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More than 100 people gather for a rally on the Nanaimo Courthouse front lawn to demand action from government and the B.C. justice system to fight violent crime and restore a sense of community safety, Wednesday, Sept. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Multiple incidents of public violence spark safety rally in downtown Nanaimo

Rally outside courthouse a response to increase in violent crime

More than 100 people gather for a rally on the Nanaimo Courthouse front lawn to demand action from government and the B.C. justice system to fight violent crime and restore a sense of community safety, Wednesday, Sept. 14. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore speaks during a press conference at RCMP “F” Division Headquarters in Regina on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. RCMP say a special unit dedicated to apprehending fugitives was not actively searching for a Saskatchewan man they say is responsible for a stabbing rampage that left 11 people dead and 18 others injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

RCMP Special unit was not searching for suspect before Saskatchewan stabbing rampage

Myles Sanderson was wanted, but was not among those focused on by apprehensions unit

Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore speaks during a press conference at RCMP “F” Division Headquarters in Regina on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. RCMP say a special unit dedicated to apprehending fugitives was not actively searching for a Saskatchewan man they say is responsible for a stabbing rampage that left 11 people dead and 18 others injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

R. Kelly convicted on many counts, acquitted of trial fixing

55-year-old found guilty on 3 counts of child pornography and 3 counts of child enticement

FILE - Musician R. Kelly, center, leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 for R. Kelly and two co-defendants in the R&B singer’s trial on federal charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex, with jury deliberations to follow. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
A thermal image shows the person police believe cut cables on the Sea to Sky Gondola in both 2019 and 2020. It was released, along with a new reward for information, on Sept. 14. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP)
A thermal image shows the person police believe cut cables on the Sea to Sky Gondola in both 2019 and 2020. It was released, along with a new reward for information, on Sept. 14. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Sept. 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
The family of fatal stabbing victim Fred Parsons released a statement after the 29-year-old’s death a week ago. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man who was stabbed to death was ‘cheerful, gentle, innocent,’ says family

Mother of victim Fred Parsons issues statement a week after homicide at park

The family of fatal stabbing victim Fred Parsons released a statement after the 29-year-old’s death a week ago. (Photo submitted)
Police are asking any witnesses or individuals with video to come forward as they investigate reports of road rage and dangerous driving which saw a man arrested for a second time. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are asking any witnesses or individuals with video to come forward as they investigate reports of road rage and dangerous driving which saw a man arrested for a second time. (Black Press Media file photo)
A total of 11 bottles of liquor have been stolen from the store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street since late June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect connected to Saanich liquor store thefts identified

Investigators believe suspect visited store four times starting in June

A total of 11 bottles of liquor have been stolen from the store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street since late June. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Sept. 6

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Canadian and American agencies conducted a live maritime border defence exercise along the southern coast of British Columbia and northern Washington last month. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

Canadian, U.S. agencies display border defence readiness around Gulf, San Juan islands

Suspicious vessels discovered during live exercise identified, boarded

Canadian and American agencies conducted a live maritime border defence exercise along the southern coast of British Columbia and northern Washington last month. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
Nanaimo RCMP have released two individuals who had been suspects in a fatal stabbing. Police are looking for witnesses to help further their investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Individuals who had been suspects in fatal stabbing in Nanaimo released without charges

Nanaimo RCMP asking for witnesses to help further investigation

Nanaimo RCMP have released two individuals who had been suspects in a fatal stabbing. Police are looking for witnesses to help further their investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
William Tallio, 43, is wanted Canada-wide on 11 counts of mischief and 11 counts of possession of a weapon. (Photo courtesy of VPD)

Man charged with shooting buses with BB gun in Vancouver wanted Canada-wide

Passengers were on board the targeted buses, but no one was injured

William Tallio, 43, is wanted Canada-wide on 11 counts of mischief and 11 counts of possession of a weapon. (Photo courtesy of VPD)
Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)

Family claims RCMP said man who died in Smithers jail was on ‘suicide watch’

Barrett Jack of Witset died while in custody of Smithers RCMP Sept. 4

Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teen couple arrested after man stabbed multiple times in downtown Vancouver

The suspects were arrested without incident, police said

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Brandon White was wanted after failing to return to a Victoria halfway house. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

UPDATE: Victoria police arrest wanted man with a bang

Brandon White was wanted after failing to return to a Victoria halfway house

Brandon White was wanted after failing to return to a Victoria halfway house. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
Nanaimo RCMP have a section of Maffeo Sutton Park blocked off for a homicide investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Man stabbed to death at waterfront park in Nanaimo

Teen and young man located and arrested after crime Monday, Sept. 5

Nanaimo RCMP have a section of Maffeo Sutton Park blocked off for a homicide investigation. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Investigators examine the crime scene near a memorial of flowers outside the home of Wes Petterson in Weldon, Saskatchewan, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Petterson, 77, was killed in a series of stabbings in the area on Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

Ex-Mountie says hunt for stabbing suspect complicated by vast open space of Prairies

Police continue to search for 30-year-old Myles Sanderson following Saskatchewan rampage

Investigators examine the crime scene near a memorial of flowers outside the home of Wes Petterson in Weldon, Saskatchewan, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Petterson, 77, was killed in a series of stabbings in the area on Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as 6 foot one inch tall and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP

Past drug, alcohol use had caused stabbing suspect to lose mind: parole document

RCMP have not said what motivated Saskatchewan attacks that left 10 people dead and 18 injured

Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as 6 foot one inch tall and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP
People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

50 years after major Montreal art theft, trail has gone cold and nobody’s talking

Thieves rappelled into the museum from a skylight, overpowered the guards and stole millions in art

People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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‘Devoted’ man who died after fight with neighbour mourned by family, friends in Surrey

‘Mani touched the lives of many individuals,’ says brother of Mani Amar

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