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Nanaimo-Ladysmith residents return to the polls for federal byelection

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 5, 2019 - 10:06pm

NANAIMO - Voters are once again deciding who should represent them, this time in the House of Commons.

Residents in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding go to the polls today in the federal byelection. It’s the second byelection of the year in and the fifth election in two years for Nanaimo.

Nanaimo RCMP allege this man stole nearly $20K worth of rings on April 10 from Mappins Jewellers in Woodgrove Centre.
Nanaimo RCMP allege this man stole nearly $20K worth of rings on April 10 from Mappins Jewellers in Woodgrove Centre. Submitted/RCMP

$20K worth of rings stolen from Woodgrove Centre jeweler

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 3, 2019 - 9:24am

NANAIMO —Police are trying to find a man accused of stealing four rings from a Woodgrove Centre store worth thousands of dollars.

RCMP said the rings were stolen on April 10 at 5 p.m. from Mappins Jewellers.

Prolific offender Thomas Chambers of Parksville was handed a 3-month jail sentence for a recent crime spree.
Prolific offender Thomas Chambers of Parksville was handed a 3-month jail sentence for a recent crime spree. Facebook

Prolific offender sentenced, RCMP officer suffered broken ankle during arrest

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 2, 2019 - 7:57am Updated: May 2, 2019 - 10:27am

NANAIMO — A chronic offender was sentenced to three months in jail after a police pursuit in Parksville led to a broken ankle for an RCMP officer.

A 67-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car turning off Highway 19A in Bowser.
A 67-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car turning off Highway 19A in Bowser. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

RCMP investigating possibly drunk driver in fatal Bowser crash

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 1, 2019 - 3:12pm

BOWSER — Police are investigating if drunk driving was the cause of a fatal crash in Bowser which killed a motorcyclist.

A 67-year-old man was hit and killed in the intersection of Highway 19A and Marview Dr. in Bowser on April 27 around 6:15 p.m.

Police hope anyone who was downtown on a busy Saturday night can help them catch two fire bugs who intentionally lit two fires.
Police hope anyone who was downtown on a busy Saturday night can help them catch two fire bugs who intentionally lit two fires. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Suspicious fires in downtown Nanaimo believed to be linked: RCMP

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 1, 2019 - 9:47am

NANAIMO — Police are searching for two "fire bugs" connected to several intentionally lit fires in downtown Nanaimo. 

Nanaimo RCMP said two men were seen lighting a fire in the lower level of the Bastion St. parkade just after midnight on Sunday, April 28.

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