Nanaimo News Staff

Nanaimo RCMP conduct a forensic search of an apartment on Rosehill Street last spring as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Sidney Mantee. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former girlfriend charged with first-degree murder of Nanaimo man

Paris LaRoche charged with murder of Sidney Mantee

Nanaimo RCMP conduct a forensic search of an apartment on Rosehill Street last spring as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Sidney Mantee. (News Bulletin file photo)
An elderly couple in Nanaimo was defrauded out of nearly $400,000 in a lottery scam, say RCMP. (Stock photo)

B.C. seniors defrauded out of nearly $400,000 in fake lottery scam

Elderly couple regularly sent money orders to pay taxes on their ‘winnings,’ say RCMP

An elderly couple in Nanaimo was defrauded out of nearly $400,000 in a lottery scam, say RCMP. (Stock photo)
RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)

B.C. tech recovers body after bulldozer breaks through Arctic ice and sinks

Seamor Marine remotely operated vehicle used in deepest recovery operation in RCMP history

RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP at the scene where a house exploded next to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP at the scene where a house exploded next to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

House explodes in Nanaimo, injuring 6

First responders and utility crews on scene in Old City Quarter

Nanaimo RCMP at the scene where a house exploded next to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP at the scene where a house exploded next to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Duke Point ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Duke Point ferry terminal to close for maintenance one day next month

Ramp scheduled to be upgraded March 5 at major Nanaimo-area terminal

Duke Point ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)
The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)

B.C. First Nation chief ‘frustrated’ with name choice for BC Ferries new ship

Snuneymuxw First Nation criticizes ferry company’s approach to relationship-building

The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)
Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)

Police seeing too many ‘rolling snow forts’ after Vancouver Island’s recent snowfalls

RCMP remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles before driving this winter

Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)
BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels round trips due to freezing temperatures

Frozen pipes, unsafe deck conditions cited as Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailings cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)

Court hands B.C. commercial fisherman its first lifetime ban in a decade

6 months jail time given Scott Steer, vessel forfeited in connection with Vancouver Harbour incident

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)
An abandoned mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated, trying to care for its five puppies. The dogs were taken to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA and are now in foster care. (Photos submitted)

Dog with five puppies found abandoned, starving in Nanaimo now in SPCA care

Dogs were brought to B.C. SPCA and are in foster care and will be up for adoption in the new year

An abandoned mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated, trying to care for its five puppies. The dogs were taken to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA and are now in foster care. (Photos submitted)
A puppy named Captain Sparrow and its siblings were brought to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA for care of a range of medical issues. (Photos contributed)

Captain Sparrow and 7 other puppies with serious health issues brought to B.C. SPCA

B.C. SPCA asking for donations to help with costs of animals’ care in Nanaimo

A puppy named Captain Sparrow and its siblings were brought to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA for care of a range of medical issues. (Photos contributed)
BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)

Fuel rebates to be discontinued by BC Ferries in December

Discontinuation applies to Metro Vancouver-Island routes

BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in anticipation of rough seas. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: More BC Ferries sailings cancelled due to stormy seas

Monday afternoon and evening sailings to and from Nanaimo and Victoria now cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in anticipation of rough seas. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP, with the assistance of a police dog, arrested a man who allegedly uttered threats and was walking in and out of traffic downtown on Monday, Oct. 18. (Image courtesy Porsha Paladini)

VIDEO: RCMP deploy police dog to take down man in Nanaimo intersection

Incident in downtown Nanaimo caught on camera by witness

Nanaimo RCMP, with the assistance of a police dog, arrested a man who allegedly uttered threats and was walking in and out of traffic downtown on Monday, Oct. 18. (Image courtesy Porsha Paladini)
Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)

Late-night Nanaimo ferry sailings cancelled as Queen of New Westminster re-assigned

BC Ferries working to repair Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel

Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on northern Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)

Off-duty Mountie’s CPR saves baby’s life on the side of the highway on Vancouver Island

Emergency happened on a stretch of the north Island where there was no cellular service

Nanaimo RCMP Const. Denise Laforest, whose roadside CPR saved a baby’s life last week on northern Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)

Vancouver Island teen who played golf 130 straight days during pandemic wins B.C. title

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson wins B.C. Golf juvenile championship by five strokes

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)