Ian Holmes

Motaz Al harbi's car was pelted with several bullets during a drive-by shooting on March 1, 2016.
Motaz Al harbi's car was pelted with several bullets during a drive-by shooting on March 1, 2016. submitted/RCMP

'I thought someone pranked me:' victim of Nanaimo drive-by shooting testifies during attempted murder trial

By Ian Holmes
January 17, 2019 - 2:14pm Updated: January 17, 2019 - 3:31pm

NANAIMO — The man inside a car sprayed by bullets in a shocking Nanaimo drive-by shooting initially thought he was caught up in a prank.

Motaz Al harbi, 31, told his story on day four of the attempted murder trial for Armaan Singh Chandi who's accused in the 2016 shooting.

This truck with five people inside went off an Inland Island Hwy. bridge near Fanny Bay and landed on the edge of Cowie Creek Sunday afternoon.
This truck with five people inside went off an Inland Island Hwy. bridge near Fanny Bay and landed on the edge of Cowie Creek Sunday afternoon. CHEK News

'They're very lucky:' 5 hurt after truck falls from highway bridge

By Ian Holmes
January 14, 2019 - 1:26pm Updated: January 14, 2019 - 3:06pm

COURTENAY — A search and rescue official says five people taken to hospital after their truck plunged 80-feet off a highway bridge are lucky to be alive after a terrifying crash.

John Landry was convicted of multiple sex offences in Parksville against a 14-year-old girl.
John Landry was convicted of multiple sex offences in Parksville against a 14-year-old girl. Facebook

Parksville sex offender convicted of assault, child porn & abduction charges

By Ian Holmes
January 10, 2019 - 7:40pm Updated: January 10, 2019 - 10:13pm

NANAIMO — A Parksville man was convicted of sex crimes against a vulnerable underage girl in what court heard was a disturbing case centred around drug use.

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