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Colin Lamontagne pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to a pair of busts in the Nanaimo area in November, 2016. Lamontagne awaits sentencing for his role in a local drug ring.
Colin Lamontagne pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to a pair of busts in the Nanaimo area in November, 2016. Lamontagne awaits sentencing for his role in a local drug ring. submitted/RCMP

EXCLUSIVE: high-profile criminal pleads guilty to end assault, drug trial

By Ian Holmes
May 3, 2019 - 3:49pm

NANAIMO —A BC Supreme Court trial in Nanaimo involving guns, drugs and violence came to an abrupt end when the criminal at the heart of the matter pleaded guilty.

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.

NRGH surgeon Dr. Daneil Jenkin explaining the dire need to expand the Endoscopy Dept. at Nanaimo Hospital.
NRGH surgeon Dr. Daneil Jenkin explaining the dire need to expand the Endoscopy Dept. at Nanaimo Hospital. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Campaign launched to improve colon cancer care at Nanaimo Hospital

By Ian Holmes
May 2, 2019 - 1:17pm Updated: May 3, 2019 - 9:52am

NANAIMO — A new cancer detecting suite at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is hoped to save lives by attacking a lengthy wait list.

The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation launched a new $1.5 million campaign to expand capacity primarily geared toward colonoscopies.

Kaitlin Belix was given a conditional discharge for stealing $10,521.11 from Albertsons Home Centre in Parksville in 2017. She worked for the hardware store for over four years.
Kaitlin Belix was given a conditional discharge for stealing $10,521.11 from Albertsons Home Centre in Parksville in 2017. She worked for the hardware store for over four years. Facebook

Once trusted employee sentenced for stealing $10K from Parksville business

By Ian Holmes
May 1, 2019 - 3:02pm Updated: May 1, 2019 - 3:38pm

NANAIMO — A former figure skating coach with no prior run-ins with the law admitted to ripping off $10,500 from a Parksville hardware store in a longstanding scam.

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