Karl Yu

Signs of missing woman Lisa Marie Young on Bowen Road on March 10. Young’s friends and family say the signs have gone missing. (Submitted photo)

Friends and family of Nanaimo woman, missing since 2002, dismayed at ‘stolen’ signs

Signs were placed along Bowen Road this month seeking information on the case of Lisa Marie Young

Signs of missing woman Lisa Marie Young on Bowen Road on March 10. Young’s friends and family say the signs have gone missing. (Submitted photo)
Sheila Malcolmson, left, Diane Brennan and Emmy Manson, respective Nanaimo MLA, Island Health board director and Snuneymuxw band councillor, during a photo op at a press conference announcing high-acuity unit construction at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

High-acuity unit now being built at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

New unit, along with ICU also under construction, will expand access to critical care

Sheila Malcolmson, left, Diane Brennan and Emmy Manson, respective Nanaimo MLA, Island Health board director and Snuneymuxw band councillor, during a photo op at a press conference announcing high-acuity unit construction at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo woman charged with killing ex-boyfriend slated to stand trial in 2024

Jury selection scheduled in murder case

Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
Selina Robinson, B.C.’s minister of post-secondary education, announces the expansion of the province’s tuition waiver program for former youths in care at a press conference Tuesday, March 14, at Vancouver Island University. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. government expanding post-secondary tuition waiver for former youths in care

Program will be available to former youths in care of any age starting this summer

Selina Robinson, B.C.’s minister of post-secondary education, announces the expansion of the province’s tuition waiver program for former youths in care at a press conference Tuesday, March 14, at Vancouver Island University. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A 54 per cent majority of Grade 12 students in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools feel they never learn how to care for their mental health while at school, according to a 2021-22 B.C. education ministry survey. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mental-health support tops list of requests from Nanaimo-Ladysmith students

Results of B.C. Ministry of Education survey presented to trustees

A 54 per cent majority of Grade 12 students in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools feel they never learn how to care for their mental health while at school, according to a 2021-22 B.C. education ministry survey. (News Bulletin file photo)
Doug Ettinger, president and CEO of Canada Post, speaks at a press conference announcing that Nanaimo’s Canada Post depot is the first in the country to boast an all-electric corporate delivery fleet. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Canada Post announces its first all-electric delivery fleet is in Nanaimo

Crown corporation making announcement today at East Wellington Road depot

Doug Ettinger, president and CEO of Canada Post, speaks at a press conference announcing that Nanaimo’s Canada Post depot is the first in the country to boast an all-electric corporate delivery fleet. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Filming of the TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Island’s starring roles on TV bring multimillion-dollar impacts to region

Chesapeake Shores, Resident Alien, other productions chip in $18 million to local economies

Filming of the TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith. (Black Press Media file photo)
According to the B.C. Ministry of Education and Child Care, 87 per cent of all students, 77 per cent of Indigenous students and 71 per cent of special-needs students graduated in 2021-22 in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith grad rate stays about the same, but improves for special-needs students

71 per cent of special-needs students graduated in SD68 in 2021-22

According to the B.C. Ministry of Education and Child Care, 87 per cent of all students, 77 per cent of Indigenous students and 71 per cent of special-needs students graduated in 2021-22 in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has filed an application with the B.C. Ferry Commission for prep work that could lead to electrification of ferries that service Nanaimo and Gabriola Island. Pictured here, the Island Kwigwis ferry sailing into Nanaimo Harbour terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries application a step toward fully electric ferries on Gabriola, Quadra runs

B.C. Ferries seeks approval from B.C. Ferry Commission for engineering design work

B.C. Ferries has filed an application with the B.C. Ferry Commission for prep work that could lead to electrification of ferries that service Nanaimo and Gabriola Island. Pictured here, the Island Kwigwis ferry sailing into Nanaimo Harbour terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
B.C. Transit recently reported on ridership numbers on various RDN Transit routes. (News Bulletin file photo)

Transit officials seeing steady growth for Nanaimo-Cowichan express bus

B.C. Transit presents ridership report with data collected in late summer and early fall

