Karl Yu

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B.C. man busted in Creep Catchers-style sting sentenced to two years

Raymond Christopher Scott Dewell sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo

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Gary Kenneth Bob, the man responsible for Rascal, a terrier surrendered to the B.C. SPCA with severe flea infestation in 2017, pictured here, gave a $750 donation to the SPCA prior to his sentencing on Oct. 30 at provincial court in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man banned from owning dogs for 5 years after flea-infested Rascal nearly died

Man who was caring for dog infested with 100,000 fleas sentenced in Nanaimo

Gary Kenneth Bob, the man responsible for Rascal, a terrier surrendered to the B.C. SPCA with severe flea infestation in 2017, pictured here, gave a $750 donation to the SPCA prior to his sentencing on Oct. 30 at provincial court in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
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B.C. Ferries vessel gets tangled up with fishing boat

Incident happened Wednesday on Queen of Alberni’s Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry run

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A vehicle ended up in the water at Newcastle Channel this afternoon. The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. along Stewart Avenue near St. George Street. Multiple emergency response crews attended the scene. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

B.C. senior pulled from vehicle after driving into the water

Incident happened at 1:35 p.m. in Nanaimo’s Newcastle Channel

A vehicle ended up in the water at Newcastle Channel this afternoon. The incident happened at 1:35 p.m. along Stewart Avenue near St. George Street. Multiple emergency response crews attended the scene. KARL YU/The News Bulletin
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Vancouver Island teacher disciplined for physically restraining five-year-old

B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation releases resolution agreement for September 2017 incident

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Wayne Robert Smith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual interference of a person under 16 years old. (News Bulletin file)

Man gets 18 months’ jail for sex with minor on Vancouver Island

Wayne Robert Smith sentenced Tuesday in Nanaimo for incidents in Parksville in 2016

Wayne Robert Smith has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual interference of a person under 16 years old. (News Bulletin file)
Jason and Jubilee Brown have grown a tall sunflower, estimated to be approximately 15-feet in height. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. father and daughter grow 15-foot sunflower

Jason Brown grew plant with daughter Jubilee. Says it is tall as his Vancouver Island house

Jason and Jubilee Brown have grown a tall sunflower, estimated to be approximately 15-feet in height. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
The Marmot Recovery Foundation was glad to learn that Molly the marmot gave birth to six pups, but the marmot population is not sustainable, according to conservationists. (Jordan Cormack photo)

Newborn Vancouver Island marmots have conservationists encouraged

Marmot Recovery Foundation in Nanaimo says the species population isn’t yet at sustainable levels

The Marmot Recovery Foundation was glad to learn that Molly the marmot gave birth to six pups, but the marmot population is not sustainable, according to conservationists. (Jordan Cormack photo)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene in the Harewood area last night after reports of a man yelling in the street, brandishing a pair of guns. (News Bulletin file photo)

RCMP arrest man yelling and brandishing guns in Vancouver Island neighbourhood

Incident occurred Thursday night in area of Park Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo, B.C.

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene in the Harewood area last night after reports of a man yelling in the street, brandishing a pair of guns. (News Bulletin file photo)
A military gun hit a taxi this afternoon at the intersection of Comox Road and Terminal Avenue. (MIKE HAYDUKEWICH photo)

Accident on Vancouver Island after artillery gun rolls down hill and damages taxi

Witness says accident happend about 1 p.m. Saturday; RCMP investigating

A military gun hit a taxi this afternoon at the intersection of Comox Road and Terminal Avenue. (MIKE HAYDUKEWICH photo)
A Novurania inflatable speedboat owned by the family of late Nanaimo philanthropist Tom Harris was stolen from the Pipers Lagoon area Thursday. (News Bulletin file)

RCMP investigating after speedboat of late Nanaimo philanthropist stolen

Surveillance video shows boat taken July 5 from house in north Nanaimo

A Novurania inflatable speedboat owned by the family of late Nanaimo philanthropist Tom Harris was stolen from the Pipers Lagoon area Thursday. (News Bulletin file)
Dustin Dennis Zinter outside the courthouse in Nanaimo on Friday. Zinter is on trial for a November 2015 accident in which a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

Dustin Dennis Zinter outside the courthouse in Nanaimo on Friday. Zinter is on trial for a November 2015 accident in which a Ladysmith woman was killed. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

Hundreds of people attend Black Press Career Fair in Nanaimo

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?
The Canadian Coast Guard had a booth at the most recent Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair earlier this year. The career fair will come to Nanaimo on June 21. BLACK PRESS file photo

Wide range of employers will be looking for workers at Island job fair

Still time to register for a table at June 21 education and career fair at Nanaimo Military Camp

The Canadian Coast Guard had a booth at the most recent Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair earlier this year. The career fair will come to Nanaimo on June 21. BLACK PRESS file photo
A Hindu organization is asking that Nanaimo-based company Om Boys pull a jacket featuring the likeness of deity Ganesh, as it deems it offensive. (Om Boys website screenshot)

UPDATE: Hindu organization asks B.C. company to pull ‘offensive’ jacket

Om Boys jacket features likeness of deity Ganesh holding a wrench

A Hindu organization is asking that Nanaimo-based company Om Boys pull a jacket featuring the likeness of deity Ganesh, as it deems it offensive. (Om Boys website screenshot)
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, a investment regulatory body, has banned a Kenneth Edward Smith, a former Nanaimo financial advisor, from plying his trade for life. (Black Press file)

Former Vancouver Island financial advisor fined $125,000, banned for life

Kenneth Edward Smith violated rules while working for Queensbury Securities Inc. in Nanaimo

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, a investment regulatory body, has banned a Kenneth Edward Smith, a former Nanaimo financial advisor, from plying his trade for life. (Black Press file)
Krystal Pavan’s eight-month-old daughter Kenzie was rushed to the hospital in Victoria last Thursday after eating a caterpillar. She will make a full recovery. (Submitted photo)

B.C. infant receives emergency medical care after eating caterpillar

Eight-month-old child on Vancouver Island taken to hospital for surgery to remove caterpillar parts

Krystal Pavan’s eight-month-old daughter Kenzie was rushed to the hospital in Victoria last Thursday after eating a caterpillar. She will make a full recovery. (Submitted photo)
Ferry passengers bound to Duke Point ferry terminal, from Tsawwassen, will be compensated after a cancellation May 22 when the ship’s second officer became ill. (Black Press file)

Ferry sailing cancelled after ship’s second officer falls ill

Coastal Inspiration’s 8:15 p.m. sailing to Nanaimo on Tuesday cancelled, passengers to be compensated

Ferry passengers bound to Duke Point ferry terminal, from Tsawwassen, will be compensated after a cancellation May 22 when the ship’s second officer became ill. (Black Press file)
The B.C. forest ministry says investigation into the source of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, that has led to numerous rabbit deaths, is not feasible and results would likely be inconclusive. (News Bulletin file)

Province says probe ‘not feasible’ into deadly virus killing rabbits in B.C.

Nanaimo Animal Control Services estimates 450-500 dead rabbits have been recovered

The B.C. forest ministry says investigation into the source of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, that has led to numerous rabbit deaths, is not feasible and results would likely be inconclusive. (News Bulletin file)
Emma Miller, who was born premature, and father Brian at a funding announcement Wednesday in Nanaimo. The family has benefited from support from the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Children’s health foundation announces $4.7M in funding on the Island

Money targeted to early childhood development, youth mental health, rural health-care access

Emma Miller, who was born premature, and father Brian at a funding announcement Wednesday in Nanaimo. The family has benefited from support from the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)