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The union representing workers of B.C. Ferries is in B.C. Supreme Court Nov. 27 and 28 seeking the right to strike. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. ferry workers’ union fights for right to strike

Union in Vancouver Nov. 27-28 for B.C. Supreme Court hearing

The union representing workers of B.C. Ferries is in B.C. Supreme Court Nov. 27 and 28 seeking the right to strike. (News Bulletin file)
Cutting down 25 trees costs B.C. man more than $80,000

Cutting down 25 trees costs B.C. man more than $80,000

Former city council candidate illegally dropped alder and maple in pricey Nanaimo neighbourhood

Cutting down 25 trees costs B.C. man more than $80,000
(News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island restaurant owner sentenced for sexual interference with a minor

Talal El Bakkar sentenced in Nanaimo court to nine months’ jail time

(News Bulletin file)
(News Bulletin file)

B.C. man busted in Creep Catchers-style sting sentenced to two years

Raymond Christopher Scott Dewell sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo

(News Bulletin file)
Charlene McKay, former Nanaimo District Parent Advisory Council president, was acclaimed as the new Nanaimo Ladysmith school district board chairwoman at the district inaugural meeting Nov. 5. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Ladysmith school board chooses new chairwoman

Charlene McKay was acclaimed at School District 68 board’s inaugural meeting Monday

Charlene McKay, former Nanaimo District Parent Advisory Council president, was acclaimed as the new Nanaimo Ladysmith school district board chairwoman at the district inaugural meeting Nov. 5. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Gary Kenneth Bob, the man responsible for Rascal, a terrier surrendered to the B.C. SPCA with severe flea infestation in 2017, pictured here, gave a $750 donation to the SPCA prior to his sentencing on Oct. 30 at provincial court in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man banned from owning dogs for 5 years after flea-infested Rascal nearly died

Man who was caring for dog infested with 100,000 fleas sentenced in Nanaimo

Gary Kenneth Bob, the man responsible for Rascal, a terrier surrendered to the B.C. SPCA with severe flea infestation in 2017, pictured here, gave a $750 donation to the SPCA prior to his sentencing on Oct. 30 at provincial court in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
(News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries vessel gets tangled up with fishing boat

Incident happened Wednesday on Queen of Alberni’s Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry run

(News Bulletin file)
(News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-bound ferry becomes tangled with fishing net

Incident happened Wednesday on Queen of Alberni’s Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry run

(News Bulletin file)
Provincial courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced to six years for dangerous driving causing death of Ladysmith woman

Dustin Dennis Zinter had previously been found guilty after 2015 incident on Yellow Point Road

Provincial courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
A vehicle ended up in the water at Newcastle Channel this afternoon. The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. along Stewart Avenue near St. George Street. Multiple emergency response crews attended the scene. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Senior pulled from vehicle after driving into Newcastle Channel

Incident happened at 1:35 p.m. in area of Stewart Avenue, near St. George Street

A vehicle ended up in the water at Newcastle Channel this afternoon. The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. along Stewart Avenue near St. George Street. Multiple emergency response crews attended the scene. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
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Nanaimo Ladysmith teacher-on-call disciplined for physically restraining five-year-old

B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation releases resolution agreement for September 2017 incident

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Ralph Nilson, Vancouver Island University president and vice-chancellor, will retire from university life come June. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

VIU president begins his final year in charge

Ralph Nilson set to retire as president and vice-chancellor in June

Ralph Nilson, Vancouver Island University president and vice-chancellor, will retire from university life come June. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Graham James Lackey, 51, received an 18-month jail sentence at provincial court in Nanaimo on Aug. 30 for possessing child pornography. (News Bulletin file)

Repeat offender gets 18-month sentence for child porn possession in Nanaimo

Graham James Lackey, 51, sentenced at provincial court in Nanaimo Aug. 30

Graham James Lackey, 51, received an 18-month jail sentence at provincial court in Nanaimo on Aug. 30 for possessing child pornography. (News Bulletin file)
Wayne Robert Smith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual interference of a person under 16 years old. (News Bulletin file)

Man gets 18 months’ jail for sex with minor on Vancouver Island

Wayne Robert Smith sentenced Tuesday in Nanaimo for incidents in Parksville in 2016

Wayne Robert Smith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual interference of a person under 16 years old. (News Bulletin file)
Jason and Jubilee Brown have grown a tall sunflower, estimated to be approximately 15-feet in height. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. father and daughter grow 15-foot sunflower

Jason Brown grew plant with daughter Jubilee. Says it is tall as his Vancouver Island house

Jason and Jubilee Brown have grown a tall sunflower, estimated to be approximately 15-feet in height. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP received a report of a man masturbating in public on Aug. 21 in the Hamilton Avenue-Fifth Street area. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating after woman witnesses lewd act

Man seen masturbating in his car in Harewood area Tuesday

Nanaimo RCMP received a report of a man masturbating in public on Aug. 21 in the Hamilton Avenue-Fifth Street area. (News Bulletin file)
Anne Marie Jones, with the Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation, hands out popcorn at the Stock the Lockers kickoff event Aug. 9 at Harewood Centennial Park. The fundraiser raises money for less fortunate students and this year’s target is $60,000. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation targets $60K to stock lockers

Stock the Lockers campaign runs until Aug. 31 and raises money for school district students in need

Anne Marie Jones, with the Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation, hands out popcorn at the Stock the Lockers kickoff event Aug. 9 at Harewood Centennial Park. The fundraiser raises money for less fortunate students and this year’s target is $60,000. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
The Marmot Recovery Foundation was glad to learn that Molly the marmot gave birth to six pups, but the marmot population is not sustainable, according to conservationists. (Jordan Cormack photo)

Newborn Vancouver Island marmots have conservationists encouraged

Marmot Recovery Foundation in Nanaimo says the species population isn’t yet at sustainable levels

The Marmot Recovery Foundation was glad to learn that Molly the marmot gave birth to six pups, but the marmot population is not sustainable, according to conservationists. (Jordan Cormack photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene in the Harewood area last night after reports of a man yelling in the street, brandishing a pair of guns. (News Bulletin file photo)

RCMP arrest man yelling and brandishing guns in Vancouver Island neighbourhood

Incident occurred Thursday night in area of Park Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene in the Harewood area last night after reports of a man yelling in the street, brandishing a pair of guns. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dustin Dennis Zinter has been found guilty of counts of dangerous driving causing death, fleeing the scene of an accident and failing to provide a breath sample in a 2015 accident in which a Ladysmith woman was killed. (News Bulletin file)

Driver convicted in Ladysmith woman’s 2015 death

Judge Robin Baird says Dustin Dennis Zinter lied in his testimony

Dustin Dennis Zinter has been found guilty of counts of dangerous driving causing death, fleeing the scene of an accident and failing to provide a breath sample in a 2015 accident in which a Ladysmith woman was killed. (News Bulletin file)