B.C. Transit recently reported on ridership numbers on various RDN Transit routes. (News Bulletin file photo)
A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Provincial Court in Victoria pertaining to historical sexual abuse at a Nanaimo church has been settled, according to the complainant and her lawyer. (Black Press Media files)

Catholic church settles lawsuit around historical sex abuse of 10-year-old B.C. girl

Incidents allegedly happened at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at Nanaimo in 1976

A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Provincial Court in Victoria pertaining to historical sexual abuse at a Nanaimo church has been settled, according to the complainant and her lawyer. (Black Press Media files)
Emergency services and Washington State Department of Transportation crews on scene on the I-5 in Thurston County Nov. 18. (Washington State Department of Transportation image)

Nanaimo man shot and killed by police after allegedly car-jacking semi truck in Washington state

Thurston County Coroner identifies 32-year-old shot and killed near Olympia on Nov. 18

Emergency services and Washington State Department of Transportation crews on scene on the I-5 in Thurston County Nov. 18. (Washington State Department of Transportation image)
A three-year-old German shepherd suffered significant injuries after falling off the back of a truck it was tethered to. (Submitted photo)

Dog that was dragged behind pickup receiving care from B.C. SPCA

Three-year-old German shepherd healing in Nanaimo after suffering ‘devastating injuries’

A three-year-old German shepherd suffered significant injuries after falling off the back of a truck it was tethered to. (Submitted photo)
Invinceable Green, from Nanaimo, was sentenced last month for killing a man with a bow and arrow at a Surrey homeless encampment in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man sentenced for bow-and-arrow killing in Surrey, sexual assault in Nanaimo

Invinceable Green will serve seven years plus time served for crimes 13 years apart

Invinceable Green, from Nanaimo, was sentenced last month for killing a man with a bow and arrow at a Surrey homeless encampment in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are on scene of a stabbing incident in the area of Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man stabbed at strip mall in Nanaimo

RCMP on scene in Harewood looking for multiple people of interest in investigation

Nanaimo RCMP are on scene of a stabbing incident in the area of Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ staff members are working on a strategy to reduce paper consumption. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s environmental action plan starts with wasting less paper

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools looking to reduce number of printers and print jobs

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ staff members are working on a strategy to reduce paper consumption. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association is recommending against ratification of a tentative deal between the Province of B.C. and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo teachers’ union advising members to vote against new agreement recommended by BCTF

Tentative deal doesn’t adequately address teaching conditions, inflation, says NDTA president

Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association is recommending against ratification of a tentative deal between the Province of B.C. and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. (Stock photo)
RCMP were on scene after numerous shots were fired at a house on Nicol Street the night of Nov. 2. (News Bulletin file photo)

Multiple shots fired toward house in Nanaimo’s south end

RCMP investigating incident that happened Wednesday, Nov. 2, at about 10 p.m.

RCMP were on scene after numerous shots were fired at a house on Nicol Street the night of Nov. 2. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nolan Beise, founder of Circl, shows off a headset used to measure brain activity. Beise was among those presenting at a health-care technology showcase Oct. 26 at Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Entrepreneurs at Island summit showcase high-tech solutions for health-care issues

Brain activity tracking, Indigenous mental health, seniors’ care discussed at summit in Nanaimo

Nolan Beise, founder of Circl, shows off a headset used to measure brain activity. Beise was among those presenting at a health-care technology showcase Oct. 26 at Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
After being lost near Vancouver Island’s west coast close to four months ago, Hobbes the cat was reunited with his owner this past weekend at the B.C. SPCA branch in Nanaimo. (Nanaimo SPCA photo)

Cat lost on the other side of the Island shows up in Nanaimo, gets reunited with owner

Hobbes brought to Nanaimo SPCA months after running away near Vancouver Island’s west coast

After being lost near Vancouver Island’s west coast close to four months ago, Hobbes the cat was reunited with his owner this past weekend at the B.C. SPCA branch in Nanaimo. (Nanaimo SPCA photo)