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Regional District of Nanaimo’s directors will be holding budget discussions throughout February. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN directors look to chip away at potential 11-per cent tax requisition increase

Regional District of Nanaimo budget discussions happening throughout February

Regional District of Nanaimo’s directors will be holding budget discussions throughout February. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tyler Wiebe was a devoted dad to his daughters Riley (left) and Harmony. Wiebe was fatally stabbed in Abbotsford on Sept. 1, 2022. (Facebook photo)

Family looking for answers in fatal stabbing of Abbotsford man

Tyler Wiebe, 32, was killed at an apartment building on Sept. 1, 2022

Tyler Wiebe was a devoted dad to his daughters Riley (left) and Harmony. Wiebe was fatally stabbed in Abbotsford on Sept. 1, 2022. (Facebook photo)
The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

6 years later, pair charged in vicious machete attack in posh suburban Victoria home

Kaspar Handspiker arrested in connection to incident that left woman with life-altering injuries

The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo house designated a nuisance property after police were called 58 times

430 Murray St. one of two addresses slapped with nuisance designation this week

RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)
Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)

Muscle car burns up near Nanaimo Airport

Firefighters arrive to find Chevrolet Camaro with no licence plates engulfed in flames

Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s death remains unsolved 2 years later; IHIT renews appeal for public’s help

Murdered woman’s brother says family experiencing ‘never-ending waves of grief, anguish and trauma’

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Pindy Janda, Vice President of the B.C. Pharmacy Association. (BC Pharmacy Association photo)

PODCAST: Shortages of children and adult medicines across B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Pharmacy Association offers insights and solutions

Pindy Janda, Vice President of the B.C. Pharmacy Association. (BC Pharmacy Association photo)
An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Okanagan hospital

The man was found hiding in some bushes after abandoning the vehicle

An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)
Photos displayed at a vigil for former Nanaimo outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found last year and whose death RCMP are investigating as a homicide. (News Bulletin photo)

Ex-boyfriend charged in case of woman found dead in downtown Nanaimo in 2021

Kyle Gordon Ordway charged with manslaughter in death of Amy Watts

Photos displayed at a vigil for former Nanaimo outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found last year and whose death RCMP are investigating as a homicide. (News Bulletin photo)
A drug “super lab” was busted in Abbotsford in January 2022. Three men have now been charged. (BC RCMP photo)

Drug ‘super lab’ in Abbotsford could have produced 27M lethal doses of fentanyl, say police

Three men charged after investigation in Abbotsford and Surrey that began in August 2021

A drug “super lab” was busted in Abbotsford in January 2022. Three men have now been charged. (BC RCMP photo)
Shaun Deacon in a photo released Oct. 31, 2022. (BC Corrections handout)

Child sex offender Shaun Deacon back in prison, charged with 2 counts of breach

Police previously issued public warnings about Deacon living in Abbotsford and Metro Vancouver

Shaun Deacon in a photo released Oct. 31, 2022. (BC Corrections handout)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

State of local emergency after rockslide closes Highway 3 near Keremeos

The slide damaged at least one resident’s home at the Eagle RV Park

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
A large police presence on Clerke Road in Coldstream early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Two bodies found in home near Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan make discovery after answering assault with weapon call at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday

A large police presence on Clerke Road in Coldstream early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: The pre-construction planning stage

TODAY IN BC: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team. (HAVAN photo)
The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo declares ‘open-air crack house’ harm-reduction site a nuisance property

Councillors lament lack of resources directed to peer-led overdose prevention tent

The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Lions' head coach Wally Buono, left, protests a call to an official during the first half of a CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday August 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

PODCAST: Wally Buono a member of seven grey cup CFL teams

MOJ on Sports: Linebacker, punter and coach with Montreal, Calgary and B.C.

B.C. Lions' head coach Wally Buono, left, protests a call to an official during the first half of a CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday August 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Police in Vernon are investigating after a sex trade worker was sexually assaulted in an SUV in downtown Vernon Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police investigating sexual assault of sex worker in Vernon

The suspect’s vehicle is a newer, large, white SUV

Police in Vernon are investigating after a sex trade worker was sexually assaulted in an SUV in downtown Vernon Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)

Questions about care after Abbotsford woman’s burns not taken seriously

Third-degree burns on elderly woman’s legs not given priority at ARH, but they were at Vancouver General Hospital

A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag the logs away, says Fraser Valley forestry group

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)
First responders found the driver unconscious after car crashed into the Italian fountain in downtown Nanaimo Wednesday, Jan. 11. (Kevan Shaw photo)

Car crashes into landmark fountain in downtown Nanaimo

Driver found unconscious after colliding with rock wall at Italian Square Park on Terminal Avenue

First responders found the driver unconscious after car crashed into the Italian fountain in downtown Nanaimo Wednesday, Jan. 11. (Kevan Shaw photo)
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