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Brad McRae, former chief operations officer with the City of Nanaimo, says he has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal regarding his firing from the municipality. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fired City of Nanaimo manager makes human rights complaint

Brad McRae, ex-chief operations officer, looking to be reinstated with municipality

Brad McRae, former chief operations officer with the City of Nanaimo, says he has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal regarding his firing from the municipality. (News Bulletin file photo)
City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’

City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’

Mayor Bill McKay said council became aware of the matter after “we were alerted by staff”

City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’
A civil claim has been filed against the Regioinal District of Nanaimo at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press)

Mother sues RDN after her child allegedly fell more than four metres at Nanoose resort

Regional District of Nanaimo, Pacific Shores Resort deny incident occurred

A civil claim has been filed against the Regioinal District of Nanaimo at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press)
B.C. Ferries’ CEO said while there are many people who view B.C. Ferries in a positive light, the corporation knows it needs to do better. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

B.C. Ferries aims to improve passenger perceptions

CEO acknowledges corporation is sometimes seen in a negative light

B.C. Ferries’ CEO said while there are many people who view B.C. Ferries in a positive light, the corporation knows it needs to do better. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ CEO says a new and improved website along with a mobile app could be ready by as early as the fall, but a new reservation system is still 18-24 months away. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

B.C. Ferries CEO says new reservation system will improve efficiency

Reservation fee structure undergoing changes over next two years

B.C. Ferries’ CEO says a new and improved website along with a mobile app could be ready by as early as the fall, but a new reservation system is still 18-24 months away. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions against a backdrop of signs held by anti-pipeline protesters at a town hall meeting at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo on Friday. The town hall got rowdy at times with several protesters being ejected from the meeting by police. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Pipeline opponents vocal at Justin Trudeau town hall in Nanaimo

Prime Minister holds forum at Vancouver Island University gym

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions against a backdrop of signs held by anti-pipeline protesters at a town hall meeting at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo on Friday. The town hall got rowdy at times with several protesters being ejected from the meeting by police. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A former nurse who accepted thousands of dollars and inherited a mobile home from two elderly patients she looked after will pay a $17,500 fine, plus nurses’ college legal costs. Stock photo

Ex-nurse from Vancouver Island fined thousands after exploiting elderly couple

Former nurse from Nanaimo had power of attorney, inherited mobile home

A former nurse who accepted thousands of dollars and inherited a mobile home from two elderly patients she looked after will pay a $17,500 fine, plus nurses’ college legal costs. Stock photo
Brad McRae has been relieved of his duties as chief operating officer of the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: City of Nanaimo senior manager dismissed

Chief operations officer Brad McRae no longer employed by the city

Brad McRae has been relieved of his duties as chief operating officer of the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo man will spend two years behind bars after admitting to illegally making or having explosives. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

B.C. man sentenced to two years following explosives charge

Hamzah Subhan Khan was arrested in 2015 after special forces investigation

A Nanaimo man will spend two years behind bars after admitting to illegally making or having explosives. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
A Honda Civic was crushed underneath a semi-truck trailer following a collision on Departure Bay Road on Monday night. Nanaimo RCMP say the driver of the car fled the scene and has yet to be located. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Car crushed under tractor trailer in collision in Nanaimo

One motorist fled the scene, according to Nanaimo RCMP

A Honda Civic was crushed underneath a semi-truck trailer following a collision on Departure Bay Road on Monday night. Nanaimo RCMP say the driver of the car fled the scene and has yet to be located. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Vancouver Island University student pub server Jesse Bixby, left, and Janelle Wilson, pub manager, with a drink at the university’s pub on Tuesday. The pub no longer includes a straw with drink orders. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Pair of pubs in Nanaimo scrap straws

VIU Students’ Union Pub, Dinghy Dock Pub no longer put straws in drinks

Vancouver Island University student pub server Jesse Bixby, left, and Janelle Wilson, pub manager, with a drink at the university’s pub on Tuesday. The pub no longer includes a straw with drink orders. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags

Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags

City councillors voted in favour of banning the bags on Monday, but staff have yet to determine whether or not they have the authority to impose a ban.

Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags
An Airbus A319 preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has announced seasonal non-stop service from Nanaimo to Toronto that will be operated using an Airbus A319. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
An Airbus A319 preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has announced seasonal non-stop service from Nanaimo to Toronto that will be operated using an Airbus A319. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted

Suspect in Nanaimo allegedly robbed bank, tried to rob Tim Hortons

Scotiabank branch near Costco was robbed Wednesday, Nov. 29

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted
Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week

Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week

Bike stolen for a second time on the owner’s way back home from the police station

Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week
The De Courcy Island Farm. (Photo submitted)

Island property once owned by Nanaimo cult leader sold

The De Courcy Island Farm, once owned by cult leader Brother XII, sold for approximately $2 million

The De Courcy Island Farm. (Photo submitted)
Members of the Suquamish Nation, from Suquamish, Wash. paddle to Nanoose First Nation on Monday. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN).

Ocean rescue needed as Tribal Journeys paddles onward

Rough waters stall canoes at Neck Point in Nanaimo

Members of the Suquamish Nation, from Suquamish, Wash. paddle to Nanoose First Nation on Monday. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN).
Federal NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton speaks at the Old City Station Pub in Nanaimo on Monday afternoon. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Millennial struggles front-of-mind for NDP leadership candidate during Nanaimo stop

Niki Ashton hopes to revive the federal New Democratic Party

Federal NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton speaks at the Old City Station Pub in Nanaimo on Monday afternoon. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
Massive yacht party will set sail in Nanaimo

Massive yacht party will set sail in Nanaimo

Entertainment company to host party aboard 127-foot yacht on Aug. 18.

Massive yacht party will set sail in Nanaimo
The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)

Island Corridor Foundation still waiting on federal grant for track repairs

Foundation remains entangled in lawsuit with Snaw-Naw-As First Nation for return of land

The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)