Nicholas Pescod

Rain caused a washout of a section of Rumming Road in Lantzville in January and a car and driver plunged into the sinkhole. — Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo

B.C. woman who was caught in mudslide now suing for negligence

Lawsuit claims road maintenance a factor when car plunged 20 metres into sinkhole near Nanaimo

Rain caused a washout of a section of Rumming Road in Lantzville in January and a car and driver plunged into the sinkhole. — Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook photo
An image of what a Western Canada Marine Response Corporation base could look like on Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. (WCMRC image)

Vancouver Island oil spill response stations back on track

Project has been on hold due to Trans Mountain pipeline dispute

An image of what a Western Canada Marine Response Corporation base could look like on Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. (WCMRC image)
Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin)                                Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo’s chief financial officer no longer with city

Victor Mema had been on leave since March and was the subject of allegations regarding improper use of personal expense funds

Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (TAMARA CUNNINGHAM/News Bulletin)                                Victor Mema, City of Nanaimo chief financial officer, is no longer employed with the city. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
According to the documents obtained through a freedom of information request, Victor Mema, the city’s chief financial officer, used a city-issued purchase card to book 11 separate flights between July 2016 and September 2017 for personal use. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Nanaimo’s chief financial officer used city purchase card for 11 personal flights

Victor Mema has been on leave since early last month

According to the documents obtained through a freedom of information request, Victor Mema, the city’s chief financial officer, used a city-issued purchase card to book 11 separate flights between July 2016 and September 2017 for personal use. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo                                (Nanaimo News Bulletin file image)

Supreme Court vindicates B.C. doctor who medicated dying woman against her son’s wishes

Health Professions Review Board’s decision deemed transparent and justifiable

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo                                (Nanaimo News Bulletin file image)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Supreme Court vindicates Vancouver Island doctor who medicated dying woman against son’s wishes

Health Professions Review Board’s decision deemed transparent and justifiable

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager

Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager

City of Nanaimo CAO Tracy Renee Samra charged with fear of injury/damage by another person

Peace bond approved for Nanaimo city manager
City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’

City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’

Mayor Bill McKay said council became aware of the matter after “we were alerted by staff”

City investigating ‘allegation of significant concern’
B.C. Ferries’ CEO said while there are many people who view B.C. Ferries in a positive light, the corporation knows it needs to do better. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

B.C. Ferries aims to improve passenger perceptions

CEO acknowledges corporation is sometimes seen in a negative light

B.C. Ferries’ CEO said while there are many people who view B.C. Ferries in a positive light, the corporation knows it needs to do better. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ CEO says a new and improved website along with a mobile app could be ready by as early as the fall, but a new reservation system is still 18-24 months away. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

B.C. Ferries CEO says new reservation system will improve efficiency

Reservation fee structure undergoing changes over next two years

B.C. Ferries’ CEO says a new and improved website along with a mobile app could be ready by as early as the fall, but a new reservation system is still 18-24 months away. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions against a backdrop of signs held by anti-pipeline protesters at a town hall meeting at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo on Friday. The town hall got rowdy at times with several protesters being ejected from the meeting by police. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Pipeline opponents vocal at Justin Trudeau town hall in Nanaimo

Prime Minister holds forum at Vancouver Island University gym

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions against a backdrop of signs held by anti-pipeline protesters at a town hall meeting at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo on Friday. The town hall got rowdy at times with several protesters being ejected from the meeting by police. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A former nurse who accepted thousands of dollars and inherited a mobile home from two elderly patients she looked after will pay a $17,500 fine, plus nurses’ college legal costs. Stock photo

Ex-nurse from Vancouver Island fined thousands after exploiting elderly couple

Former nurse from Nanaimo had power of attorney, inherited mobile home

A former nurse who accepted thousands of dollars and inherited a mobile home from two elderly patients she looked after will pay a $17,500 fine, plus nurses’ college legal costs. Stock photo
Brad McRae has been relieved of his duties as chief operating officer of the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: City of Nanaimo senior manager dismissed

Chief operations officer Brad McRae no longer employed by the city

Brad McRae has been relieved of his duties as chief operating officer of the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo man will spend two years behind bars after admitting to illegally making or having explosives. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

B.C. man sentenced to two years following explosives charge

Hamzah Subhan Khan was arrested in 2015 after special forces investigation

A Nanaimo man will spend two years behind bars after admitting to illegally making or having explosives. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)
A Honda Civic was crushed underneath a semi-truck trailer following a collision on Departure Bay Road on Monday night. Nanaimo RCMP say the driver of the car fled the scene and has yet to be located. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Car crushed under tractor trailer in collision in Nanaimo

One motorist fled the scene, according to Nanaimo RCMP

A Honda Civic was crushed underneath a semi-truck trailer following a collision on Departure Bay Road on Monday night. Nanaimo RCMP say the driver of the car fled the scene and has yet to be located. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Vancouver Island University student pub server Jesse Bixby, left, and Janelle Wilson, pub manager, with a drink at the university’s pub on Tuesday. The pub no longer includes a straw with drink orders. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)

Pair of pubs in Nanaimo scrap straws

VIU Students’ Union Pub, Dinghy Dock Pub no longer put straws in drinks

Vancouver Island University student pub server Jesse Bixby, left, and Janelle Wilson, pub manager, with a drink at the university’s pub on Tuesday. The pub no longer includes a straw with drink orders. (Nicholas Pescod/NEWS BULLETIN)
Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags

Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags

City councillors voted in favour of banning the bags on Monday, but staff have yet to determine whether or not they have the authority to impose a ban.

Nanaimo votes to ban plastic bags
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted

Suspect in Nanaimo allegedly robbed bank, tried to rob Tim Hortons

Scotiabank branch near Costco was robbed Wednesday, Nov. 29

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted
Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week

Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week

Bike stolen for a second time on the owner’s way back home from the police station

Nanaimo woman has same bike stolen twice in one week
Leesa Patenaude, left and Linda Harbo, sit in front of trailer filled with empty bottles. Harbo has been collecting empty bottles for months in order to raise money for an upcoming missionary trip to Zambia, where she and Patenaude will volunteer at an orphanage that is home to 150 children with HIV. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Community responds after mid-Island women have hundreds of empty bottles stolen

Proceeds will be used to fund upcoming missonary trip to Zambia.

Leesa Patenaude, left and Linda Harbo, sit in front of trailer filled with empty bottles. Harbo has been collecting empty bottles for months in order to raise money for an upcoming missionary trip to Zambia, where she and Patenaude will volunteer at an orphanage that is home to 150 children with HIV. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)