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Marking the grand opening of the Chemainus Community Policing office, back row from left, are: North Cowichan Councillor Rosalie Sawrie, Chemainus + District Chamber of Commerce president Stephanie Ballantyne, Sgt. Trevor Busch, Courtney Godolphin, North Cowichan acting Mayor Debra Toporowski, Sarah Davidge-Cardinal, Staff Sgt. Ken Beard, Nathan Carson. Front: Const. Vanessa Fields, Const. Bert Calvo. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

New Community Policing office opens in Chemainus

Volunteers still being sought to facilitate the organization’s programs

  • Aug 8, 2022

 

Police took one man into custody Sunday (Aug. 7) afternoon, after a multi-hour incident in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue. (Terry Farrell/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police incident at Cumberland residence ends with suspect in custody

Neighbour says home in 2600-block of Rydal Avenue rented by young family

 

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Surrey man charged after reports of guns being fired outside Abbotsford store

Weapons seized after incident in Cabela’s parking lot were airsoft pistols

Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared police of any wrongdoing in the death of a Saanich teen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog clears south Island RCMP officers of wrongdoing in Saanich teen’s death

19-year-old man died after driving off the road into the ocean in North Saanich

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has cleared police of any wrongdoing in the death of a Saanich teen. (Black Press Media file photo)
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson calls for oversight of municipal jails after detainee left screaming in pain

Currently no means of recourse for detainees mistreated by jail guards in RCMP-policed communities

A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cop impersonator demanded debit payment for ‘ticket’ in North Vancouver

Man reportedly told driver they were being ticketed for using GPS on their cell phone

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP cruiser. (File photo/Black Press Media).

British Columbians divided on provincial police force: poll

Poll suggests half of British Columbians believe crime has gone up in their community

RCMP cruiser. (File photo/Black Press Media).
A Prince George RCMP officer shot a man who was in their custody after an altercation occurred July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Prince George cop shoots arrestee during altercation at detachment

Police watchdog investigating after man sustained serious injuries

A Prince George RCMP officer shot a man who was in their custody after an altercation occurred July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Police investigating after B.C. church’s Pride flag vandalized

Delta police have released security footage in the hope that someone can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
CPA President Tom Stamatakis. (Tom Stamatakis/Twitter)

Police association president supports decriminalization but says it won’t curb crime in B.C.

CPA president says B.C. minister misrepresented police decriminalization stance

CPA President Tom Stamatakis. (Tom Stamatakis/Twitter)
Late Const. Ryan ‘Chopper’ Masales, left, of the Abbotsford Police Department and new K9 Chopper of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. (Submitted photo)

Newest Metro Vancouver Transit Police K9s named after 2 late officers

Police dogs Harnett and Chopper will work in explosive detection

Late Const. Ryan ‘Chopper’ Masales, left, of the Abbotsford Police Department and new K9 Chopper of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police. (Submitted photo)
Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

B.C.’s police watchdog investigating possible Peachland murder-suicide

The incident unfolded Monday night on Garroway Place

Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Two people seriously injured in ATV accident near Chemainus

One person pulled from the Chemainus River and airlifted to hospital

Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Lake Cowichan RCMP report busy weekend. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan RCMP make arrests, impound vehicles

Four prohibited drivers arrested and eight vehicles impounded

  • Jun 23, 2022
Lake Cowichan RCMP report busy weekend. (File photo)
George protects his owner after she turns around to find scratched and muddy suspect behind her at White Lake on June 15, 2022. (Photo contributed)

B.C. dog chases off ‘scary-looking guy’ as RCMP seek fleeing suspect

Suspect wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested near Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road

George protects his owner after she turns around to find scratched and muddy suspect behind her at White Lake on June 15, 2022. (Photo contributed)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. chose not to recommend charges against Prince George RCMP officers after a man they arrested was left in a cell overnight with a broken hip. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charges for cops, guards after B.C. man with broken hip left ‘screaming’ in cell overnight

Prison guard described by colleague as motivated by ‘revenge’

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. chose not to recommend charges against Prince George RCMP officers after a man they arrested was left in a cell overnight with a broken hip. (Black Press Media file photo)