Nanaimo RCMP are dealing with an active bomb threat at the 7-Eleven at 2875 Departure Bay Rd.
Cst. Gary O’Brien says it was called into the store at 1:05pm. The caller said there was a bomb in the store and an employee immediately called 9-1-1.
O’Brien says there is no one inside the building and they have cordoned off a 2-block radius. He says they’re redirecting all north and southbound traffic in the area and they’re telling people to stay away.
Contrary to some reports, Nanaimo RCMP say the Departure Bay ferry terminal has not been closed and is operating as usual.