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Vancouver Island Whale Watch tourists saw a white orca during a tour on May 28. (Vancouver Island Whale Watch Facebook)

B.C. whale watchers come across rare white orca

Vancouver Island Whale Watch tour spotted the killer whale near Nanaimo on Tuesday

Vancouver Island Whale Watch tourists saw a white orca during a tour on May 28. (Vancouver Island Whale Watch Facebook)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media)

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses review around ferry workers’ right to strike

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union collective agreement expires November 2020

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media)
Stockings inside the Nanaimo home that Justin Feusse burglarized on Dec. 25, 2018. (News Bulletin file)

Christmas morning burglar sentenced on Vancouver Island

Justin Redmond Feusse, 20, sentenced to 240 days in jail for Dec. 25 break-and-enter

Stockings inside the Nanaimo home that Justin Feusse burglarized on Dec. 25, 2018. (News Bulletin file)
Armaan Singh Chandi, arrested following a 2016 drive-by shooting in Nanaimo, was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo May 16. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced for 2016 Vancouver Island drive-by shooting attempt

Armaan Singh Chandi of Surrey to serve nine years in jail

Armaan Singh Chandi, arrested following a 2016 drive-by shooting in Nanaimo, was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo May 16. (News Bulletin file)
(Black Press file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection advance voting falls short of last federal election turnout

Elections Canada says 9,004 Nanaimo-Ladysmith electors voted compared to 15,957 in 2015

(Black Press file)
Daniel William James Harlow, who robbed the TD Canada Trust Terminal Park branch in Nanaimo in February 2018, will spend eight years in jail. (Photo submitted)

Man who robbed three Nanaimo banks gets eight years in jail

Daniel William James Harlow robbed TD Canada Trust in Nanaimo on Feb. 17, 2018

Daniel William James Harlow, who robbed the TD Canada Trust Terminal Park branch in Nanaimo in February 2018, will spend eight years in jail. (Photo submitted)
Stephanie Higginson, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee, has been acclaimed as president of the B.C. School Trustees Association. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school trustee named president of B.C. School Trustees Association

Stephanie Higginson, BCSTA vice-president, acclaimed at AGM this week

Stephanie Higginson, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee, has been acclaimed as president of the B.C. School Trustees Association. (News Bulletin file)
Courthouse in Nanaimo (News Bulletin file)

Woman who was chased and tackled after break-in sentenced on Vancouver Island

Natasha Geraldine Harris, 28, was sentenced to time served and will be released from jail

Courthouse in Nanaimo (News Bulletin file)
A 73-year-old man from Cortes Island was sentenced for sexual interference in Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Thursday. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. senior sentenced for sexually abusing special-needs granddaughter

73-year-old Cortes Island man will go to jail for three years

A 73-year-old man from Cortes Island was sentenced for sexual interference in Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Thursday. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo courthouse (News Bulletin file)

Island man guilty of child porn charges, Crown alleges 250,000 images

Psychiatric assessment requested by Crown, sentencing to be set June 4 in Nanaimo court

Nanaimo courthouse (News Bulletin file)
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation held an oil spill response exercise in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 9. The training session simulated a diesel spill near Jack Point and Biggs Park. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Simulated spill off Vancouver Island keeps vessels ready to respond

Spill response corporation held exercise in Nanaimo as part of Transport Canada certification

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation held an oil spill response exercise in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 9. The training session simulated a diesel spill near Jack Point and Biggs Park. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Sandy Birkeland and husband Tony Wood hope to raise money for a service dog for daughter Lily, who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It is hoped a dog will help Lily with her day-to-day life. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island parents hope service dog helps stop autistic child’s self-harming

Nanaimo couple raising money for daughter through Assistance Service Dogs B.C.

Sandy Birkeland and husband Tony Wood hope to raise money for a service dog for daughter Lily, who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It is hoped a dog will help Lily with her day-to-day life. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Bob Chamberlin is the NDP candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Chamberlin wins NDP nomination for Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP held nomination meeting in Nanaimo on Saturday

Bob Chamberlin is the NDP candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Brandon Tyler Woody was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for the April 2017 killing of Andrew McLean at a Nanaimo hotel. (News Bulletin file)

Man who committed murder at Vancouver Island hotel gets life sentence

Brandon Tyler Woody pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 shooting in Nanaimo

Brandon Tyler Woody was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for the April 2017 killing of Andrew McLean at a Nanaimo hotel. (News Bulletin file)
Wanda Campbell at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Monday. Campbell is mother of Andrew McLean, who was shot and killed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo in April 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody, who pleaded guilty to her son’s murder, is in court for his sentencing hearing this week. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

Defence says man committed fatal hotel shooting in Nanaimo to protect wife

Brandon Tyler Woody set to learn fate in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Wednesday

Wanda Campbell at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Monday. Campbell is mother of Andrew McLean, who was shot and killed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Nanaimo in April 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody, who pleaded guilty to her son’s murder, is in court for his sentencing hearing this week. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue and first responders were at the Riverbend Road area to assist a fallen rock climber Saturday afternoon. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo SAR, first responders execute rope rescue in Cassidy area

Person said to have fallen down an embankment in area of Riverbend Road

Nanaimo Search and Rescue and first responders were at the Riverbend Road area to assist a fallen rock climber Saturday afternoon. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
The courthouse in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. man sentenced for tying up, assaulting and robbing another man at hotel

Gabriel Stephen Nelson robbed and assaulted travelling businessman in Nanaimo in 2017

The courthouse in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP closed off area around the police detachment due to suspicious packages. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Nanaimo RCMP closed off area around the police detachment due to suspicious packages. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
Michelle Corfield, Nanaimo Port Authority chairwoman, has been chosen as Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Here Corfield is congratulated by Noel Brown. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Port of Nanaimo chairwoman chosen federal Liberal candidate

Michelle Corfield on leave of absence from port authority during potential byelection period

Michelle Corfield, Nanaimo Port Authority chairwoman, has been chosen as Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Here Corfield is congratulated by Noel Brown. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Police arrest squatters at Rutherford Elementary School in October. (News Bulletin file)

Repair bill comes in at $72K for last fall’s ‘Schoolhouse Squat’ in Nanaimo

Rutherford School was occupied Oct. 5-6 by advocates for people experiencing homelessness

Police arrest squatters at Rutherford Elementary School in October. (News Bulletin file)