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Another Incident at Nanaimo Hospital



The second threat in two days against Nanaimo hospital.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after a threatening phone call was made to the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment.

The call was traced to the hospital area and a suspect was taken into custody.

Island Health confirms it was a bomb threat.

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NRGH Locked Down Tuesday Afternoon



A brief lockdown at Nanaimo Hospital after a threat was made to the facility late Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP Sergeant Sheryl Armstrong says a "general" threat against the hospital was made leading to the arrest of a 39-year-old Naniamo man on a street several kilometers from the hospital.

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Nine People Rescued in the Water Near Gabriola



Nine people were rescued Monday after their boat flipped northeast of Gabriola Island.

A marine radio call for help was made just before 2:00pm after a Grady White Boat started taking on water.

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Robbery At North End Domino's Pizza



A robbery at the Nanaimo Domino's Pizza on Norwell Drive early Monday morning.

Police say it happened just after midnight when a man wearing a halloween mask entered the store. 

He threatened the clerk with a baton, and took off with an undisclosed amount of money from the safe.

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Alleged serial car thieves arrested



A 22-year-old man and woman have been arrested in connection with a number of car thefts in Nanaimo and north Cowichan.

Nanaimo RCMP Constable Gary O'Brien says Jesse James Biley and Courtney Therrien were in court in Duncan Wednesday.

He says they face four counts of possession of stolen vehicles in the north Cowichan area and seven in Nanaimo.

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Coal will be shipped to Texada on its way to Asia



A direct coal transfer facility has been approved, allowing for up to four million tonnes of coal a year to be barged to Texada Island.

Port Metro Vancouver's blessing allows for the coal to be shipped from the Fraser River to Texada Island, then on to Asia.

Public concerns led to project revisions, including preventing coal dust from escaping from barges and trains.

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Dumas named chair of national port association



The president of Nanaimo's Port Authority now has some national pull.

The Association of Canadian Port Authorities has unanimously selected Bernie Dumas as their chair.

The selection was made at the annual meeting in New Brunswick.

In a news release, Dumas states "empowering ports is critical to the future economic growth of Canada."

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