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A suspect was seriously injured in a gas station robbery attempt in Nanaimo on the weekend. (Karl Yu/The News Bulletin)

Suspect nearly severs own arm in Island gas station robbery attempt

Bystanders save suspect in Nanaimo after he cuts himself punching through bay door glass

A suspect was seriously injured in a gas station robbery attempt in Nanaimo on the weekend. (Karl Yu/The News Bulletin)
Krista Simpson, co-founder of the Mid Island Lego Users Group, poses with a Chinese festival scene, titled Dragon Dance, she created from Lego. The club meets once a month at White Sails Brewery, participates in community events and is looking to add members. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Mid Island’s Lego community creating, co-operating

Mid Island Lego Users Group is always looking for creative new members

Krista Simpson, co-founder of the Mid Island Lego Users Group, poses with a Chinese festival scene, titled Dragon Dance, she created from Lego. The club meets once a month at White Sails Brewery, participates in community events and is looking to add members. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A 10-year-old girl, whose parents asked that she not be identified, will spend the rest of her summer recovering from severe injuries she received when she was mauled by a pitbull Saturday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Pitbulls put down after attacking children on Vancouver Island

Ten-year-old girl and woman seriously injured in incident in Nanaimo on Saturday

A 10-year-old girl, whose parents asked that she not be identified, will spend the rest of her summer recovering from severe injuries she received when she was mauled by a pitbull Saturday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo restaurant owner John Vassilopoulos mistook this large moth for a small bird when he first spotted it outside his restaurant late last Saturday. He placed a loonie beside it for scale. (John Vassilopoulos photo)

Massive moth touches down on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo restaurant owner initially mistakes insect for a bird

Nanaimo restaurant owner John Vassilopoulos mistook this large moth for a small bird when he first spotted it outside his restaurant late last Saturday. He placed a loonie beside it for scale. (John Vassilopoulos photo)
Todd and Nicole Cameron, of Nanaimo, are big movie fans who met over their love of creating costumes of characters in favourite movies, especially from Back to the Future. When it came time to pop the question, Todd crafted a DeLorean engagement ring box and proposed to Nicole at Universal Studios on Back to the Future Day. (CHRIS BUSH/ The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island couple completes real-life Back to the Future trilogy

Proposal, wedding and baby announcement all based around the movies

Todd and Nicole Cameron, of Nanaimo, are big movie fans who met over their love of creating costumes of characters in favourite movies, especially from Back to the Future. When it came time to pop the question, Todd crafted a DeLorean engagement ring box and proposed to Nicole at Universal Studios on Back to the Future Day. (CHRIS BUSH/ The News Bulletin)
Police on scene outside a residence on Watfield Avenue after a stabbing Wednesday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Nanaimo RCMP take suspect into custody after stabbing

Police investigating after stabbing Wednesday left one man with non-life-threatening injury

Police on scene outside a residence on Watfield Avenue after a stabbing Wednesday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Pins found in sausage, pepperoni bought in Nanaimo, police say

Pins found in sausage, pepperoni bought in Nanaimo, police say

Sewing pins discovered in pepperoni and Ukrainian sausage at three separate stores in Nanaimo

Pins found in sausage, pepperoni bought in Nanaimo, police say
A pickup truck and two unmarked RCMP vehicles were involved in a collision this morning in Yellow Point. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Arrests made after truck crashes into unmarked police cars in Nanaimo

Two men facing numerous charges after allegedly fleeing scene on the mid-island

A pickup truck and two unmarked RCMP vehicles were involved in a collision this morning in Yellow Point. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Lloyd Charlie, left, stands by as firefighters retrieve his son Cole, 9, from the base of Bowen Park falls on Tuesday. The boy fell over the falls when he lost his footing on slippery rocks. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Boy falls over waterfall at Nanaimo park

Firefighters retrieve nine-year-old who fell over the falls Tuesday afternoon

Lloyd Charlie, left, stands by as firefighters retrieve his son Cole, 9, from the base of Bowen Park falls on Tuesday. The boy fell over the falls when he lost his footing on slippery rocks. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, shows off the e-cigarette unit, left, that started a fire in a home and displaced a family of four Monday night, along side another unit and batteries from the same model made by the same manufacturer that have also overheated and is warning the units could start more and potentially deadly blazes. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Vaping device overheats, burns down home on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo Fire Rescue says units could cause fires in other homes and even aircraft

Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, shows off the e-cigarette unit, left, that started a fire in a home and displaced a family of four Monday night, along side another unit and batteries from the same model made by the same manufacturer that have also overheated and is warning the units could start more and potentially deadly blazes. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A WestJet Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop flying from Vancouver to Nanaimo alerted ground crews as it landed at Nanaimo airport on Tuesday afternoon. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Plane filled with smoke lands at Nanaimo Airport

WestJet flight came in from Vancouver

A WestJet Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop flying from Vancouver to Nanaimo alerted ground crews as it landed at Nanaimo airport on Tuesday afternoon. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Woman caught after brandishing meat cleaver in robbery in Nanaimo

Woman caught after brandishing meat cleaver in robbery in Nanaimo

Angelina Emma Beans charged with one count of robbery, four counts of possession of stolen property

Woman caught after brandishing meat cleaver in robbery in Nanaimo
Moses, a two-year-old ram, looks up from munching on grass to give police the once-over while they waited for his owner to come home and pen him Tuesday south of Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island sheep gets loose and rams children

Incident happened Tuesday south of Nanaimo

Moses, a two-year-old ram, looks up from munching on grass to give police the once-over while they waited for his owner to come home and pen him Tuesday south of Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can identify a woman, seen on security camera footage, who allegedly bought $70 worth of ice cream products with a stolen debit card. (Photo submitted)

Woman in Nanaimo buys $70 worth of ice cream with allegedly stolen debit card

Purchase said to have occurred on Jan. 11 at 2 a.m. at Nicol General Store

Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can identify a woman, seen on security camera footage, who allegedly bought $70 worth of ice cream products with a stolen debit card. (Photo submitted)
The government inventoried, catalogued, sealed and removed 242 bottles of SMWS whisky worth about $40k from Fets Whisky Kitchen in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

The government inventoried, catalogued, sealed and removed 242 bottles of SMWS whisky worth about $40k from Fets Whisky Kitchen in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
Senior pushes back against intruder in her Nanaimo home

Senior pushes back against intruder in her Nanaimo home

Seventy-nine year old woman stands her ground in incident on Winchester Avenue

Senior pushes back against intruder in her Nanaimo home
B.C. Ambulance crews, RCMP and Cranberry volunteer firefighters clear up a collision between a Ford Mustang and a semi tractor Thursday morning, Jan. 4 on the Island Highway. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Car and semi truck collide on highway south of Nanaimo

Crash south of Nanaimo slows southbound traffic

B.C. Ambulance crews, RCMP and Cranberry volunteer firefighters clear up a collision between a Ford Mustang and a semi tractor Thursday morning, Jan. 4 on the Island Highway. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A woman hopes she will have a diamond ring returned to her that she mistakenly gave to a man when she handed him some spare change. (Photo submitted)

Woman in Nanaimo accidentally hands over diamond ring with spare change

Incident happened Wednesday at about 7 p.m. at parking lot near Nanaimo’s boardwalk

A woman hopes she will have a diamond ring returned to her that she mistakenly gave to a man when she handed him some spare change. (Photo submitted)
One man is facing charges of assault and drug possession following an alleged attack with a machete in Nanaimo on Sunday, Nov. 26. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man arrested in Nanaimo after alleged machete attack

One man facing multiple charges following report of an attack with machete on Sunday

One man is facing charges of assault and drug possession following an alleged attack with a machete in Nanaimo on Sunday, Nov. 26. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police are looking for thieves who disabled an alarm system, then smashed through the office wall of Arbutus Music in north Nanaimo to steal several rare vintage guitars on the weekend. (Facebook photo)

Thieves smash through wall to steal rare guitars in Nanaimo

Thieves steal guitars worth $50,000 after smashing through drywall to enter north-end music store

Police are looking for thieves who disabled an alarm system, then smashed through the office wall of Arbutus Music in north Nanaimo to steal several rare vintage guitars on the weekend. (Facebook photo)