Chris Bush

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)
Nanaimo RCMP found a shopping list of items to be stolen, allegedly, when they arrested a woman police have accused of breaking into two RCMP bait cars Wednesday. Photo submitted

Nanaimo suspect with ‘shopping list’ breaks into two bait cars in one day

Woman busted after incidents in early-morning hours Wednesday, Nov. 22

Nanaimo RCMP found a shopping list of items to be stolen, allegedly, when they arrested a woman police have accused of breaking into two RCMP bait cars Wednesday. Photo submitted
A fifth wheel travel trailer was destroyed, but no one was hurt, when sparks ignited a propane leak in Nanaimo Thursday. (News Bulletin file photo)

Propane explosion destroys fifth wheel in Nanaimo

No one hurt but trailer destroyed when propane leak ignites in Harewood

A fifth wheel travel trailer was destroyed, but no one was hurt, when sparks ignited a propane leak in Nanaimo Thursday. (News Bulletin file photo)
Multiple police and other emergency service members responded to the Port O Call Inn and Suites in Nanaimo Wednesday where police had three rooms behind police tape. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Police investigating possible altercation at Nanaimo motel

Nanaimo RCMP and first responders are on the scene of the Port-O-Call Inns and Suites

Multiple police and other emergency service members responded to the Port O Call Inn and Suites in Nanaimo Wednesday where police had three rooms behind police tape. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A 15-year-old Nanaimo student will appear in court Jan. 18 for making online threat against a local high school. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo student arrested for making online threat against high school

Nanaimo RCMP arrest 15-year-old student for online threats against Cedar Community Secondary School

A 15-year-old Nanaimo student will appear in court Jan. 18 for making online threat against a local high school. (News Bulletin file photo)
Court orders blood sample after man vomits on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help

Court orders blood sample after man vomits on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help

Fire chief calls Nanaimo judge’s ruling a landmark decision

Court orders blood sample after man vomits on B.C. firefighter offering overdose help
Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault

Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault

John Albert Buchanan, 46, of Nanaimo was arrested Wednesday without incident

Second-degree murder charge laid in Nanaimo fatal assault
A Nanaimo firefighter prepares to snuff out a blaze in a car that caught fire Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Driver escapes car on fire along Townsite Road in Nanaimo

Driver of Ford Focus uninjured after passersby alert him to flames coming from underneath vehicle

A Nanaimo firefighter prepares to snuff out a blaze in a car that caught fire Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a case of a man who was struck by a bullet Thursday afternoon at Winchelsea View Golf Course in Lantzville. (BLACK PRESS file)

Man shot while golfing in Lantzville

Nanaimo RCMP investigating after Ladysmith man struck by bullet on the course

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a case of a man who was struck by a bullet Thursday afternoon at Winchelsea View Golf Course in Lantzville. (BLACK PRESS file)