitted)

Shoplifting suspect allegedly spits on worker at store in Nanaimo

Suspect became aggressive when confronted by loss prevention officer at Walmart, say RCMP

RCMP are trying to identify a suspect accused of spitting on a worker at Walmart on Sept. 19. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP say officers handed out 19 tickets in 90 minutes Sept. 22 and remind people not to text while driving. (Black Press file photo)

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP say officers handed out 19 tickets in 90 minutes Sept. 22 and remind people not to text while driving. (Black Press file photo)
Stormy seas at Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island under a thunderstorm watch tonight

Environment Canada forecasts downpour and possible thunder and lightning

Stormy seas at Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Mounties seized vehicles and issued tickets to end illegal drag racing and stunting at Duke Point recently. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP shut down illegal racing and stunt driving site

Police “swoop in” to seize vehicles and issue violation tickets

Nanaimo Mounties seized vehicles and issued tickets to end illegal drag racing and stunting at Duke Point recently. (Photo submitted)
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay, seen from Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay, seen from Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Woodgrove Centre. (Photo submitted)

Woodgrove Centre posts plans to make masks and temperature checks mandatory

Nanaimo mall advises in letter to customers that rules will come into effect Monday, Sept. 21

Woodgrove Centre. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP seek information related to an Aug. 20 incident at Nanaimo North Town Centre, where it is alleged a 70-year-old man was assaulted over a disability parking spot. (News Bulletin photo)

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Nanaimo RCMP seek information related to an Aug. 20 incident at Nanaimo North Town Centre, where it is alleged a 70-year-old man was assaulted over a disability parking spot. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner or owners of a watch and jewelry, thought to be stolen and found in the possession a suspect during an arrest Sept. 6. (Photo submitted)

Suspected jewelry thief allegedly assaults police officer during arrest in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP looking for rightful owner or owners of watch and jewelry suspected to have been stolen

Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner or owners of a watch and jewelry, thought to be stolen and found in the possession a suspect during an arrest Sept. 6. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo senior defrauded out of $14,000 in ‘grandson scam’

Nanaimo senior defrauded out of $14,000 in ‘grandson scam’

80-year-old victim was told her grandson was out-of-province and in legal trouble

Nanaimo senior defrauded out of $14,000 in ‘grandson scam’
Tents on Wesley Street in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Province wants to work with Nanaimo on 60-bed ‘navigation centre’ shelter

City council expressed interest in the idea in late August

Tents on Wesley Street in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)

Man in mask and bandana breaks into Nanaimo business, steals safe

Crime happened at Gas N Go gas station on Turner Road last week

Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo RCMP hopes the public can help locate a 53-year-old woman who has not been seen nor heard from since Sept. 4. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Police report Nanaimo woman missing for more than a week has been found safe and sound

Michelle Van der Kemp has not been seen nor heard from since Sept. 4, say RCMP

The Nanaimo RCMP hopes the public can help locate a 53-year-old woman who has not been seen nor heard from since Sept. 4. (Photo submitted)