Nanaimo News Staff

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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)
Traffic backed up on the Island Highway at the rest stop in Nanoose Bay. (Drive B.C. photo)

Air ambulance called to serious crash on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay

Nanoose fire department says traffic is stopped to set up a helicopter landing zone

Traffic backed up on the Island Highway at the rest stop in Nanoose Bay. (Drive B.C. 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)
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 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)
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)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance at Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries worker fired for bullying has Labour Relations Board complaint dismissed

Employee who worked in Nanaimo brought co-worker to tears with insult

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance at Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A BC Ferries vessel at the Tsawwassen terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

RCMP will board BC Ferries vessels to help enforce health and safety regulations

BC Ferries and Transport Canada have requested support, RCMP say

A BC Ferries vessel at the Tsawwassen terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)

Hefty fines create ‘financial woes’ for Nanaimo driver caught going 85 km/h over speed limit

Nanaimo RCMP report motorist who was excessively speeding was also driving without insurance

RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)
Summer weather conditions near Mount Klitsa in the Alberni Valley. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island local governments consult with experts on climate change planning

Community resilience summit happening online Nov. 6

Summer weather conditions near Mount Klitsa in the Alberni Valley. (News Bulletin file photo)