Crime & Courts

The number of reported thefts from cars is lower in 2017 than 2016 but RCMP still have to remind residents to lock their cars and not leave anything important in plain sight.
The number of reported thefts from cars is lower in 2017 than 2016 but RCMP still have to remind residents to lock their cars and not leave anything important in plain sight. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

RCMP again warning Nanaimo residents to lock up their cars

By Spencer Sterritt
March 23, 2017 - 5:22pm

NANAIMO — A string of theft from cars has prompted Nanaimo RCMP to warn residents of the danger of leaving their cars unlocked.

According to Cst. Derek Balderston, there were seven reports of theft from cars between March 12 and 19, specifically near Hammond Bay Rd. and Uplands Dr.

Six racist posters were discovered at VIU, just a day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Six racist posters were discovered at VIU, just a day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Racist posters found at VIU's Nanaimo campus

By Spencer Sterritt
March 21, 2017 - 1:28pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 8:50am

NANAIMO — An investigation is underway after several racist and discriminatory posters were found around VIU's Nanaimo campus early Monday.

Dr. Carrie Chassels, director of student affairs at VIU, said thankfully the six posters were found before many students could see them.

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Woman injured, man in custody, after violent attack in Campbell River

By The Canadian Press
March 21, 2017 - 11:32am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 5:35pm

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. — The RCMP say a woman was seriously injured and a man was in custody following a break-in at a home in Campbell River, B.C.

Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard says in a news release that the incident happened early Monday morning and it was not a random event.

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B.C. tribunal paves way for cyber solutions to small claims disputes

By The Canadian Press
March 20, 2017 - 5:54pm

VICTORIA — B.C. residents will soon be able to sidestep a physical courtroom and fight many small claims disputes online.

Starting June 1, the Ministry of Justice says the Civil Resolution Tribunal will begin accepting small claims cases involving amounts of $5,000 or less.

Nanaimo RCMP say they're happy with the relatively low number of people they arrested on St.Patrick's Day.
Nanaimo RCMP say they're happy with the relatively low number of people they arrested on St.Patrick's Day. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo behaves on St. Patrick's Day

By Spencer Sterritt
March 20, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 6:02pm

NANAIMO — The green beer flowed and crowds got rowdy, but overall Nanaimo RCMP say partiers stayed out of trouble.

According to Cst. Gary O'Brien, 21 were arrested for public intoxication, rowdiness or public urination. Three were arrested and charged with drunk driving.

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