Investigators with Nanaimo RCMP have searched the building housing the Departure Bay 7-11 store and found nothing suspicious after a bomb threat earlier this afternoon.
A two-block radius surrounding the building was cordoned off and no traffic was being allowed in.
Police say a call was received into the store at 1:05 p.m. today. The caller indicated there was a bomb in the store.
Nanaimo RCMP say the Departure Bay ferry terminal has not been closed and is running as usual. The 7-11 store is a kilometer away from the ferry terminal.
Officers are in the process of opening up roads and the Departure Bay beach, which was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
More to come.