Nanaimo News Staff

The Nanaimo Rona location. (News Bulletin photo)

Rona home improvement store in Nanaimo advises that worker has COVID-19

Store re-opened Sunday after closing for cleaning Saturday

The Nanaimo Rona location. (News Bulletin photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement forecasting windy weather Sunday and Monday. (News Bulletin file photo)

More windy weather on the way for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Victoria, east coast of Island, north Island

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement forecasting windy weather Sunday and Monday. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from daycare in Nanaimo

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)
Island Health’s acting medical health officer for the central Island says schools are very safe, even after COVID-19 exposure at five schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith this month. (File photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Qualicum superintendents ask Island Health about COVID-19 safety at schools

Central Island medical health officer answers questions parents have been asking

Island Health’s acting medical health officer for the central Island says schools are very safe, even after COVID-19 exposure at five schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith this month. (File photo)
Police found drugs, guns, ammo and cash when they raided a home and arrested two suspects in Nanaimo on Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)

Fentanyl and cash seized, two arrests made in bust in Nanaimo

Suspects’ alleged history of violence triggered Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team deployment

Police found drugs, guns, ammo and cash when they raided a home and arrested two suspects in Nanaimo on Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)
BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Ferries to resume sailing between Island and mainland this afternoon

Ferry corporation cancels 16 scheduled sailings Tuesday between Island and mainland

BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)
A ‘vigorous’ storm is making its way to Vancouver Island tonight. (Environment Canada satellite image)

Storm brings wind warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Snow falling now in some areas

A ‘vigorous’ storm is making its way to Vancouver Island tonight. (Environment Canada satellite image)
The Nanaimo Ice Centre, home of the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association office. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association reports COVID-19 case

Association suspends play in U8 division for a week and a half

The Nanaimo Ice Centre, home of the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association office. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)

School district reports COVID-19 case at Ladysmith Secondary

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools reports exposure dates of Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 12-13

Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)
Frank J. Ney Elementary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19 case reported at elementary school in Nanaimo

Frank J. Ney Elementary is the third school in a week in Nanaimo with COVID-19 exposure

Frank J. Ney Elementary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

It’s safe to go to Nanaimo hospital for scheduled appointments, says Island Health

Health authority makes public service announcement after COVID-19 outbreak at NRGH

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release advising that Tamara Sandulak, 29, and Cody Martin, 32, have been reported missing. (Photo submitted)

Two people missing after fishing trip in Nanaimo Lakes area

Nanaimo Search and Rescue, with RCMP air support, searched during daylight hours today

Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release advising that Tamara Sandulak, 29, and Cody Martin, 32, have been reported missing. (Photo submitted)
NRGH. (File photo)

Vancouver Island sees first COVID-19 outbreak after staff test positive at Nanaimo hospital

Island Health says five staff members on one Nanaimo unit have tested positive

NRGH. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP find significant amounts of drugs and cash after stopping vehicle

Police pulled over vehicle after noticing its insurance had expired

Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)
Drugs and cash were seized from a cyclist who allegedly tried to escape police pursuit, say RCMP. (Photo submitted)

Suspect with cash and drugs crashes bicycle during chase in Nanaimo, gets arrested

Police seize fentanyl and more than $10,000 cash

Drugs and cash were seized from a cyclist who allegedly tried to escape police pursuit, say RCMP. (Photo submitted)
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday, saying snow is a possibility on Monday and could accumulate at higher elevations. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island alerted to possible snowfall Monday

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday, saying snow is a possibility on Monday and could accumulate at higher elevations. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

High school in Nanaimo reports COVID-19 exposure

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District advises of case at Dover Bay Secondary School

Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A sport-utility vehicle was rolled in a single-vehicle crash on Timberlands Road on Saturday afternoon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Driver reportedly doing doughnuts rolls vehicle near Nanaimo Airport

Crash happened about 3:20 p.m. on Timberlands Road

A sport-utility vehicle was rolled in a single-vehicle crash on Timberlands Road on Saturday afternoon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The B.C. Ferries vessel Queen of Cowichan at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file)

Ferry sailings out of Nanaimo and Crofton cancelled due to high winds

Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay and Crofton-Salt Spring Island routes affected

The B.C. Ferries vessel Queen of Cowichan at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file)